It would be enough if Young Money chanteuse Shanell were solamente the baddest chick we’ve ever seen rocking a ear-to-nose-ring chain. Which she is. But, as it turns out, she’s also churning out some of the chilliest, coolest dance music this side of Cassie. Shanell’s new track, “Just for the Night,” is taken from her upcoming mixtape Nobody’s B**** (also the likely title of our autobiography. But this teaser track gives a nice taste of what to expect from the urban-pop songbird, who started her career as a dancer for Ciara before writing tracks for Melanie Fiona, Ne-Yo and Jennifer Hudson.
+ Listen to Shanell’s “Just For The Night” after the jump.
Squelchy synths and and Shanell’s sultry vocals paint a picture of a one-night stand between lovers in love with someone else: “He’s in love, I’m his doctor/Cause she left him all alone/I wore the dress that he bought her/Makes him feel he’s right at home,” she sings over ’80s-inspired production courtesy of Mad Decent (that’s Diplo’s record label, y’all!) producer Derek “DJA” Allen. Basically, this is the lady version of Usher’s “Climax.” Sweat, put in werque, hit play on this again and again.
Young Money might be best known for acts Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, but Shanell’s showing some impressive versatility here, and it’s got us real pumped up to see what she delivers on Nobody’s B****, which drops July 23.
+ Listen to Shanell, “Just for the Night.”