Dumb Blonde | Avril Lavigne x Nicki Minaj
So I try to spread the love with reviews around here because if you wanted to just hear about the same 10 artists, there are plenty of other platforms for that. At the end of last year, I just did a review of new Avril music after her hiatus from music and Nicki is kind of unavoidable when it comes to music releases/reviews but the combo was just too intriguing to pass up. So this was an interesting collab for obvious reasons, though Nicki has seemed to open herself up to working with a lot of people over the last couple years. The song really isn’t doing it for me. It kind of feels like a forced sound from Avril. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely has her signature rocker feel, but it just feels kind of teeny bop-ish. It reminds me of a song from a movie soundtrack…and one of those cheesy, PG-13 kinda movies. I can literally picture the scene where this song would be playing in the background. Nicki does what she does, but it’s just not enough for me. I wouldn’t be surprised if the track took off just based on the collaboration alone. Her first album in 6 years, Head Above Water will be released this Friday, so we’ll see what the rest of the project sounds like.