- Audio CD (21 Dec. 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Single
- Label: Polydor Group
- ASIN: B002YHIA04
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 331,442 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
3 Words Single
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Bolstered by a Guetta-esque throbbing beat, a repetitive guitar strum and listeless piano melody provide the accompaniment to Cheryl and will.i.am's effortless, almost lazy vocals. There's no key change, no real middle-eight to speak of...just a hypnotic slice of Electro-RnB that hinges on its own beautfully executed minimalism.
You get the feeling that this is the direction Cheryl would have liked to take the rest of the album in. No doubt the pressure from her label to release in time for maximum X Factor exposure meant that demos had to be selected in a timely fashion, but if Cheryl can channel this kind of unconventional brilliance into a sophomore album, the follow up to her debut release might be an album 'worth fighting for'
Possibly the problem with this track that it has only one fairly short verse and then spends time winding down. A second verse and chorus, with a much shorter wind down, and this record could a been a classic. Really!!!
Strangely, at present, this disc is in quite rare supply (can only be purshased as an import on Amazon)and is an expensive collectors item. If you can get this one cheaply with this cover, it is a must have.
The title track from the album is, put simply, mindblowingly good. With a haunting strummed guitar hook leading into a relentless dance beat, it slides effortlessly amongst other dance-pop tunes of the year, most notably the Will.I.Am or David Guetta tracks that have filled the upper reaches of the charts over the summer. It's also refreshingly `out there', far more adventurous than the majority of what Cheryl has ever released before, solo or with Girls Aloud. Across the internet i've seen countless times, people who'd never normally listen to or buy a Cheryl Cole record, sitting up and listening when it comes to this track. It's unexpected, and it's brilliant.
The minimalist nature of the track also gives Cheryl a chance to really show off her vocals and she does a fantastic job here, instilling the track with a chilling touch of sadness. Her voice has always been one to inject a song with emotion, and here she uses this to the full. There's a sheer intensity as she repeats `it wasn't complicated...' before the final chorus kicks in that is a pure shivers down the spine moment. Amazing.
Along with the stunning, `split screen' video for the single, 3 Words serves to highlight the very best of `solo Cheryl'.Read more ›
Good song, I like it a lot. One of the better tracks from the album.
written by cheryl and will.i.am and produced by will.i.am.
it's just amazing.
well worth buying
It's fresh, it's new, it's dark, and the video helps to create that mood. It removes her from her Xenomania pop roots - something she needed to do in order to be taken seriously as a solo artist.
It starts off with a really catchy guitar solo; then the simple vocals; and then the dance beats kick in. What is really fresh though, is the return to the guitar solo and the simple vocals - it doesn't build up to a big finish, it constantly goes back and forth between the different sounds.
I can see why her record label chose Fight For This Love as her debut single - it was more like what we were expecting from a self-confessed R&B lover, it was a "safer" choice than 3 Words would have been for a first single.
However, I think now the album has earned her such success, 3 Words is an excellent choice for second single. It's a song Cheryl is proud of, and rightly so. It's not what we were all expecting, and for that reason it's pure brilliance from Cole and Will.I.Am - fresh, unexpected - a great sound. I've had it on repeat.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hmm, I'm trying to think of something good to say about the song to balance out the negatives [I don't want to sound totally bitchy. No, really], but I can't. 3 WORDS is bad. Read morePublished on 9 Mar. 2010 by AyJay
Didnt like the song at all, worse song on the album she could of released another better song even though she hasent got a song that took my breathe away..Published on 26 Jan. 2010 by hashim ahmad
This Song I Very Poor. Well Written? Pfft... No! Infact alot of it repeas the same words smiply to make it last longer. Cheryl Cole is terrible. Read morePublished on 12 Jan. 2010
I'm not a fan from Cheryl Cole but i love Girls Aloud! But the new single is brilliant! The song is very good because is so different to the other songs, had a great beat, the... Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2010 by Simon Kraus
the title track from the stunning debut album...and my favourite on the album!
maybe not what you would expect and it may take a few listens..but cheryl and will.i. Read more