#musicmonday : Nicola Roberts – Beat Of My Drum

Nicola Roberts photo by Laurenski/Getty Images

Nicola Roberts was always my favourite member of Girls Aloud, who are probably my all-time favourite girl group. That’s probably heresy if I’m including the 1960s, but in terms of actual listens, the Girls Aloud greatest hits CD has had way more plays in this house.

There’s not a huge amount to be said about this song, which is equal parts puerile and sophisticated. There’s more of an 80s influence than the fashion, from the ferocious rhythms to the playground-shout chorus. Continue reading