Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’

29 May

Despite the mass amounts of controversy surrounding the R&B star, Chris Brown is showing no signs of giving up his music career. June will see the release of his fifth studio album, ‘Fortune‘, the follow-up to ‘F.A.M.E.’ which received Best R&B Album at this year’s Grammys. A number of singles have been released from the album, including the hit single ‘Turn Up The Music‘, all of which receiving a great deal of praise from critics. ‘Don’t Wake Me Up‘ is just one of the handful of previews. Following in foot-steps of ‘Turn Up The Music‘ and produced by Benny Benassi, it is a track that possesses all the ingredients to top the mainstream charts.

Don’t Wake Me Up‘ is a very upbeat dance anthem, possessing a powerful beat that will get every body jumping. It opens with a very soft and romantic feel with a simple acoustic and piano rhythm before it moves into the club-like atmosphere with the chorus. After the first run of the chorus, a heavy beat underlies the song accompanied by a soft synth that is merely typical of the genre. The acoustics and piano are not entirely lost amongst the clash, but instead hide in the background to give it a more sophisticated feel to ensure the romantic vibe is consistent. The infusion of the synths and acoustics is an interesting mix that gives it a very lively character that suits the subject-matter. The chorus sees a lot of repetitiveness in the lyrics with a light auto-tuning on Brown’s, usually strong, vocals whereas the verses are alive with his stunning voice and minimal lyrics. It is in general a lovely song, but the catchy-pop element makes it an addictive track.

Admittedly, I am very addicted to this. There is nothing entirely remarkable about it but it is very easy to get lost within and to enjoy the beats and lively atmosphere. Check it out below.


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