I am a sucker for a song that makes me feel like I can take on the world single handedly [Mary J Blige knows what I'm talking about-link] and David Guetta has the ability to create that emotion down-to-a-tee with his derivative/reductive music production. So it's no surprise that it's just what Jessie J is serving up on new, David Guetta co-produced, track LaserLight.
Taken from the padded-out, re-release of Jessie J's debut album Who You Are what struck me most about LaserLight is how concise the vocal is. No runs, no over the top belts, just a clean and solid delivery of a melody that finally allows a listener to appreciate her voice's tone and timbre without the audio/mental overload usually provided by the tricks and trills she so loves. Its a great change of pace and style for the singer/songwriter and works well here, complimenting the tracks building, and some might say "busy", production.
LaserLight isn't perfect, though. Firstly it sounds quite a bit like David Guetta's, superior, Sia collaboration Titanium [here], and secondly it finishes somewhat abruptly, as if without having fully delivered on what was promised at the start. The addition of a stronger, more commanding middle-eight/bridge would have probably sorted that out, but failing that the song finishes without reaching any real climax.
Still, I really liked Titanium, so why wouldn't I like LaserLight?