Thursday, June 13, 2013

Slow Down | Selena Gomez

*I had to use a fan-made cover for this review due to the fact that the official cover has not been released yet. Once the official cover is released, I will replace the existing image.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Ladies and gentlemen, be ready for a summer filled with Selena Gomez. After dropping 'The Scene,' Gomez released "Come & Get It" and recently announced that her debut solo album, Stars Dance, will be released on July 23, 2013. Accompanying that announcement was the premiere of "Slow Down," the song that is rumored to be the second single from the album. 

"Slow Down" has both things needed for a relatively-successful pop song in today's society: the provocative lyrics and, as Jenna Marbles once said, "a beat that would make even Jesus Christ himself want to dance." (And before you ask, yes, I just used the phrases 'provocative' and 'Jesus Christ' in the same sentence. Yes, I realize how weird that is, but it's already been written and I don't plan on changing it now.)

With this being said, the production of this song is what really makes it shine. The production on "Slow Down" immediately captured my attention, thanks to the handiwork of the Cataracs, who may best be known for their work on Dev's "In The Dark" and Far East Movement's "Like a G6." (So, for those of you who persistently post comments on YouTube like, "OMG why is devs voice saying its the cataratcks on this song!!!!!?????", you now know why.)

I really love this song; it's a superb attempt, and it gives me high hopes for Stars Dance. I have a copy of When The Sun Goes Down and I moderately enjoyed it, but I'm almost positive that Stars Dance will blow that album away in every aspect. Gomez has said that after the Stars Dance era comes to close, she would be taking a hiatus from music. Hopefully she changes her mind before that time comes, because I'm really loving the direction she's going in and I'd like to hear much more material from her.

1 comment

  1. I bought "Slow Down" the day it came out because it's that good! Lol...

    The lyrics are a bit cheesy... But I still sing along to it. Hehe... :p


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