ALBUM : RED FLAG
ARTIST : ALL SAINTS
GENRE : POP
DATE RELEASED : 2016
They say that you cannot judge by its cover alone. In this case, you might be tempted to judge the whole album based on one song alone. The moment you hear the first few bars of “One Strike” you will surely get excited with the rest of the tracks in this album. Indeed, you will be surprised to hear that All Saints which is a nineties girl group sounds fresh and current not just playing the same sound that they made popular during its heydays.
Watch official video of “One Strike” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6c4JyUmVSc.
While there is a Rihanna vibe in the first song, it doesn’t mean that they mimic what is popular nowadays. In fact, there are many sounds and vibe that you can enjoy in this album. For example, “Summer Rain” has All Saints performing a more rock staple instead of pop ditty. In “One Woman Man”, they made Katy Perry’s “Roar” soar. Yes, it is a song that might be a reject from current pop princess but All Saints gave it the right kind of aplomb that only this girl group can give. In “Puppet On A String,” the ladies gave a somewhat Janet Jackson ballad with a reggae and EDM flavor; a possible dance club staple.
Watch fan made video of “Summer Rain” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IBbZen5YQo.
Watch “Puppet On A String” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwnr2DI6Szk.
With “Ratchet Behavior,” All Saints proved that they can give Fifth Harmony a run for their money. “Red Flag” is the kind of song that should fill up a Beyonce album should she needed one. With a song titled “Tribal,” listeners would expect a tribal beat that is akin to Madonna’s “I Love New York.” It didn’t happen and instead you have a song that is difficult to maintain to listen. “Pieces” is the worst song in this album.
Listen to “Red Flag” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epom-3fjBMY.
As a whole, this is probably the best album that All Saints ever released. It is indeed amazing for them that they produced sounds and vibe that do not remind listeners of their early chart successes. With that I rate this album 4 stars out of 5 stars for being able to produce an album that is so now. r
1 stars = Ignore it
2 stars = risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 stars = buy, keep, and treasure it