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A yr in the past, after the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, Doja Cat advised us what to anticipate from a brand new album.
Every new track would have “its personal ‘character,’” she stated, and it wouldn’t be “completely constant.” “Now we have some dancehall stuff on there, some Afrobeat stuff, some funk, home. I am making an attempt to cowl all bases,” she stated. Now, we all know what she meant. Her latest album, Planet Her, is out at this time (June 25).
Found by Kemosabe Data and RCA Data by SoundCloud at age 17, Doja launched her first studio album, Amala, in 2018, although it didn’t fairly choose up velocity till her viral meme hit “Mooo!” took off and helped subsequent singles “Sweet” and “Juicy” journey as effectively. She totally turned a star with 2019’s Sizzling Pink, particularly when lead single “Say So” topped the Billboard Sizzling 100. On Planet Her, she makes good on that promise.
This time, she’s linked up for collaborations with Younger Thug, Ariana Grande, JID, The Weeknd, and SZA. The album touches on varied themes from love, lust, intercourse, remorse, feminity, cash, and breakups — which implies it’s obtained a track for each temper. Beneath, we break down which of them these are.
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: divinely female
Key lyric: “Child, worship my hips and waist / So female with grace”
Doja opens the album with an Afrobeats track expressing her femininity whereas additionally exploring the various difficulties and expectations girls are pressured to evolve to. She additionally touches upon how patriarchy typically tries to create competitors, pitting girls towards one another and “find yourself like we Regina on Imply Ladies.” A lot of the track can be a message for males to understand how there’s a lot a girl can present for them.Advertisement
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: assured and attractive
Key lyric: “You possibly can depart open home windows / Do not care who see me out my garments, child”
This reggaeton-inspired track is about Doja eager to get frisky with somebody and never giving a rattling if the world stumbles upon them. She offers a message that it’s not irregular for folks to be brazenly sexual: “Need to get comfy / It is solely pure.” As well as, she drops a line about bisexuality — “Yeah, I like bananas and peaches” — on this track that doubles as a how-to for feeling assured with your personal physique and sexuality.
- “Payday” (ft. Younger Thug)
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: enthusiastic about cash
Key lyric: “I simply cannot imagine / I obtained what I wished all my life, now we go / Oh yeah, yeah, yeah / Getting paid day by day, yeah”
In a particularly excessive register, Doja reassures us that she has all the cash and fame on the earth, and even potential beaus ought to be effectively aware of that. In his personal sky-high cadence, Younger Thug stops by to supply his tackle this ode to luxurious as effectively: “Hope you wanna fuck ‘trigger my cash lengthy like limousine.”
- “Get Into It (Yuh)”
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: Nicki Minaj vibes
Key lyric: “Thanks, Nicki, I like you”
The track appears to pay homage to Nicki Minaj, Doja’s “Say So” collaborator, as she inhabits an analogous vocal inflection and circulate for 2 minutes. Doja even straight-up thanks Nicki on the finish of the monitor and references one in all her early cuts within the course of. One rap icon giving love and assist to a different. We like to see it.
- “Want To Know”
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: lustful and sexually curious
Key lyric: “Child, present me what it is like / I do not actually obtained no kind / I simply wanna fuck all evening”
One other celebration of sexuality, “Have to Know” finds Doja fantasizing over an ethereal, spacious beat as she narrates her personal wishes and curiosity. As such, she sounds keen to point out “a lotta new methods” and “know what it’s like.” Save this one for date evening.
- “I Don’t Do Medicine” (ft. Ariana Grande)
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: excessive in love
Key lyric: “I simply need you, however I do not do medication”
Merely put, Doja compares passionate like to being excessive on medication. She’s obtained her pal Ari to offer attractive falsetto on the hook, in a pseudo sequel to the pair’s “Motive” from final yr. As Doja delivers “You do not actually hit me again” and Ariana goes for “You play on the secure aspect / However you fuckin’ me up on this FaceTime,” the chase for them creates extra temptation and craving.
