The Wanted - Lightning

October 20, 2011 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

The Wanted is a five piece pop band consisting of Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaren, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. They have released a number of singles including their most recent single "Glad You Came" which got to number one here in the UK. Now they have released their second single from their second album and it's made by the same team. It managed to get to number two on the chart last week, with the help of a performance on the X Factor. I haven't been too sure of what to make of this song and it's music video, I feel that it doesn't suit it as well as it could, but we'll see.

This song was written by Steve Mac, Wayne Hector and Ed Drewett, who also wrote the song "Glad You Came". This would have helped them to gain the number 2 on the UK chart. But I don't think the song is as good as "Glad You Came", maybe it's just me because I think Glad You Came actually means something else that's actually making me laugh right this minute, whereas this one has no hidden meanings as far as I can tell. The song is about being in the start of a relationship and they both really like one another so much so that every touch tingles and when their lips touch it's like "playing with lightning".

The Wanted must have enjoyed making this music video, they looked like they had a lot of fun. Although there is little narrative, it is also enjoyable to watch, with eye-candy for both guys and girls, yet again. There is some bits where people can laugh at such as the smoke bomb that is thrown into the car. Although what it has to do with the song I haven't got a clue.

There is a only a few things that link in with the song such as when you see people kissing, which indicates "When your lips touch mine", but there is a lot that doesn't link such as the fireworks... The song is about lightning not fireworks... And those lights around The Wanted, I presume they're supposed to reference lightning but not everyone is going to see the links.

Overall I really like the song and it will become more and more catchy the more times I hear it, but the music video isn't one to make you go WOW. It doesn't reflect the song very well, and definitely could have been a lot better. Maybe I was expecting too much after the "Glad You Came" music video.