Rihanna – Higher

– Higher is a song about the desire for late-night sex and companionship so urgent that it actually feels like a song about how much it hurts to have a Humvee back over your leg. And that is because gives so much of herself in the vocal booth that it feels like she might pass out.

“I hope I ain’t calling you too late, too late/ You light my fire/ Let’s stay up late and smoke a J,” she sings, hitting throat-shredding notes at the top of her range. It might have escaped people’s notice that Rihanna is one of the best character actors in pop, because for a few years she played a chilly cypher, but “Higher” is pitched high enough to startle any remaining doubters into belief. “This whiskey got me feeling pretty” she slurs on the opening, a line that feels almost as instantly meme-able as Beyoncé’s “Driver, roll up the partition, please,” but it’s a joyful howl of abandon instead of a cool purr of control.

The song is yet another masterful piece of work from No I.D., whose late-career résumé at Def Jam is threatening to eclipse his golden-age rap bona fides at this point. He builds a track that sounds like a soul revue sliding off a collapsing stage, a wandering violin doodling random shit in the background. This song is two minutes long, but it is a complete transmission from someplace more louche and heartbroken and painful than our world.

Source: Pitchfork

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This whiskey got me feelin’ pretty
So pardon if I’m impolite
I just really need your ass with me
I’m sorry ’bout the other night
And I know I could be more creative
And come up with poetic lines
But I’m turnt up off sizz’ and “I love you”
Is the only thing that’s in my mind
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You take me higher, higher than I’ve ever been, babe
Just come over, let’s pour a drink, babe
I hope I ain’t calling you too late, too late
You light my fire
Let’s stay up late and smoke a J
I wanna go back to the old way
But I’m drunk and still with a full ash tray
With a little bit too much to say

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