What happens when you put three female vocal powerhouses together on one song? “Bang Bang“, that’s what happens! Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj have teamed up on this one and we couldn’t have picked a better song title, the song is pretty banging (pun fully intended). But then what do you expect with Jessie J’s strong vocals and Nicki Minaj’s signature rap style on the track? Ariana Grande isn’t slacking either with the vocals, and despite some comments that a singer like Beyonce or Christina Aguilera would have been a better fit, it’s good to hear Ariana move away from the soft, delicate sound that we’ve come to expect of her.
Besides, Beyonce and Christina don’t need to be on this track, it’s a collaboration between Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – so basically that’s the ‘British/American Soulful Pop‘ fan base, ‘American Pre-teen/Teen Pop’ fan base, and the ‘Worldwide Hip-Hop/Female Rapper/Pop’ fan base all covered in one track. Yeah we see you ladies, you ain’t slick!
Released in the US only yesterday (technically today, since it was leaked yesterday), the song has already topped multiple iTunes charts and has reached #23 in the UK charts, despite it not being released here yet. You only need to check the hashtags to see that this song is not getting ignored. “Bang Bang’ will feature on Jessie J’s new album due for release this autumn so this should give you a taste of things to come. Listen to the song, (then maybe listen to it again) and see what you think.