Becky Hill ‘Only Honest On The Weekend’ review.
Having first announced herself to the pop world back in 2012, it’s amazing to think that “Only Honest On The Weekend” is the debut album from UK singer Becky Hill. Not that the last 9 years have been quiet for Becky as she comes into the release of the debut with a slew of hit singles and collaborations under her belt. With a headline slot at Camp Bestival already under her belt and appearances on nearly every festival from Reading & Leeds to Transmt lined-up this Summer, along with an almost sold-out Autumn tour to follow the release of the album, this is a big year for Becky.
For her debut album, it comes as no surprise then that Hill has gone in big. As well as showcasing her own songwriting ability, the singer has teamed up with a host of household names like David Guetta, Ella Eyre and Sigala, with the end result being the sort of pop album that is guaranteed to shift serious numbers. Bouncy, energetic, and instantly memorable, tracks like “Make It Hard To Love You” and “Heaven On My Mind” are just two of the quality pop tracks on the album while her collaboration with Ella Eyre on “Business” takes the album down a more edgier path.
Described by some as a pop diva, there are already comparisons being made to pop superstars like Dua Lipa and listening to “Only Honest On The Weekend”, it’s easy to see where the comparisons are coming from. Throughout the album Hill shows that she isn’t going to settle for mixing it up with anything but the best. “Only Honest On The Weekend” kicks off with the attitude-packed “I Got You”, a synth-stacked opener which sees her announce her intentions to step up to pop musics big league.
An album that shifts tempo throughout, for pop fans who like something more than just cookie-cutter pop, “Only Honest On The Weekend” will definitely tick those boxes. From synth-pop to big ballads to rockier numbers, there isn’t anything Hill doesn’t seem at home turning her hand to and, surprisingly, given the range of styles, there isn’t one track on here that could be deemed as filler.
Aside from the bouncy pop, Hill shows off her talents with “Perfect People” and “Distance”, both tracks showing why the singer is fast becoming one of the hottest names on the pop scene. However, if it’s pure, unadulterated pop that you want then “Only Honest On The Weekend” has that by the spades and it’s hard to see, whether it be in a festival field or in a packed out club, how the likes of “My Heart Goes (LaDiDa)” won’t become the massive hits of the Summer as Hill cements her place as one of the stars of modern pop.
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