Koda Kumi is a hot mess, but that’s why we love her. Japonesque was all over the place and contained some of the cheapest, most outdated trash I’ve ever heard, but it still thoroughly slayed my life. Too bad I can’t say the same for her new single “Whatchu Waitin’ On”, which is lifted from the J-diva’s next flop remix album, Beach Mix.
“Whatcha Waitin’ On” is the kind of thing that 2NE1 would have recorded for their first album if that album had been really shitty (which it wasn’t). It’s basically just an autotuned Kumi screeching and shouting over a shrill electro beat that’s been fused with some generic as HAAAIILLL dubstep in a cheap attempt to make it sound more contemporary.
My ears are most definitely bleeding.
The music video is a whole lotta fun, though. The styling isn’t very flattering, but the special effects are great, making this one of the few basic green screen music videos that doesn’t actually looks like a basic green screen music video.
I’m not going to buy or even illegally download Beach Mix, but you can bet that the remixes of “TABOO” and “KO-SO-KO-SO” will be better than “Whatchu Waitin’ On”.