Cheryl - 'A Million Lights' First Listen!
EXCLUSIVE | We give our verdict on Chezza's third solo LP here...
Despite Cheryl insisting it's not about ex-hubby Ashley Cole, we can't help thinking the anger conveyed in the lyrics is directed at the footballer. A true highlight on the album, showing an edgier side to the Nation's Sweetheart.
As well as A Million Lights providing a number of storming uptempo tracks, Chezza also slows it down towards the end of the album, with edgy tune Mechanics of the Heart and stripped back ballad All Is Fair winding down an otherwise energetic collection of tracks.
Overall, Cheryl's third solo album is truly a mixed-bag of genres as she finds her musical identity away from Girls Aloud, as well as giving fans a glimpse at her own preference when it comes her taste in music.
Final Thought: Cheryl takes listeners on a musical journey, winding her way through a complex variety of sounds and musical tastes with the outcome being a strong, confident pop album which is sure to set the charts on fire.
MTV.co.uk verdict: 9/10
A Million Lights is released on Monday, 18th June.
By Joanne Dorken @mtvuknews