Wow, this is a pleasant surprise. I mean you don’t see that many aspiring pop artists nowadays actually putting out positive, uplifting songs. ‘What I Say’ by the Boston-based pop act Fire Jane is such a case.
I can’t tell whether the 2000’s sound is something that Fire Jane is going for on purpose or if that is how she genuinely makes music but everything about this song is so it; from the singing style to the music production, this reminds me of Britney Spears’ early stuff rather than anything contemporary. And the lyrics? There’s nothing depressive or sad about them, and I feel like this is something that needs to be pointed out, as we hardly listen to anything positive in the pop music universe these days. Lizzo would be an exception, but still, ‘What I Say’ gives off this naive, loose vibe that is nowhere to be found in the current music trends.
If an audience ready to consume this type of music today exists or not, is something I do not know, but what I do know is that this is the loosen type of pop music that once upon a time ruled the world. Watch the lyric video on YouTube
Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis