Tuesday 28 May 2013

Jessie J feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal - Wild

For most of us, our initial introduction to J-J-J-Jessie J (aka Jessica Cornish) was Do It Like A Dude, arriving with a hard hitting "stomp stomp", explicit lyrics and tonnes of feisty attitude.  It was followed up with Price Tag: a cheesy pop track with a saccharine message.  Despite this confusing juxtaposition of styles, she soon shot to fame.

Now it's time for that difficult second album, led by Wild.  And guess what?  It's a return to her hard-hitting earlier form.  The beat is sexy, the bass is dirty and the staccato almost-rapped vocal delivery is in full force.  Then there's the wild-wild-wi-wi-WHOOOAAA outro that's a guaranteed earworm.

And then in comes Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal, as if Cornish is name-dropping as much as Tom Jones on The Voice.  The two rappers add little to the song beyond a "fish dinner" and "Bob Marley's locks" - if anything they diminish and dilute a solid comeback song.

Ditch the dudes Jessie - you're big enough now to go it alone.


Listen: Wild is available to download now.