Can you imagine watching the Superbowl with Harry? Maybe he’s cheering for the Patriots because “Can’t cheer for the Falcons, love. They beat the Packers.” So you automatically cheer for Atlanta, just to spite him?
You’re doing well for the first half and Harry has almost resigned himself to the fact that Atlanta is going to win. You’re goading him about it as well, giggling and poking at him and teasing him about the game. He doesn’t say much, but has a smirk on his face. When the Patriots finally end up having a huge comeback and winning the game, you know you’re in trouble. Because there’s nothing Harry likes more than being able to prove you wrong when you’ve been teasing him about football, because he knows you don’t really care about the game and only get into it for him.
You’re sitting on the couch as Harry gloats in the Patriots win, with a silly pout on your face.
“Aww love, cheer up!” he teases, “Embrace the Patriots! Jump on the winning team train!”
You continue to pout and shake your head, though you can’t really hide the smile from your face.
Harry hops on the couch, straddling your waist and leans down to start kissing your neck with wet, sloppy kisses.
“Be happy, my love,” he continues, “Atlanta beat my Packers; they had it comin’.”
“I’m wearing your Packers jersey, aren’t I? Don’t I get some points for that?”
Harry runs his eyes down your body which is, indeed, clothed in his over sized Packers jersey and nothing else, before licking his lips and sponging a few more kisses on your neck.
“Oh trust me, love,” he whispers, “I think we both know that you’re going to be the real winner here.”
So I know I usually do these recommendation write ups for albums but this single is something special that I felt like I needed to put on your radar. This is the latest single from EDM producer Calvin Harris, however you wouldn’t know it from how it sounds. I’d almost call this a funk beat than anything else. It sounds more like something that would come from Anderson .Pakk, Bruno Mars, or any of the other artists that are on the forefront of the modern funk and soul revival. The head bobbing bass line and energetic synths could possibly carry this track on their own but what makes this song a hit are the features. Frank Ocean provides the hook and first verse, and Frank’s introspective sound fits so well over this beat. His more monotonous vocal style provides a strange contrast to the energetic beat but it works. Then comes what might be the strangest addition to this song, Offset and Quavo from the rap group Migos. While these two might be more used to rapping over Atlanta trap beats, they bring a smoothness to this song that makes all the other pieces fit together so perfectly. Harris’ beat, Frank’s singing, and Migos’ rapping are all good on their own in this song, but it’s when they all come together they make something really special. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this at #1 on the Billboard Top 40 soon. Check it out and see for yourself but this has the makings to be one of the best singles of the year and it’s not even March yet.
I was so lucky to have Atlanta photographer Beate Sass take this portrait of me and two of my older paintings titled
this week! She’s doing a series of photo portraits and interviews profiling interesting people from Decatur. So I guess I count as interesting now?
I don’t usually post my poetry, but I’m getting more serious about writing, so I
might start posting more. I’d appreciate feedback from anyone who is moved to read it. The artist statement is a lil bit pretentious, but that’s how they got us writing out here in art school.