Girls Aloud came back cocky, full of swag and under a feminist banner with there first single in 3 years Something New. Admittedly, I didn't like the song, but I couldn't knock the empowering message behind it.
The group's new song, Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me, is also about empowerment. However, they seem to have forgotten about what they were saying five minutes ago, and have run back to their men- trampling over their feminist banners in the process- for their sense self-worth and security. What happened to "Go girls, go go go, We girls gonna take control, You boys better know know know"? (wow those Something New lyrics look even more hideous written down!)
The vocals are much better than on Something New- there's actually a melody this time- and Nicola Roberts gets a chance to show how much she's grown vocally since her brilliant solo album. But the soppy sentiment of the song remains stuck in my throat like a fish bone, and I can't get past that to appreciate anything else about Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me. Either that, or it's just a bland, middle of the road ballad that doesn't have that much going for it in the first place.
One is not happy!!