"Defender". Hmmmm. I can't decide if this is an inspired decision or the final nail in rotting coffin that is Gabriella's career. While there are far better songs on the diva's criminally underrated sophomore album ("Love Me Cos You Want To", "What If You Knew", "Robots", "Boys" and "Superhot" all spring to mind), this is an obvious attempt at re-connecting with the millions of housewives that bought "Lessons To Be Learned". If you need more convincing that this is an exercise in damage control, the ballad is being released as a double A-side with a cover of Kiki Dee's "Magic Carpet Ride" - which should appeal to grandmothers everywhere! It reeks of desperation but I hope it works. Unlike most of her contemporaries, Gabi has a good voice and "Defender" is actually a rather lovely despite the hateful comments I made in my album review. Whoops! The song is completely overwrought but the Hallmark lyrics still connect with my inner sap and she looks totally hot in the ridiculous video (below). I love it when Gabriella randomly cuts off her hair and gives herself a henna tattoo! Anyway, fingers crossed for some trashy remixes to liven things up. "Defender" is released in the UK on the 22nd of August. Take pity on the poor bitch and buy it.