Everyone favorite former One Directioner, ZAYN, has released the first new single off his untitled sophomore album. “Still Got time” is a collab with rapper PartyNextDoor…do not know who he is but hey, he must be good if ZAYN is performing with him.
“Still Got Time” is an extremely simple song and it works so well for. When I first heard the song I wasn’t a fan of it. It just didn’t click. But after listening to it for a while, it began to start click and I began to become a fan of the song. It’s nothing like his first album “Mind of Mine.” The beat of the song is one of those beat that you can dance to without having to throw your back out.
The lyrics talk about ZAYN telling a girl to not to rush into a relationship and just to take things slow. For anyone else to say that it would scream “I’m just not that into you” and send that poor girl into a tub of Ice Cream. But the lyrics work and tell a story for ZAYN that doesn’t make it sound like a break-up song.
PartyNextDoor doesn’t really add anything to the song. He ends up “singing” the second verse of the song. Lately, when it comes to having rappers featured on songs it’s been either hit or miss. More so, just misses. “Still Got Time” is definitely in the miss category. I would rather have ZAYN singing the verse than him. It just doesn’t make the song feel like it’s earth shattering good.
ZAYN is also channeling his inner Drake with the song with the styling of the vocals. While it works for him, it’s nothing earth-shattering. It fits the style of the song and luckily for him, Drake doesn’t have anything out at the moment. If Drake had a single out, then it wouldn’t have worked for him. The problem with music day is that artists end up sounding the same because of similar tendencies they have, which ends up getting them compared to each other. When this happens, it’s a blessing and a curse. A blessing because it opens more new people to that artist because it sounds similar to their favorite. A curse because it has the potential to get that song no airplay because people will be requesting “that new song from Drake.” It should work for ZAYN – this time. I don’t think he meant to come across as Drake like due to his want to “do this own thing.”
Overall, the song is a great jam that will become a summer hit. It takes awhile for the song to click and be a jam, but it’s still a jam. PartyNextDoor doesn’t add to the song and it would be better if ZAYN was just solo on it.
Here’s the song for you ears to love:
Rating: 4 out of 5
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