So after giving a listen to Swedish pop star Eric Saade’s latest album Forgive Me, (ironic title as he needs forgiving for this slop), I decided not to write anything about it specifically. I sort of covered my thoughts on how bland he has become in this mid-tempo era back when his Coming Home EP was released. Instead I would like to review the standout track, entitled Flashy featuring someone from Norway named A-lee, (the impact of queen Ailee can still be felt even in Scandinavia).
The track is everything I should hate in a track with it’s impersonation of Justin Timberlake-impersonating-Micheal Jackson/Prince type funk sound, but honestly it’s better than any recent JT material with it’s strong chorus and fun rap verses. Oh, and about the rapping, A-Lee’s Kanye West impersonation is top notch. This guy could literally have his own Vegas act.
This track is basically what Johnny Ruffo’s Untouchable should have been. Hopefully Saade can figure out how to get more solid material on his hands like this in the future.
Flashy Grade: 8/10