When I think of Cascada, I think of three words: party, glamour, and bass. With the premier of their new song “Blink”, that trend continues. This song features slick beats, juiced up production, and, of course, Natalie’s infectious charm and powerhouse vocals. And yes: she CAN sing. The hate towards her live performance in Malmö was totally unwarranted.
After a few full listens to take everything in, it’s clear that this is Cascada “by the numbers”. However, there are a few interesting twists added to the mix that really elevate the song. As always, Cascada brings the heavy bass beats (my laptop was literally vibrating, y’all!). The infectious backing track makes for another dance-floor staple. It has real oomph.
During the instrumental part of the chorus, there is a semi-faint “oh woah oh oh” choral sample, similar to the one in “Till The World Ends” by the legendary Miss Britney Spears. This gives the song a bit of an anthem-like quality. Natalie’s vocals come into focus right before the chorus, and that really adds to the build-up of the first “BOOM”.
The lyrics are fairly simple, but with the production of the song it would be odd if they were overly sophisticated. This ain’t no poem inside of a song, nor should it be. The message is relatable: there are some moments in life that are so nice yet so sudden that they can be gone in the blink of an eye. (For me that feeling was Nina Badric, who should have gotten to perform that masterpiece twice at ESC ’12… no accounting for taste I guess….)
All in all, this is slick, dance-able, and 110 percent Cascada. Given how addictive their repertoire is, you don’t really want it any other way.
What do you think? Did Cascada bring a mini party to your bedroom? Leave a comment and give us your opinion. We always enjoy reading what y’all think!
Zachary Thomas is Wisconsin-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. Follow him on Twitter @CheerZach. Then follow the team from wiwibloggs.com on Twitter at @wiwibloggs to keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip!