Let me start this post by saying that I’m a huge fan of Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and think that Ariana Grande is an extremely talented vocalist. This isn’t about them personally. It’s a formal review of their new song ‘Bang Bang.’

Some websites are calling the new Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj backed Jessie J single Bang Bang an “antidote for your Monday.” Well, it’s Tuesday and I couldn’t agree less. The sound of the new song gives off an old school vibe that’s truly a waste of Jessie and Ariana’s vocal talents, constituting so many transitions that it trades catchiness for an unappealing diligence that sonically results in a bunch of powerful vocals screaming over horns. Nicki Minaj has a redeeming rap on the track, but it was hard to wait through the rest of the song for her part to actuate. The single artwork is even indicative of the inattentive efforts that went into this production, playing out more like a calculated move on behalf of Jessie J‘s record label to refresh her commercial success which hasn’t been as prevalent in America since her Domino days. Leaching off of the colossal fan bases of Grande and Minaj to garner a position on top of the iTunes charts may seem like a good idea, but this song is so forgettable that it’ll only hold steam for so long. People can tell when you’re doing something for the genuine sake of artistry or for the money and attention it’ll bring. Bang Bang is proof that fan popularity can allude to success that may not even backed by a quality product and I refuse to join the majority who will pretend to like anything in an effort to publicly pacify their favorite idols.

Regardless of my disdain for ‘Bang Bang,’ I’m still patiently waiting for the Monday (8/4) release of Nicki Minaj‘s new single ‘Anaconda.’ I know that’ll be good! Now let me get back to listening to Hilary Duff’s new song…