STYLE: Dance/Electronic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 108551-17895 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1 RRP: £6.00
Reviewed by Brendan O'Regan
LED are a west country team specializing in schools evangelism who are stylistically not dissimilar to the gone-but-not-forgotten Tribe (in fact the Tribe's J Mhondera produced three of the four tracks here). Firmly within the pop dance genre it's clearly targeted at tweenie and teenage tastes. The most appealing song here is the piano-led ballad "Beautiful" though it's never a good idea to cover a classic (and within the field of tweenie pop TBC's original version is just that). The bouncy "Right Way" is more of a social commentary on youth culture - "You got me chasing all the fashion in the magazines". "Just Dance", with its insistent thumping beat is a form of mission statement for the group - "Show a little love do the God thing/The message we bring is in the meaning". The final musical track, "Loves Ya" raises some meaning of life questions - "There's gotta be more to what life's got in store", acknowledges "all the hurt that is built up over the years", and offers hope - "There's someone who will love you". Fair enough there are no major philosophical insights here, but the tunes are catchy, the words are clear, and these songs should go down well with their target audience. By the way, there's a fifth, unlisted track which is a mini-preach.
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