Posted on October 27, 2021
Song of the Day: Disturbia
Today’s song is Disturbia by Rihanna.
A solid hook, beautiful vocals and (only a few) dating elements.
For that, and the aesthetic alone, it deserves the spotlight.
The track focuses on confusion and anxiety, leading into the style and the lyrical setup.
The uptempo melody really mixes well with all the vocal effects (which unfortunately lock the era).
This is one of those songs where the development leaves it in the past.
It’s like Cher’s Believe or Eiffel 65’s Blue (Da Ba Dee).
Contemporary styling just makes you realize how shallow/simplistic the tune is (even if it’s catchy).
Don’t get me wrong, the hook is great.
It just sounds a bit juvenile a decade and a half later.
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