Review: "Sexy" by Coco & Clair Clair
Artist: Coco & Clair Clair
Sub-Genres: #bedroompop #cloudrap #lofi #demonglamrock
Non-Airable Tracks: All except Bitches (feat. Marjorie, -W.C. Sinclair), Pop 1, Lamb (feat. Porches) and Be With U (feat. DETO BLACK)
It’s bimbo o’clock, bitches! The Coco & Clair Clair’s debut album aptly titled “Sexy” is full of the bubbly, bedroom pop sound that the Atlanta-raised duo has built their careers off of so far.
Over the past few years, the word bimbo has begun to be reclaimed by people who are tired of the ways in which it has been used to demean women. Now, the word bimbo seems to have its own personal lore for anyone on the internet, but for me, a bimbo is someone who is carefree, hot and clever. That’s exactly what “Sexy” is.
However, as much as I love Coco & Clair Clair, a couple of the songs on “Sexy” fell flat. Every track is catchy and has its own personality, however I found myself liking a few of the collaboration tracks better than the others on the album. “The Hills” ft. DEELA is a catchy anthem that could easily be played while driving, top down in your sugar daddy’s convertible. DEELA adds a different layer to the bimbo soundscape of the album, providing a contrast to the light, airy rap Coco & Clair Clair are known for.
As much as I love the bubbly beats and fun lyrics, some of the tracks, like "Cherub" and "Pop 1", were not quite as developed as the other tracks and formulaic but still fun listens. The listening experience was fun, bimbo-y and sexy, all things I expected and loved. As far as non-collaborative tracks go, “8 AM” is a fun twist on Coco & Clair Clair’s more electronic sound, adding funky instrumentals. “Pop Star” is one of the most recognizable tracks on the album (TikTok collateral fame), but is a great starter track to spark interest in the duo and definitely calls for a longer listen than just the chorus. I mean it’s light, bimbo-y, and made by your boyfriend’s favorite DJ. What's not to like?
The Hills (feat. DEELA)
Bad Lil Vibe
Be With U (feat. DETO BLACK)
U + Me
Reviewer’s Name: Ella McCarville
Date of Review: December 1, 2022