Turn Up: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang
Yesterday, powerhouses Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj released the audio for their collaboration “Bang Bang.”
The song has been teased for awhile. In an interview we posted earlier this month, Savan Kotecha, mentioned the collaboration and the Moulin Rouge/Lady Marmalade vibe he was going for. The lady combine in a tour-de-force, triumvirate— three powerhouse vocalists whose harmonies are just as sick as their solos.
What I love about the song is how, like Moulin Rouge, it drips in modern day nostalgia. The back beat reminds you of 1960s go-go soul, there’s a vibe of Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation but it fully embraces our current era of pop-rap. What emerges is a head-bopping-bad-ass-bitches anthem.
Hmmm. Gotta listen.