David Guetta and Sia have made some magic together, but it shouldn’t be taken as a given. In their own lanes, both of these artists are legends. David Guetta’s ‘Nothing But The Beat’ album was game changing, and Sia’s songwriting discography and hit registry is impressive to say the least. But just because you put two particular artists together doesn’t mean it’s going to be a great track.
‘Titanium’ is still one of the biggest pop songs of the 2010’s, but since then the two hitmakers have tried to replicate the success and have failed. ‘She Wolf’ (Falling To Pieces)’ got close, but ‘Bang My Head’, ‘Flames’, ‘The Whisperer’, and ‘Light Headed’ missed the mark completely. And now they have attempted it again with ‘Let’s Love’.
Going for a take on The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ meets Roxette’s sonic, they give you a song that should work, but it just doesn’t. 80’s influenced pop tracks are in, and they are overcrowding the radio, so this one just sadly blends in with all of its predecessors. It lacks the big “wow” moment that would make it stand out from every pop song that is trying to do the exact same thing.
It’s also lyrically a little too simple. Reflecting on being there for someone through thick and thin, it’s about supporting one and another through the dark and spiralling moments of anxiety. “You can count on me and I can count on you. You show up, like I show up, and I’ll keep showing up for you”. But the lyrics are very surface level, and have been said a million times before, so I would’ve loved them to get a little grittier and more direct with the concept.
It’s an easy pop listen, but it really should’ve been more than that.