Here's one for VH1's Whatever Happened To . . . program.
Here's one for VH1's Whatever Happened To . . . program. Child, who won one-hit-wonder status during the '80s with the massive "I Don't Wanna Fall in Love," returns with a collection that darts back and forth between the sound of that pop hit and futuristic electro-funk. Though there are moments when the artist gets a tad too self-indulgent for her own good, with tracks that seem to ramble on and on (a trap that far too many multi-instrumentalists like Child fall into), Surge also offers several pop tunes that could reintroduce her to the mainstream market—most notably the infectious "You, Bluebird," which carries the unmistakable influence of Prince. It's a hit-worthy gem that firmly proves that Child has the talent to be more than a one-hit-wonder. All she needs are a few heroes at radio to give her a break. Contact 866-784-2792.—LF