Alesha Dixon, ex lead ‘singer’ of chart topping British R’n’B trio Mis-Teeq, is doing the solo ‘thang’. She releases her debut-self penned- single ‘Lipstick’, the first offering from her forthcoming album ‘Fired Up’, at the end of the month.
It’s a catchy, harmless, enthusiastic slice of ‘girl power’ wrapped up in bouncy beats and krunk-esque attitude. Although a valiant effort on her part, the lyrics are rather unimaginative and forgettable. Dixon urges females to quit bitchin’ on one another, and to “come and dance with me” instead. So far, so Spice Girls. If you’re looking for something new or ground breaking, you won’t find it in ‘Lipstick’. As a piece of commercial pop/R’n’B it’s perfectly harmless, in fact, there’s nothing wrong with it per se, it just feels like it’s all been done before. And it probably has- by Mis-Teeq. Although, to be fair, there’s a blessed absence of Miss Dixon’s dubious MC skills on ‘Lipstick’. Small mercies and all that.
Written for Entertainment Wise