...an aging boyband borrows an artist's recent hit and tries to whip up some needed cash. Be ye not fooled, good people! Tom Baxter's Better is far....bettuh than this cover by Boyzone.
Tom Baxter Better:
Wow. They've even lifted Tom's video concept and made it cheesier. At least Tom used real people (come now, Ronan is not a real person is he?). Boyzone did have the good taste to do this song versus the usual crap Richard Marx / Phil Collins tunes that groups of this ilk this often cover.
There's been some hoohah on Popjustice Forums about Stephen Gately singing to a male in the clip - one person implied it was a publicity stunt. I don't care that the press is writing about this as if it's news. The fact that it's hard to figure out how many music videos feature gay couples confirms that there need to be more images like this.
I hope Tom Baxter rakes in the dough with this association. He deserves it. The album that Better comes from, 2007's Skybound, is sublime. It reminds me a bit of Sting's Nothing Like The Sun, with arrangements that stretch out and often take twists into flamenco, jazz, etc. Songs I recommend include Night Like This, Skybound, The Last Shot and Tell Her Today.