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In Review: Doja Cat's "Paint The Town Red"

Doja Cat has released her newest track, “Paint The Town Red,” the second single from her upcoming album, which fans are eager for. She has promised to showcase an embellished rap style on this album in comparison to her previous, more pop-genre works. This has already been heard with the release of her previous single, "Attention."

SOUND

Doja starts this song with a repeating vocal sample. This sample belongs to notorious soul singer Dionne Warwick, who made her claim to fame in the early 90s. Doja enhances the sample with light percussion and 808 drums, keeping this beat consistent throughout the track. Doja has compelling melodies within her hook, layering swelling vocals on top of one another. Her raps are stern and direct, proving to listeners that she is serious. She earns a 6/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her sound.


LYRICS

Doja remains unbothered and unapologetic on this track. She starts the song bluntly, singing, “I said what I said,” reiterating to fans that she sticks by her word. She then gets into how she is perceived by the general public, who will often describe her as “the devil”. In her verses, she attacks these claims, saying, “You can't talk no shit without penalties”. Doja Cat refuses to settle for the disrespect she faces and will say whatever is necessary to prove that she is indestructible. Doja earns a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her lyrics.


ART BEHIND THE TRACK

Doja Cat had fascinating marketing for this track, as she changed all of her previous album covers to have a red hue on streaming services. By doing this, she embraces the negative statements that are constantly made about her, comparing her to an evil entity. This same theme carries on into the music video for the track, where she cosplays as the devil and showcases satanic symbolism. Doja continues to show that she does not care about how the public views her and is willing to present herself in any way she desires. She earns an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her art.


Overall, Doja Cat earns a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for this track.


Stream “Paint The Town Red” below.



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