We’ve mentioned on the site previously that we’re rather liking what Demi brings to ‘The X Factor’ panel in the US. She comes across as warm, personable and rather genuine.
Sadly, that last adjective is a million miles away from the sounds of her new single ‘Neon Lights’, which is what Madonna might call “reductive”. It sounds so much like everything that’s gone before it in the copycat world of dance/pop music; like a photocopy of the Nicki Minaj back catalogue (some have suggested Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’). So it’s not original in the slightest bit.
The clip’s colourful, exciting and – as to be expected – filled with neon and glow in the dark paint, but it’s that all-too-familiar song behind it that spoils it for us.