Timbaland pts. OneRepublic - 'Apologize'
Oh great, another TImbaland single. It's gonna be some frosted-beat bragathon about how he's too sexy for normal folks, he's better than you are, and he gets paid more than surgeons do - featuring a guest appearance from Justin Timberlake/Nelly Furtado/Justin Timberlake/Nelly Furtado (delete as applicable). It's gonna be brilliant, naturally, but it's hardly going to push boundaries by his own standards, is it? This is what he does, and he does it a lot...
*puts CD in player*
Oh, strange. This can't be Timbaland. It sounds more like Enrique doing a Coldplay song, heh... I must have mixed my CDs up when I was checking my review pile earlier.
*a thorough search of desk and drawers later*
Well where's that then? There's no empty CD cases, and everything seems to be in the packaging it was in when it got here...
*takes CD out of player*
Well this says it IS Timbaland. That can't be right. Maybe I put the radio on by mistake. Let's see, play button, CD is playing...seconds ticking away...piano ballad with ticky beats underneath.
AND unless I'm mishearing, this doesn't even have a lot of bragging in! I mean the singer seems to be telling someone off, so it's hardly a vulnerable stance to take, but still, this is quite a departure. It must be OneRepublic who are bringing the modesty, seeing as they're pop newbies and stuff. Although they're clearly not so modest that they're above stealing the ending of Coldplay's 'In My Place' entirely.
Isn't life strange sometimes? Just when I had that Tim fella nice and pigeon-holed too. He's going to be unbearable about this when he goes back to those showing-off songs again. Bah!