The song might be dance, but the video is all urban y’all! A piano introduction leaves you thinking Cascada might have decided on stripping it all back and letting Natalie’s voice carry the song for a change. Don’t be ridiculous though – this is Cascada fronted by darling dance diva Natalie Horler! Cascada’s usual thumping blitzkrieg beat charges in soon after the opening bars and ‘The World Is In My Hands’ starts sounding neatly in sync with the Cascada back catalogue. Nat’s determined on taking us all back to 2004 with a particularly…lovely metallic scarf and one of her increasingly trademark corsets.
Girl’s shimmying is on point as it was in Malmö, swaying from side-to-side like no other, leaning her head to the left masterfully and flexing her right hand by her head like her life depends upon it. “So give me one more dance, it’s not too late. The world is in my hands,” she pleads but Nat’ honey you don’t need to get on your hands and knees: we’re just happy to see you’ve bounced back from bombing in Malmö! The ‘Glorious’-echoing soaring vocal and faint calypso tinges are a match made in heaven. As far as Cascada are concerned their time in the charts isn’t done, and with this song behind them even I’m having second thoughts about them being washed up after Malmö.
What do you all think? Is the world in Cascada’s hands or do they need to get a grasp on reality first?