There’s no better cure for a mid-afternoon bout ofwriter’s block than listening to Natasha Bedingfield’s ubiquitous hit "Unwritten."Seriously, when the gospel chorus explodes into the refrain — "Staring!At the blank page before you! Open up the dirty window!" — I never knowwhether to stand up and sway, or stay in my seat and type frantically. However,her new duet with Sean Kingston, "Love Like This," leaves me feeling,well, absolutely nothing. It’s as if two people who I’m not entirely convincedcan sing got together and recorded a heavily focus-grouped song, then ran theirvocals through a giant computer. As for the late-in-the-game command to"rock side to side, one finger in the air"? I most certainly willnot.
Oct 9 2007 03:06 PM ET