Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Amaarae & Moliy ft. Kali Uchis – Sad Girlz Luv Money Remix

:'( <3 $$$


Al Varela: As the dancehall trend continues to grow, I’m excited to see an artist I saw a lot of potential in go viral with one of the best songs from their debut album. “SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY” is a blast, and the remix with Kali Uchis is even better! A wonderfully textured groove, Moliy and Kali Uchis have seductive voices and words, and it’s got a really great hook that sinks into the atmosphere, placing you directly in a bright club and drawn to the night ahead of you.

Mark Sinker:Get the fuck outta my way” sung tiny-cutie-girlie-style is a super-complex yasskween move of course, especially with the title leant so bluntly against any sentiment here being even slightly straight-faced: yes big pop success is about money but I’m just different! Like, too many layers of irony or too few? Last year’s unmixed version — Amaarae and Moliy but no Kali Uchis — is less coolly streamlined and maybe less glassy but it also wasn’t the big viral hit, so who’s to say which constitutes best value here?

Claire Biddles: A waste of a god tier song title, which unfortunately isn’t fleshed out by either the song’s repetitive delicate beats, or its space-filling lyrics about liking to party AND someone’s body. I personally can’t stand that little girl whisper voice, so having three near-identical versions on one song is a significant barrier to enjoyment.

Alfred Soto: The skittering beat would complement singers weren’t exerting themselves to sing in scratchy whiskery upper registers. 

Thomas Inskeep: The simple, stripped-down beat and ’70s fusion keys work for me; Amaarae and Moliy’s obnoxiously tinny, high-pitched voices definitely don’t. Kali Uchis’s guest verse is a neutral value prop.

Jacob Sujin Kuppermann: Kali Uchis’ verse is electric — even though she’s not saying anything that wasn’t already covered on Isolation she’s so charismatic that it doesn’t matter. Everything else is replacement-level chilled out pop, too restrained in performance for any of the provocations of the lyrics to make an impact.

Nortey Dowuona: The gluey synths are stuck to the shimmering drums so tightly Amaarae’s plaintive voice has to hide between the holes between the lurching bass so it doesn’t get crushed by the mix. Kali’s paper thin voice fares no better and is sprayed all over the place since it’s panned all over the mix to seem wider than it is. Moliy’s own sickly keen teeters close to completely talked with only a bland melody. But the drums are shining in the sun, so it can’t be that dry.

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2 Responses to “Amaarae & Moliy ft. Kali Uchis – Sad Girlz Luv Money Remix”

  1. quick q when will “that’s what I want” get added to sidebar?

  2. Are you guys reviewing All Too Well at some point?

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