Eve - Me N My (Up In The Club)
Tambourine and Give It to You both won positive reviews when they hit the Booth back in ‘08, but those singles weren’t enough to save Eve‘s senior album (then titled Here I Am) from a seemingly endless series of delays. Now, though, the Philadelphian femcee is back with a new track she hopes will finally get the ball rolling on Flirt, which will be her first full-length in seven years. Though Eve’s no stranger to the dancefloor, Me N My (Up In The Club) may still come as a bit of a surprise to longtime fans. With a self-explanatory concept (the artist and her crew are in the club, and they’re gonna dance) and fairly minimal lyrical content, this track is all about Salaam Remi and Benga da Afro Warrior‘s electro-informed instrumental, driven by a muffled, jittery bassline that melts into slippery synth squelches on the hook. MNM (UitC)‘s propulsive, edgy sound will certainly get the attention of hardcore club heads, but will it be music to the ears of Eve’s established fanbase? As always, I’ll leave it to Booth readers to make the final call.