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Single Review: Nathan Sykes – Kiss Me Quick

By on Thursday, 4th June 2015 at 12:00 pm

What do Beyonce, Cheryl Cole and Robbie Williams all have in common? They’ve all embarked on a solo career after finding fame in a pop group (bonus points if you can name them). Another artist hoping to replicate their success is Nathan Sykes, formerly of The Wanted, currently on a hiatus due to conflicting interests.

After teasing fans with ‘More Than You’ll Ever Know’ in March 2015, the 22-year-old has unveiled ‘Kiss Me Quick’, the second single to be taken from his upcoming debut album. Produced by LDN Noise (who worked on Chris Brown’s ‘Turn Up The Music’), ‘Kiss Me Quick’ is a mid-tempo track that combines Motown with a modern vibe. This is achieved through a combination of a flourishing brass sound and Sykes’ soulful, slick harmonies.

Don’t be put off by his boyband credentials; Nathan Sykes has an extensive vocal range, which is brilliantly showcased throughout Kiss Me Quick. It won’t be long until you find yourself clicking your fingers and belting out the highly infectious chorus: “Nobody’s looking right now / ain’t no time for messing around / but it won’t take a minute / baby come kiss me quick.”


Like the track itself, the accompanying music video is oozing with suave and style. The slick and shiny video has a monotone vibe, as Nathan Sykes struts against a white background while donning a range of fitted suits. This minimalist approach shows that he is serious about his music, as he looks to distance himself from his boyband image.

Having sold over 11 million records worldwide and gathered eight top five UK singles with The Wanted, Nathan Sykes will be hoping to achieve a similar feat in his solo career. If the rest of his album is anything like ‘Kiss Me Quick’, Nathan Sykes could very well be the Justin Timberlake of 2015.


Nathan Sykes will release his single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ on the 28th of June on the Global Radio record label. The album, which features collaborations with Harmony Samuels, BabyFace and Diane Warren, is expected later in the year.


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