For any new artist aiming to make waves, taking big bold steps is a must.
Clearly, it’s a memo Zendaya has familiarized herself with, because the former Disney darling has sampled TLC’s classic smash ‘Creep’ for her aptly titled reintroduction cut ‘Something New.’
Chris Brown joins in the fun with a guest feature.
Take a listen below…
Unashamedly shaped for radio, there is ironically nothing “new” here from a production, vocal, or feature standpoint.
Yet that need not (and isn’t) a hindrance.
The sample, though mostly a reminder of how great music was way back when, is used here to solid effect. What’s more, the song is catchy, infectious, and packs enough replay value to allow it to truly bloom as Spring looms.
A decent first swing of the bat.