It seems like everyone’s been going more into a dance direction for their music these days. But what happens if your music was always based in the dance-pop genre? Well, you get Cash Cash and an awful attempt at trying to compete with the big-named DJs that have been dominating the charts. Sorry “Jersey Boys”, they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon and Overtime is for sure not going to be taking the top spot.
The EP begins with their current single “Take Me Home (feat. Bebe Rexha)” and is filled with tracks that can easily be compared to successful chart-toppers. “Hideaway” has the potential to be decent based on the lyrics alone (since it seems to have more than the other songs), but has a similar musicality to David Guetta‘s “Titanium (feat. Sia)” minus the powerhouse female vocalist. “Here and Now (feat. Kerli)” is pretty much a ripoff version of Zedd‘s “Stay the Night (feat. Hayley Williams)” with more of a bass drop and random, aquatic sounding drips mixed in.
The other three tracks all incorporate vocals that sound like children trying to show their parents how ‘talented’ they are in a school-wise assembly. “Overtime” sounds really similar to their hit “Michael Jackson (The Beat Goes On)” from the The Beat Goes On EP and has an odd bridge that is a little too slow for it to actually sound good with the rest of the song. “Satellites” definitely has the space sound going on, but the incorporation of the child-like voices paired with twinkling sounds, makes you feel like it should fit into the Space Mountain ride at Disneyland. Closer “Kiss the Sky” is the absolute biggest disappointment of them all, with mediocre lyrics stating we should “get greasy” and repeating the same lines “You & I/We could fly /So high that we could kiss the sky.”
Cash Cash definitely hasn’t strayed away from their genre, but Overtime lacks the creativity and witty lyrics that the good ‘ol days of Take It to the Floor and Love or Lust had (even though they’re both sadly underrated). I guess it should’ve been obvious that they would go in the direction of pure dance when they released The Beat Goes On, but at least with that EP they still had their originality. Overtime just sounds like a collection of reject Zedd and Guetta songs with a bunch of little kids singing the choruses.