Recently while browsing iTunes for some new jams, I noticed that the most downloaded song was “Break Your Heart” by a Taio Cruz – some newbie I hadn’t heard of. Then I saw Ludacris’ name attached to the credit line and thought that it had to be good if he was in it AND it was the most downloaded on iTunes. So, I bought it.
The song opens up to Luda doin’ his thing. And then – what is this? All of a sudden – I notice synths going nuts in the background. Taio starts singing and it sounds like a legitimate TECHNO-POP song. During the chorus, “I’m only gonna break break you, break break your heart. I’m only gonna break break you, break break your heart…” – all I’m thinking about is the synths and techno beats. Now, I for one, am a big fan of House music and the Dance/Trance genre. The song scores well in my book with it catchy lyrics and upbeat music – but Ludacris? When did he take his musical stylings over to the techno world?
After a little Wikipedia research, I found out Cruz is a Brit who has written and produced songs for the likes Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and the Pussycat Dolls. (Isn’t that how it always works? All of a sudden the writer becomes the singer and the singer attempts to write…) He’s the son of a Nigeran father and a Brazilian mother – exotic! (Just a little factoid for ya…)
Here’s the song if you haven’t gotten around to hearing it – tell me what you think of it!