The Overtones - The Longest Time Single Review
The Story of the Overtones is one that really only exists in movie scripts, the story is an idyllic one, a bunch of painter and decorators were singing for fun during a well earned tea break when a Warner Brothers talent scout just happened to be walking past and signed them up. It really is a genuine rags (literally) to riches story, and one that has a happy ending, as the groups first album Good Ol Fashioned Love reached number four and went platinum. Fair enough.
But now they're back with a new single, The Longest Time. With a new set of glossy press photos and a visit from the stylist (they've swapped shiny suits for tweed) they are aiming to recreate the success that was had with their debuts material.
The style is a combination of Doo wop pop with tinges of contemporary production added to the mix, it ticks the boxes of several markets and you can see it being a hit with the strictly come dancing crowd.
All the same, The Longest Time is a sugar sweet cover of an already sickly Billy Joel track that triggered many a diabetic comer first time around. However this shouldn't be held against The Overtones, they have delivered exactly what you knew they would, and exactly what their fan base wants.