Exactly what I didn't know I wanted.
This whole release is very slick. The song is classy and smoothe, Kahi is styling and sexy and everything fabulous about everything. The suits and T-shirts thing is fantastic and she pulls it off in such a way that it looks classy and sassy in all the best ways; I'm digging the just-more-than-shoulder-length dirty blonde look, too.The Choreo makes her look even more fabulous than she usually does, strong and sexy and so perfectly Femme without giving an inch; especially with her heels on, she looks downright dangerous. I love it, and how it plays with the lyrics. The video's editing is cool too, especially her solo dances in direct comparison to her set-&-dancers cuts. The track is catchy as hell, it's well balanced and structured. On the technical side of things it's pretty plain, but it still rolls with this delightfully cool-toned smoothe vibe that lingers in your head well after the song finishes. The rap features in perfectly, pulling the register down and warming the whole song up, so that even with the synths' icy sine waves and Kahi's cool-tone vocals the track is warm and well rounded as a complete unit.
First of all, I LOVE anything that shows pole dancing as genuinely athletic, not to mention elegant and intricate in a way that isn't purely sex-for-show. I found the color-scheme to be an interesting choice. At first I thought it was too jarring but after a few views I warmed up to it for some reason. I'm not sure why. All of the colors compliment each other well and I like the pattern of the parts in blue. It also goes well with the styling. This is not my favorite AS look. Some of the individual pieces are cool, a shirt here, a dress there, tights, a few hairstyles.Over all though, it's not my favorite.
It's also not my favorite choreography. I LOVE the pole dancing parts, but the on the ground group moves are meh. The reason I fell in love with Flashback was that beautiful line of choreo that permeated the piece (and went entirely, abusively, ignored in the MV). I've made sure to watch this live a few times before deciding, but really the Choreo's pretty bland. It's sexy, certainly, but nothing spectacular.
I like the song. It's a nice smoothe RnB track. Some people have been saying that it's dull, but honestly it's just slower than most people like to hear. It's a very well done track, lots of power and drive behind it's movement, like inertia verses zippy speed. Over all a pretty great release.
I give it a 7/10: Me Gusta.
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