It would be so easy to slag off this record as a retread of the Audio Bullys’ UK Top 3 pop hit “Shot You Down” from 2005 because it is essentially the same concept: the chorus of the Cher/Nancy Sinatra song “Bang Bang” as an intro to some banging big beats. However, since it is produced so well and will sound great on the dance floor (and might provide some exposure to the brilliant and underappreciated singer Skylar Grey), I feel like it’s definitely worth a listen. Skylar captures the ’60s vocal style of Cher/Nancy so much so that on first listen it sounds more like a sample (which the Audio Bullys used) rather than a new vocal. The electro beats sounds like just about everything (that is, a mash of Garrix/Showtek – which could have been made by anyone). David Guetta is at his best when he brings club sounds to the mainstream through R&B/pop collaborations and this song fits that bill perfectly. Since this is the first of a “series of beats designed purely for the dance floor,” being released while David is working on his new album, it makes me wonder if this the direction he is going. If you get addicted to the track, like you might, don’t bother looking for it on iTunes or Amazon as it is exclusive to Beatport for the next month.
Image courtesy of Jack Black Records.
David Guetta ft Skylar Grey – “Shot Me Down”