The Wiwi Jury is continuing our trip through Poland, ahead of Krajowe Eliminacje 2016, the Polish selection for Eurovision 2016. With eight more songs to get through, this time the jury will be taking a look at Kasia Mos with her song “Addiction”. You can see what we thought of the song below. Don’t forget to vote in our Krajowe Eliminacje 2016 poll too so that you can have your say on Kasia and all of the competing artists.
Kasia Mos – “Addiction”
Chris: It feels like a lot more thought went into the music video for “Addiction” than the song itself. Any song called “Addiction” is also going to be unfavorably compared to Medina for me, too, sorry. There’s a bit of a laid back vibe, Kasia’s voice is enchanting (almost Diana Vickers-esque) and it’s quite nice as background music. Unfortunately, this is for Eurovision and background music gets culled quickly there.
Luis: “Addiction” has a big problem: there’s a battle between the instrumentals and Kasia’s voice, and it’s the music that’s winning. Both of them are good on their own, but the mix is so-so. Also, the verses build to what should be an interesting climax…that never arrives. In fact, I’d say the chorus is the song’s weakest part.
Marek: This is the first song I’ve heard where the studio version is worse than the live version. This isn’t just a comment on the terrible music video, but the song as a whole. At least now we know Kasia’s voice is much better live, which is good for Eurovision. The song is really good, so modern — I would compare it to Aminata’s “Love Injected”. It has a lot of high notes which won’t be a problem for her voice. I’d like to see that violinist with her on stage — that makes a really good atmosphere. It’s not like Slovenia’s violin mime in Vienna, but more comforting.
Antranig: The composition of “Addiction” is generally solid. Kasia’s vocals are also very strong. Unfortunately when you put it all together, it feels like a hot mess — there’s an amazing beat in the background that sounds great on its own, but completely overpowers her vocals when you look at the whole package. She’ll be great live, but she could use a better song.
Jason: Although I like the growly tone of Kasia’s voice, it is grating (dare I say annoying) in parts and this could be a major turn off for viewers. “Addiction” never really goes anywhere and will likely fail to stand out amongst the big ballads and uptempo numbers in Krajowe Eliminacje. If it were to make it to the Globen, it would get lost.
David: This is pretty good. She’s got a great voice. It’s a good song that keeps moving and growing. The instrumentals are really good adding to the song and the camera loves her. This could be a strong contender in the final.
Robyn: “Addiction” is missing impact. Kasia Mos has a lovely tone to her voice, but her enunciation is poor in places, which kills the meaning of the lyrics. There’s not a lot of tonal variety in the song. It’s all on the same level, a perpetual sense of simmering menace with no conclusion.
Deban: Addiction sounds like the first draft of a stellar tune. A lot of thought has gone into the visuals. When you deconstruct the elements here, there is little fault to be found. However, the cohesion isn’t fully realised. Still, I have faith in its potential. Laidback EDM is cool, and so is Kasia.
We have 15 jurors in our Poland Wiwi Jury, but only have room for 8 reviews. The remaining 7 scores are below!
William C: 4.5/10
The highest and lowest scores are dropped prior to calculating the average score. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 4 and a high of 8.5.