I bawled my eyes to this song on tour, what a performance. Her vocal delivery is absolutely devastating, intimate and desperate and astonishing. So many songs that refer to the pandemic in any way have already become cliches, but G3 N15 might be the single most beautiful song that captures the actual human tragedy of such circumstance. You don't even have to understand the lyrics cause her voice says everything AND more.
I hate that I was right about Rosalia's cull, but I didn't expect it to have such an evil rotten energy. Honestly girls y'alls taste is what should have went out instead of Rosalia's masterpieces because it's yuck. G3 N15 and Delirio de Grandeza are both at least top 30 material, even with whole Renaissance occupying it.
It's the way we're losing most of the ballads from MOTOMAMI in quick succession... You guys REALLY didn't want to let her breathe, huh.
"COMO UN G" is a breakup ballad. The title comes from her saying that she's swearing that she won't be coming back to date other men after this breakup since it was so heartbreaking. This is one of the most gorgeous ballads on the album. It fills a very particular void that the other ballads do not deal with, which is heartache.
The song follows the ethos of the rest of the album: minimalism. "COMO UN G"'s production is effectively led by a simple piano. However, this piano has some reverb and allows it to fill the soundscape. Despite the simplicity of the song's production, Rosalia's voice carries this gorgeous ballad. Her voice is in the upper register throughout it and fuck... she just sounds excellent. I mentioned it the previous track, but Rosalia's vocals are commendable. It comes as no surprise, knowing her background in music, but it's still impressive.
As I know most people aren't Spanish speakers on the forum, I know most are judging these songs on their melodies and "boppability", so I'm not too shocked to see most ballads leaving first. In all honesty, that's what I do with K-Pop as well. Even though I'm learning Korean, it's still difficult to understand the songs. That said, even as a Spanish speaker, Miss Rosalia went to AGU (the Ariana Grande University) and did her degree on enunciation, because my goodness, some of these words just get lost sometimes.
Rosalia takes a breather and we return to cut Charli's third song.
The first verse in this song is so fucking delicious. The production is exactly what I crave from Charli XCX. It's so ethereal, but at the same time, it's so explosive. It works so well and suits Charli's general soundscape perfectly. It's the synths that really sell the floaty vibe of the song, but what gets me going is the drum n' bass-like background. It's so effective. It makes total sense with Charli's usual bleep bloop vibe.
I guess I'll talk about my biggest gripe with this song: the chorus. I don't necessarily think it's bad, but it feels a bit underwhelming. It's a bit too lowkey and only really works in the final chorus with Charli's glitchy voice. I wish the rest of the song went as hard as that moment and the first verse. That's where it loses me. I think this would be a solid 8/10 with that. If it was longer, it could reach a 10/10.
To my surprise, this was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick. For those that the name doesn't ring a bell, this is the person behind huge hits like Dua Lipa's "New Rules", "Don't Start Now" and "Fever" (it's a hit in my last.fm), as well as Selena Gomez' "Bad Liar" and "Back To You". There's tons more credits, including Tove Lo and Kylie Minogue's "Really don't like u". He's also behind Selena Gomez' "Look At Her Now" which is kinda shit. We can't deny the rest of her catalogue though! Miss Kirkpatrick snapped I fear. It's just a bit of a shame that this is what they ended up with because I feel it could be a lot better (even if it already is good enough).
I'm not sure I agree with this being the third worst song on CRASH. What do we think?