Sunday, January 25, 2015

I'm FourFiveSeconds From Hitting Repeat!

So this is my first music post on this blog and I'm so excited because I plan to do things like this more often. I recently announced on my Twitter page that I would incorporate more posts about pop culture and it just so happened that current Queen of Pop, Little Miss Sunshine herself, Rihanna, released her new single featuring Kanye West and the legendary Sir Paul McCartney.

Now everyone has an opinion about this song (as they should) because it's ENTIRELY different from anything else Rih Rih has ever done. I, for one am glad about that. If I got another "club banger" or radio friendly EDM song I would've just quit on modern pop music (okay, not really but you get what I'm saying).

Point blank, I think FourFiveSeconds is great. Is it a masterpiece? No, but it's genuinely good music. Rihanna's voice is strained during some parts but it fits the mood of the song. I've waited for the folksy, acoustic sound in a pop song for so long now it's not even funny! I just didn't think Rihanna would be the pop goddess to give it to me (but I'm happy she did). Kanye's voice falls flat (and autotuned) but he sort of saves himself in his second verse.

This song gives me vibes of being in a bar while a small band plays for the crowd. It's chill and relaxing and it's something you can vibe to while you're in your car (take that for radio friendly). Not only that but it's a catchy song that will remain in your head after just one listen (regardless of your opinion of the song).

Generally the song talks about being fed with someone (or people) who constantly takes your kind for weakness and you're a couple of seconds away from blowing up. It's a nice departure from the "ratchet" music that has been up and coming (and that I will never understand). It's something cool about hearing an acoustic track that talks about the feelings you get before you go off on someone.

For most people the song is a grower but for me, it made its mark on the first listen. Radio will eat it up and fans will be satisfied for now since it's something new from Rihanna. Honestly, if her album sound like this and her snippet of Kiss It Better, it' safe for me to say that this just may be my favorite Rihanna album (sorry Good Girl Gone Bad). I'm excited for R8!!!! Take a look at the lyrics below and listen to the song. Also buy FourFiveSeconds here on iTunes!



Lyrics to Four Five Seconds 
 I think I've had enough, I might get a little drunk
I say what's on my mind, I might do a little time
Cause all of my kindness, is taken for weakness

Now I'm FourFiveSeconds from wildin'
And we got three more days 'til Friday
I'm just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin'
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh thats all I want

Woke up an optimist, sun was shining I'm positive
Then I heard you was talkin' trash
Hold me back I'm bout' to spaz

Now I'm FourFiveSeconds from wildin'
And we got three more days 'til Friday
I'm just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin'
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh thats all I want

And I know that you're up tonight
Thinkin' how could I be so selfish
But you called bout a thousand times wondering where I been
Now I know that your up tonight
Thinkin' how could I be so reckless
But I just can't apologize, I hope you can understand

If I go to jail tonight, promise you'll pay my bail
See they want to buy my pride, but that just ain't up for sale
See all of my kindness, is taken for weakness

Now I'm FourFiveSeconds from wildin'
And we got three more days 'til Friday
I'm just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin'
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh that's all I want

Now I'm FourFiveSeconds from wildin'
And we got three more days 'til Friday
I'm just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin'
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh that's all I want

2 comments:

  1. Well, dang! I tried to hear the song, but it's no longer available. I'm actually not familiar with much of Rihanna's stuff. Will you be posting more songs on here? :)

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    1. I definitely will! I've always been in love with pop culture and I incorporate it into all of my books so I thought I should be posting reviews by default.

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