Since the demise of The Pussycat Dolls a few years ago, Nicole Sherzinger has been selfishly monopolizing all the solo chart action with her pop-tastic tunes and sham-azing turns on the X Factor judging panel. However it seems another former ‘Doll is set to overtake her in the form Ashley Roberts and she’s got an ace up her sleeve with a brilliant new single called ‘Clockwork’. HRRNNNK. ALARM POP.
Produced by Red Triangle, (The Saturdays, 5 Seconds of Summer, Little Mix) ‘Clockwork’ is an almost perfect slice of power pop, depicting a relationship that has run its course but poor Ashley just can’t help going back for more. Anybody who wasn’t convinced of her vocal abilities during the Pussycat Doll reign will be pleasantly surprised at Ms. Roberts’ tender but commanding voice that compliments the swirling production of drums and strings with hooks galore. Oh, and it’s all very weepy and pensive of course. The accompanying moody video also features possibly the most serious looking pillow fight we’ve ever seen so we’re already impressed.
‘Clockwork’ will be released in the UK on May 25th with an album to follow sometime in late summer so we’re already looking forward to yet more powerhouse pop from Ashley!