SONG OF THE DAY: Burns – “Lies”


A great lyric doesn’t go away, it often comes back again and again.  The main vocal part of Burns “Lies” comes from Deborah Cox’s 1999 club anthem “It’s Over Now.”  Resung by Amanda Wilson, the Freemasons nicked the chorus and it was a club hit again in the UK (and also a top 20 pop hit).  On the downtempo dancehall/electro/rock hybrid “Lies,” Burns uses the “It’s Over Now” chorus a few times, then adds another verse which is quite spooky with an alienating feel (maybe that’s where the faceless stripper video ties in).  There was a lot of buzz on the energetic Otto Knows mix, the guy behind the A Million Voices, and that keyboard hook is quite reminiscent of Abba’s “Voulez-Vous.”  Remixes by Skream, Tiga, and Acrobat transform the track to fit across various subgenres quite nicely. 

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