I’ll admit it: I was starting to get worried about J.Lo‘s recent foray back into #SomethingMoreUrban territory.
With her 1-2-3 punch of “On The Floor,” “Dance Again” and “Live It Up” over the past few years, it seemed like the Latina Love? diva was at her best when she was riding high on those RedOne-produced dance-pop beats tailored for the clurb.
But then, she swerved away from the dance floor. And after her lukewarm return to the Bronx with “Same Girl” (OY), followed by the stinging, DJ Mustard-produced “Girls,” Jenny’s newfound urban sound was feeling less J.Lo and a little more…off.
Yesterday, news broke of “I Luh Ya Papi,” a Detail-produced cut with French Montana off of La Lopez’s new album. And flaw-free artwork aside (GODDESS), the name still inspired some minor terror — but fear not, she’s got this one handled.
“I Luh Ya Papi” is a loose ‘n bubbly slice of swoon-filled R&B-pop backed by some warbling electronica and a slick beat, supplying us with just the right kind of breezy pop to take us into spring. “Got that hourglass for ya/Baby, look at deez legs,” J.Lo confidently commands, feeling herself all the way through. And once she hits that earworm of a chorus, it’s all over: “I luh ya papi, I luh ya, luh ya, luh ya papi!” While it might not play like an instant smash, it’s still catchy, fresh and — as the kids would say — a bop.
Side note: What is it with our pop ladies when they get all woozy in love? Between Yoncé‘s “Drunk In Love” (“SERFBORT!”), Rihanna‘s “You Da One” (“YOU DA ONE DAT I DREAM ABOUT ALL DA-AH-AHY”) and now J.Lo, proper diction just goes right out the window for that good D.
I’m just glad you’re having fun, Miss Jenny. I luh ya, luh ya mami!