The R&B King that is Trey Songz samples Teena Marie’s ‘Ooo La La La’ on his brand new single ‘NaNa‘, released to the world minutes ago.
Standing as the surprise he teased yesterday, the cut sees the performer stick to the ‘baby-making R&B’ formula that he’s most renown for and serve a hook that screams hit.
Unfortunately, despite its infectious vibe, the jam’s lyrics and verses let it down, with its production and Songz’ vocals demanding far more than the ‘I wanna get down tonight’ theme the cut served up.
Is ‘NaNa‘ a hot song? Yes. However, at this point in Songz’ career, ‘hot’ should no longer be an option.
For, while nothing can take away from his talent, it does find itself placed on the back burner every time Trey opts out of employing the harmonies, metaphors and instrumentation that would have taken the number to another level.
A level, that would have seen him maintain the cut’s ‘Contemporary’ / ‘Club’ feel while serving it a healthy dose of ‘high end.’
In an age where many a smash hit finds itself forgotten no more than a year after release, we wonder if ‘NaNa‘ has what it takes to stand the test of time, to become the kind of song that’ll see Songz‘ revered and remembered by music lovers in the distant future.
You tell us below…