Much of k-pop owes its sound to a heavy Michael and Janet Jackson influence, which is part of the reason why I love it so much. But while most of the genre is clearly inspired by the amazing Jackson family, Favorite
is pure Prince. Actually, I don't think I've ever heard a "non-Prince" song that sounds so much like classic 80's Prince. From the vocals to the slinky, minimalist beat, it would fit right alongside Kiss
or When Doves Cry
. In other words, it's amazing
. I almost missed it, too, as Verbal Jint isn't a rapper I really follow. I love Sanchez's group Phantom, but he doesn't exactly cause a media splash whenever he releases solo material. Unfortunately, the EP itself isn't nearly as punchy as this track, but at least we have this brilliant single to enjoy.
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Labels: K-Pop, Sanchez, Verbal Jint