Sunday, 13 October 2013

Katy B ft. Jessie Ware: Aaliyah


Released: 7th December 2012
Recorded: 2011
Label: Columbia

Hey guys! Sorry it's been so long! Here's a little treat for you all. :o) Since I'm from the UK, it's only fair that I represent my UK roots. Here's a not so familiar track from Katy B and Jessie Ware titled 'Aaliyah' which pretty much speaks for itself. You can find this track on Katy B's Danger EP. For those who don't know, Katy B is very, heavily influenced by Aaliyah and did this song as a tribute, paying homage into her forever, lasting memory. When you have two great artists on a track, you can rest assure that what you'll hear will be fire!

Interestingly enough, when I first heard this track, I was pleasantly surprised as it sounded no where near to what Aaliyah would of done. Production wise it has a very funky, electronic dance beat, which is very catchy on the ears. Lyrically, both Katy B and Jessie Ware talk about Aaliyah and the impact she had, particularly on her male admirers. Katy B plays the role of a girl who finds a man, only to find out that Aaliyah's natural charisma and charm is all too much, swaying her man away from her. She goes on to sing the main hook – " Aaliyah please, this is green envy, why must you taunt me girl?" Both ladies talk about Babygirl in a positive way, showing how flawless and effortless she was since she never tried too hard to 'look' sexy, she clearly just 'was' sexy in her own right. It wouldn't surprise me if women were jealous of her, because she always had a natural allure which is very hard to do, since it comes from within yourself as a person, knowing who you are and being content with it. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy this upbeat track which you can listen to down below! :o)