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Tinie Tempah 'Frisky'

I'm sure most of you have heard it, so don't see this as me being maaaaad late. Second single from Tinie Tempah.

Now, erm, well, hmm... I like it but... like it's really fun sounding and stuff but... you know... like, haven't I heard it somewhere before? Oh yeah, that's right "I'm doing me", nah I'm playing. Lemme start again

I like this song but it sounds like Pass Out. Now in an earlier post I wrote celebrating Pass Out reaching number 1 I wrote

Now, everyone is wondering what T's follow-up will sound like? Will it be Pass Out part 2? What about a formulaic sound we've seen used by the likes of Chipmunk and Tinchy Stryder (as UK producer Dready said, many artists probably wouldn't buy their own records)? Pass Out was only meant to serve as a demo single, but grew out of control. Obviously why it doesn't sound like any other urban artists song. Prior to Pass Out we mainly knew Tinie for songs like Wifey and Tears before (basically soppy stuff girls loved), and to be honest, he can push out another one of those.

Better to steer clear from a Pass Out part 2, or even anything to compare because people will call him a one-trick pony. Unless he has another banger that everyone will like then who cares. I wish him all the best #TeamUK!

Sounds like Tinie went for a Pass Out part 2, with a little spin at aiming for the females. I reckon he should have made something which sounded completely different, whilst still on the subject of females. He built the base with Pass Out, making a part 2 is rather disappointing.

Was it label demands for the safest option or Tinie's decision? I'm going with the former. In this post the week of the release, I wrote:

If this top the charts, music execs will be confyooooooooooooooosed dot com! Has the potential to shatter all the perceptions of successful urban chart hits as we've previously seen from the likes of Chipmunk, Tinchy and NDubz. That isn't me disrespecting 'cos I sing along to most of their hits in my own space (when no one is around).

Changing the sound would prove too much of a risk (and we know labels don't take risks, even before the illegal downloading cut their money). Also, as we all know Pass Out was only meant to serve as a demo single, I bet no one can tell me this was always lined up to be the real single.

All the best Tinie, but it's gonna be tough. Either a stroke of genius to rehash a winning formula or a one-trick pony. At the moment I'm going with top 10. The current wave of success may push it higher. On that note, congrats Roll Deep.

Check the interview Roll Deep did on @SBTVonline with @FunnyMissLondon

(that's my excuse for not posting up the song!)


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