On April 23 Will.I.Am will make history by becoming the first major artist to release and album with a hashtag in the title. The album, titled #Willpower, will feature Will.I.Am’s latest pop concoctions, including a new collaboration with Miley Cyrus entitled “Fall Down.” The song features a recurring whistle sample and a hook driven at times entirely on the strength of a snare sample, but please don’t let either of those facts scare you away from the song. I cannot say Will’s additions are the interesting, but Miley dominates this track with the full range of her vocal abilities.
Will.I.Am may never win me over, but Miley Cyrus on the other hand has done a fine job of reinventing in 2013. This track proves she has more to offer than she has as of yet been able to share with the masses. I can’t believe I’m about to type this, but I am legitimately excited to see what she comes up with next. (more…)