Friday, February 22, 2013


"Suit & Tie" may have debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 and edged close to some chart history records but a month on and the excitement has all but faded. 

We've had several discussions about the impact and influence "SexyBack" and "My Love" had on music when they were first released, and even the excitement and promise of "Cry Me A River" and a good share of Justified when JT's music was forward-thinking and innovative. Sadly, neither "Suit & Tie" or "Mirrors" feel like they've struck the same chord, which can really only be attributed to one thing; the writers and producers this time around aren't on the cutting edge of the genre. 

This kinda got us thinking, why didn't JT and Timbaland bring in the new crop of creative producers and writers like Hudson Mohawke, Disclosure, Jai Paul, Frank Ocean, Miguel, Cashmere Cat, Hit-Boy, The Weeknd etc? If FutureSex LoveSounds had Danja, The Clutch and other fresh young writers, where are they this time around?

Keeping in mind JT's vocal stylings, overall direction and a focus towards innovation, we've selected 5 songs we wish were JT's comeback single, rather than "Suit & Tie".

Miguel - Do You?

Usher - Climax

Disclosure - Latch

Jeremih - 773 Love

Labrinth - Earthquake


Some honorable mentions

The Weeknd - High For This

Jai Paul - Jasmine

Frank Ocean - Swim Good

Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me

What would you pick?

1 comment:

Travis Lee said...

Def wasn't anything to scream and shout about when Suit & Tie dropped but still was kool to have him back:) Mirrors is def a play safe card, sounds like his previous works... But in saying that I still am interested to hear the album before I make my full judgement.

On the topic of the first single:/ I think a combination of Frank Ocean & Miguel, would have brought some great chemistry to the table for JT to make a more honorable comeback.