Cheryl Cole: 3 Words (Single Review) Bradley Stern October 15, 2009 Cheryl Cole, Single Review, Will.I.Am 21 Comments 226 Well, so much for an album full of manufactured R&B pop. “3 Words,” the next single and title track off of Cheryl Cole‘s debut solo album, is just about the antithesis of lead single, “Fight For This Love.” Complimented by a throbbing pulse and guitar strum devoid of form, “3 Words” is mesmerizing in its listlessness; a brave choice for second single (or any single for that matter). “It was those three words that saved my life,” Cole coos as the track shifts form throughout, transforming from a guitar strum into a lulling piano melody, only to later give way to a harder synthesized break. Stylistically, “3 Words” unlike anything Cheryl or Will.I.Am have released, nor is it anything similar to what’s currently being played on the radio. It doesn’t fall under a genre, it’s unconventional. Sure, there are some truly dire lyrical moments (“I said ‘I L-O-V-E Y-O-U, I am so into you, girl. She said ‘M-E T-O-O'”), but the lazy delivery style by both Cole and Will.i.Am smartly veils their poetic shortcomings. Even if the rest of Cole’s debut is filled with Rihanna rejects and embarrassing faux-rapping, “3 Words” has already defied my expectations enough to make the album worth purchasing. The only drawback is that it’s Will.i.Am singing those lines with Chezza. Otherwise, it’s almost brilliant. Share this Muusing:TwitterTumblrFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrintMoreStumbleUponRedditLinkedIn http://www.vividblurry.com Toby I agree with your review – a really interesting song, you can’t really place it in a genre. I bet the remixes will be great. http://www.muumuse.com Brad Thanks! I agree–the mixes should be killer. They’ve basically got a blank slate to work with! http://popdivalc.blogspot.com Mel Hmmm. After “Fight For This Love”, I was totally disinterested in this project. Suppose I’ll check this one out. http://just-a-bit-skeet.blogspot.com Jordan This is the most beautiful thing either one of them have created, in my opinion… I do think Will sounds lovely with her, and I’m glad he didn’t over do the auto-tune. It’s just, well, fantastic. RJ FIRST. avi liked it, very catchy. Ryan gr8 song, love cheryl, will.i.am is a legend Roxy I love the song love the both of ye keep makin grt music Tom sounds a bit like TATU. Do you agree??? katiee OMG……………SIK TRACK sure its gunna b number1 i like this better then fight 4 this luv nd i loved that song lol Claudia Love the groove in “Three Words” ~ my new favourite . The UK produces great music ! Anonymous I think d track is amazing I didn’ t like her 1st one at all this one gives me goose bumps and pulls on my heart strings lol alex LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. Celine Mc Guigan I think this song is really good and i love it but i prefer Fight for this love Anonymous it is so good Kammy Get off her nuts. The song is crap. Stop trying to will yourself into believeing its some kind of deep art. She cant sing. Lord knows why she is a judge of a singing competition. Shes a thug. But it just goes to show the kind of people the British public hold in high esteem. nataliex ermmm well shes a very limited singer, proberbly the best she can do but its shocking. I cant bare it and sounds awful. My best friends her biggest song and hates it.very bad if it gets to number one its because of who she is and her fan base from xfactor.sorry cheza hollie wat a load of shit!! marina this song shows how she can sing and how she sounds very well with will. people stop being horrible this is truelly a good song. dont deny it.x luv chezza nicky best song xx Keir Quite frankly, one of the worst songs of recent times. People’s taste in music is going downhill and I’m ashamed to say; the British have the worst music taste this generation. I’m British myself and I cannot stand half the crap we come up with. This song, is so monotone and dull it’s unreal. Add awful singing, a boring baseline and this is what you get. The song is so derivative. I don’t care what people say, neither of them can sing. The song is awful. What happened to the days where people would listen to REAL music like JJ72? Thank God Lady Gaga is around, she’s the only person bringing anything new to the table nowadays.