One of my last reviews before I take flight for a couple of months (maybe checking in for a few times). Well, it had to be Jessie J. Music video for It's My Party. What can I say? I'm still carefully on the fence with Wild featuring Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal, both of which to be honest, isn't star-studded and doesn't give an impact to what the song had to offer. However it is catchy on the hook, overall still averagely okay. Does It's My Party up the hype? It certainly does. I think the first thing you'll notice right off the bat is the characteristics It's My Party latches on to that makes it suitable to be a Jessie J song. Cool, upbeat, dancey - all of which can be easily found in songs by her. This track does standout from her past singles though, as it's really been a long time since we last heard Jessie J apart from Wild, so it'll take some time getting used to Jessie back in our lives.
So she's going to be releasing her second album, hopefully some time before this year ends, and we'll get a taste of probably witnessing a new year of Jessie J. If Wild and It's My Party are anything to go by, it could probably be a more upgraded version of Who You Are. And I'm not kidding. Jessie J fans loves her previous album, and so did I, which was an all-rounded spectacular piece of work that drives not only ambition, but true talent and passion. If you didn't know, Jessie J is pretty much on-par with P!nk live, sounding utmost similar to her studio tracks majority of the time. Also, it's not hard to notice that Jessie J really puts in a whole lot of effort into songwriting. Tracks such as Price Tag, Nobody's Perfect, Who's Laughing Now and Domino aren't just sub-par, mediocre, mainstream charting singles. They are electric powerhouses, with Who You Are the icing on the cake; the ballad of the album.
And that's what it really is, maybe, as It's My Party feels a little Who's Laughing Now standard-ish, with this being an upgraded and a more upbeat, disco-dance feel vibe going into it. For a start, it's not really hard to love the song. You get enticed by the beat, captivated by Jessie's vocals, and find yourself swaying along to the song. It has the trademark Jessie J lines in between, such as 'Oh, come and give me a hug dude' which appears after the first verse. What this song doesn't need is basically what made Wild such an average song, is the features that jumps on the bandwagon. Yes, maybe Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal were trying to bring something to the table, but nothing was felt about it. They certainly aren't high-class and energy efficient rappers you feel you're going to count on to 'help' your track. So are some other features, but these two feel less significant. It's My Party sort of learns from it, and lets Jessie J do her own style, and just soothe us over easily.
It's my party!
ORIGINALITY: 8/10 - As I've said above, it's a pretty much new-and-improved song of her past hits, but overall it is magnetizing enough to keep me hanging on for quite some time.
SOUND: 8/10 - A little reminiscent of her past singles, and it seems to make us remember that Jessie J still has what it takes.
LYRICS: 8/10 - Sounds a little too over-the-top and standard, I'd say it's equally enough for Jessie J and doesn't overdo it, which this current batch of musicians have done over the past singles.
OVERALL: 24/30 - It's My Party is a true opener, an insane affection and passion for music and Jessie J's return to form. It's not her best one yet, it's not going to be liked by a lot of people (face it, give and take a few critics), but it's what her fans would want. Catchy, desirable and amazing, I'll be playing it for days and I guess you might want to do the same. Her second album's on the express way. We're only an announcement away from knowing when.
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