Believer takes the ‘80s baton and runs with it. Like Rocket, it’s one of the five tracks on Head First to benefit from additional production from Pascal Gabriel - the chief songwriter from dance pioneers S’Express. (The others are Dreaming, Head First and I Wanna Life.)
Gabriel’s more recent work includes bringing ‘80s authenticity to Kylie Minogue, Rachel Stevens, Miss Kitten and Little Boots.
His skills are put to good use as Believer starts with a phasing synth riff and simple one finger bassline that belie its anthemic chorus.
Here it opens up to a symphony of shimmering synths and a catchy hook that’s more than a little reminiscent of Grace’s Not Over Yet.