It seems that Kelly Osbourne has moved on from poser-punk to electro with this latest single. Her producer, who also produces Gwen Stefani and Pink, has decided to filter Kelly's voice through "the machine that makes people sing better", to fool people into thinking she may have actual talent. The term "singing" is of course used rather loosely, as she is practically talking throughout this song.
Oh, did I mention that the melody was entirely ripped off from Visage's "Fade To Grey"? My love of that song is the only reason I'd ever give "One Word" a star, because I can't possibly hate something which Visage technically wrote, even if awful lyrics were inserted in place of the originals. If Michael Bay can be sued for stealing the plot of "The Island" from the writers of "The Clonus Horror", can't Kelly be sued by Billy Currie, Christopher Payne and Midge Ure for unauthorized usage of their song? If I were them, I'd look into getting some lawyers together on this. I honestly mean that. If you look at her album cover, she even ripped off Visage's style there too. Check out the cover for Visage's "The Anvil" and other pictures and tell me she didn't. She cited Godard's "Alphaville" as inspiration for her music video for this single. I believe she's only using it as an excuse to explain why the French language is used in "One Word" without being called on it, seeing as "Fade To Grey" has a woman speaking the lyrics in French throughout, in the exact same fashion.
I'm still amazed she had the gall to go this far to get a hit on the charts. Two thumbs down from me, as I can't possibly support this thievery. Go listen to the real thing, not this pale imitation. If you want something new instead, listen to Ladytron or Adult. or any number of authentic bands who write their own music and don't feel the need to rip off their predecessors.