Just a few short, scorching hot months ago, German-Jamaican singer, songwriter,producer and self-taught multi-instrumentalist Ulrich Harrisson aka Tender Gamesfrom Berlin delivered a huge single on Different Spring in the form of 'The Best'.
As summer draws to a close, we are treated to the follow-up to this gem. 'This Ain't Right' once again expertly distils elements of Soul, Pop and House into theinimitable Tender Games style - this time including a generous helping of R&B.
Clocking in at just under 100 BPM, the House aspect of this latest Tender Games creation would be Slow House in this case, but with the straight kick and classicdrum machine beats forming the track's backbone, it is most definitely evident.Harrison has extensive experience with House of course, but he is also an expertsongwriter and has special abilities in terms of mixing genres into something thathas tons of pop appeal without being cheesy or overtly mainstream.
'This Ain't Right' is a somewhat melancholic song - with a super catchy chorus, thefirst of which drops after a spoken word intro, with only a little hi-hat pattern andRhodes chords behind it. When the beats and bass come in as it repeats, headsbegin to nod and will not stop until this beautiful piece of music has come to anend.
Check out Tender Games and you might just re-kindle a long-lost love for Pop music.