Friday, September 17, 2010

Jessica Mauboy - Get 'Em Girls

Jessica Mauboy's stunning transformation into the new Queen of crunk is complete! Australia's sweetheart has left behind the cute, ever-so-slightly urban, pop of her debut album and returned with a hot new hood sound. I'm on board. "Get 'Em Girls" is very reminiscent of Beyoncé's "B'Day" era, which isn't surprising given the singer's status as Bey's second biggest stan - after me. The song was even produced by Bangladesh (the genius who blessed the world with "Diva") and the result sounds like a cross between "Get Me Bodied" and "Freakum Dress". Quality! Not that "Get 'Em Girls" is a cheap knock off. The beats come thick and heavy, while the lyrics cover hard hitting topics like looking sexy in high heels. I'm not sold on Snoop Dogg's superfluous rap but I think it's quite brave of Jessica to turn her back on the current urban dance craze and try something different. My only concern is that "Get 'Em Girls" is perhaps a little too hood for the Australian market but it's rapid ascent on iTunes says otherwise. As much as I love J Mau's new club banger, I hope there is some of the sweet pop that made "Been Waiting" so special on the new album. We'll know soon enough because it drops on November 5. "Get 'Em Girls" is available to download from iTunes now.

11 comments:

Flop Of The Pops said...

#1 for sure!

loveeee it

Anonymous said...

its different.....

Will Driver said...

Yesss. I know this song for so long already. Muffy already did it and i loved it since the start. I think Jessica did such a good job on this one ! Hope it will go big

Bee humpty Doo :) said...

funky as jess lovin it xx
cant wait 2 c the film clip ......

Diva Incarnate said...

Mike, how do you get a song uploaded like that without giving it as a download or having to fetch it off youtube? I've been wanting to do that for ages...

Anonymous said...

What I would like to know is why Jess said repeatedly in interviews yesterday that she wrote this song. I heard 3 interviews in which she claimed credit for writing it. Even when asked directly by a Nova interviewer she said yes, she wrote it. And yet it is exactly the same as Muffy's version word for word which was recorded last year. The only change is the rap is different in the two versions. The rest of the song is exactly the same. Even the Crocodile Dundee reference that she said in an interview on ninemsn she put in because she was thinking of Australia. And I quote,

But there's also splashes of humour with the singer describing her Gucci alligator stilettos as `Crocodile Dundees' in the title track.

"I had to put that in there," she said.

"Being in the States you reflect on everything like the culture of Australia and all the funny things."


http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=7963224

And yet the croc dundee bit is in the original song too. Why claim credit for a song she didn't write. Odd. Very odd. The truth would be nice Jess. It is just a song given to you to sing.

I've got a red centre said...

Hmmm she seems to be a nice girl but I wonder what would've happened if she'd not been put through the 'how to make a second-rate Beyonce for the US market' production line. Going by the Hughesy and Kate Nova interview she's obviously been to Joss Stone's dialect coach to perfect that 'visited LA for three months and picked up this totally awesome accent'.

Anonymous said...

Think that's pretty nasty comment... dude if you know anything about travelling... you would know that you have a tenancy to adapt to an accent. When i was in England i done without even noticing.. you just pick it up. and on being a second rate beyonce.. well sheesh man. She sure as hell ain't nothing in comparison. But i tell you what, she's a first class Jessica mauboy and a first class act for an australian. Especially for someone who comes from idol.

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