Some days, I have a clear plan for what I'm going to post. Sometimes, I don't. Today's post is the latter.
I'm not generally a huge fan of Beyoncé. I mean, she's all right. However, when I was writing this post about the song "Maps", by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, I found that this song made a direct reference to it. Repeatedly. "They don't love you like I love you." Karen O and the rest of the songwriters got a songwriting credit on this. This song also interpolates "Turn My Swag On" by Soulja Boy, who ALSO gets a songwriting credit.
Since the song was Grammy nominated, that would have been a lot of statues had it won.
The song is something of a joyful calypso.... musically. It's really chill, really cool. Lyrically, though.... whoa. It's angry and heavy and, well, it explains why Bey is walking around with a goddamn baseball bat beating the shit out of everything.
Anyway, I'm a huge fan of this song. Check it.