There's a chill in the air as a sense of expectation flashes in the eyes of children. That right: Q4 is here. In truth the relentless, merciless, year-round onslaught of Big Pop in the streaming era means that The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year has lost some of its power to Qs 2, 3 and 1, so fair play to Ellie Goulding and Andrea 'Bocelli' Bocelli for this week's release of Return To Love. Classic Q4 scenes.
Additional notes on this week's new releases:
- We've all heard variations on DeathbyRomy's (pictured above) new single many, many times before from many, many different artists, but this particular song by this particular artist totally hits the spot.
- The arrival of DJ Spoony's extremely polite reworking of early-2000s megabanger Sweet Like Chocolate — with Lily Allen on vocals — is quite exciting, if only because its release means that his version of Sweet Female Attitude's Flowers, with Sugababes, is just around the corner.
- The Swim Deep single is beautiful and very special.
- Phoning it in this week: Joe Stone.