Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea

Damn Idolator and Pitchfork already beat me to punch. That ubiquitous saxophone bleat is making a comeback here and here and now here with Ariana Grande’s monster hit. Shit the track just dropped on Sunday night during the Radio Disney Music Awards.

I’m pretty sure that screaming girls at a teen-oriented award show presents a highly bias opinion, but even in a vacuum this track is a bio-engineered hit. Trap-lite. Rapper of the moment: Iggy Azalea (who I assumed replaced Big Sean who is relegated to hook whispering duty…the check still clears).

But Ariana glides through “Problem” like young Mariah. You know she can sing stronger and higher, but this is dance-pop. Coast through and save the pipes for a real torch song.


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