Friday, January 9, 2009

Chris Brown Makes Everything Better


T-Pain usually doesn't do it for me, but I'm liking his new single, "Freeze," featuring Chris Brown. Here, the club-drenched hip-hop and Electric Boogaloo keyboards perfectly suit T-Pain's digitized vocals. Brown's verse is welcome relief from all the computers; one forgets how soulful his voice can get, and his syrupy trills imbue the track with an earnest feel-good vibe absent from too many detached, modern R&B tracks. Plus, the video is kaleidoscopically crazy, making you actually want to dance (and, um, freeze, I guess) with these two. Don't get too comfortable (and take off that damn top hat already), T-Pain--I'm hardly your biggest fan. But I think you've won me over this time. 

-Josh

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