Posted at 7:13 PM, 06 May 2010 -
The new Mini Viva single will be available to download from this Sunday, 9th May. You can pre-order "One Touch" now on Play.com, backed with remixes by Wideboys, Christian TV and Tom Neville. Unfortunately the single will not be released on CD, but if you are in the UK make sure you download it from iTunes or such places.
"One Touch" was written by Britt Love, Frankee Connolly, Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Carla Marie Williams, Florrie Arnold, Lisa Cowling and Tim Powell, and it was produced by Brian Higgins & Xenomania.
The single is receiving glowing reviews from all over the place:
- The cheeky lyrics are backed by a typically infectious Xenomania production boasting struttable synths, loads of "whooosh!" effects and a chorus as moreish as a bag of Haribo Tangfastics. We may have waited five months for it, but the result is a fool-proof pop stomper that should return the pair to their rightful place at the top of the charts. 5/5 Digital Spy
- Whilst the rather more famous Xenomania girl group, Girls Aloud, twist the production team’s spacey Eurodance to their quirky, aloof means, Mini Viva make it sound seductive and sexy. It’s no new ground, but Xenomania, led by mastermind Brian Higgins, are at the top of their game, providing a shamelessly 1990s, pulsating Hi NRG tapestry. 5/5 Last Broadcast
- The lyrics, the filthy filthy lyrics...well they're so rude they should not be listened to be anyone ever. I'm probably breaking several of the BBC's strictest rules by even talking about them. (...)
There's that fantastic Calvin Harris-y bassline running through all the verses, that makes up for a LOT. And the chorus is pretty great too, if you can get past the astonishing disgustingness. It's stuffed full of chuntering synthy goodness, whooshy noises, the occasional robo-harmony (tastefully done, for a change), all the things we have come to recognise as key ingredients in a good pop song. And make no mistake, this IS a good pop song. It's just also a very bad pop song. Very bad indeed. Wicked, really. 4/5 BBC Chart Blog
- They have given us another slice of unadulterated joy with 'One Touch'. The song is even more catchy than their previous offerings with some absolutely killer disco hooks. The vocals are so studio polished that they actually encapsulate that annoying term 'Bubblegum Pop'. It is a sure-fire song for filling up dance floors and put people in a good mood when they hear it on the radio. Each chorus is a staggering collection of perfect pop beats, rising synths and deadpan vocals that melt together in a nigh on perfect way. AllGigs.co.uk
- "One Touch" is the type of pure pop confection that you'd only get from Europe -- everything about it screams glittery discotheque. (...) "One Touch" is geniunely incredible, in every hype-inflating version of the word in the music blogger's handbook. (...) I haven't heard a pop song (in English) that's made me feel this good in quite a while, which is why I credit it for pulling me back down to my grounding loves in the pop music world. Melismatic
- Mini Viva’s new single ‘One Touch’ is set to be one of the pop highlights of the year. Glasswerk
- Sparkly, sweet and yet bubbly – these words may help describe ‘One Touch’. It’s just pop perfect with a 90′s feel in it which I deffo love. The Beat Review
- The ides of Mini Viva is so pleasing, and the execution would only be improved if this song still has its original title, Want A Candy? On one level it's a total ripoff of like ten Girls Aloud tracks (Sexy No No No being one) and it has that 90's house keyboard so au courant right now. But somehow it's just RIGHT. XO'S Middle Eight
Labels: Mini Viva