SINGLE REVIEW: Cheat Codes feat. Tinashe – Lean On Me

If you’re a pop music fan then you’d already be well acquainted with Cheat Codes after their huge success with ‘No Promises’ featuring Demi Lovato, as well as their chart-topping remix of Maggie Lindemann’s ‘Pretty Girl’. But over the last 12 months the Californian electronic trio have been preparing their three-part debut album ‘Hellraisers’ with some undeniably infectious and bold tracks. ‘Between Our Hearts’ featuring CXLOE and ‘Hate You + Love You’ featuring AJ Mitchell were strong indications of the infectious pop experimentation that this project was going to embody. 

With ‘Part 1’ now officially out in the world, they’ve shared another euphoric single that you’re going to want to have on your heavy rotation playlists immediately. ‘Lean On Me’ hears them teaming up with Tinashe for an empowering song that is all about lifting each other up and being a support system for the ones you love during hard times. It’s a very relatable and universal anthem that holds a message that we could all hear right now with the difficult circumstances of the past year. 

“Baby, when you’re falling, you can lean on me. When you don’t feel strong, whеn you don’t believe. Baby lеt me love you, I won’t ever leave. Promise when you’re falling, you can lean on me” Tinashe and Trevor Dahl sing during the infectious hook. With a romantic side shining through, it also captures that youthful love and support you have for someone special. “I don’t even know what day it is, I don’t even know the time. But these seconds are irrelevant when you’re by my side” Tinashe sings during the opening moments of the song. 

The production follows in the footsteps of ‘Between Our Hearts’ with its groove laden pop synth and guitar riffs that fuse together to give you a whole lot of euphoria. ‘Lean On Me’ is a smash hit waiting to happen, and you better be ready to be dancing along to it for the rest of the year because something tells me it’s going to be a heavy rotation favourite.