Take cover or invest in a trendy parasol, because those Chezza tears just keep raining down!
Here we have “The Flood,” the second single off of Cheryl Cole‘s impending train wreck of a sophomore album, Messy Little Raindrops.
Starting out with a wandering guitar strum not unlike Green Day‘s “Time Of Your Life,” the soggy mega-ballad quickly morphs into a signature Ryan Tedder-esque (Is this Tedder? Have we confirmed it yet? If not, I call blatant rip-off) slow-skipper in which Cole thinly croons a dozen metaphors involving water, tears, and “bringing on the floods.”
You know, I don’t actually mind this one. In fact I can confirm that the song has been stuck in my head after only one play! That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good song (nor bad), but merely that it has a sticky consistency. Plus, she sounds pretty decent in that shouty chorus.
I just wish I could make that sad girl smile again.
Messy Little Raindrops will be released on November 1. “Promise This” will be released on October 24. (iTunes UK)