Cheryl Cole’s Calvin Harris-Produced “Call My Name”: Listen
When it comes to Cheryl Cole’s lead singles from her three solo albums, it goes a little something like this: “Fight For This Love” is a modern day classic (a proper “jam”, if you will), “Promise This”… well, we blocked that from our minds, quite frankly… and “Call My Name” is thankfully closer to the former than the latter. Like Scissor Sisters with “Only The Horses”, Cole enlisted Scottish DJ/producer Calvin Harris for production chores on giddy dance floor treat “Call My Name”. Bounce below to listen
“I love what you do to me, need you to stay with me / I love you too much to let go,” Cheryl sings in the lead-up to the buoyant chorus on “Call My Name”. Lyrically, this one isn’t going to revolutionize songwriting as we know it, and, musically, there are similar elements employed by Harris here to his work on Rihanna’s smash “We Found Love”.
That said, the song is a winner in that its hook and melodies manage to grab you from the first listen, no matter how familiar they might sound.
Cole’s third LP A Million Lights has a release date (in the UK, so far) of June 18. The video for “Call My Name” was directed by Anthony Mandler, and is set to premiere on May 2.