Because of the sheer lack of an actual music video, this is going to be a really short blog post. For today’s music review, I’ll be talking about Drake’s new single Hotline Bling, which, yes, is an American song. I know, shocker right?
As for the song, I didn’t hate it upon first listen. I like the beat, which is what originally drew me in. I hear it occasionally on the radio from time to time, and yeah, I’ll sing along to it when the chorus comes around. However, the song is so stupid. It pretty much just repeats the same thing over and over again, and the lyrics that aren’t the chorus are really generic and meaningless. So, basically, Drake is talking about this girl, saying how she’d ‘call me on my cell-phone/late night when you need my love’ and about how much she’s changed since they’ve (I’m guessing) broke up, saying, ‘ever since I left the city you’ and then listing different ways she’s changed like how she hangs out with girls that he’s never seen before and about how she used to be a ‘good girl.’
Dude, it’s over between you two. Why should you care?
There are a lot of songs about topics like these…love and heartbreak…how the girl (or guy) has changed so much since they (the singer) broke up. Honestly, I usually find them pretty stupid. You aren’t with them anymore. They probably have changed since the two of you have been together. If you were the one who broke up with them, it was probably for the better.
So, after going in depth, the song was actually a letdown…hm…remind you of anything (cough…EXO Wolf…cough)?
The music video…
I expected SO MUCH MORE. The video is pretty much Drake dancing in these mutli-colored rooms. It starts out with these bootylicious women who are (obviously) phone sex operators…wait…is that what this ENTIRE song is about? The whole ‘you used to call me on my cell-phone’ about phone sex? I expected more from you Drake. I expected more. Then, it cuts to dancing. And…oh god…the dancing.
DRAKE CAN NOT DANCE. I’m sorry, but it is true. He should learned some choreography, because it was freaking terrible. Other than that, there really wasn’t much to it.
So, in conclusion, great (but terrible) song, HORRIBLY DISAPPOINTING music video.
Watch Hotline Bling here.