September 3, 2017
RAZILLIAN SUPERSTAR Anitta, who is on track to take over the world with her voice, her dance moves and her bunda (🍑), just made a massive next step in her cross-cultural conquest: her very first English language single.
And surprisingly enough, it‚Äôs quite‚Ä¶calm.
‚ÄúWill I See You‚Äù is Anitta‚Äôs debut offering in English, crafted alongside Justin Bieber‚Äòs Purpose producer, Poo Bear.
As opposed to the speaker-shaking, dance floor-dominating sound of the bulk of her discography, the sparse, guitar-led tune showcases Anitta‚Äôs sweeter side atop the song‚Äôs gentle melodies. (‚ÄúSua Cara,‚Äù this is not.)
‚ÄúWhen it‚Äôs all said and done, will I see you? / Now that my love is on / All the way on you, I won‚Äôt turn it off / Would you do the same?‚Äù the ‚ÄúParadinha‚Äù funk-pop princess coos.
The airy accompanying music video is like a Victoria‚Äôs Secret Angel campaign shot in Heaven, complete with endless glamour shots of the singer ‚Äî¬†and even a few eye-popping nude moments, as the song‚Äôs lyrics flash across that famous rump. (Writing‚Äôs On The Bumbum.)
While plenty of fans were likely hoping for the ‚ÄúSim ou N√£o‚Äù sensation to come through with a killer club cut, it‚Äôs always good for a pop star to showcase some versatility. She sounds great ‚Äî¬†and she can‚Äôt always be twerking right in your face, right? (No doubt, the bangers are on their way.)
Also, Queen Gretchen approves, so any criticism is hereby dismissed.
‚ÄúWill I See You‚Äù is said to be the first taste of Anitta‚Äôs mysterious #CheckMate project, which she‚Äôs been teasing on her Instagram over the past few weeks. (In fact, there are even Anitta chess pieces popping up around Brazil.)
Are you ready to play?