Hello. I never really thought I'd be reviewing a song which could have easily walked last week's Eurovision song contest. Then, I never thought I'd not only listen to it once, but enjoy listening to it again, and again!
Taking the name from a Beatles' song and initialising the band in 2001, Forrest Kline started entertaining friends with synthesied pop songs. Now, six years on we see Hellogoodbye release a standout track from the album 'Zombies, Aliens, Vampires, Dinosaurs'. 'Here (In Your Arms)' begins with a basic beat and dance style vocals. Feeling quite chilled out in the bridge to the second verse, the simplistic rhymes continue before breaking into what could be easily construde of as a Friday night club anthem.
Staying in pretty much the same key through the entire song, it's definitely catchy, but quite annoying at times. It depends what you are looking for from the song. It's fun-filled euro style pop nonsense that fits in with the summer weather we all hope for. Get out the BBQ and bucket of ice cold beers and crank it up! It's also quite nostalgic in the sense of... "Bring back the 90s!"
The opening lyrics of the chorus: 'Where you are the one, the one, that lies close to me. Whispers, Hello, I miss you quite terribly', roll off the tongue exceptionally well and will have you at least moving in your seat, if not jumping up and throwing some shapes. Whilst I'm absolutely positive this song could be mistaken for something off the next Floorfillers album, it totally works! Reviewed by New York's Village Voice as "an emo band doing euro-pop" it might not be everybody's cuppa but it's extremely entertaining, whatever way you look at it.
The band has appeared on stage with a cardboard cut out of Beyonce, dressed as random bits of fruit, and having spent the last two years mastering their live show, is it any wonder that their UK tour sold out just down to hype? The single has hit the Billboard Top 10 in the states and already broken into the top 10 over here. With a growing fan base, the four minutes of fun that is 'Here (In Your Arms)' looks to help Hellogoodbye step up to bigger and better things. Goodbye.