My procrastination has paid off! Take that early birds! Suck on this Benjamin Franklin, with your early to beds and early to rises!
Ahem. Pardon me. What I’m trying to say is that way back in May, a singer named Tulisa topped the U.K. chart with a song called “Young.” I love the track, and I totally intended to write about it. But then I got distracted. There was probably a frozen cosmo with my name on it.
But it’s good that I waited! Because now, “Young” has been released in the United States. Now I can write about it without seeming like a tease. See what I mean? Keep wasting time, kids! The world wants you to.
And if you’d like to waste time by listening to be a husky-voiced diva holler window-rattling notes over a sick beat, then you should waste your time with Tulisa’s song:
“Young,” which playfully apologizes for all the stupid shit that twentysomethings do, has the same vibe as Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” with a track that starts slowly then builds to a frantic rhythm. Tulisa’s voice, though, is less Rihanna-smoky than Kelly Rowland-theatrical. Here’s an experiment: Play “Young” immediately after Rowland and David Guetta’s “When Love Takes Over,” then see if you want to join a church. Because seriously… these women are shouting to the sky.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering where you might have heard Tulisa’s name: She’s currently a judge on the British X-Factor and she used to be in the dance-pop group N-Dubz. But frankly, I think she’s more interesting on her own. N-Dubs buried her voice inside overwrought production, and I want to hear my sister, you know?