So when inklings of his new single came out back in December, I was quite naturally less than interested. However, a mere freeze-frame image on the YouTube clip of his new video created a strange curiousity within me. It seemed slightly…vintage. And so it was.
I had no idea how melodious and wonderful this song would turn out to be. A vocoded paradise, swirling around a synth heaven that might as well have come from an album track of either Minogue, Snoop’s latest single borrows the feel good R&B from the good ‘ol days (note: days during which I was not yet born), and pure, crass lyricism. Before I knew what hit me, I was listening to the unedited version, “Sexual Eruption,” on the daily and nightly. Bonus fun fact: “Sexual Eruption” features my favorite lyrics of the fourth quarter of 2007: “Wanna take her to the crib to exchange fuck faces.”
Weeks later, heads were talking…making outrageous claims regarding Robyn organizing some sort of official remix for this most brilliant song. I said “Nay, talkers. Nay.” Today, I have come to find myself proven wrong. Yet again. I should have thought it through…a down-beat banger about having a sexual eruption? Robyn would have been all over this like a sexual eruption. And now, she has.
It’s good. And I mean, deliciously good. She brings the chorus into the present, ad-libbing as she does so well. “Mama’s gonna sex you up”? It’s a surefire hit, though no one seems to be catching on to this song. Come on and play catch people…Doggy Dogg’s got a bone for you.