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After ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ was released from their second album ‘Everybody Wants To Be On TV’, I have to say I switched off from Scouting For Girls. Their style just seemed so ‘samey’ and repetitive that I felt, once you’ve heard ‘She’s So Lovely’ you’ve pretty much heard all Scouting For Girls have to offer. However, having recently stumbled upon ‘Love How It Hurts’ I feel ready to give Scouting For Girls another chance.

I must say that I am very impressed. After (I feel) a very repetitive sounding first two records, ‘Love How It Hurts’ is refreshing to hear. Having said this, it isn’t the most groundbreaking song in the world – something you could easily hear Westlife or The Script releasing, with a fairly generic structure within pop music. Yet there is something about it that makes me want to listen over and over again.

There is no doubt that Scouting For Girls have always been able to produce catchy pop-music, but it was always that little bit too repetitive. Their first album particularly seemed a little childish, they seemed to be playing it quite safe with very simple songs. With ‘Love How It Hurts’ I think they have shown potential. It’s still fairly simple, but just has that edge of something a little bit more. Scouting For Girls have grown up.

As I said before, it isn’t the most ground-breaking song ever written, but it’s certainly a start. Who knows in a few years time they may even produce an entirely original album!

4/5

‘Love How It Hurts’ was released on 10th July. A bonus track edition of ‘Everybody Wants To Be On TV’ including this track is expected later on this year.

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