We've still got a scar on our knee from when Matt 'What You Talkin Bout' Willis landed on us in 2004, but because he is officially the nicest man in pop we are prepared to forgive him, especially because a CD of his new pop tunes has finally-and-about-bloody-time arrived at PJHQ and we can state right now that…
His debut single 'Hey Kid' is a‑m-a-z-i-n‑g!
It's a sort of mid-tempo affair which starts off sounding like Def Leppard (hurrah) then sounds a bit like Robbie Williams (that's not quite so good) and then sounds like Def Leppard again (hurrah x 2).
It actually includes the line "get the rock right out of here". Surely pop music doesn't get much better than this. Except…
There's another bit which is all kind of "Hey — HEY!". The type of line literally INVENTED for CD:UK call-and-response moments. We hereby demand that CD:UK is kept on air at least until Matt can make this a reality.
And then the middle eight is all sort of arm-wavy. This will be useful when it comes to Matt headlining the new Wembley Stadium WHICH IS HIS DESTINY.
Another one of his songs, 'Up All Night', features — suspend your disbelief! — A GLOCKENSPIEL SOLO!!!!
As you can see this is all just too exciting.
But let's just have another look at this picture. What the hell is Willis wearing? Is it a shirt? Is it a hoodie?
It's like some sort of clothes-based "impossible object" which starts off as one thing and ends up as another. OMG! MC Escher has come back from the dead and started styling popstars!
We don't think much of Lisa Scott-Lee's new look. :(