Zero 7 - You're My Flame

Kev Eddy 24/07/2006

Rating: 3/5

The purveyors of the five in the morning comedown album return - and this time they've got beats. You're My Flame is quite a pushy little number. There's a nervous insistence in the synth which impels you to nod your head in time, which guest singer Sia's voice picks up on and carries through. Even so, the resounding mental image that the song brings to mind is one of the coke freak who's talking to you very very earnestly and really wants you to take them seriously - ideally now, please. However, you can't quite get it, because you can't stop seeing their right leg jiggling uncontrollably out of the corner of your eye. Ultimately, it's a bit too full of nervous energy for its own good. Next time, it might be better to wait for the comedown tune.