** It passes as decent. However I'm unhappy that this has become an instant hit. Hopefully "The Monster" can block it from going #1.<br><br>EDIT: Unfortunately "The Monster" didn't block it from #1 and I find this really dull now. Down to 2 stars. Last edited: 10.11.2013 06:11
***** I instantly loved this and it only continues to grow on me more and more. He has a fantastic voice and this is exactly the type of thing I wanted to hear from him. I now see the Bonfire Heart similarities where I didn't at first but since I love that too I don't have a problem with that. Awesome stuff, and an awesome ARIA #1.
*** It blew my mind, this song is figuratively my Computer Security assignment! Crafted by someone who's out for some sort of accolade but without taking the proper effort to study bold ideas. Perhaps they left it to the last moment to put it together just in case he wasn't going to get through? They probably do this every year and never learn.<br><br>I feel as though the songwriters here are well aware of their lack of effort and knowledge in the area of strong songwriting. They don't want to risk any sort of alienation or worse, the possibility of people thinking they sound silly by bogging down into specific details. No, instead this seems to project virtually nothing. Some sort of love-based metaphor without background, context, character, and we're done!<br><br>It does feel somewhat strange criticising at this angle but then the problem is that there's not much else to note here. It's just musically on auto-pilot the whole way through. It starts quiet, then it kicks it up a notch, then another notch. I like a good build up but it just needs something, anything of interest! The only thing I really take out of this and notice is that the vocals are tracked oddly in parts which almost give him the 'singing through a fan' vocal effect. And there's the 'take it or leave it...' bit where he sounds disturbingly similar to Reece Mastin, which quite frankly I don't need ever.<br><br>But then I guess it meanders as safe and inoffensive because that seems to be what they (try to) run with in the X Factor camp. I just wish they could try to inject some character into it. Perhaps "E-Mail My Heart" instead?
*** Quite good but something is lacking. The slower parts are kind of bland, but at the same time the gentler melodies are nice. Good vocal effort.<br>There isn't much to fault here; this is just not that exciting for me. 3.5*