Moments ago, a new song by former X Factor UK judge Cheryl Cole surfaced online. Titled ‘Just Live‘, it’s the first new material to have surfaced from the starlet since her early departure from X Factor USA.
Not to be confused as a new single, the song is lifted from recording sessions for her moderately successful sophomore LP ‘Messy Little Raindrops’.
Check out ‘Just Live’ below…
With live vocals that could even make a game of thumb war with Edward Scissorhands sound appealing, it is no surprise that her fans will be welcome this ballad with open arms.
For it is the first song of hers that sounds as though some effort has been placed into delivering an acceptable vocal.
Whilst some may accuse us here at That Grape Juice of being overly sceptical, it is very interesting that this new track has conveniently seen the light of day in the same week Ms. Cole has controversially reunited with her allegedly commitment deficient ex husband.
Then again, who can blame Cheryl for once again using another gimmick to generate a buzz for what she calls her music. For with the vocal abilities of a tongue-less mime, it is the only way she will be able to garner the attention she desires so much.
However, ‘Just Live’ is an undeniably bold new step for the starlet as unlike her previous releases, sees her stripped of the technical wizardry conjured up by Will. I. Am on her ‘Messy Little Raindrops’ LP.
Though she does try to flex whatever vocal muscles she does have on the piano driven ballad, Cheryl does seem out of her comfort zone when trying to hit notes that her lungs are clearly opposed too.
Even the presence of her own backing vocals fail to bulk out the song which perhaps would have been put to better use by a more able singer.
That said, here’s to hoping the next Cheryl album breaks positive new ground. For without the aid of the X Factor the last thing she needs is a commercially unsuccessful album to add to the embarrassment she faced with X Factor USA.