HELLO TO ALL THE HATERS AND FAKERS. Ahahaha, no, hello for real. How is the weather treating you? Some of us here in America are melting into the seats of our cars and then peeling ourselves off of them like wrappers from taffy candy, but at least there’s sun!
I’ve been celebrating the warmer weather by listening to SZA’s new album “Ctrl” on repeat. It’s an R&B (and summer) album for sure, but there are melodies and riffs reminiscent of 90s alt-rock bands – but specifically The Sundays, The Cardigans, and Sneaker Pimps – that are so well incorporated that’s it’s driving me up the wall a little bit because I can’t place my finger on who it sounds like exactly. Ugh, who cares, I love you, SZA.
But because it feels a little to me like a cross-over album, I’ve been thinking about this song a lot:
Remember. Remember Tim McGraw and Nelly absolutely blowing our minds with this song? The country/R&B crossover hit our dreams? No, it was actually terrible. Also probably most of you reading are like, “For one, I was three years old when that song came out, and two, I don’t listen to music like that.” Fair! But that doesn’t mean we couldn’t use the same template to create the collaboration of our dreams. For example, here was mine a couple weeks ago:
concept: a 2017 equivalent of nelly & tim mcgraw's 2004 country/r&b crossover hit with shania twain & sza pic.twitter.com/5LtrS7oyxz
What’s yours? Also how are you? If you don’t want to get into it that’s fine, too. We can keep it light. Is there a pride where you are and are you going? As always we welcome pictures of your dogs and your cats and your other various pets.
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