Single Review: Calvin Harris – Heatstroke (feat. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande)

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Calvin Harris collaborates with Ariana Grande and Pharrell on new single
Calvin Harris is still working on the follow up to his 2014 album Motion, but in the mean time he keeps dropping new singles. After hits with Rihanna collaboration ‘This Is What You Came For’ and ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, he launched ‘Slide’, a collaboration with Frank Ocean and Migos last month. Although this track had a lot of hit potential without sounding like most other stuff on the radio, the track did not make as much impact as a Calvin Harris tune usually would, so the DJ and his team quickly move on. Now they have Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams and Young Tug lined up to feature on his brand new single, ‘Heatstroke‘.

Apparently Harris is planning to release at least ten new singles this year, so no wonder he moved on. Unfortunately, ‘Slide’ is the better track out of the new single and could maybe have done with a bigger push. ‘Heatstroke’ operates in a similar soundscape with a laidback fusion of dance, funk, disco and hiphop, but it just does not sound as effortlessly cool as ‘Slide’ does. Young Thug opens the track with a verse and Ariana Grande follows with the second and it all sounds light, breezy and fun, but the chorus is flat and uneventful. The repitition of ‘please let go and have a good time’ just sounds so uninspired. Both Harris and Pharrell Williams have written much better hooks. Let us hope the next eight will be more memorable!

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