Candice Alley scored an unexpected hit with her previous single, "Before You Go". That song slowly gathered momentum and eventually peaked inside the top 20 - quite an accomplishment for a pop act on a small label. I can take or leave the album version of "Before You Go" but the dance remix was one of 2007's best pop moments. The second single from Candice's forthcoming album was released a couple of weeks ago and follows the same formula as "Before You Go". "I Belong" is another radio friendly, mid-tempo number which markets Candice squarely to the pop-rock market. The song is pleasant enough in its original format but the dance remix is far superior. The remix of "I Belong" is not as immediate and trashy as its "Before You Go" counterpart but it is just as appealing. The mix manages to retain the essence of the song, while injecting it with an irresistible dance/pop sensibility. It takes a couple of listens to get into but the remix of "I Belong" is another winner.
Candice releases her second album on Monday, so make sure to pick up a copy from your local music retailer or purchase it online from iTunes, Chaos and Sanity. The "I Belong" single can be found at the same places. Check out Candice's Myspace and watch the "I Belong" video clip.