WHAT A FEELING
NEW LOOK (Instrumental)
ROCK STEADY (Instrumental)
WHAT A FEELING (Instrumental)
1. NEW LOOK
Borrowing a sample from the Supremes “Baby Love”, NEW LOOK is an interesting song. Besides the wacky, WACKY vocals going on, the song really feels like something from the 60s. The funny thing is how fast Namie is singing in the song. She’s like rapid fire in the song and it makes me shake my head in confusion. I just still think the lyrics are just the most random set of em I’ve heard in a while.
2. ROCK STEADY
Sampling Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady”, you can really tell where Aretha’s parts are in the song so it doesn’t become a search and find. Sadly, this was probably the worst track off the single, but you can’t blame it because of how the other two tracks are awesome. The beats of the song doesn’t really feel 70’s-ish but the song does have good flow and Namie and I can say her vocals were on charge here.
3. WHAT A FEELING
However, the golden trophy goes to WHAT A FEELING. It definitely doesn’t feel like an 80’s track to me because of all the futuristic element and heavy bass beats. It’s really pounding and since Namie is sampling Irene Cara’s “What a Feeling”, it’s definitely one of the coolest tracks back in 2008. If it wasn’t for “BLACK DIAMOND”, I think this would’ve been my pop song for the 08’s. Great song and great beat.
While it was the lone single representing “BEST FICTION” and was a concept single (to me at least), 60s70s80s did a good job representing the decades and the sampling wasn’t too rough, in fact it was good. I would’ve liked at least one of the songs making it on “PAST<FUTURE” but w/e I’ll live.