Katy B - Crying For No Reason

April 04, 2016 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Katy B is one of those singers you like sometimes and then sometimes you don't; she has an amazing vocal range and she sings good songs, but none of them are great, there's just something missing... Or there was until "Turn The Music Louder (Rumble)", that made her look and sound unrecognisable, that was the Katy B I could easily become a fan of, but her other songs are just good, and that is not good enough in this music industry. She has been announced as a headlining act for Birmingham Pride 2016, however I believe other acts that have been announced are just as worthy as headlining as Katy B; if not, more so. However she could easily turn it all around with her new album on the verge of being released, is it going to be a stunner and hit the charts hard? We'll have to wait and see. Katy B attempts to flood emotion in her Crying For No Reason music video, coming off plain and trying too hard.

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Posted by Birmingham Pride on Thursday, 17 March 2016
Katy B, real name Kathleen Brien, has had some hits, my favourite is "Lights On" which features Ms Dynamite (who will also be performing at Birmingham Pride 2016, so there could be a collaboration on stage, especially since "Lights On" is  Katy B's biggest hit as main artist). She hasn't released a song to make me think she's a star, just yet. It does seem her feature on KDA's track "Turn The Music Louder (Rumble)" with Tinie Tempah was a one off, and although she deserves more success, she also needs the songs to get that success. This song hit number five on the UK charts and was written by Kathleen Brien, Gordon Warren and Guy Chambers.

Directed by Sophie Muller, the video is a complete performance piece. I could definitely imagine sitting in the audience watching Katy B perform this song just like that.

However, performance pieces expose artists who fail to convey emotion while they sing. I am pretty sure Katy B could do a much more solid performance of this song, but it seems that they must've chose the wrong day to film this, as it just looks like she is trying way too hard.

This song is meant to mean a lot to her, she's supposed to be crying for no reason, yet there's no tears, no sadness, just a professional singer singing the song amazingly and theatrically, but not emotionally.

Katy B shows herself as a try hard in this music video, and hell, she needs to try hard because her single releases either do exceptionally well, or chart poorly. She's a star that can't win, but try and try she must if she's going to make it in this world. Keep trying Katy B, you're voice is one we need to keep in the charts, we just need amazing songs to go with it!
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