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Single Review: Trick - BPM

By  August 5, 2012

"Yeah, uh yeeeeeeeeeeah uh uh come on come on" (it literally reads that on the lyric video) just might not be the best introduction to a song. Or maybe Trick’s vying to be the next Skrillex of lyrics?

The local pop duo who describes their sound as “a mix of sweet saccharine Pop and the urban swag of Hip Hop/Rap” has just released their latest single entitled BPM. Wait; did they just say “swag” in an actual sentence? And what’s a BPM?

Well it couldn’t be Business Process Management so it probably stands for Beats Per Minute. Trick’s off to a shaky start using a fact that some might not be too familiar with. Ok fine, the title of the song is rather trivial but then comes in the introductory electronic-ish track with the above “lyrics” and then Marc Lian chimes in “Shawty messing with my BPM”. Tell me again how “shawty” is a term of endearment.

Any hope that BPM might just be a good local song has vanished there and then.  From the start, it’s obvious that Trick is attempting to emulate a very Top 40 sound which apparently leads to mainstream success. I’ll give them this, they did indeed manage to copy the catchiness, repetitiveness therefore annoyingness of a typical Top 40 song like, I don’t know, say, Baby by Bieber? I mean really? “My B, my B, my B P M”? Piece of advise; try not to write songs that sound as if you have the vocabulary of a ten year-old.

And you really wouldn’t want me to even start poking holes in their grammar, that’d just be mean.  “Sweet saccharine Pop?” I don’t think so. This song is definitely not “in the right tempo” for me.  But hey, you just might like ridiculous pop music unlike me, so what the hell?

You may check out the lyric video of BPM lyric video below.


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