Before looking up a picture of Kid Cudi for this post I really thought that this was going to be a female pop-star of some sort. I’m going to assume that he’s a hip-hop artist which is a pleasant surprise. He looks like he might have more style and may bring something else to the table other than generic rhymes and ringtone-rap hooks. We’ll just have to see. Kid Cudi’s song “Day ‘N’ Nite” is currently at the #12 spot on the Billboard top 100 pop charts. I have my fingers crossed on this one, but I’m not expecting much since it is on the pop charts after all.
On a side note, it appears as though Universal Music Group is saving the music industry from the evil clutches of music consumers once again so I wouldn’t expect to ever see a video for this song here. You can however click here to watch it on YouTube. I’m not sure what good that does UMG, but whatever. Hitting play now…
5 seconds in and I’m liking the keyboards in the beat. It’s got kind of a spacey vibe and while it sounds great for dance music, I’m not too sure how it’s going to fit in a rap song. He also says “uh” six times before starting. Hmm…at 14 seconds he starts to sing. I think that’s what he’s trying to do…sing. It’s not auto-tuned too much, but I’m starting to think that it should be. He’s just kind of talk-singing. I am however enjoying the general pacing of the vocals. He’s kind of skipping around the beat a bit which is interesting. The beat is also decent. Not great, but decent.
The first verse goes till 28 seconds and we’ve got a double verse here that looks like it’s going to have the same melody. A little boring. The beat is the only interesting thing here so far. I don’t even know what to write. I’m at the 42 second mark now and not much really happened in that verse. It’s just bland. I can’t even make fun of it. It’s like making fun of a cardboard box. Let’s see what this chorus is going to sound like.
Now we’ve got a slightly bigger beat for the chorus thanks to some extra keyboard pads. The subject of the song also seems to be about smoking weed day and night. I suppose you’d have to in order to be intrigued by this song. Not only is the song about a stoner, but it’s a “lonely stoner” no less. Oh, now we’ve also got a “lonely loner” along with the “lonely stoner.” Perhaps they will someday meet on a lonely street and the lonely stoner can share his weed with the lonely loner so the lonely loner could then get stoned and become a lonely stoner instead of only being lonely.
Fuck this song.
Verdict: This song will be mildly popular with heavily stoned suburban kids during their drive to work at the gas station, but only until around August or so.