We had the fear that Jidenna’s Classic Man would be his biggest hit because his sound was so diverse.  But then Chief Don’t Run and Bambi took off and we breathed a sigh of relief because people were getting to know him beyond a single hit.  Now we’re questioning how much we know him because his new track, Boomerang, is good and different than what he has presented before.

The first thing you’ll notice is that this track has the island sound; the second thing you’ll notice is that Jidenna has decided to match the reggaeton/Carribean vibe with proper delivery (without dipping into try-hard territory and trying to imitate the accent).  The last time got someone to match their performance with the tone of the music this well since this style became popular was Rihanna and the lyrics here are probably more accessible to the non-patois speaking public than Work was.  The biggest downside is that his delivery is a little more sleepy than the latent energy of the music might suggest and, after a few listens, you start to feel a little lag between his delivery and the production.

The lyrics are good, though.  The song speaks of a relationship that is rocky and probably a bit toxic, but both parties keep running back to each other…for different reasons.  The story he tells here is a lot more straightforward than some of his other track, but it’s still interesting and you’ll remember some lines once it’s done.

This is the first single from Jidenna’s new EP of the same name.  You can stream it or purchase it now from all digital outlets.

Lyrics come from Genius.

Lyrics:
No, no, no, no
Mmm, mmm
No, don’t leave me
No, don’t leave me
No, no

I thought of leaving
I want the key
I wanted what
I want it all
I want the lid
She got a grievance
She want the key
She want the key
She want the car
She want the crib

It might be, it might be about that
My moves need to be about that
Body pullin’ me to fuel you
Try to leave ya, but I still don’t go

Even if I wanted to
I come back around
Even if I wanted to
I come back and we just go around, babe

Bang, bang, boomerang
Do you love or hate me now, babe
Bang, bang, boomerang
I can’t believe it all began with a joke and champagne
I really never cared about it
If you plantin’ or plantain

Boomerang
Boomerang, boomerang, bang
Doin’ like boomerang
Boomerang, boomerang, boomerang, bang

A girl no need to pretend
A girl no need to pretend
A girl no need to pretend
She want key
She want the car
She want the crib

It might be, it might be about that
My moves need to be about that
Body pullin’ me to fuel you
Try to leave ya, but I still don’t go

Even if I wanted to
I come back around
Even if I wanted to
I come back and we just go around, babe

Bang, bang, boomerang
Do you love or hate me now, babe
Bang, bang, boomerang
I can’t believe it all began with a joke and champagne
I really never cared about it
If you plantin’ a plantain

I don’t mind it bein’ like

Boomerang
Boomerang, boomerang, bang
Doin’ like boomerang
Boomerang, boomerang, boomerang, bang

Lookin’ out of a window ’bout the things I knew
Lookin’ out of a window ’bout the things I knew

Drinkin’ my Seagrams
Got peace like we need friends
I look down and I need them
‘Cause everything come back around, babe

Bang, bang, boomerang
Do you love or hate me now, babe
Bang, bang, boomerang
I can’t believe it all began with a joke and champagne
I really never cared about it
If you plantin’ a plantain

I don’t mind it bein’ like

Boomerang
Boomerang, boomerang, bang
Doin’ like boomerang
Boomerang, boomerang, boomerang, bang

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