In their continued quest to embody the title of their new album ‘Evolution’, Pop quad JLS have stripped back the theatrics to deliver an acoustic take on the the LP’s lead single ‘Hottest Girl In The World’.
How did Aston and co fare? The answer awaits below…
In the clip’s 3:57 running time, a number of things were overly apparent – the main being that Aston is clearly the group’s saving grace. His vocals and the ease in which they’re delivered re-enforce his spot as “lead”.
Unfortunately such vocal praise can’t be heaped on bandmate Oritse, who sounded like he needed at least three of these:
Forgetting that there’s often beauty in restraint, he delivered a many an offensive falsetto and was simply doing entirely “too much”. A shame, as O is vocally on-par with Aston, if not better; yet he’s a textbook case of having the talent, but not knowing how (best) to use it.
Still, a solid collective showing from the group which should go some way in helping them do away with the cheese that defined their previous image.
We’re increasingly starting to take them more seriously. Here’s hoping the masses do the same when ‘Evolution’ arrives in stores on November 5th.
Pending then, the Bangladesh produced ‘Hottest Girl’ hits iTunes on October 21st.