I know what I want, I know what I got
Nobody can do it better than ME, ya
Both "AND" and me got a little break and now we're back at it. Produced by Hayley Michelle Aitken, Nermin Harambasic, Eirik Johansen, Jan Hallvard Larsen and Anne Judith Wik a.k.a. DSign Music ("LOL", Girls' Generation's "Genie", BoA's "HURRICANE VENUS") and written by Kumi, the song was released as an album track on "AND".
We love a cocky bopperoo, don't we? Apparently not so much, since it's already going. I adore this and it hurts me seeing this leaving before some more questionable bops. Anyway, this isa delight from start to finish. The way it bursts with energy right from the get-go and only slows down for a hot second in the middle 8 is something else, really. Speaking of the middle 8, "SWEETEST TABOO, BOOBOOBOO!" invaded and seized by feeble mind seemingly for all eternity. To me the playfulness and the choppy delivery of the verses are the main draw while the smooth chorus ties it all together nicely especially once the "lalala" part comes in.
Honestly, the lyrics don't really make much sense here, because on one hand Kumi boasts about what an amazing woman she is and on the other it somehow still a taboo to be with her boo? Something doesn't add up here.
I see you happy day you see me lucky day
Gonna kick ass like I always do - Rock'n Roll
Quickly turn the lights down low
Gonna enchant and grab the crowd
Swagging for everyone
On this hot night, sugar
Gonna come like this
I'll take one swagging, yes and thank you.
I don't care what @Yeziirl's (7) score might suggest, he hates this song, "“Come come quicker loud loud speaker” a cringe from the start! Not what everyone excepted, amirite? It’s a mess but it’s quite fun! The only part I hate is the la-la-la part which drives me crazy for some reason. Production is quite weird as well, you can hear how some adlibs are louder than the main vocal track so it sounds amateurish lol. Many questions to lyrics as well: “If you call me your baby, I call you my boo” - thats vomit inducing for some people, I think. “I see you happy day, you see me lucky day” - what in the world?" Get out.
The ever so reasonable @otenkiame (7,5) cracked the code, "I think it's safe to say that this is the sister song to Namie's "Big Boys Cry". Seriously, the melodies in the choruses just sound so similar. Anyway, Kuu sounds great with her raps, and I do like the lighter and poppier route it takes once the hooks kick in. The right amount of sass and cute, to be honest." "Big Boys Cry" was actually produced by DSign Music as well.
And in the end @Weslicious (8) liked the track even if he had to listen to the most part of it before it clicked with him, "The middle 8 build up elevates this rather average song." So... not average eventually?
I've seen this live and it freaking pops the eff off. The live recording from the "AND" tour makes the overall instrumental sound kinda comical due to live band.