Confession time: I have a soft spot for independent female singers. This fact is in part why I was more than a little pumped to see that Watsky had recruited British pop songstress Kate Nash for his new single, Hey, A**hole. On the record, the San Francisco native shows off his versatile flow, making Nash’s effort sound right at home next to his relatable, lyrically sharp effort. Over producer Aaron Carmack’s airy, pop-based production, Watsky admits to struggling with the daily grind, unable to get out of the house, and seemingly stuck in a funk. Sadly, not even Nash’s bubbly, not-so-friendly words of encouragement on the hook seem to help. Lets just hope that his struggles don’t get in the way of Watsky making more genre-bending, personable records, because then we would all lose out. You can find Hey, A**hole on Watsky’s latest album,Cardboard Castles, released last month available for purchase on iTunes (see link above).
Written by Lucas G. on 04/12/13
Submit your Rating
Steel Wool Records
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Cardboard Castles" (2013)
Total DJ Booth Features:
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Billion Dollars in an Elevator: The Definitive 2014 Hip-Hop Timeline
- DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…
- All 93 People Named on J. Cole’s “Note To Self” Outro
- Indie Savage: Crooked I Gets Physical With “Sex, Money & Hip-Hop”
- The Hip-Hop Albums I Need to Hear in 2015
- Meet Fanesha Fabre, the Voice Behind the “La Musica De Harry Fraud” Drop
- 1 Listen Album Review: J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” (aka F*cking Up Hip-Hop)
- The Most Sampled Rapper Voices in Hip-Hop History
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.