It’s like acid rain in a hurricane, might hear your call to bring me cover – it’s a crown of thorns leaving me torn, might hear your call to bring me cover
Alexis Jordan started making a name for herself two years ago with the release of dance hits “Happiness” and “Good Girl”, both of which peaked in the Top 5 in the United Kingdom. I was also a fan of “Got 2 Luv U” – a Ryan Tedder original she featured on that was given to Sean Paul for his latest album which did very well in the European region. The Roc Nation signed beauty is getting ready to start promoting the follow-up to her self-titled debut and what I want to share with you today is a song called “Acid Rain”, the lead single from the project. Produced by Stargate (“Only Girl”, “Let Me Love You”) and written by Sia (“Diamonds”), the track has a lot of potential to do well in the clubs and is (in as far as my opinion goes) an attempt to get her sound to cross over into the US market in 2013. The J.Cole verse might give her some more urban appeal and is definitely a smart move in terms of re-branding her into a new direction and I look forward to tracking the progress of the song across all formats in the months to come. In 2011 the female lead dance vocal was still fairly exclusively European but we’re at a stage in the industry where it is more and more dominant than ever before so I am hoping the track will give her a fair amount of crossover appeal.
My only hangup with regards to “Acid Rain” is that is samples a beat that has been destroyed and used extensively in the club scene (Bingo Players, “Rattle”) so it might struggle initially to get accepted as a radio track but having not been on board on first listen myself I can however tell you that it does grow on you, and I have fallen in love with the chorus in particular in the last couple of days. No word yet on when we can expect her second album but I am assuming we’re looking at around June of this year – be sure to keep an eye on the blog for more updates and support Alexis if you like what you hear!
What do you think about “Acid Rain?” Let me know in the comment section or tweet me @conradwashere.