Far East Movement aren’t really my thing, but I have to show the quartet some love when they’re collaborating with two of the hottest Blasian babes in the biz, Miss Cassie and J-Pop princess Crystal Kay.
FEM roped the pair in to feature on their fifth studio album Dirty Bass, which features a huge collection of international collaborations. In addition to Kween Crystal, Dirty Bass also features Germany’s Bill Kaulitz from Tokio Hotel, Barbadian band Cover Drive, Canadian singer-songwriter My Name is Kay, Dutch DJ Alvaro, and um, Cuban-American Pitbull.
The Crystal Kay collabo “Where The Wild Things Are” is pretty much everything you’d expect from one of FEM’s typical Top Forty club bangers. I’d probably hate this under normal circumstances, but Crystal gives me life and had me feeling crunk every time she opened her mouth to sing.
The Cassie collabo “Fly With U” is a little more interesting. It’s more pop-friendly, with a super cute hook that’s built around a sample of the ’90s House hit “Fly” by Italian DJ Gigi D’Agostino.
Neither of these songs are gonna make me buy a Far East Movement album, but I might reevaluate that decision if either “Fly” or “Where The Wild Things Are” gets the single treatment. I gotta support mah girls!