The multi-talented Titus Makin is back with another dose of first class pop. ‘Suicide’, the latest single from this wonderful actor and singer, sees him feature more electronic elements and stray further into chart topper territory, and yet still keep the R&B influences and addictive hooks that give him an extra air of authenticity and charm. A far cry from his feel-good hit ‘Ropes‘, this latest offering details a toxic relationship, the kind where you’re so blinded by love that you don’t realise you’re being pulled down into the crushing depths until it is too late. It only serves to secure his reputation in my mind as the ideal role model for modern pop artists. Titus continues to perfect his sound with each new release, while maintaining the effortless and endearing charm that makes him stand out from the crowd.
It’s very easy to look down on pop, but even the most hard-hearted among us can find ourselves giving in to temptation when the right song comes along. ‘Ropes’ is firmly rooted in pop, but with its soulful undertones and Titus’ effervescent energy, it’s a track that is hard to resist. Better known for his work as an actor on such hit US shows as Pretty Little Liars, Glee and Star-Crossed, this latest song from his upcoming second EP Lean shows him to be a man of many talents. With ‘Ropes’ Titus is unreservedly lovable and undeniably cool. When pop music is this good, able to make a room full of people anywhere in the world crack a smile, you realise there is a kind of magic at work. It’s a dose of wholesome feel-good fun that is sure to brighten your day.