Jan 2013 12

As we reported yesterday Destiny’s Child are releasing a new compilation album of ballads amptly titled Love Songs which will feature their first new recording in 8 years. ‘Nuclear’, a new record produced by Pharrell Williams (who Beyonce has been working with on her new album) and was co-written by DC-3’s Michelle Williams. On first listen this may sound a little underwhelming to most and being brutally honest – it should have been better. But that said – I don’t hate it. Pharrell’s production could have been a lot stronger but even his simple drum loops sound better than most – I would have loved to hear more of those Neptunian chords that quietly pulsate in the back. Most of all though – I’m happy to be hearing DC-3 harmonies again – for now, that’ll do.