Former One Direction member Liam Payne has finally given the world another song that will make people want to grind on each other too. That seems to what Liam is trying to do with all of his songs. Liam is definitely trying to channel his inner Nick Jonas. I don’t think anyone has a problem with that either.
“Familiar” is a mix of Latin and R&B music and it’s just a fun bop. It’s Liam’s strongest single to date. “Bedroom Floor.” “Get Low,” and “Strip that Down” aren’t bad songs but they just anything too spectacular. “Familiar” is catchy from start to finish. It will get stuck in your head. The song also features some bilingual lyrics as well because you can’t have a latin song without some Español. The lyrics are extremely dirty. There are definitely some hidden and not so hidden innuendos in there.
Many of you reading this are probably wondering who is J Balvin. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. J Balvin is a Colombian reggaeton singer that is best known for doing a song with a little-known singer called BEYONCE! Balvin has been around since 2014. Liam Payne’s collaboration doesn’t seem like it’s apart of musical “Big Brother Big Sister” program, that’s when a more popular artist “adopts” a less popular artist to help make them popular. The collaboration does work really well even though J. Bavlin is only on it for a hot second.
The only thing against the song is that it sounds like they are trying to capture the hype that “Despacito” got from around the world. “Despacito” is still fresh in everyone’s mind, mainly because it’s still getting played, it’s going to be compared to it. “Familiar” sounds like “Despacito” beat wise and slightly lyrically. It’s more so on the overall beat. Still, it’s a catchy beat but they could have at least tried to have made it different.
Overall, “Familiar” is one of the best songs that Liam Payne has done. It really show that his debut album will be something to look at for because it will be straight fire. The downside with a track like this is that the popular thing to do today is to add a little Latin flair and try to make it blow up like “Despacito.”
Rating: 4 out of 5
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