[T]heir new single is the first pop stonker of the New Year. Whatever you were expecting from Scissor Sisters in 2012, this isn't it. For a start, it's got Jake Shears rapping his peachy little ass off about drink, drugs and "this bitch I met out in Boston". Apparently "she gon' vote for Obama and she likes to dance to Madonna." Whoever she is, she sounds like our kinda gal.
Of course, there's more to 'Shady Love' than Jake and his cod Latino flow. It's produced by Alex 'Boyz Noise' Ridha and co-written with Azealia 'Cool List' Banks, who's also kind enough to contribute vocals and crafty enough to nab a "vs." credit under the guise of "Krystal Pepsy". Maybe you had to be there? Anyway, thepoint is that 'Shady Love' pulls off a pretty nifty trick: it sounds like no other Scissor Sisters track, but still sounds unmistakably like Scissor Sisters. Respect.
I'm not sure if it is very much like the Scissor Sisters, though. It sounds Top 40 to me. Is this non-album single an attempt by the Scissor Sisters to break through into the United States market?