I often feel like because same-sex attraction is so misunderstood and so denigrated, that so much of black gay male interactions end up becoming a big mess of power plays and mixed signals. So much of our sexuality is confused and complicated by how we think it affects our ability to be men in a partriarchal society.
It's atmospheric, which actually masks that the bassline is essentially a standard dirty south-lite beat you've heard before a million times. More importantly, the vocals are terrific. The vocal mix gives the song real weight. Brian and Mike hold down the second verse beautifully and Robert's piercing pitch perfect singing anchors the entire song (listen to those notes on the hook).
I’ve been a subscriber to Marcus’ Youtube channel for over a year now. He’s a dancer in New York City who does some homemade videos to pop songs, his own songs, and also a few random talky videos.
His music videos are always intriguing, well-edited, and fun to watch (he’s nearly naked or undressing 75 percent of the time, ladies and gentleman, so PG-13 titillation abounds).
This video, for Britney Spears’ inane If You Seek Amy (seriously – the dumbest song I’ve heard in ages), is probably his best, mostly because the interplay between him and the other dancers gives it dynamism that was not possible in his solo videos. He also manages to poke fun at Britney’s new vacant video persona without being too arty or on the nose.
I wish I had words to capture how beautiful this song is:
I’ve been listening to this song on repeat for over a week. I just discovered it a few weeks ago. If I had heard it last year I would have put it on my list of best songs of the year, somewhere near the top.
It’s been almost a year exactly since Static passed away and Blackground still hasn’t released his album Suppertime.