After close to a decade, Uffie is ready to uff again.
At one point many moons ago, the “Pop the Glock” electro-pop-rapper was one of the reigning Queens of MySpace and MP3 download blog culture circa the mid-to-late ’00s. Kesha was even accused of ripping off Uffie to craft her early glitter-garbage “Tik Tok”-style sound.
After dropping her fantastic debut Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans in 2010 (which featured ample production from Mirwais – Madonna connection!), she went away for years and years.
“Drugs” is a somber, sober, synth-y plea to a lover on the loose: “The drugs don’t love you like I do / Don’t walk away from me tonight / The clubs won’t treat you like I do / Don’t walk away from us tonight,” she sweetly croons. It sounds like the “MCs Can Kiss” bop superstar’s been doing some reflecting on her days of sex, partying and substances.
This is growth.
“After taking some much needed time out with my family, I am so excited to be sharing music again with my other family: my fans. This record digs deeper than I ever have and reflects the joy, growth, and pain of my life experiences. Hearts break, joy sings, and we’ve always got each other on the dance floor,” she told Fader.
With so many years spent away from the music scene, there was a good chance that Uffie wouldn’t make sense in the current climate. But if “Drugs” is any indication, she sounds right at home in 2018.
Welcome back, Uffie. We missed you!
And, for a quick trip down memory lane, let’s remember how it all began. (And yes, that’s a Sky Ferreira cameo in the video!)
“Drugs” was released on May 11. (iTunes)
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