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Tinie Tempah Featuring Eric Turner, "Written In The Stars"
U.K. pop artist Tinie Tempah's singles stand out due to their remarkable production quality, and despite a difference in sound from his previous singles, "Written in the Stars" (the third single off Tempah's debut album, "Disc-Overy") is no exception. Delivering lyrics about persistence and determination, Tempah weaves seamlessly through the verses over a rhythmically active synth pattern, while Eric Turner provides a breathy performance for the refrain. Producer iSHi adds a few subtle, yet well-crafted elements that support the lyrics and comfortable groove of the track, such as a refined breakdown that switches up the second verse. A relatively weak chorus and a repetitive hook don't make "Written in the Stars" a shining example of Tempah's talents, but the single is saved by some sterling production techniques.