The chilled, hypnotic intro sucks you in before Cilmi's ever-distinctive vocals are complimented by some effective military drum-led production courtesy of The Invisible Men. It's a welcome change of pace for the singer, but sadly the track fails to stand up to repeated listens - unlike, it has to be said, some of the more danceable fare on the album. Accompanying 'Defender' on this release is 'Magic Carpet Ride', a track that's already been a B-side on which Cilmi edges back to the Winehousey sound of her debut LP in pleasant but bland fashion. Straws? Clutching? Anyone?
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