Coming to terms with the new Alesha Dixon single is a bit like coming to terms with grief, except without the buffet.

Here's our emotional journey.

Listen 1:
The first nineteen seconds may be 2010's worst portion of recorded sound: what a racket.

Listen 2: This is just a load of shouting and not in the good Alesha Shouting way.

Listen 3: This is just a load of shouting and in quite a good Alesha Shouting way.

Listen 4: This is just a load of shouting with an actually quite strong hook.

Listen 5: Hang on all this "pick up your stick, hit me with your best shot" / "he
give it to me to the beat of the drum" / "louder louder louder"
business is all about fucking isn't it.

Listen 6: This is just a load of shouting.

Listen 7:
THIS IS AMAZING.

What have we learned?

a) The new Alesha Dixon single is amazing and a bit of a grower.

b) That's it.