It’s with heavy hearts we declare Jake Paul’s new song “Im Single” as … kind of catchy actually.
There’s something especially soul-sucking about admitting that one of YouTube’s most despised, most popular, and wealthiest stars created something good. But Jake’s lowkey ballad about coming to terms with a break up is oddly refreshing, especially compared to his cringeworthy past songs like the Team 10 manifesto “It’s Everyday Bro” and its follow-up, “I Love You, Bro.”
A heavily autotuned Jake reflects on his very public breakup with Erika Costell late last year over a minimalist guitar riff and an accompanying beat. The lyrics aren’t particularly clever (“I’m doin’ better down/Gettin’ cheddar now/Big cheese feta now”) and the melody isn’t revolutionary, but it’s a fun song. Does it rival “Thank U, Next” as a confident, emotionally mature single people anthem? No. But it will get stuck in your head, and maybe you won’t hate it that much. Read more…
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I regret to inform you that Jake Paul's new song is a bop