Kelis is back with some new material after a long hiatus. I’m so excited that she is ready to enter the promotion world of new music, with her new album, FOOD, but I don’t know if I’m excited about the new single, Jerk Ribs…just yet. I love the vocals on this song, the instrumentals are great with the big band sound similar to Justin Timberlake and Emeli Sandé.
Jerk Ribs even reminds me of Jill Scott’s Whenever You’re Around in certain parts, but I don’t know how I feel about it, yet. It’s one of those songs that you have to listen to more than once to get a good feel for all the layers. Each time I press play, it grows on me, within me. Just might become one of my favorites.
I also haven’t figured out why the song is called Jerk Ribs, since jerk nor ribs are used in the song. So we will have to dig deep into the lyrics (below) to figure it out. I also can’t wait to see what style Kelis brings to the fashion table. Continue Reading →