The 7 Stages of Listening to Shane & Eboni Pearce's "I Like"
This month New Jersey based artist and Them Cloud Kids co-founder Shane and his potentially-life-ruining-shade-of-hazel-eyes had the audacity to team up with his fellow singer Eboni Pearce to put out a song that was part Erykah Badu's “Other Side of The Game” and part Drake's “Doing It Wrong” and I gotta level with y'all I ain’t been right ever since! It immediately put me in my feelings the second I heard it and because I’m a masochist I’ve had it on repeat like a damn dummy. Check out my initial reactions to the collaboration so that unlike me you can have the opportunity to properly prepare yourself before you press play.
When you’re a blogger (even one who actively avoids critiquing contemporary music you’re not completely sure about as much as I do) you’re inundated with people sending you unsolicited links to their latest music because it’s “fire”. When Shane sent me this and I realized that it was indeed the elusive fire I’m constantly being promised via random press releases I was I was like….
Then when shorty hit that note I was like...
Because I needed to know!!!!!
I was getting out of the car when the first verse ended and when I remembered I ain't have no man to play this for when I got back to my apartment I was like….
Then when the line came on reminding me about how much men and women like to play games and I was like
When the second hook comes in I started to evaluate my life like maybe I should hit up...
But then thankfully the beat came back and I was just like...
Then it was over and I was just like....
You can check out the visuals for “I Like" below but don’t act like you haven’t been warned and try to blame it on the retrograde. I already pulled that trick.