“Take me there ‘cause i want your sex.” Disney actor turned popstar Demi Lovato smoothly sings on her latest single “Body Say”. A sultry, straightforward single that brings almost nothing to the table but will likely rise into the top 20 by the end of the week.
Body Say is a mid tempo R&B infused piece of pop music which uses the same formula which has invaded the pop scene in the past 3 or so years. With it’s use of basic click samples not dissimilar to anything form a Kygo song and upfront lyricism about sex; it’s likely to be a hit.
Reminiscent of Selena Gomez’s Good For You, Ariana Grande’s Let Me Love You, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Gimmie Love, and her close friend Nick Jonas’ Chains in it’s production and lyricism, the single does not seem original or new in any way. The topic of the single: sex is very overdone in modern pop music, which causes the single to become uninteresting by the time the first chorus is finished.
It’s bland lyricism becomes boring almost instantly, with generic lines including “You can touch me with slow hands / Speed it up, baby, make me sweat.” Having no impact whatsoever, making the track disappointing to say the least. Despite it’s overall weakness in songwriting and composition, the Confident nature and attitude from her fifth album Confident is still clearly a strong theme in her music and manages to shine throughout the piece.
Due to it’s electronic (or EDM) influences, Body Say will likely receive a group of suitable club remixes to be played at festivals and clubs all over the U.S just like other hit-makers have including the aforementioned Selena Gomez.
Overal Rating – 2/5
Demi Lovato’s Body Say is a straightforward, disappointing single assumed to be the lead single from her upcoming sixth studio album. It’s lack of originality both in production and songwriting cripples the single despite her impressive vocals. Very similar in it’s topic and sultry attitude to top ten hit Cool For The Summer from her fifth album, Body Say is not something she hasn’t previous done. Fans will be happily satisfied whilst the song will continue to contribute to the lack of diversity plaguing contemporary popular radio and top 40 charts.
You can currently stream Body Say on Spotify to listen for yourself and gather your own opinions.