Instrumental: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 5/5: The melodic intro builds and “becomes” a banger after the intro. The pads are perfect contrast to the snare that SLAPS! There’s appropriate breakdowns and the sub hits JUST RIGHT.
Engineering (Because Mixing Matters!): 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 5/5: Perfect. There’s literally nothing I can say.
Lyrical Content: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 5/5: Diana does a great job of adding context to a song where a lesser artist may have copped out to just talking about materialistic things. Instead, Ms. Gordon speaks about her evolution into a boss chick. The song feels anthemic, which a lot of people will relate to.
Flow: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 5/5: WHO DO YOU KNOW that starts a “trap n b” song with a Sarah McLachlan yodel type flow? Who has the range?! Diana Gordon, that’s who! Then when the beat comes in, she GLIDES over that joint, changing cadence every 4 bars. It’s BRILLIANT!
Perform-ability (Will an audience engage with this song?): 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 5/5: The beat slaps and the flow is cray. “Whole Team Uppp…” should be on a t-shirt.
Overall?: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 5 / 5: I would give this song 6 flames if I could. It’s so refreshing to hear new approaches to old rhythms. Diana Gordon is one of the rare artists that should honestly be WAY more famous than she is. Go check out all of her latest releases. You won’t regret it.