In 2011, Misha B (or Bryan as she was known pre Kelly Rowland) looked set to steal the X Factor crown, until “Bully-gate” forced her into fourth place. But that didn’t stop Misha. She dusted herself off and released two killer mixtapes, two top 20 singles and supported Nicki Minaj on the UK leg of her Roman Reloaded Tour. It would seem that Misha is thankful for everything that has happened to her and has proposed a toast in the form of her new single, ‘Here’s to Everything (Ooh La La)’.
If Rihanna’s ‘Cheers (Drink To That)’ was thrown into a blender with a pre-Starships Nicki Minaj, this single could quite possibly be the end result. The track is a feel-good, mid tempo song, with a mixture of reggae and pop and some drum and bass beats thrown in for good measure. The catchy ‘Ooh La La’ bit is a sample of a sample (a sample squared, if you like?). It’s taken from the Fugee’s ‘Fu-gee-la’ which is itself a sample of the hook from Teena Marie’s ‘Ooh La La La’.
The song is lifted from her still untitled debut album set for release this summer, which will feature songs co-written by Emeli Sande (who must be dying for a holiday, or at least a day off, by now).
With ‘Home Run’ reaching number 11 and ‘Do You Think of Me’ reaching number 9 in the charts, the pressure is on Ms. B and her new single to chart highly. Does this song have the ‘Ooh La La’ Misha needs for a top 10 hit? Or is it more suited to a Little Mix B-Side?
RESULT: Hurrah! You like it, you really like it. With a resounding 87% of the vote Misha B and ‘Here’s to Everything’ gets the seal of approval and a big round of applause.