I know I'm a bit late to the party on this one but I've needed time to process my excitement about Paulini's emergency worker-themed comeback anthem. As readers of this blog know all too well, I stan hard for the Fijian pop princess. For a recap of the diva's entire career (up to 2007) read this and this. After her memorable stint in Young Divas, the Australian Idol alum fell on hard times. There was her iconic domestic violence charity single "Scarless" and a random duet with Ronan Keating but the last time I saw her, she was singing her heart out to three disinterested homosexuals near the Mardi Gras entrance-gate. Happily, Ms Curuenavuli is back with the campest song of 2012. Can I get a hallelujah?
Co-written by Paulini and Cascada's favourite producers (I'm not kidding), "Fireman" is gayer than Oxford Street on a Saturday night. The lyrics, which basically explore stunning themes like being hosed down by men in uniform, are hilarious and the slick production is tailor-made for gay nightclubs. It's basically ten kinds of amazing. I love the chorus and the "cool me down" breakdown. The verses sometimes verge on farcical but the 29-year-old's killer vocals help pull the song back from the edge when it veers into Village People territory. To be honest, I prefer Paulini in R&B mode - her brilliant Beyoncé's knock-off "So Over You" is one of my favourite Australian pop song ever! - but if she keeps on churning out epic pop trash like "Fireman", I'm on board.
Watch the soft porn video below and download the song from iTunes now. On a slightly different note, can somebody please tell me where these firemen work? I'm about go start a fire.