We need Hoody to stop teasing us with singles and drop another album; it’s time.
This song doesn’t sound at all like we expected…even though we didn’t know quite what to expect. There is a strong neo-soul vibe to this but, while that’s not foreign to Hoody as she comes with a lot of the good R&B vibes of all stripes, her vocals take this in a slightly different direction. The softness of her tone is strong but very sweet and the it floats over the beat like air. She also gives some solid adlibs that highlight and pop at just the right moments to make you stay tuned in and keep going until the end.
The other thing this song has going for it is that it has Boyfriend Jay Park; that side of him that comes with the sweet lyrics and gentle voice. He gives us both rap and singing this time around and he comes with a deeper tone that we have come to expect from him. Some of this might have to do with the fact that he is getting older (our voices change and get deeper as we age), but it could also be general vocal improvement as he has been exercising his singing voice a little more in the last couple of years.
The lyrics have a nice flavor to them. They aren’t sexual by any means, but they aren’t so non-sexual that they seem childish. This really does sound like two people who enjoy each others’ company and love one another in that way that it’s just enough to be together. The distinct difference between the style of speaking for each singer helps this come across as in a way that some duets forget; two separate people talking instead of a songwriter doing both parts in the same voice.
This is one of those bops that doesn’t seem like a bop until you find yourself nodding and grooving to it. Definitely worth a listen…and several repeats.
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