There are few things better on a warm summer day than a song that captures the moment. It’s why “Summertime” by The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff is on constant rotation once the weather starts to heat up. Yes, it’s a little on the nose, but I’ll be damned if the party doesn’t get started the moment that song kicks on. It’s a damned emotional cheat code. SpazzKid’s Promise EP may not have a singular breakout song, but as a small collection, it has a “good time” vibe that has to be acknowledged and commended. Turn it on, and let the smile take over your face.
Never has someone tried so hard to NOT win back the love of their life. If you’ve been following the shit show that is Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s relationship after “twerk-gate”, then you’re vaguely aware of the game at play here. Robin made a habit of embarrassing his wife in public, she got tired and peaced out. His next move, in response to his wife’s understandable stance on public embarrassment, was to make a spectacle of his attempt to win her back. So what does a blue-eyed soul crooner do when his back is against the wall? He exploits his wife, and relationship to sell records of course, and any modicom of forgiveness goes out the window once you realize that his heartfelt opus could have been thrown together by any decent vocalist with a working knowledge of Garage Band. Paula is bland, derivative and clearly a cash in on his twenty plus year relationship with a woman who clearly just wants to be left alone.