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This really forces you to wonder, just why exactly do we need repetition? Fair enough if you need structure in your life. I’m all for people being happy to live a groundhog day, but me, I’m not so sure we really need pop to go so round-round. Because pop should be about moving forwards and backwards. Pop is about a million people moving as one tribe. Of course there are tribes within tribes, every invisible swordsmen knows that. And of course there are rules to stick to and those other laws to flaunt. But really, and truly, ask yourself, do we need a song with three lines of lyrics that loop-dee-loop for 3mins or so?
’Santa Cruz’ is a fly that keeps zooming back into the light until it dies. It loves the magic and the power of the light (pop) and it can’t escape, no matter how hard it tries. The Thrills know how to brainwash people with pop hooks that you’ll hum like a Kylie anthem for days and days, but so 2Unlimited did this too, and look where that got them!
It’s a radio2friendlyunitshifter, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s anything else. Oh, and it's a re-release, which means they didn't have enough hype first time 'round for radio programmers and journos to bother listening to the track.
Same band. Same song. Same grey.