Ohmigod. "Shoes." Are you ready for the weirdest irresistible single so far this year?
Tiga's matter-of-fact acid-house heater "Shoes" is one of those singles that comes along once every 10 years or so, and totally redefines what can be called pop music. It's a techno Talking Heads' "Once In A Lifetime." A catchier, more casual update of L.A. Style's "James Brown is Dead," mixed with Tiga sound-alike Madonna's unabashed materialism.
Instead of the usual thoughtful, melody-driven verse-chorus-verse, "Shoes" is a mindless conversation set to dance beats. "I like that sound," it drones robotically, "I love that sound. What's that sound? It's the sound of my shoes."
The brain-child of Juno Award-winning Montreal DJ, James Sontag, "Shoes" is the second single from April release Ciao. Produced by infamous Belgian remixers Soulwax, the single lands just in time to join New Boyz jam, "Jerk," in leading the charge toward a new level of minimalism and R.Kelly-style candor.
Listen to "Shoes" in headphones to keep your blown mind from dripping out of your ears.