Single Review: Louisa Johnson – Yes (feat. 2 Chainz)

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Louisa’s new single ‘Yes’ is an ode to the early noughties
Louisa Johnson’s future looked bright when she won X Factor UK and her first single after the competition, collaboration ‘Tears’ with Clean Bandit, became a hit. She followed up with solo single ‘So Good’ which charted just outside of the top 10 in her home country. I was convinced that next track ‘Best Behaviour’ would make her into an international pop star, but that bop and a half was severely underrated! In the meantime she recorded a duet with Olly Murs, but now she is back to show us once more why the pop landscape could use a Louisa, with proper banger ‘Yes’.

Louisa will release new music under just her first name from now on and it seems that she is going all in with this new single. It is a loud, upbeat pop tune with sirens and some larger than life vocals. It basically sounds like something that would have been released at least 10 years ago, when Louisa was not even a teenager yet. ‘Yes’ is a hybrid of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty’ (both in terms of lyrics and vibe) and ‘When I Grow Up’ by The Pussycat Dolls (the chorus of ‘Yes’ is just as boppable). Needless to say it goes off! “I guess you found out I ain’t that innocent”, Louisa sings over the pulsing beat and it quickly sums up what this release is all about; Louisa shows off she is not a girl no more. Just after the release the song climbed in the top 20 of the UK iTunes top 100. Fingers crossed this tune will relaunch her properly in the UK.

Update: Louisa dropped the video in which she has her very own ‘Wannabe’ moment; she crashes a rich people party with her girlfriends! In the rest of the visuals she plays beer pong and parties the night away, like only the not so innocent girl from the lyrics would.


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