Energy

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I really like Keri Hilson. She’s a good songwriter, and judging from her television appearances, seemingly has a great personality. For a while now, I’ve been looking forward to her solo album, but after hearing her first single, my interest in her debut project started to wane. This video doesn’t help matters.

It’s not that it’s a bad video. On the contrary, it’s actually very good. It’s just it’s not enough to make me forget how blase I am to the song. For all of the clever, hook-friendly, ear-catching songs she’s penned, “Energy” is a very standard song. It’s very bland and doesn’t separate herself from all of the others out there.

Maybe for all of her charms, she doesn’t have IT. I know some will quickly argue that IT no longer matters. With girls like Cassie using the blow blueprint for success, who can disagree?

But there are only so many spots allotted for people that don’t have it but get something thanks to a label pouring millions into them. Right now and for a while probably, Rihanna’s holding that area down. And she’s actually grown into her success. Rihanna has improved. Threatening to revoke your green card does that to a person.

Maybe Keri can buy it or at least rent IT, but the Tootie hair with blond streaks can only take you so far. Same for showing skin.

I still might buy the album, though. I don’t want her to end up like another Cherri Dennis. I won’t even hold “Happy Juice” against her. Yeah, it’s a dope song, but the drink itself is nasty!

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