Tracks of the week reviewed: Enny, Georgia, Yungblud

This week we’ve got a laidback R&B throwback, a soulless rework of a classic, and a Billy Idol (ask your dad) tribute act

Enny ft Jorja Smith

Peng Black Girls (Remix)

In this high-stress season (Christmas bubbles that last exactly two days longer than you want to spend with your family; Mrs Brown’s Boys on the telly; endless scotch egg bubble discourse) this laidback swoon is exactly what we need: a 90s R&B throwback where Enny talks up all her hot mates and Jorja simply replies: “That’s cool, I like it.” The energy we all need to carry us through December.


Running Up That Hill

Just when you thought Placebo’s cover of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill was the definitive one, Georgia comes out with a pulsating disco version. It should be awful but, honestly, is it possible to ruin one of the best songs of all time? You get a pass, just this once, Georgia.

Yungblud ft Machine Gun Kelly

Acting Like That

Being a woman in 2020 can be tough, but luckily for us girls, there’s always a man around to tell us exactly how to behave! Or in this case, two. “You’re asleep outside my house / You’re way too hot to be acting like that,” insist Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud, AKA My Chemical Bromance. But they’re wrong, because there’s no attractiveness barrier to being a complete mess: it’s an equal-opportunities activity.

Texas & Wu-Tang Clan


The sequel to their 1998 Brit awards performance that nobody was waiting for, Texas and Wu-Tang reunite for Hi, which is actually about – wait for it – getting high. Hearing mum favourites Texas talk about weed is a bit like your aunt saying: “I used to smoke a bit of the old wacky baccy in my day!” Also features this year’s worst lyric: “Yesterday I sent you an emoji: two hearts, a kiss and a rollie.”

Shawn Mendes

Teach Me How to Love

Fresh off the success/omnipresence of Señorita last summer, Shawn Mendes, the bargain-aisle version of John Mayer, is back, determined to let you know he has DONE sex, and LIKED sex. Also, he’s wondering if he can improve sex, and if you have any hints, tips, suggestions and if, on the way out, you could fill in the feedback form? That’s right: Shawn Mendes has made sex unsexy. Well, it had a good run.


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