SONG OF THE DAY: Sidney Samson ft will.i.am – “Better Than Yesterday”
will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas is definitely embracing EDM, working with everyone from Steve Aoki to Wolfgang Gartner. For “Better Than Yesterday,” will.i.am teams up with Dirty Dutchman Sidney Samson for a surprisingly subtle club track. Yes, of course it’s energetic, but the influence of stadium/bro house (and a touch of rock) is evident in the intro and first verse. The lyrics of the first verse are quite meaningful – uplifting and positive about a better world, but then the second verse devolves quickly into gratuitous namechecking and excessive partying/getting drunk. The disjointed nature makes it feel like the first half was written by a Swedish House Mafia writer and the second verse was a spoof of LMFAO/Pitbull. “Better Than Yesterday” is definitely a great club track, but I will be doing my own edit, removing the tacky second vocal verse before I drop it in my sets.
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