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post Sep 26 2017, 10:27 PM
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Similar to the Ariana thread, we're doing a gradual listen through of Zara's first album 'One' for the people on here who are not so familiar with it! Join in and discuss as you listen and discover some new music and potential new faves with us! ohmy.gif
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post Sep 26 2017, 10:36 PM
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01. Skippin A Beat


02. Wanna Be Your Baby


On first listen 'Skippin A Beat' may actually be her worst song for me oops, the beat is just annoying and I'm not sure I ever got past that tbh laugh.gif Brilliant start to the listen through xo 'Wanna Be Your Baby' is lushhh, loving the 80s vibe throughout *.*

This'll be throughout the week and maybe a bit after that depending on how many people are interested in it!
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post Sep 27 2017, 05:20 PM
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I like "Skipping a Beat" on first listen. It feels like it should have a stronger chorus and the production is a little bit annoying but that's what makes most of Zara's songs unique.
"Wanna Be Your Baby" is a lot more pop which I like, you can tell her vocals aren't as strong at this point but the hook is strong and catchy.
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post Sep 27 2017, 06:15 PM
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Before I provide commentary on each 1 commentary one by one and provide an overall analysis of the album, lets all mourn that 'Love Again' never made the debut album.

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post Sep 27 2017, 09:40 PM
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01 | Wanna Be Your Baby
02 | Skippin A Beat

Skippin A Beat's weird noise throughout has always bugged me. I don't go back to it at all. Wanna Be Your Baby is just a little bit of a bop. I feel like if she recorded it now the chorus would be a proper vocal powerhouse.
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post Sep 28 2017, 01:00 AM
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'Skippin A Beat' noise throughout the song really is rather, the chorus itself is rather disappointing though and I think the song itself is rather forgettable and it's not the best album opener and it's not the best way to set the tone of the album. 'What They Say' is a ten times stronger album opener and I still think 'What They Say' is very underrated.

It's incredible how far her voice has progressed, she's still a powerhouse but you can tell how more mature her voice has got over time, I actually really like 'Wanna Be Your Baby', I absolutely adore the bridge and chorus. I wish it never ended so abruptly on 'Wanna Be Your Baby' during the chorus though, 'Wanna Be Your Baby' is an absolute bop though.

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Wanna Be Your Baby
Skippin A Beat

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02.0 Skippin A Beat
07.5 Wanna Be Your Baby
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post Sep 28 2017, 12:47 PM
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Only my second listen of the album after hearing it for the first time a couple of months ago.

Skippin A Beat // I think without that weird production noise it would be so much better but it really brings the song down a lot.

Wanna Be Your Baby // I love the production on this. Lyrically it is great too especially in the chorus. I just wish she goes for it more vocally.

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Wanna Be Your Baby
Skippin' A Beat
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post Sep 28 2017, 04:16 PM
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Skippin a Beat - sounds okay, who's that fella being strangled in the background though.
Wanna Be Your Baby - a decent song, nice beat, nothing amazing though.

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post Sep 28 2017, 07:35 PM
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Huh? I dinet get et.
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post Sep 28 2017, 08:10 PM
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Listen to the songs and provide a review x
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post Oct 2 2017, 06:42 PM
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03. Rooftop


04. Never Gonna Die
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post Oct 2 2017, 08:58 PM
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01 | Rooftop
02 | Wanna Be Your Baby
03 | Never Gonna Die
04 | Skippin A Beat
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post Oct 2 2017, 09:48 PM
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I actually adore 'Rooftop' and think it would fit onto 'So Good'. The song itself is such a chilled laidback song and I can't help but love the lyric "It was the fourth of the September". I believe 'Rooftop' was a good single choice but I just think it's a nice album track for something like 'So Good'.

'Never Gonna Die' is an absolute bop to, I do love Zara's tone in this and it's actually an incredible relatable song, I love the different elements song this has too, it's a bit r&b and probz would have been a better single choice than 'So Good'.

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Wanna Be Your Baby
Never Gonna Die
Skippin A Beat

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07.5 Wanna Be Your Baby
09.0 Rooftop
07.0 Never Gonna Die
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post Oct 3 2017, 05:14 PM
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Rooftop - decent enough, sounds like something I might have paid attention to a couple of years ago but it seems very average now.

Never Gonna Die - really sounds like a grower, a nice change of style for her.

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1. Wanna be Your Baby
2. Never Gonna Die
3. Rooftop
4. Skippin a Beat
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post Oct 5 2017, 05:48 PM
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One is better than So Good for me, which is weird for the fanbase I know but I love them both so much! The fact some fans haven't even heard it ohmy.gif laugh.gif You need to check it out.
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post Oct 5 2017, 11:57 PM
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Provide your thoughts on each single as we go along x
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post Oct 9 2017, 08:23 PM
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05. Carry You Home


06. Can't Hold Back


We all know that 'Carry You Home' is a massive bop but listening to it makes me realise it doesn't really work well as a single either? It's just an incredibly strong album track (if that makes any sense)

'Can't Hold Back' is decent but it doesn't go anywhere in my honest opinion, it's just a nice track to have on in the background.

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Rooftop
Wanna Be Your Baby
Never Gonna Die
Can't Hold Back
Skippin A Beat

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02.0 Skippin A Beat
07.5 Wanna Be Your Baby
09.0 Rooftop
07.0 Never Gonna Die
09.5 Carry You Home
06.0 Can't Hold Back
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post Oct 9 2017, 09:05 PM
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CYH is really a 10/10 moment
CHB is actually pretty good, a bit more production and it could be a festival song

01 | Carry You Home
02 | Rooftop
03 | Can't Hold Back
04 | Wanna Be Your Baby
05 | Never Gonna Die
06 | Skippin A Beat
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post Oct 10 2017, 09:24 PM
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Rooftop // A Proper banger I love the production in this one of her best productions for me wub.gif
Never Gonna Die // It is quite good but some of the drops are annoying if I am honest. I love the lyrics.
Carry You Home // I love how this song builds especially how it goes from the bridge into the chorus. What a vocal performance too heart.gif
Can't Hold Back // Quite like this tbh I think it could be underrated on the album because I love the lyrics and her vocals in the 'OHHHH's' in the chorus.


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Rooftop
Carry You Home
Wanna Be Your Baby
Can't Hold Back
Never Gonna
Skippin' A Beat

Finally caught up *.*
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