I'm obsessed with everything to do with this song! I love it as a pop jam, obviously, it's perfection. And lyrically it's THE song for THIS generation, but add that to the leaky backstory and it's just so f'ing 2011 I can't even handle it.
Backstory courtesy of metallungies:
Jazmine Sullivan wrote on Twitter, “i’m making an official announcement that i am taking a break from music. i’m trying to figure out who i am… w/out a mike, paper or pen. i promised myself when it wasn’t fun anymore i wouldn’t do it. and here i am..” But then she quickly deleted the tweets.
The good news is Salaam Remi leaked this unreleased/new song to cheer her up. Jazmine just needed to be reminded that she’s not a robot and she has one of the best producers around in her corner.
How great is that? Some people say it's a publicity stunt and oh how wonderful would that be, how the hell does an act like J. Sull get traction in a Ke$ha world? Stunt it out girl.
And the fact that all of this is playing out on twitter and soundcloud makes her the ultimate 2011 Robot. Love.
I guess my current obsession with this track intersects with a thought I had this weekend. BH and I were hanging with some new people at a bar and I had this thought... 'wow, it's actually fun to be socially analog, face to actual face.' Isn't that sad? It was like nostaglia, a memory of a simplier time, it just felt so easy and immediate. We are all completely robots now and when each of us has our own QR Code, forget it, it's done. I embrace it wholeheartedly of course, and I think that is the real point of this track mixed with a story about quitting the biz then deleting that thought, there is no quitting at this point.
UPDATE: Sent in by reader Rob G.: I have three words for you Gi Ven Chy.