SINGLE REVIEW: Bebe Rexha feat Lil Wayne – The Way I Are
Bebe Rexha is my favourite “newcomer” on the scene. Her EP “All Your Fault: Part 1” was an impressive collection of gritty pop meets RNB tracks that were full of emotion, attitude and just screamed her personality. In the lead up to part two being released she has released the next single and it’s a bit of a departure from the sound she cemented on the first EP. “The Way I Are” is a bubblegum pop track that jumps back in time to when she released “No Broken Hearts” but somehow its even more pop than that. It’s an odd career move after targeting a grittier sound and having global success with an EDM collaboration. What they are trying to do is create a summer pop anthem but in reality this song is mediocre at best with its half catchy chorus that does nothing for her vocally. There is a lot of autotune and no evidence of the grittiness you have come to love from her. They’ve tried to add Lil Wayne in the song for “street-cred” but in reality you are just questioning if he was even still making music and why he agreed to feature on this glorified pop track. Rexha samples the Whitney Houston classic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” which couldn’t even save this song. She even makes reference to it in the cheesy lyrics; “Im sorry, I’m not the most pretty, I’ll never ever sing like Whitney. Ooh, but I still wanna dance with somebody”. I really want to love this song because I genuinely love Bebe Rexha but I just can’t. To avoid disappoint listen to Timbalands song of the same name instead for some good ol’ nostalgic vibes.