Missy Elliot Releases Banger, Prep Rally
You didn't know you were missing Missy until her return. Then you realize her return to music was so long overdue. Missy Elliot dropped a single last year “WTF,” a Pharrell-produced comeback single accompanied by a bananas video. It's not like Missy hasn't been trying though. She had a few left field falst starts accompanied by a few health scares but now she's back.
“Pep Rally,” her newest single, debuted Sunday night in a Super Bowl ad. (The Super Bowl, improbably, is a big part of the Missy comeback narrative). “Pep Rally” is basically the sum of its parts: an electronic horn sample straight out of a Cash Money heyday release, Missy’s cheerleading, a thumping bass drum. “It’s a pep rally! A pep rally! A pep rally!” repeats the chorus, so often it becomes hypnotizing. The vibe is meant to be reminiscent of Any Given Sunday and does a good job of capturing that. If you are a work-out fiend it will be a good song to get your sweat on to. It might also serve as a great clapper for our exotic dancing friends, if you know what I mean. Overall, Miss Elliott didn't cease to impress with this club banger. It's sure to get it's share of downloads. Get yours at iTunes.