Single Review: Ariana Grande x Big Sean, ‘Best Mistake’

Ariana-Grande-ft.-Big-Sean-Right-ThereThis is the third collab between Ariana Grande and Big Sean as the two have previously collaborated on ‘Right There’ and ‘Problem’. This time around it is more interesting being that it’s been rumored that the two are dating. I knew that there was some chemistry between the two when they performed ‘Right There’ at  “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Party”Also with rumors circulating about their romance, an Instagram photo posted on both Ariana’s and Sean’s have indicated something is going on between the two.

As for this new track, ‘Best Mistake’, I like that this is a different direction for Ariana. She sings a lot of R&B fused music, but it’s very pop at the same time. Pop at 21 years old is more intriguing than R&B in this day anyway. The track has a nice vibe and her voice doesn’t annoy me. I just think that she doesn’t show enough emotion. The inflection in her tone is just not there. She sounds great, but it’s just like she’s singing the lyrics from the paper and not really feeling it. I do like the direction of the song. It isn’t horrible.

Ariana’s sophomore album, My Everything, will be in stores/online August 25th.

Check out the track below:

This Week In Music [V.18] — Video Overload #2

Welcome to another edition of THIS WEEK IN MUSIC! (Insert thunderous applause and screams.) In this edition this is another video overload. I’ll have more of these in the future. Check out my first video overload in #TWIMV4. As always be sure to click the links, which I have bolded for convenience. Thanks in advance. Let’s get to it.

Before I get into the reviews be sure to check out my posts from this week:

Now on to the videos. As I mentioned already there’s been a lot of videos released this week and although it’d be great for me to review THEM ALL, I’ll highlight some as well as include some new music at the end.

2 Chainz channels Michael Jackson’s, ‘Thriller’ (yes, you read correctly) in his new video for ‘Freebase’ off his latest project, Freebase-EP. He did give a disclaimer in the beginning of the video.

“This video is for entertainment purposes only and dedicated to one of my favorite artists. In no kind of way is it our intent to disrespect the legacy of the greatest entertainer of all time.”

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The video stays true the concept of ‘Thriller’ and I get why he would go with a concept as such being as what freebase can do to people. Despite that, nothing else in the video added up. I mean it wasn’t a horrible video, but it only semi-made sense when it got to freebase. Great visual if you take out the rapping. I couldn’t stop laughing. Points to 2 Chainz for experimenting, but the video was off lyrically. Check it out below:

2 Chainz isn’t the only one experimenting with the visuals. Future took it to another level with his video, ‘Coupe’. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and watched it anyway not expecting much from it. Glad my bar wasn’t set high. This video is boring, the song is boring, and Future could and has done better. If interested, check it out below:

Common has released the visual for his Big Sean assisted track, ‘Diamonds’ from his latest album Nobody’s Smiling. The video is really nothing special as their silhouettes are merging over skylines in a black and white setting. I do like the song though. Common has announced his departure from G.O.O.D. Music as well. Take a look at the video below:

Daley has released a cliche video for his single ‘Look Up’ off his debut album, Days & Nights. He goes through the whole whirlwind of being on tour, how it’s a dream come true, the love from fans, etc. There’s nothing really exciting about it, but his voice is so amazing. Check it out below:

Until next time…

 

 

Video Review: Ariana Grande, ‘Problem’

DEIDAH.COM_Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea Perform 'Problem' Together For The First Time!Ariana Grande has released the video for her latest radio smash ‘Problem‘ featuring Iggy Azalea and Big Sean. First off, I didn’t know Big Sean was the one whispering on the track. The video overall is a big fail for me. There was no concept behind it. First off I can see that the vibe/initial concept was to have a 70s type video. It went from having Iggy Azalea in a lava lamp like background (best description) to Big Sean whispering and of course Ariana Grande does the choreo that she’s been doing as she performs this track live. See here:

tumblr_n6em6ha6jn1r03sppo1_500Overall, I don’t think the song is bad. I think that it’s very catchy on the radio and is a great push/buzz for Ariana as she gears up to release her debut album. The video just could’ve been better. She looks awkward dancing. The concept is just thrown together. The dancers weren’t needed. I would’ve liked to see a love interest and flashback to Iggy Azalea fighting with a love interest as she rapped or something. Big Sean didn’t really need to be in the video. I know he does the hook, but with a fallout storyline his presence wouldn’t really be needed. Videos can make or break a song and for this one, it didn’t help.

In other news, ‘Problem’ sits in at #2 on the Hot 100. Not shabby at all.

Check out the video below: