Song: Laserlight by Jessie J. feat. David Guetta
- Oh, Jessie J. You weird little chameleon. You’ve tried Natty B. uplifting jams (“Price Tag”, now playing at a romantic comedy preview near you). You already worked with David Guetta on one of the better songs from his last album (“Repeat”). You literally were Katy Perry on “Domino”. And now, instead of guesting on a David Guetta track, he “guests” on your track. Because of course.
It’s a Hit
- Double-J sounds pretty solid on the verses, which are basically the verses of “Repeat” repeated. Basic echo-y guitar, some sad lamentations, a little bit of David Guetta thumpy drum kit.
- Hey, Jessie, guess what? You hit the right at the end of the verse on “aliii-iiiiiive!” Good on ya!
- The David Guetta post-chorus breakdown is a bit different from his usual post-chorus breakdowns, with a buzzy, droning synth that carries over from the chorus into the throw-ya-hands-into-the-air dance part.
- The second half of the chorus is awesome: “You make me feel good/You make me feel safe/You make me feel like I could live another day”.
- What the balls is a laserlight? And how does it have this significant emotional impact on Jessie J?
- Also, this is the second overarching metaphor that JJ has botched, after “Domino”. Great song, JJ, but what the balls does it have to do with dominoes?
- Sounds not only a LOT like “Repeat”, but has the same slow verses and suddenly amped up chorus of “Without You”. In other words, David Guetta stopped trying at approximately “Club Can’t Handle Me”.
- Why do we have “David G” and “Jessie J” name drops halfway through the song? WE CAN’T ALL BE JASON DERULOS NOR SHOULD WE TRY.
Verdict: 6/10, It’s a Hit