Room 94 – Superstar
Hertfordshire based pop-rockers Room 94 premiered the ‘official lyric video’ for their upcoming single Superstar late last month, leaving fans just enough time to learn the words, ahead of their ‘Three brothers and 1 Kit’ summer tour.
Musically Superstar is still everything you’d expect from the Room 94 lads, though definitely has more of a pop vibe as opposed the raw and rocky sound of debut EP Loud Noises.
The track’s guitar driven opening is slightly reminiscent of One Direction’s Live While We’re Young, whilst still keeping that undeniable Room 94 feel to it; Kieran Lemon’s distinctive vocals fading in over the jaunty guitars.
The verses introduce playful synth patterns, a beat that will have listeners clapping and bobbing along almost immediately, and the flirtatious, cheeky lyrics that we’ve come to know and love the boys for: “Yeah they may be hot, but there’s nothing up top, you know you’re my TTP.” (which is ‘total package’ to you and me.)
The bridge introduces drummer, Dean Lemon’s rap style vocals and the beat becomes charged, acting as a building point. The chorus crashes through with a catchy-as-hell hook that you can’t help but sing along to, and the addictive shouty refrain “Girl you are my superstar, you know you’re my superstar, say you’re not, I’ll say you are.”
It’s a great polished pop song with undeniable party vibes, and enough infectious energy to get people moving. It’s a track that would be quite at home blasting through the speakers at a nightclub, and one that begs the question ‘how have these guys not been signed yet?!’
In true Room 94 style the video looks like it was great fun to film, something the boys later confirmed when I was lucky enough to interview them at their Brighton show on July 18th. They hung out in London’s Madame Tussaud’s, striking poses with some pretty recognisable – and according to Kieran “freaky” – waxworks, whilst holding up signs featuring the lyrics to the song. They also went around squishing into phone-boxes, dancing on the tube, and generally being tourists.
In my opinion the song and video capture the essence of Room 94 perfectly. Cheeky, energetic and bundles of fun, with a killer track to match. Looks like the guys are the superstars this time.