Tinie Tempah - 'Frisky'
Before we get started, just WHAT is "I don't even wanna kiss her" supposed to mean? It he a bit OCD about oral hygiene? Is it just a way of saying you're so full of animal lust you're all BANGBANGBANG and then off to the shower, bad boy style? And if so, is that hot, girls?
Are you bragging to your mates, claiming such intense sexual magnetism that you don't even have to bother with such girly fripperies as the snog, because those crazy girls are so besotted they'll do whatever you demand, and thank you afterwards?
Cos doesn't that make Tinie the hip hop equivalent of Jay from The Inbetweeners? Y'know, massively cocksure about his prowess, obsessed with his loverman status, until faced with an actual real girl, and then something of a wet nelly in the end.
(Here's the video. It's literally cryptic.)
I should state, it's probably impossible to write a song about feeling randy on a night out without it seeming a little cocksure, a smidge self-regarding, and possibly an ENTIRE TRUCKFUL of arrogant. It's a feeling we've all had, right? That internal monologue that says you could definitely spend some quality time with anyone you like, because you are the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the hippopotamus's toothpaste. LOOK. OUT. WORLD.
At least Tinie is making a gag out of it all. His silverly, snakey flow is the acme of seductive silliness, something to giggle along to, rather than huff over. Certainly that "lala laa laa, lalala FRISKY" refrain is on the right side of ridiculous (ie ALL OVER IT), so it's hard to take too seriously.
And he's even brought Labrinth along to add some squeals and wails, when things get a bit rowdy. Always good to have a wing-man, especially if things are going to get a bit Pendulum at the end.
The Beat Review says: "It's catchy as hell with an overloaded synth-hop beat that perfectly blends with Tempah's vocals."
Brown Eyez says: "Tinie Tempah will probably get another No.1.........but doesn't his voice sound annoying???"
The Couch Sessions says: "Tinie's producer Labrinth lays down some rather amazing breaks. Having that said, 'Frisky' is an obvious rehash of 'Pass Out'."