So uh, when did Kanye West join the Beatles?
It is new music Sunday and Rihanna drops a new tweet and new music from her upcoming studio album that is currently nameless that features the great Paul McCartney and hip hop star Kanye West (I'm obliged considering Yeezus, well, okay). What do I think? Well, first signs of listening have definitely structured this single in good light. And I mean damn good light.
Now first of all, people were definitely complaining about Kanye not dropping any bars, in which he did sing his verses. Really? People were complaining about this? I mean it's not like Yeezus was no different. Obviously, I'm joking with this one. And to be fair, I did expect a few fires to light with Kanye name-dropping or going hard as usual, but things started to take a turn when McCartney's guitar instrumentation lead the track into oblivion and beyond. It's a feel-good song with Kanye singing, and he does hold his own for the two verses he was placed with but we all know he's not a singer -- come on.
FourFiveSeconds, as the track is called, is mainly a collaboration between the trio and will be up on both Kanye and Rihanna's forthcoming albums though Kanye himself did state that acoustic guitars weren't his pair of socks.
What made me surprised was Paul's disappearance behind the mic. He was obviously handling the guitar, but his voice would've made a soothing transition with the bridge considering Rihanna's vocals have been passable for the most part. It's not hard to even forge a relationship with the track's lyrics when the core lines are: "I'm four-five seconds to wildin'." Did you really expect Paul to sit down with his guitar and strum up lyrics like that? I mean he did had a hand in making I Am The Walrus but that's not the point.
Either way, the track is in my opinion, very solid. There are flaws that are overexposed for the most part, but other than McCartney's missing vocals and Kanye's wiggled verses, the track is relatively smooth and fine. It's not a fantastic track -- make no mistake, but you're going to have a fun-ass time with it. Trust me on this one. And with it, this song is damn near enjoyable.
Short review and an even shorter conclusion.
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.