- “Love To Dream”
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: grief, longing, and regretful
Key lyric: “It is not you, child, it is simply me / I do not imagine what I simply misplaced”
Doja confirmed in a reply tweet to a fan that this track is about “fantasizing and reminiscing about an ex.” In line with the lyrics, the ex felt insufficient due to Doja’s penchant for overthinking: “I do know what you imply, you do not fuck with randoms / I obtained every thing, every thing however actual love / I obtained in my head, I guess you would get me again out.” Consequently, Doja feels regretful for not being a greater associate after the breakup.
- “You Proper” (ft. The Weeknd)
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: such as you’re coveting somebody you’re not speculated to
Key lyric: “I obtained a person, however I need you”
Over slick and twinkling keyboards, Doja sings that, regardless of having a associate, she nonetheless has secret fantasies about another person. She is aware of it will be perceived as immoral and fallacious however nonetheless stays sincere: “You already know I obtained a lot to say / I attempt to disguise it in my face.” The Weeknd is of course in his lane right here, reminding us that it’s solely human nature to have fantasies about different folks generally. Hearken to this track whenever you really feel responsible for having them so you already know you’re not alone.
- “Been Like This”
Hearken to it whenever you’re: considering ending a relationship
Key lyric: “Child, I do not actually wanna be in like this / Ever since you’ve got been like this”
Doja processes her shifting emotions for a associate on account of main modifications from them as a delicate lure beat glides beneath. The lyrics describe the associate as poisonous: “Cannot put my trauma to the aspect / Once you advised me I used to be lyin’ / Had me feelin’ like I died, child.” Ultimately, fortunately, Doja breaks up with them. Let that be a lesson.
- “Choices” (feat. JID)
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: spicy, naughty, and tough
Key lyric: “I do not want lovin’, late-night cuffin’ / Take all of it off, you naughty”
This track is about two lovers getting tough and frisky with one another. Each aren’t shy about the place they do it: “Kitchen, island, bed room, closet” and “Now she tryna fuck me within the restroom or the parkin’ lot / On the restaurant, anyplace, in all places, anytime.” Know that you just’ve obtained choices.
- “Ain’t Shit”
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: over somebody’s bullshit
Key lyric: “Have a look at what you probably did”
Glancing on the monitor title already evokes anger, and Doja delivers. As she sings about immature, untrue males who’ve wronged and damage her, the ‘90s R&B rhythm makes it really feel like successful misplaced to time. That is the right track to take heed to if you happen to’re pissed off and unhappy with immature companions and their bullshit.
- “Think about”
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: like a baddie
Key lyric: “I pull up identical to ooh, you a baddie”
Doja displays about how there have been individuals who didn’t imagine in her potential and on how far she has come regardless of the obstacles: “You could not be extra fallacious / We present up and present out / 5-hundred racks, offered out / I by no means been extra proud” and “All this work paid off / Once they had no religion in any respect.” She is really a baddie.
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: confident and reflective
Key lyric: “Is it loopy I am not scared to be alone?”
The ‘90s R&B vibes return, because of some light acoustic guitar plucking. Doja sings about how she has lastly processed what she needed to — “You could not inform that the each of us wanted a complete therapist” and “Now I barely want ya” — because the rainy-day breakup perspective comes into view. In her phrases, “Bein’ lonely higher than ‘wants management.’” Satirically, her ex is now the one scared to be alone.
- “Kiss Me Extra” (ft. SZA)
Hearken to it whenever you’re feeling: cheekily romantic, flirty, and attractive
Key lyric: “We cuddle, certain, I do adore it / However I want your lips on mine”
Planet Her finds its excellent closure with the enduring dance-pop lead single “Kiss Me Extra.” The track has romance, ardour, daring sexual wishes, and tenderness multi functional. Cheeky and flirty verses give method to actual horniness when she declares “I really feel like fuckin’ one thing.” SZA follows swimsuit — “Pussy like holy grail, you already know that” — and each superstars present that romance and intercourse collectively will be each sugary and spicy on the identical time.