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Lemonade Mouth, ‘Determinate’ – Song Review

Lemonade MouthLemonade Mouth want to turn the world into your dance floor on ‘Determinate,’ a track from the Disney soundtrack named after the band.

In the movie, five high school students (played by Bridgit Mendler, Naomi Scott, Blake Michael, Hayley Kiyoko and Adam Hicks) meet in detention. While cleaning the music room, they end up forming a band called Lemonade Mouth. They eventually perform ‘Determinate’ in front of the school, to a huge ovation.

The song opens with moody piano line that matches the downcast lyrics: “Trying hard to fight these tears, I’m crazy worried / Messing with my head, this fear, I’m so sorry / You know you gotta get it out, I can’t take it / That’s what being friends is about.”

Suddenly, a pulsing electro beat takes over and the song moves into a catchy chorus: “Gotta turn the world into your dance floor / Determinate, determinate / Push until you can’t and then demand more / Determinate, determinate / You and me together, we can make it better / Gotta turn the world into your dance floor / Determinate, determinate.”

The song also features a rap section from Hicks’ character Wen, who shows he’s clearly well-prepared for the verbal section of his SATs by rhyming “Heaven-sent” with “veteran,” “medicine” and “adrenaline.”

The song was produced by the duo TWIN, who have a lengthy track record working with pop artists like Charice, Ashley Tisdale and Dannii Minogue.

The ‘Lemonade Mouth’ soundtrack has soared to No. 4 after two weeks. Most of the tracks are performed by Lemonade Mouth, though rival band Mudslide Crush also contribute a couple songs. You can download the soundtrack on iTunes.

Rating: 8/10

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