Artist: Sage the Gemini
I think I’mma lose it
If I ever had your number, I think I would use it
You’re beautiful like spring time
Let me know you in the meantime
Hopefully, if things seem right
I’mma be needing your ring size
I know this song’s quite popular, but honestly, it’s gotta be one of 2016’s best mainstream songs. I listened to it at least 3 times before writing this article – not to analyse it, but because I love it.
‘Dominic Wynn Woods, better known by his stage name Sage the Gemini, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Fairfield, California’. In all honesty, this dude looks like a Greek god. Maybe that’s part reason why this song’s so popular. Just kidding.
‘Now or Later’ has some tacky lyrics, weird, irrelevant allusions (like any modern rap song), and the casual use of electronic music, which makes it sound like a Jason Derulo song. If you’ve referred to my article about my distaste for pop music, you’ll be surprised, since this song fits the criteria in every way possible; it even has the generic music video, with a lot of half-naked girls, twerking, and half-arsed flirting. Despite my general hatred for such songs, why am I dedicating an entire post in favor of one? Because it’s catchy, groovy, funky, has those futuristic beats and is really, really well-made. You listen to this song on Snapchat or on the radio, and you’re all ears. It honestly manages to stand out from the rest of the mainstream songs produced in 2016. To be entirely truthful, the lyrics aren’t that off-putting either; it fits the mood of a modern lover, with their internet slang and references to some ostentatious soap opera. All it does is appeal to a lot of people from almost all age-groups, because for once, good music has been produced. There are a few lines which are also genuinely pleasant to listen to, and even sing to somebody. If I was at all serenaded by this song, I’d be so overwhelmed. If it was any other popular song, I’d probably give you a weird frown, if you know what I’m saying.
Music produced this way (in the future), won’t earn many complaints from music snobs (such as I). Since everything has a limit, so should excessively generic songs.