Wednesday 22 December 2010

Jessie J - Do It Like A Dude

"Stomp stomp, I've arrived".  This is who Cher Lloyd wishes she could be.

Essex born Jessica Cornish has recently come to public attention as a nominee for the BBC Sound of 2011.  She's certainly a strong contender.  She's already appeared in the West End Whistle Down The Wind, written songs for Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown and has a writing credit on Miley Cyrus' Party in the USA (though don't let that put you off).  And she's still only 22.

Originally this song was written for Rihanna.  Yes, it's that good.  Though I don't think she would have approved of the explicit language - don't play this around your little brother or sister.  The slick production mixes hip-hop with a rock edge, though it's lacking an injection of bass and she does commit the cardinal sin of saying her name at the start.  But basically, it's sexy as hell.  Some may say she has "swagger" - I'd say she's cool personified (check out the video for some amusing facial expressions).  And with this track and tongue-in-cheek lyrics, Jessie J proves she doesn't just do it like a dude, she does it better.

And to demonstrate her vocal talent, click here for an acoustic version of this track.