Army of Two, the opener on Murs' third album Right Place Right Time, starts with a sweeping orchestral intro before swinging into a pulsing, Robbie-Williams-esque verse, then a military-drum-roll-filled chorus with catchy lyrics.
Murs continues his confident streak in Troublemaker, featuring the rapping talents of Flo Rida. Lyrically, the song is a fun-spoiling cliche, as he sings "why does it feel so good but hurt so bad", but this is a small criticism for the one-man boy band Murs has become, with his deadly instinct for dance beats and disco music. Hey You, Beautiful is another great example of his knack for successfully combining guitar riffs and bouncy vocals to create an irresistible dance track.
Murs is a boundless ball of energy. His third album may be formulaic, and strictly pop, but the crux is that the singer is having fun, and so are we.
YP Rating: 4/5