Ya’ll remember HotShot?  The group pops up from time to time, but we haven’t really heard much from them since 2015.  We thought that they had gone by the wayside, but here they are and we are happy that this time off hasn’t dulled their abilities because we are loving the new sound.

To say that we weren’t expecting this EDM-fuel dance track after they started off with the hip-pop sound is an understatement.  And yet, as much as we liked Watch Out, we are perfectly willing to admit that this is a better fit for them.  EDM is a hard genre to sing over (which is why the noughties are going to be lost decade musically because most people did it wrong) and part of that reason is that the entire genre is built on subtle shifts in the underlying production from bar to bar, section to section.  Most singers depend on the beat to provide the color that their vocals cannot and EDM is just not built for that.

HotShot, though, gets that they have to come with the sound and they do it well, giving full harmonies and solid leads that have energy and color without being in competition with the beatwork and making the listener tune out because the track is too busy.  They meld with the underlying melody when needed and thrust themselves forward to make emphasis, making the entire song enjoyable to listen to.

We will also congratulate them on what seems to be a step-up in their lyrics as well.  Several of their previous songs had those English interjections that didn’t make sense in context once the song was translated; there is none of that here.  Not only is the metaphor solid and carried well throughout, but the focus of the track itself is different and goes in a direction that you don’t really expect.

We can’t wait to see what they have coming next.

pop!gasa is the hot shot we need…

Lyrics:
The moment my eyes opened to you
I’ve fallen so deeply
Worse than anything else
You keep runnin’ in my mind
So I have trapped you
Making you impossible to move

When it hotly spreads
And our breathing quickens
It’ll be a paradise that can’t be turned back
I can yell as if I’m crazy
But you can’t hear me
Like a shadow that can’t be caught

I want you
I’ll be alright by the time
Hold my hand
Tell me what you want
Tell me what you want ye

Baby please don’t go
I try to escape but the dream repeats
It swallows me up
Baby please don’t go
You’re so sharp, I can’t avoid it
You suffocate me

Even though I know it’ll all break apart
Why do I keep holding onto you?
Foolishly, my scars grow deeper
You tear inside of me but
I can’t even feel the pain in your trap

drop it drop it
Emotions are merely a handful of ash
flipping it all over
No time for rest

I’m in overdrive, to you, I drive
We’re getting closer
Be my ice ice tonight
no brakes, never stop

I want you
I’ll be alright by the time
Hold my hand
Tell me what you want
Tell me what you want ye

Baby please don’t go
I try to escape but the dream repeats
It swallows me up
Baby please don’t go
You’re so sharp, I can’t avoid it
You suffocate me

Your eyes that are looking at me
The moment they turn red
My breath stops without knowing
A storm comes
And I’m wandering alone tonight
Please appear before me again

Baby please don’t go
I try to escape but the dream repeats
It swallows me up
Baby please don’t go
You’re so sharp, I can’t avoid it
You suffocate me

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