JLS Featuring Dev - She Makes Me Wanna

July 15, 2011 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I have been aware of JLS (Jack the Lad Swing), ever since they appeared on the X Factor, since coming second (Alexandra Burke won the show back in 2008), they have had all of their singles, 6 of them, set inside the UK top ten (four of which has managed to get to the top spot, No.1). This is another single that is sure to make an impact on the charts, and with a successful world-wide featuring artist: Dev, on this track too, could they possibly go worldwide? We'll just have to wait and see.

Back in 2008, JLS hit the TV screens appearing on the X Factor, they had a lot of competition against new and up-coming artists, who are just starting their break-through right now. To be honest, I wasn't a big fan of JLS, especially since Louis Walsh was mentoring them and Aston Merrygold was the lead singer, and the other three people in the band were like back-up singers, this didn't fair well with me since they are a young band, and so trying to pull off a Westlife/Boyzone similarity didn't really work with them. After the X Factor, they have grown on me, now that there is no frontal singer, and each of the band members get to sing their own part, which makes them to the similar young boy bands such as The Wanted.

JLS consists of Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Jonathan Benjamin "JB" Gill and Oritsé Williams. They have teamed up with Dev (real name Devin Tailes), who is an upcoming American Artist who has already had big hits world-wide, which suggests that this song by JLS might help them make the US chart, however there is nothing confirming this just yet, although I am interested in how well they would do over there. Will they ever make it global? We may never find out, but if they ever do, they will be the first artists from the X Factor who have not won, but have become world-wide stars, but we'll have to wait and see, before we put that label on them.

This song is very catchy and you can imagine it being played a hell of a lot in the clubs. The fact that they sing "Direct me to the floor", definitely suggests clubbing, and it's such a feel-good tune. The lyrics represents going out clubbing and meeting a girl who they'd do anything for. This is where Dev comes in and sings/raps about what they would do while together such as "getting icies", which I think are ice lollies/Popsicles. I definitely like this track and I'll be surprised if it doesn't reach No.1 as it's clearly going to make an impact on the charts.

The music video, again, is an eye-candy piece for both guys and girls. It goes with all the summery tunes that are coming about now and show that this is definitely a summer song. I think the lyrics are not taken into account much, except for the "L.A. to Africa" and "London to Jamaica" as there are planes flying in the background which are obviously computer effects as it would be awkward to get that many planes to fly over them and shot it perfectly, besides they are also quite low.

Dev has many costumes she wears when she sings her bit and it works well with the song even though it doesn't really relate to the lyrics. I also like the amount of people jumping up and down while they are around JLS. Furthermore I like how this video could appeal to kids as JLS are doing some dance-moves that kids will probably try to imitate, and this will influence them into liking the song even more, and they could pretend they were JLS while they are doing the dance moves.

Although, there is not a lot to this music video and there is only a little amount one could comment on, it is definitely a feel-good song and one that will be stuck in someone's head for a few hours before they hear another catchy song. However the music video doesn't really link in with the song lyrics, and that explains why I have given it the rating I think it deserves.
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