Howdy people of the interweb, time for a music review and today I’m gonna do a song review for the recent release of “Fiesta (Remix)” by Bomba Estéreo & Will Smith. Obviously the news of this song’s existence and official release has been out for a few days, but I couldn’t sit around and not about it considering how big of a Will Smith fan I am. So I’m just gonna give my quick impressions on it.
Check out the song below:
So what were my thoughts on this song after hearing it for the first time? Well I was pretty much like, “Fuck yes, Will Smith still sounds awesome, I want more.” The fact of the matter is that this is primarily just another modern EDM track that just happens to feature Will Smith rapping for the first time in 10 YEARS! And he still sounds awesome. For me that is reason enough to celebrate this song’s existence.
This collaboration I did not expect at all and while its Bomba Estéreo’s song, it’s Smith’s contribution that makes it special. Smith raps like he never lost a step, the guy’s aggressive, stylish and sounds like he’s having fun on the track. He’s main verse makes me so happy, it just sounds like Smith never left the world of music and the fact that he raps both in english and spanish just makes him even cooler. OH and Will Smith says “shit”, and loads of people are freaking out about it. The reason its a big deal is because Smith has never swore in his songs (besides “Tell Me Why” where the “fuck” in bleeped out), but all I have to say is that times have changed and if Smith wants to say a swear or two then let him. With EDM songs I can go either way, some of it I absolutely love for the beats, rhythms and layering, and the way it makes me want to dance. On the other hand some of it makes me sick as its so repetitive, lacking in originality and sounds like noise more so music. This falls into the former category. The has a lovely opening guitar riff, has good layering and some fist bumping beats.
If you couldn’t tell already I’m a massive Will Smith fan, I grew up with him as both a rapper and actor, and some of today’s kids won’t know or appreciate why Smith is such a big deal, but for everyone who knows about his work back in the late 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s he is still a big deal. For me and a lot of other fans across the world, we’ve been wanting Smith to get back to rap for AGES, there’s been rumours and talk of the guy getting back in the studio, but nothing solid has come out of that. But to hear him rapping, even if it’s just a cameo appearance on another person’s song is enough. Now I know I want more, and I need more and I’m sure many other fans would be inclined to agree with me. And with there now be talk of Smith recording new music and planning a world tour, his comeback couldn’t come any sooner.
In conclusion “Fiesta (Remix)” by Bomba Estéreo and Will Smith is a pretty good jam. Besides having a nice sound, Smith’s rapping is on-point and gives me hope for the future. Some may argue that Will’s too old to be rapping again or just don’t care about him, but to them I say go away and let us fans revel in the fact that we have our man back in the world of music.
So what do you think of this song? Is it your cup of tea and do you welcome this a return to rap for Will Smith or not? Whatever your thoughts are leave me a comment below and be sure to come back next time for another song review yo! 😀