Review: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – ‘Bang Bang’


‘Bang Bang’ is the latest all star collaboration, featuring Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and girl of the moment Ariana Grande. With ample girl power and impressive vocals, it’s sure to be one of the huge hits of this summer.

Launching straight into the first verse, Jessie J cranks up the sass, belting: “She got a body like an hourglass, but I can give it to you all the time”. Each verse consists of powerhouse vocals that soar over a simple backing of handclaps with the occasional bass twang. The simplicity of the verse puts the focus entirely on the vocals, and means that when the anthemic chorus kicks in it packs a punch. With a sample of Wham’s classic ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ and plenty of sass and brass, the chorus is cranked up to 110%.

Not to be outdone, Ariana blasts through her verse, telling us:  ‘She might’ve let you hold her hand in school
, But I’mma show you how to graduate’ and Nicki spits her verse ferociously. Each lady provides big, bold vocals and immeasurable confidence in their verse.

‘Bang Bang’ is a partnership between three artists at the top of their game, and it shows.

4.5 stars


‘Bang Bang’ will be released on September the 21st through Lava Records.


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