* First tie coming your way *
: 10x2 (@Touchofmyhand
: 3x1 (@nikkysan
Worth It (feat. Iamsu) for:
“I’d give it all up for youuUUUUU I SWEAR!”
Another day, another elimination in the Randoms camp. But I don’t think anyone would have it any other way, judging by those averages.
Anyway, this song is the EDM counterpart to the kitschy pop of Drop That Kitty, in that both are an unusual group of people being featured in a song. This time around it’s Asian-American super group Far East Movement (of Like A G6 fame), DJ and future Whisper Queen collaborator Marshmello, and South-Korean idol Chanyeol from extremely popular band EXO. Me being the flop K-pop fan I am, I didn’t even notice this little detail. I’m so sorry my darlings @Slice of Life
, you are following along so loyally and this is how I repay you. Oh well, at least he’s not the member of a girl group. In that case, I’d have to sign my last will…
Back to something lighter, Freal Luv is outside of Tinashe’s typical style because there’s no sign of darkness here, not even a faint shadow in the distance. Lyrics are light, vocals are light, there’s no danger, there’s no mud, there’s no tension, which is why I didn’t like it at first. But then with time I conceded it’s indeed a bop. It doesn’t quite reach greatness levels though, and it’s all because it does without a big part of Tinashe’s artistry.
Y’all were not pleased by my formatting choices in the PMable list. The real kii is, “and others” didn’t come from a place of shadiness but just me being my usual lazy sloth self. phily582
(9) [editor’s note: I’ve noticed I’ve already messed up phily’s numbers in previous write-ups so from now on I’m just gonna give up altogether and put in random numbers] joins me in the cackling: “(Kii at "and others".) I will admit that I have been known to bop to and enjoy some Far East Movement songs and this is no exception. A total bop, but it would be significantly less so without Queenashe's presence.” Eh. I don’t think Tinashe is such a strong presence here to be a determining factor. Serg.
(10) is livid: “You did not just categorize king Chanyeol as 'others'. He's serving visuals in that Ariana style jacket, killer verse and elevating the song from a 8 to a 10, oh and Tinashe is cute here, claps for everyone involved.” Ok but mine is nothing compared to AshleyKerwin
's (7): “Objectively, I don’t like EDM of the “it sounds like it can be in a roller coaster walkthrough video” but this sounds good despite what it has working against it (ie- the menfolk).” Tinashe - Freal Luv (with the menfolk). Scream. Our other 10, Touchofmyhand
, is going to serve our closing comment: ''Popnashe goes off in this and makes this otherwise generic electronic song her own. A BOP'' Respectfully disagree with the former sentence but can’t deny the latter.