Did you really think the party rocking was going to stop just because LMFAO are on hiatus?
Yes, the uncle/nephew band have decided to take a break from each other for a while in the wake of their smash global success, but that doesn’t mean they’ve individually lost their will to keep the celebration going.
On Friday (January 4), SkyBlu did his part to keep the lights flashing and hands in an upright and raised position with the reveal of his debut solo track, “Pop Bottles.”
And, wouldn’t you know it? The song is all about good times and fun vibes.
Featuring up-and-coming singer Mark Rosas, the song bounces along on some minimal keyboards squiggles, a pounding four-on-the-floor beat and little else, as Sky reminisces about the good times. “Had a few hits now we changed the game/ Ish gets crazy when you get some fame/ Different city every night but it’s all the same/ Everywhere I go people know my name,” he sings as he paint a picture of spraying bubbly on the masses after all the flutes have been filled.
The chorus on the Big Bad-produced song says it all: “Pop bottles, make it rain/ Every night it’s all the same/ Hit the club, hit the after party, then we hit the plane.” With a fist-pumping structure similar to most of LMFAO’s biggest hits, Blu clearly stuck to his successful ground game, sprinkling in lyrics about shots, hands in the sky, swollen pockets and having the club on lock.
The familiar sound won’t surprise fans, since RedFoo said around the time the hiatus was announced that longtime admirers shouldn’t expect an acoustic folk album from either member. “All the music that I’m going to make is always going to be LMFAO-ish … I love all the topics that we talk about,” he said. “I was really passionate about bringing party music to the world, so I will always be making some kind of party music.”
Blu has jumped into the solo game thanks to his new crew at Big Bad University (which also includes Rosas and former Paradiso Girls member Chelsea Korka), which he told MTV News in September is built on making dreams come true.
“I created my own university. Basically I grew up people always telling me what I can and can’t do,” he said. “And I always kind of classified myself as a dreamer … I created a university for dreamers. We have a lot of musical artists in there and DJs and everybody in there is about to release a big song. I kind of want to show the world what’s up with Sky.”