- Muzik First
NEW ALBUM: JLS | 2.0
The group, which shot to fame after finishing runners-up on "The X Factor" in 2008, are back with their first studio album in almost a decade titled "2.0." To introduce their new direction, the group reunites with Steve Mac – the producer behind their No. 1 debut single "Beat Again" – who teams up with Ed Sheeran especially to write "Eternal Love," which was released as the first single from the new album. It’s a promising sign of things to come, and the album is packed with cool midtempos in the vein of classic singles "Everybody In Love" and "One Shot," sure to appease fans who’ve stuck around since the group’s original chart domination. Fear not, JLS soon turns on the heat with a selection of uptempo, which prove instant highlights and will undoubtedly be playlist staples come the summer. "Love Immortal" is laden with beats and is a sure-fire hit for the club circuit, while "Tango" is brimming with an infectious energy that defies you to dance along. The vocals are rich and hormones tight on the boys’ comeback, which, after years apart from one another, sees them return to the charts closer than ever and ready to dominate airwaves all over again. The album features an all-star array of musical heavyweights with Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, TMS and Lost Boy. They initially signed to Tracklacers production company New Track City and then became runners-up of the fifth series of "The X Factor" in 2008, coming second to Alexandra Burke. Following their appearance on "The X Factor," JLS signed to Epic Records.