‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jeans’ are fast becoming the ‘My Funny Valentine’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’ of contemporary dance music.
Everyone from Joy O to Jamie Woon have offered up reinterpretations of the former; The Internet and Blood Orange have recently hopped on the latter. The next contenders to take on modern pop standard ‘Blue Jeans’ are production duo Smims&Belle, made up of Mark Foster and Isom Innis from Foster The People. Joining them is foul-mouthed, bushy-tailed provocateur Azealia Banks, who lays down a new verse.
The Smims&Belle instrumental definitely isn’t the draw here – for better or worse, ‘indie band makes electro’ sums it up fairly succinctly. Azealia’s the main attraction, rattling off a typically nifty verse. She’s got her “whips and handcuffs” in tow, and talks about raising gangsters from the dead (wonder where she got that idea from).