It's been a long time since we visited Cher Lloyd, performer of the most perfect pop song. Fight me.
But she actually did that twice, because with her second album, Sorry I'm Late, the 3rd place finisher on X Factor really found a new maturity and strength in her already strong voice. It was a little weird to hear the words "Cher Lloyd" and "critical acclaim" in the same sentence, and yet, with this song.....
So, maybe I have to say she's got two perfect and very different pop songs.
So, I was curious. I mean, this is a great and emotional tour de force of a song - that, by the way, she co-wrote. But, what happens if you strip all the production out - if you have Cher and a microphone and a sparser accompanyment?
You hear her emotion more. You hear everything she threw into this song so much more.