It would seem that I haven’t written anything about Joel Corry before. I know, what! not even about “Head and Heart“, his monster collaboration with MNEK, but that was always going to blow up big. It isn’t usual that I would be saying this (but as you know, the last eighteen months have been anything but normal). Now the time feels right that a massive dance track takes off and takes over our lives. I feel we need not look any further than Joel Corry alongside Jax Jones, featuring Charli XCX and Saweetie. Who is giving us the song (“OUT OUT“) to party to as though it were New Year’s Eve.
It is obvious where the inspiration has come from for this dance banger. Joel and Jax speak brazenly about using the riff from Stromae 2010 mega-hit “Alors On Danse“. Snatching it and building the track around. I guess with the pinch of the familiar added to it, “OUT OUT” feels somewhat like meeting up with an old friend you haven’t seen in a while. Then discovering that they have had a makeover or dyed their hair neon green. You recognise them, yet there is that element of newness evident as well.
The lead vocals from Charli XCX are so good. She does what is needed to make this track super fun. Cali rapper Saweetie who pops up on the one verse. Appears because she adds something a tad unexpected and sassy. When we’ve been craving, about the mere thought of being able to go out, out for so long. It seems only fitting that now we are allowed to go out and enjoy ourselves this way again that there be a ready-made anthem primed to help us burn up the dance floor. While the concept is nothing new (think Whigfield “Saturday Night,” a track about going out clubbing). Joel Corry in his wisdom has not missed a trick.