Bella Thorne Returns To Pop With Uplifting Bop “Burn So Bright”

Mike Wass | January 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Bella Thorne & Prince Fox's 'Just Call' Video
Prince and Bella struggle with heartbreak in their moody 'Just Call' video.

After the lukewarm reception of 2014 single “Call It Whatever,” Bella Thorne pulled the plug on her debut album because she didn’t want to make “auto-tuned bad music.” An EP was eventually released, but despite co-writes from Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha, it was immediately apparent that she made the right decision. Over the last year of so, however, the 20-year-old has shown interest in trying again. Bella lent her voice to Prince Fox’s slept-on “Just Call” and blessed Liam Payne’s “Bedroom Floor” video with a cameo.

The double threat now reboots in earnest with “Burn So Bright,” one of five new songs she contributes to the Midnight Sun soundtrack (due March 23). While the Jersey era left a lot to be desired, Bella’s new single is a genuinely uplifting anthem with a massive, sing-along chorus. “Hey! We burn so bright making other people come to life,” Bella sings over a riot of synths and acoustic instruments on the chorus. “Hey! The darkest light can’t stop you and me tonight.” Listen to catchy track below.

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