Review of Problem by Ariana Grande ft Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande is quite an accomplished artist, without really setting the scene on fire. We here at Music Eyz quite like the way she can adapt her style and delivery to different types of music. A bit of pop, dance and a little more on the urban tip.
Problem probably combines them all, in a bit of a roller coaster of a track. Within the track there are some horns, mainstream beats and a nice pop hook. Add to that Ariana‘s sweet voice and a bit of a male vocal whisper, underlying the entire chorus and you have a bit of a winner upbeat pop track. That is to do Ariana a dis-service though, she actually shows a pretty good vocal range on Problem. Oh and lets not forget the added spice. Yes Iggy Izalea appears.
Unlike on a number of these tracks, the rapper is a bit of a filler. Weak rhymes just there to add credibility to the track and to aid sales. The verses normally stink of being pasted over the track at a later date. Not here. IggyIzalea‘s rap really cements the track and feels like it belongs. It breaks up the pop balance and lifts the pop backing.
Overall, the track is a good pop number which deserves significant airplay and a slant at chart success. Watch this space. Lets just hope this slice of pop pureness, Ariana Grande, doesn’t do a Miley on us.