Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Return Of Kristinia DeBarge


You know the girl that sung "Goodbye"? No? You're killing me. Krissy - as she is known to me and her three other stans - was briefly hailed as the next big thing in 2009 when her catchy debut climbed into the US top 20. She sounded like a cross between pre-whore Rihanna and a less boring Jordin Sparks but her album sank faster than MDNA and she has spent the past three years making Disney movies. I was happily surprised when I read she was making a comeback and more than a little shocked to discover she got her pretty paws on a rather hot song.

"Cry Wolf" is perky mid-tempo jam that reminds me of turn of the millennium Max Martin. This wouldn't sound out of place on Robyn's debut. Interpret that as the track sounding dated if you will but I think it has a timeless quality. I love the howls and had completely forgotten how powerful her pipes were. If this flops, Jessica Mauboy should steal it for her next album! The video (below) is a bit of a worry. Kristinia shows off her bangin' bikini body in a series of skimpy outfits but the choreography doesn't really fit and I could have done without the Little Red Riding Hood parallels.

As much as I like "Cry Wolf", I'm not sure it's edgy enough to be a hit but I have my fingers crossed it helps her build some momentum. There's definitely room for her on my iPod.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds like Rihannas take a bow

Anonymous said...

sounds like Rihannas take a bow

Brett said...

Goodby was a jam. Happy to have her back!