Monday, April 21, 2008

Young, energetic, famous but don't really sweat it, rich enough, fairly hot

I'm sorry, Jesse McCartney, but you may get the award for "best line of the year" taken away from you pretty soon.

"Judging by the handful of tracks previewed by Billboard, [Ne-Yo's new album] 'Year of the Gentleman' does indeed offer something a little different from traditional R&B: 'Closer' is a Stargate-produced club track with pulsing strobe-light synths and a high-energy house beat that calls to mind Rihanna's 'Don't Stop the Music.' 'So You Can Cry' sports a mellow, easy-listening vibe, with Ne-Yo making a priceless rhyme of 'pity party' and 'calamari.' Guitars and cymbals figure prominently in 'What's the Matter,' which Ne-Yo likens to 'a Beatles-style rock record.'"

(Link, taken from Popjustice.)

I cannot wait to hear this. For other Ne-Yo lyrical gems, check out the song this post's title comes from, "Addicted," particularly that first verse and the chorus.


Yuяi said...

I am still cracking up over the "pity party" / "calamari" rhyme! Of course, now I MUST hear this immediately. Well, at least I have the Hard Candy leaks to tide me by.

D'luv said...

I read that on Billboard the other day. I like "Closer," but is it getting any airplay? It's like, musically, Ne-Yo's been edging further and further out of the disco closet since "Sexy Love."

Poster Girl said...

Oh, me too! :D I'm having to fight back laughter now just thinking about it again.

D'luv, you're asking the wrong person! The little descriptions of the other songs actually give me slightly less hope for a whole album's worth of material I'll like, but yeah, it does seem like that.

Adem With An E said...


I totally just squealed with excitement. I love a good rhyme.

Poster Girl said...

Oh, me too! The more random and out there, the better!