Oh My Goodness
Olly Murs, runner up on the sixth season of British X Factor, auditioned for Simon Cowell in 2009, who remarked that it was “the easiest yes I’ve ever given.” Now on his second album and second single from it, “Oh My Goodness” falls into that Bruno Mars/John Mayer category of complementary songwriting, Murs declaring that “... I don’t care/If you don’t break my fall/You got me dreaming of a life/That anybody else would die for.” In its native format, “Goodness” sounds like Motown Soul — as does all of Murs’ music. But it’s the almighty remixes that turn the tables in the most delightful extreme ever. The original remix is trademark Hi-NRG with a little dubstep thrown in for trendiness; it really does manage to amplify the sentiments of the original without losing any of the produndity. If slightly less energetic mixing is more your flavor, Cagedbaby also contributed some beautiful progressive House-style mixes that would do well with an afterhours crowd. All around, a quality voice over a tried and true sound. Couldn’t be better.