New Release: The Wanted - Chasing The Sun

May 21, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

The Wanted once again gets my New Release, they have only previously been reviewed on this blog twice, and that was for "Glad You Came" and "Lightning". They have released quite a few singles since then, but none got to number one. From the iTunes chart, this song has only been out for a day and it's right at the top spot. Looks like these boys will gain another UK number one hit this Sunday. The Wanted consists to 5 guys, who are Nathan Sykes, Max George, Tom Parker, Jay McGuinness and Siva Kaneswaren.

"Chasing The Sun" was written by Alex Smith and Elliot Gleave. This surprised me as Elliot Gleave is in fact Example! I just couldn't believe it. No wonder this song is so great, although I am not too fond of Example, I do appreciate his music, and to be totally fair this is probably my favourite song by him, and although he hasn't personally sung it himself, it still counts in my eyes. It has already charted in Canada at number 50, which isn't too bad to be honest, but is that its peak? Or will it climb higher? This song is also set to be the theme song to "Ice Age: Continental Drift (AKA Ice Age 4)". And apparently, while filming the music video, they caused a blackout in LA, because an electrical transformer blew out. Read more here.

The music video once again gives us a total different meaning to what we were expecting. I just thought maybe they'd follow the sun partying here and there, but they have some great creativists behind them, as I would have never had come up with an idea like this, and it is a distinguishable music video.

I like the idea that they are chasing the sun tattoos, that are on the girls, and once again, thankfully, there is a girl for each of them, unlike previous boy bands... I also like how the girls are all vampires. According to really old vampiric lore, if a vampire bites you, you too become a vampire. However, authors have recently changed people's thoughts on these supernatural creatures, and clearly The Wanted aren't vampires, since they can walk in the sun, with no rings on, and they don't go shiny either... So... Taking a leap out of some of the other, more erotica books are they?

Overall I really like this music video, it links in with the song perfectly, although not totally expected, which always makes a nice change. I haven't got anything bad to say about this music video, and the song is extremely catchy. Although I didn't like it first time around.