Rick Astley, the British popstar who took the world by storm back in 1988 (and then notsomuch in the years since), is back with his first new single in 17 years! Here is our first look at his new music video for his new single Lights Out:
As you may know, Rick’s biggest hit song is Never Gonna Give You Up (a track that I was obsessed with back in 1988 when I was just getting to know an Aussie popstar who had just released her debut album, Kylie Minogue) … so how does this new track compare to that one? After the jump, check out the video and judge for yourselves …
In all honesty, the song doesn’t really grab me. It doesn’t have that Stock Aitken Waterman sound that made Astley a superstar … but if Kylie can grow and evolve beyond the SAW produced sound, so can Astley. I’m glad to see the guy is still alive and kickin’ … I can’t wait to hear what the rest of his new stuff sounds like. What do y’all think, do you like?