This will be a short post since I can’t stand Nick Jonas, from the purity rings, to the bad hair, to this new song right here. Introducing “Jealous”, an unabashed rip-off of Chromeo’s terrible song by the exact same name. Continue reading
Maroon 5 has recently released their new song “Animals” which is played approximately every 45 minutes on the Beat 94.5 and Z 95.3. The song is about a man whose extreme passion for his lover turns him into an animal. He discusses the hunter/prey aspect of their relationship, the magnetism of it Continue reading
Now on The Beat 94.5’s top 20 playlist, Chromeo’s song “Jealous” plays through the radio every hour for our listening enjoyment. While I have to admit I sing along on my commute to work, loving the thought of “destiny [that has] us intertwined”, I also have to criticize the messages this song pumps out.
This song is essentially about a partner, presumably a cis male like Chromeo himself, giving voice to the jealousy he feels over his girlfriend/partner when she is around “other guys”. This jealousy, however, crosses the line into possessiveness pretty quickly. The melody may be upbeat and light, but lyrically this song has a underlining tone of danger and abuse. The speaker experiences jealousy, yet is “too cool to admit it” and therefore suppresses his emotion for appearances. This resembles all to closely real-life abusers who maintain a respectable face for the public, yet possess a monstrous identity within. Continue reading