Sunday, September 17, 2017

"I'm the Kind of Trouble That You Enjoy"

When the internet gets wind of a possible U2/Kygo collaboration, the collective anticipation level is palpable. On first mention, a heavyweight, cross-genre collaboration seems too good to be true. Lord knows I've personally written about countless "can't go wrong" collaborations that I've developed a significant amount of skepticism with these type of tracks. Would U2's contemporary rock style be able to be seamlessly translated to Tropical House? Seems like a novel mash-up of styles, but we're clearly journeying into the unknown with You're The Best Thing About Me.

After a couple listens, I gotta admit, I'm a little underwhelmed. Sure, the novelty is there with Kygo chopping up Bono's vocals throughout the track, but ultimately it's a bit too poppy for me. It's too boiler plate Top 40 for me to really want to listen to it more than a handful of times. Maybe the guitar riffs mixed with tropical vibes will resonate with you more than I, but it's ending up being a too good to be true type of collaboration for me...#YoureTheBestThingAboutMe

U2 vs Kygo - You’re The Best Thing About Me


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