M.O, Lotto Boyzz & Mr Eazi - Bad Vibe

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Postby urbanmusik » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:34 pm

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M.O are finally following up December 2016’s Kent Jones collaboration Not in Love, with new single Bad Vibe, released January 25. The song sees the girlband collaborating with hyped Birmingham duo Lotto Boyzz and Mr Eazi.

The band still haven’t made an annoucement regarding new member Chanal, who has been hiding her face in most social media pictures of the band despite performing with Annie and Nadine at shows. Hopefully we’ll get some kind of announcement, alongside the single, which is released via Universal so I guess they’re still signed to Polydor.
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Postby Thriller » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:23 pm

It impresses me how they're still plodding on! They've had some great tracks though.
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Postby t_dot » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:39 pm

Yay! I'm glad they're still going at it. They don't have any bad songs tbh.
They need a hit tho..
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Postby urbanmusik » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:17 am

t_dot wrote:They need a hit tho..
Who Do You Think Of? was a hit! Not in Love didn't do as well as it needed to, and then they went into the studio/rehearsing to get the new lineup right after Frankee left.

I'm also impressed how long they've managed to put singles out, especially as they were independent most of their career. They're taking album length breaks between singles these days, but hopefully that will come to an end this year.


Bad Vibe goes off! I'm disappointed they're only on the chorus and the "I'm on a wave" refrain, but the features are strong and they clearly have chemistry, so it sounds good.

Going for the UK afrobeat sound was the obvious route for them, and it fits naturally. I'm loving how prevalent this sound is right now, and that the UK has it's own scenes that are making music very separate from the US. I hope they push this and it takes off like Hurtin' Me, No Words & Finders Keepers.
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Postby urbanmusik » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:58 pm



GRM Daily premiere instead of VEVO. I hope that doesn't mean they aren't going to push the song to radio, it's too good to just be a introductory song to get 1XTRA and the urban fanbase on board. Then again, Ramz premiered Barking on GRM Daily and they have a massive following, so it's a sound decision.

The video is a much better than most recording studio MVs. It's clearly low-budget, but there's a lot of good energy and M.O are serving looks (as always). Is the beret going to be Chanals thing?
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Postby Gravity » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:17 pm

I liked them more with Frankee

The song is ok. Hope we'll be getting an album soon
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Postby lenor » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:04 pm

this is a bop! I like!

problem is they sound like a feature on their own song, they don't even get a verse on the song!

I don't think general public will even notice the member change, altho this new member doesn't look very impressive on first impression!
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Postby Thriller » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:46 am

Frankee was the most recognisable member, shame she quit but I can see why.

This is OK, I think another grower.
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Postby urbanmusik » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:00 pm

I swear this group has 9 lives. Their team got the song added to key UK urban playlists on Spotify last week (This Is How Do, Afro Bashment) and it climbed to #117 with 55000 daily plays. It got added to the Hot Hits UK playlist over the weekend and has climbed further to #88 on Spotify with 73000 daily plays.

Radio are only just starting to pick up on the song. Kiss FM and Radio1xtra added it over the weekend. Radio 1 should hopefully playlist this within a month or so, so it's looking like Bad Vibe could be a future hit. I'm not sure if Capital will playlist them; they ignored Who Do You Think Of?, but supported Preach and added Not in Love too late for it to make a difference.

Obsessed with this track, it's so catchy.
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