Saturday, October 15, 2011

Song of the Day: I Like How It Feels - Enrique Iglesias (Feat. Pitbull & The WAV.S)

After being treated to his appearance on X Factor last night, fans are looking forward to a new release from Enrique Iglesias. What is it? "I Like How It Feels (Feat. Pitbull & The WAV.S)", which isn't just another Enrique song, despite what it looks like. However, does a different sound end with success for Enrique? Read on for the music video & my review!

Just like many songs today, this song's music video is tour-based. However, unlike many songs, this song actually sounds like it's taking place at a concert during the chorus. Underestimated by music producers today, the real-fantasy balance provided in this song takes full advantage of every nook and cranny in your ear. I don't know of a pop song on the radio today that takes as much literal domain inside your ear canal when listening with earbuds/headphones; ironically, this song MAKES you think "I like how it feels!", since you can actually feel the beat if listening correctly.

So, who gets the credits for the mastermind producing of the song? The WAV.S. Yeah, I know you've never heard of them. The WAV.S are new on the scene, having produced for only Kelly Rowland earlier this year. I'll put a soundcloud of their new mixtape down below, on which they did an excellent job. Their sound definitely has a place on hit radio, provided they stay with what they're doing.

However, a lot of credit also has to go to Enrique Iglesias. Enrique's soft vocals remind us of "Hero", when he was able to pierce our hearts with one of the best songs of the decade (only #79, according to VH1, but I beg to differ). They're slightly less about heart-piercing this time around, however, and more about the positive side of life.

Pitbull's element to the song, in all honesty, doesn't need to exist. However, it does, and I can honestly say that he sounds exactly the same way he does on almost any other songs. However, the beat behind it makes it better than in most songs, without Pitbull doing a thing out of his comfort zone.

What else is there to say? This is an almost perfect song that deserves much more recognition than it's getting. No worries, though - I'm sure that this song will be just as big as "Tonight" was, if not as big as "I Like It".

Rating: 4.5/5

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