Beck – ‘Wow’

 

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Although I’m not sure if a Beck song can be a guilty pleasure, ‘Wow’ feels like a guilty pleasure with its hip-hop bass, anthemic piano and smattering of mainstream lyrics (“it’s your life/ you’ve got to try to get it right / look around don’t forget where you came from”)

That said, “Wow” is something of a distillation of everything I love about mid-naughties to present hip-hip-pop songs (also see ‘Fergalicious‘). There’s something melancholic about the beat and the vocals despite the content on paper being the same as a party anthem.

And also I love the video.

 

Track: Wow
Artist: Beck
Year: 2016
From: TBA [Fonograf]

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