Two kings of the indie dancefloor unite for a warm, timeless take on 20th century pop and rock
The Writing's On The Wall
It's not an easy task [a]Destiny's Child[/a] set themselves....
To people outside the immediate culture that birthed Destiny's Child these clever attempts at a universal pop sound will seem new and different enough to engage attention. Taking Timbaland's successful experiments as a blueprint, Rodney Jerkins and She'kspere pile on the jittery beats, refuse to scrimp on the keyboard spray-painting, and conduct the quartet's voices into a mutant black Andrew Sisters symphony.
And, fair's fair, the likes of the sleek and sumptuous 'If You Leave' and the Missy Elliott-directed 'Confessing' certainly have enough sparks to set dancefloors and bedrooms alight. Plus, if you really think about it, the now familiar 'Bills, Bills, Bills', is, along with the more playful 'Temptations', a good example of just how modern, assertive and demanding Destiny's Child project themselves to be.
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