Hardie’s Music Review

October 23 - 29

Sam Hardie, Contributor

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Raising Hell – Kesha & Big Freedia

Something I wouldn’t have expected from Kesha is a dubstep, pop, gospel, country banger about Jesus but here we are. While the track itself is all over the place in terms of subject and genre, it is fairly catchy. The drop after the chorus, however, sounds very generic 2015 pop music and sounds just slightly plagiarized from something I’ve heard before. On top of this, the song is very repetitive and has few lyrics that aren’t just repeated several times throughout the song. The feature with Big Freedia is also something I’m confused by. Whenever a song says featured I’m assuming they’d at least have some sort of verse on the track, yet Big Freedia mainly is there for background vocals. It’s not even like they didn’t have room to give her a verse they definitely had enough time for how short the track is. It’s just kinda weird. 

Overall though, I feel like the song accomplishes what it was set out to do. It’s catchy, it has a nice beat, a decent message, and good vocals over it. It’s not something super deep and flawless, but music doesn’t have to be. It’s a fun song that I could see going on the radio a few times. Other than that there isn’t much to see here. 

Overall Rating: 6.5/10

It Might Be Time – Tame Impala 

Tame Impala has a new album getting closer to releasing and they’re starting to begin the anticipation and buzz with some new singles. Earlier this year, Kevin Parker – lead singer and producer of Tame Impala – released two new singles titled “Patience” and “Borderline”, both amazing tracks. Neither though were confirmed to be on the new album coming out “The Slow Rush”. “It Might Be Time” however is the first promotional single to come out of this era of music for Tame Impala. Released last Monday, “It Might Be Time” stays true to Tame Impala’s psychedelic rock style that gained him popularity. Seeming as though it belonged to one of his previous albums such as “Lonerism” or perhaps the B-Side of his certified Platinum album “Currents”, the album that blasted him into popularity with ragingly popular songs like “Let it Happen” and “The Less I Know The Better”. 

The song itself talks about facing the fact that you’re growing up and getting more responsibilities even if you don’t want them. Through the synths, hypnotic drum beats, and heavily reverbed voice, Parker discusses that he doesn’t want to grow up. Having what boomers call the “Peter Pan syndrome”. He wants to have fun and not think about getting older and his own mortality. At the same time, however, he’s recognizing that that isn’t something he can do and that at this point he needs to face the fact that he has to change the way he lives with his age. It’s catchy, quick, intense, and a very Tame Impala sounding track. It’s overall a great song and makes me very excited to hear the upcoming album. 

Overall Rating: 7.8/10