Jedward – ‘All the Small Things’
After its first ever play on the Colm and Lucy show on RTE 2FM earlier today, the second single from Lucan twins John and Edward Grimes (better known as Jedward from the X Factor) popped into my inbox. The boys are so ubiquitous with cheesiness that I had to give it a listen.
I’ve played the song over half a dozen times now, and it still has the same impact. Sure it’s no masterpiece – it’s a Blink 182 cover, after all – but it is fun. Which is exactly what you expect from Jedward. The video has not been unleashed on the world yet, but expect that to take it up a further notch.
The song has wonderful handclaps which actually give it an extra dimension. In fact, it almost gives it a feel of Hole’s ‘Malibu’. There’s a whole Courtney Love dimension to Jedward that has yet to be explored. Maybe a collaboration may be possible some time in the future? The only sour point is the J-to-the-e-to-the-d-to-the-ward rap interlude two minutes in, but you can’t have everything.
Overall, the song is far from a travesty. It’s better than you’d expect if you’re going to be a scornful rock fan/indie snob. However, if you’re one of the many, many people who followed them on the X Factor and rang in every week, then you’ll eat this up.
Their debut album, Planet Jedward, is due next month. Expect it to sell bucketloads!