Chipmunk ft. Talay Riley - 'Look For Me'
I'm a bit of a sucker for songs which essentially say "hey you, are you down in the dumps? Life not treating you well? Oh dear. I expect I could do a thing or two to help you out, if you like, cos you're a smasher, you really are".
There have been a few down the years - 'You've Got A Friend', 'Everybody Hurts', 'Lean On Me', probably one by Travis - all saying roughly the same thing, and they always cut through and cause involuntary swelling in the chestal region, a moistening of the eyeward area, and a tightening of the throatal membranes. It's like an allergic reaction or something.
Christmas is, of course, a perfect time to release another one.
(Here's the video. Do you think Chippy needed a wee in verse 2? I do.)
Listen to that chorus, eh? Talay, I barely know you, but I really FEEL that you would BE THERE for me, if the RAIN STARTS TO FA...er..I mean...if I was having a rough time of things. You are clearly a very big-hearted fella, and not adverse to pulling your weight if the people you love needed it.
Now, the only problem is, I'm not sure if I can 100% rely on your support if the choruses are full of friendship and love and support for me the listener, but the verses are a big long list of why Chipmunk is brilliant at rapping and probably going to be the best in the world for the rest of time.
I mean, if the thing that was upsetting me was to do with self-confidence, and maybe I was worried that I wouldn't amount to much in life, what with this crippling lack of charisma and poor sense of fashion, having Chippy point out that I'm nowhere near as talented/amazing/rich as he is might not help.
So, what sort of a song IS this? Is Talay offering to support Chipmunk, should he ever have moments of doubt and uncertainty, so that he can go on to become even more amazing? Should we even be listening to this moment of (*cough*) rad bromance?
Well obviously yes we should, Chippy demands it. And what Chippy wants...Santa delivers.
PS: Brilliant lyrical moment occurs when Chipmunk, in order to force a rhyme with "ask what's up like you can't see me", says "I just do what needs be".
Let's take a moment to enjoy that together, shall we? "I just do what needs be". Astonishing.
*long moment of appreciation*
I mean, "needs be" what? Doing? Is it "I just do what needs be doing"? Is that what he's saying? How can you fail to love a line like that? You can't, that's how.