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Riff: Calvin Harris – “I Need Your Love feat. Ellie Goulding”

Oct 29, 2012

I’ve been trying to make a change/And now my eyes are perfect

from I Need Your Love lyrics by Calvin Harris

The 8-bit nature of this song flirts shamelessly with nostalgia. Mild-mannered synths weave in and out of a monotonous thuds, and it loses steam before it can even get started. Ellie Goulding does her best to salvage the soundscape, but even she can’t turn this into a pop hit.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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