Ready 2 Go (feat. Kele)
- Reviewed by John Price
- Published on July 5th, 2011 at 6:16p.m.
This is your standard 'party' song, which will no doubt be played over and over again all summer by pub and club DJs alike. I can't help but feel as though it's just a bit average, a cookie-cutter song conforming to what a standard night out party song should sound like.
That's not to say it's bad. By no stretch of the imagination is it unbearable to listen to. I personally just find it a little bland. It did take me a few listens to come to that conclusion, though. I was on the border of thinking it was a good song and an average song for a while, but eventually decided it was only average.
Kele (of Bloc Party and more recently solo fame) provides the vocals for the track, which I'm happy to say are excellent. They're definitely well sung, and Solveig has blended them with the track really well (with effects and cuts not overdone and distracting).
You get two remixes thrown in for good measure too; one by Arno Cost and another by Hardwell. The Arno Cost remix starts slowly and slowly builds to a strange yet pleasing synth-piano hybrid. It's nice, although the limited vocals they use do feel somewhat out of place on it. The Hardwell remix is similar, in that it's less in your face than the original and a bit more subtle, but it's also quite funky in it's own way. There's definitely a lot of energy in the track when it gets going which is why it's probably my favourite of the two remixes.
I would probably buy the single purely for the remixes, as I'm sure I'll be sick of hearing the original very soon. And here's the video: