Arlissa & Jonas Blue’s “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” Is A Brilliant Banger

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We didn’t have to wait long for the first great banger of 2018. Arriving at the top of the year, Arlissa and Jonas Blue’s “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” is an absolute knockout. Originally released as an acoustic ballad way back in 2016, the UK producer marries the track to a soaring electro-house production without obscuring his collaborator’s extraordinary vocal. At a time when breathy non-singers are the norm, the Brixton-raised diva puts on a show — imbuing the floorfiller with real soul.

With any luck, “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” will be another smash for Jonas Blue. Of course, the 28-year-old has been on a tear since breaking through with a cover of “Fast Car” in 2015. Since then, everything he has touched has turned to gold — racking up hits with “Perfect Strangers,” “By Your Side” and “Mama.” As for Arlissa, she arrived in fine style with Nas-assisted debut single “Hard To Love Somebody” in 2012, but has been a little quiet since. In fact, this is her first release (as lead) since 2013’s “Sticks And Stones.” Listen below.

The club version:

Listen to Arlissa’s original:

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