Let me guess, you have read the name of the song which is being reviewed and you’re thinking to yourself ‘Wait, didn’t Tina Turner sing that?’ I’ll answer your question for you – yes she did and the boys in PRIDES have turned it into something absolutely marvellous.
With Callum taking the lead vocal on the song, the first chord of this piano-driven ballad is beautifully haunting in comparison to the upbeat tempo of Turner’s 1984 original. The raw emotion in Callum’s vocal can be heard throughout and entices you in, forgetting that this, in fact, a cover of a song however PRIDES have completely made it into their own.
The missing ‘WOAH’S’ before the first and second choruses which are meant to be sung creates a stunning silence yet makes you want to fill in the missing parts, harmonising with the upcoming choruses. The build up of piano toward the middle of the song featuring a key change and preparing for the heartful delivery of the bridge is exactly what is needed from an ultimate 21st-century power ballad.
The track is the polar opposite to what people will know of the original version, however, putting the ‘Brisey’ twist on the song really has paid off and it’s worth putting it on repeat.
You can listen to What’s Love Got To Do With It on Spotify.
Catch #PridesOnTour on the following dates
3rd – OffCamera Festival, Poland
4th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush, London*
5th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush, London*
8th – Trabendo, Paris*
10th – Melkweg, Berlin*
11th – Columbia Theatre, Amsterdam*
12th – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh (Tickets)
13th – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (Tickets)
* Supporting PVRIS
29th – 2nd July – Barn On The Farm, Over Farm, Gloucester
12th – Carnival Fifty Six, Camperdown Park, Dundee
Words by Tracey Faye McIntyre