14. Going Out Of My Way (with Mr Eazi) average: 7.7778 Peak Placement: #6 || Valley Placement: #15 High Scores: 11 - @slaybellz @Murdoch @rubirubi 10 - @FINISH LINE @Mr.Arroz @Phonetics Girl 9 - @Vasilios @jawow_ @Scaper @RainOnFire @Conan Low Scores: 5.5 - @Robsolete 5 - @MusicalMelody @saviodxl @scottdisick94 @Sanctuary Boombazookajoe Score: 8 - @boombazookajoe Aww. The very last song M.O. released, a 3 time 11 receiver, finds its way out of the rate at #14. Going Out Of My Way reunites the ladies with Mr Eazi, who makes a few appearances further on in the rate, on this smooth bop about realizing the side piece should be just that, a side piece. Chanal laments about leaving the hookup “without her pride.” Annie sings “I know we good but we so bad together, I know you know that you’re my guilty pleasure, I give an inch, you give a different measure” and Nadine admits “even when it’s over, it’s over, I’ll be calling you back.” I didn’t really get this until the rap verse featuring Eazi, but clearly the gals are in a relationship and participating in some, ahem, extramarital carnal joy with their caller, even though they know they shouldn’t. Despite me only giving this an 8 to Choose Sides’ 8.5 ddd, this largely improves upon the issues I had with the last song. Lyrically, it’s telling more of, well not a full story, but at least a complete thought, which is appreciated, and Mr Eazi’s rap verse appears as an effective bridge, even with an overdone “just the tip / just the tip” line. @berserkboi liked the Brandy vibes in the vocals, but thought: “the rap feature takes it down a bit!” @londonrain also takes issue with the feature and full on pulled a Coco Montrese “What is a Little Edie, well she’s not that little” on our poor rapper: “What is a Mr Eazi and why does he keep appearing on their songs?” @Holly Something doesn’t mind the song, but feels like it feels like a “retread” of their much more successful collab, Bad Vibes. @OspreyQueen enjoys what feels like a solid album track on the theoretical album that will never exist, but feels like “it’s also a bittersweet listen when it might end up being their final single.” Truer words, sis. (Be on the lookout for M.O.3. Featuring 1/3rd of M.O. queen Annie and her workout clients!) @Runawaywith me feels like this is a “slightly less good Choose Sides,” so it makes sense that they both had extremely close averages. @Sugaboy comments: “It’s good, but I was definitely yearning for the out and out bops (pun intended) by this point. Also I have no idea what lyrics Nadine is singing on the post-chorus.” Tee hee. So I looked it up, and depending on the source, it’s one of the three: I'll been, I've been callin' you, bae Even when it's over, it's over, I’m callin' you bae I buy you a bunch of bouquet You got my love trap-trapped in a dying love affair I've been, I've been callin' you back Even when it's over, it's over, I'm callin' you back I buy you a bunch of bouquet You get my love chop-chop, you know that I love it (Going, going) ←-this can’t be it I be, I be callin' you back Even when it's over, it's over, I'm callin' you back I buy you a bond, triple K You get my love trapped, trapped in the bando, babe Ddddddddd. I hear the dying love affair the most, but I can lowkey hear them all so, who the fuck knows. The video features some grainy tour footage mixed with the girls chilling on the same stairwell they shot the Ex At The Party single cover. Not Jessie Ware serves face and glamour. Nadine steals Chanal’s hair from the Choose Sides video. And Chanal looks irritated. Frankee Era Songs Remaining: 9 out of 19 (10 eliminated) Chanal Era Songs Remaining: 4 out of 10 (6 eliminated) Tomorrow we lose 1 Frankee song and 1 Chanal song.