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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Someone Forgot To Write Electrik Red A Chorus

Here's a pack of broads called Electrik Red. And—not kidding you—their names are Naomi, Sarah, Lesley and Binki. No shit. Binki.

Now, with a label like Def Jam up behind them, a fab album cover/title for their debut, How To Be A Lady: Volume 1 (pictured below), and producers The-Dream and Tricky Stewart ("Umbrella," "Single Ladies") at the helm, you'd think the songs would be setting the wig gum on fire, right?

Alas, here's "So Good." (Sadly, no affiliation to the 2005 Rachel Stevens song.) And while the single deserves props for starting out promising with its groovy SWV-esque beat and boasting a video almost as camp as Electrik Red's album cover, the writers need to be spanked for utterly failing to pen these leggy ladies a compelling chorus...or any chorus at all.

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4 Comments:

  • At 7:18 AM, Blogger K.I.A.T.W.F. said…

    I wanna like Electrik Red for all their glorious Vanity 6 potential. But you're right: they just flail about and it's kinda embarrassing for everyone involved. But check out "We F--- You" if you haven't already. It's their one redeeming moment beyond the bathroom stall choreography in the "Drink in My Cup" video.

     
  • At 8:26 AM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    Well it's got a good beat... but yeah, it never really comes to much. Still I may buy if only for the artwork!

     
  • At 12:37 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    K.I.A., etc., yeah, I watched that "Drink My Cup" shit and was mortified. Didn't Danity Kane already crash and burn doing this same schtick already?

    Moog, save your ten bucks and I'll just draw you the album cover in crayon on a sheet of wax paper.

     
  • At 2:16 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Ok I HAD to lisetn to the song because I was tres curiouse about what "SWV-esque" beats actually are.

    Did SWV really have THAT discerning a sound??? !?!??!

     

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