this is like a flashback…

“I’m coming round and now my vision is so clear
If I could change my state of mind then I would disappear
The love I get from you is something I can’t chance
And I could let you slip away without a second glance

Oh hai, Calvin! You’re back! Third time’s the charm, eh? Your new record Ready For The Weekend has been playing at Chez Billy for quite a spell now and I must commend you on this most solid choice of a third single. Continuing in the arena electro you’ve been on, Flashback does not deviate from that path one iota. One part kitchen-sink drama and two parts non-stop fist-pumping action and all fire. It’s hard to say which track is my personal favourite from the record but it’s safe to say that so far you’re coming up aces in what songs are being tapped for mass consumption and I do believe the masses are consuming! By the way, I better see some free tix coming my way when you come back to New York. These glowing words of praise don’t come cheap, ya know?

Your pal, Billy!

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“Flashback” by Calvin Harris, taken from the Ultra release, “Ready For The Weekend”

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i’m gonna buy shoes and i’m ready for the weekend!

“Counterfeit, counterfeit
That’s what you’re shouting at me
I could run but I’d sooner have this
And I make her bleed
Lick the blood stain from your finger
Say what do you see?
Remind you that whatever you get is
What you want it to be”

Well…umm…damn. If I’m Not Alone in its stadium-rave glory wasn’t enough of an enticement to get one warmed up, it’s safe to say that this, the second single from Calvin Harris and the title track to the new record will be.  Ready For The Weekend turns things down a slight notch on the bpms but definitely keeps the fun right where it should be. Possibly the poppiest of his singles to date rivalling the highs of The Girls, Ready For The Weekend finds our lovable hero employing a new wave sound even more retro than Acceptable In The 80s and with an extra kick supplied by Mary Pearce in the chorus.

Really, the best way to describe this song is simply by repeating how much fun it is! This begs to be played on the dancefloor in its original version. No need for remixes as it would be quite a kick to see a bunch of clubbers pogoing like it was 1982.  Ready For The Weekend is out the 6th of October via Ultra. Consider the change of labels a good thing since it was obvious Columbia had no idea how to market CH in the States. Shocker….

“Ready For The Weekend” by Calvin Harris, taken from the forthcoming Ultra release, “Ready For The Weekend”