Circus Mircus – Lock Me In
This isn’t anything like the whacky art house project I had anticipated. It has a simple summery groove and an old-school Brit indie sound. I’m really fond of the song and it’s quite different to anything else happening in this year’s Contest.
My only issue is it’s somewhat on the repetitive side and once you’ve heard the first minute, that’s you done. The law of diminishing returns kicks in. You might want more or expect more, but Circus Mircus don’t deliver.
The overall effect somehow manages to sound studenty and at the same time the kind of song a right-wing televangelist would consider for a warm-up number.
It’s a song for me that ends up only 50% of what it could have been. Like the sort of song playing in the background of ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ when someone has bought a new house and can’t find the keys.
Mo’s Score. 7 Points