Jaya – “Outta Control”

Dance, Grime, Hip Hop, Parody, Pop, R&B, Rap, UK Asian, Video

Score: 7.4

It’s difficult to separate the laughably insane video for “Outta Control” from Jaya’s excellent new song, “Outta Control.” The former is a low-budget effort with a ridiculous narrative, twist ending and Razzie-esque overacting. It’s memorable because it’s just so, so bad. But when you’re bumping this track on your iPod, it’s the song, not the video, that matters. And bump, you will… As a pop treat, it’s very good, and considerably better than “DJ Do It Again.” Aside from the completely needless inclusion of Young Simmons, and the somewhat non-committal (but professional) verse from Wretch 32, we have a tempo-shifting beat, powerful melodies, a chorus that implores suggestively and a strong vocal performance from Jaya. She can be proud of this song, but oh, that video….

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