7 weeks at the top, and still going. This is a controversial statement, video and music that people have been talking about ever since the summer music started swaying.
Music video for Blurred Lines (censored - Vevo).
So the reviews for Blurred Lines kinda was back in May or April, where this song skyrocketed all the way up the mountains, due to it's violated content music video, and controversial lyrics. Well, if it's a summer jam, it's a summer jam. There's no denying that Blurred Lines stands out in it's own way unlike any other track at the moment, which blends Timberlake-esque voice and marquees it with Pharrell and rapper T.I.
Robin Thicke's vocals stands out thoroughly throughout the track, his signature groove instantly on point and doesn't overdo it, nor risk any factors protruding it. Amazing, catchy, and almost suave, Thicke's vocals are what makes half of this track insanely fun and exciting. Not to forget, the interlude and background 'hey hey hey's are just attention grabbing. It is a party song that stands out, and doesn't delve into deep lyrical heaven just to be able to be associated. Yes, if you wanna' compare Timberlake to Thicke, then maybe both of them have similar differences. I would have to agree to disagree ladies and gentlemen.
And that's why I'mma take a good girl
Next up the holster is producer and featured artist on the track Pharrell. Now Pharrell has been in some big songs of 2013, mainly everywhere. He has appeared twice on Daft Punk's new album, Random Access Memories (Get Lucky and Lose Yourself to Dance), did some work with Jay-Z's twelfth studio album, Magna Carta... Holy Grail, being a part of the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack by penning three more songs - man, Pharrell is just busy. But his workload shifts towards a bigger paycheck, as Blurred Lines continue to dominate sales, showing just how powerful his beats and the way the track synchronizes between the writers of Thicke and himself. Pharrell sings alongside Thicke during the chorus and the bridge, the addition forthcoming and plain cracking.
What do we need steam for?
Lastly, our featured artist is none other than rapper T.I., whose name you've read among the walls of Rihanna, Eminem, Lil' Wayne and B.o.B. The rap verses on a mainstream variety of pop songs may seem to have died out because of 'risk-playing' and unable to reach the 'appropriate audience'. For example, E.T. by Katy Perry was fine because of the way the song sounded. It brought much needed attention and vibe, all of which was spread across the board nicely. Then comes the addition of Kanye West, bringing nothing to the table but 'a dirty mind.' While most people were unnoticed by it, I personally didn't enjoy it, as we all know West is a brilliant rapper (Check out his work on Watch the Throne), but songs like these should just steer away from rap trouble as they not only bring in a risk factor, but is just insane to sing along to.
In this case, T.I. played his cards right. He swayed to the vibe, the beat and the moves, and portrayed a verse that was just easily memorable, offering much in the process which only serves to build on the effect, rather than degrade it. T.I. in this case once again, is just a great feature.
One thing I ask you
ORIGINALITY: 9/10 - Pharrell's beats and production is costly, but favourable and expansive, in which the case of jaw-dropping comes into play.
SOUND: 9/10 - This disco, pop, R&B track meshes so well together that it is just a dollop of good fun and excitement.
LYRICS: 9/10 - Innovative, at times controversial, but it recognizes it and just strikes a large welcoming pose.
OVERALL: 27/30 - Blurred Lines ravages radio stations as the track continues to steamroll other competitors. The track is amazing, fun, exciting, vast and utmost perfection. Play it for days as you fall in love with it.
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.