I Believe In You
If the Scissor Sister debut album gave a firm nod Elton John and MOR rock through a hoxton filter, then their latest offering Ta-Dah has them channeling their 70s AM rock and white-boy disco influences.
Unlike their previous album which often felt like an album made by a group of club kids having fun and making up pastiches of their favourite childhood songs, Ta-Dah feels less rebellious and more grown up. On the face of it, it’s hard to decide whether this is a good thing or not – part of the charm of the SS was their dont-give-a-damn attitude to pop music in the face of santised, packaged pop.
But, after a few listens the grown-up, heavily 70s influenced production takes on it’s own attraction. This is a band dealing with fame, and growing up. Of chasing the music that they want to make and not trying to be hip or cool. Having always been a big fan of the 70s, it’s like finding a long forgotten album from your childhood – at once recognisable but new at the same time.
Read more about the band's take on the album at their myspace.
Ta-Dah is released in the UK on Sept 18th.
Judging from the progress on this album, I predict that the 'difficult number' 3 will indeed be their magnum opus.
MP3: Scissor Sisters – She’s My Man (Expired)
MP3: Scissor Sisters – Kiss You Off (Expired)
MP3: Scissor Sisters – Might Tell You Tonight (Expired)