You may know the internet sensation from her viral track ‘Mooo!’ where she dressed in all cow print and sang in front of green screen with french fries up her nose. The song, that sampled tracks such as Milkshake by Kelis, C.R.E.A.M by Wu-Tang Clan and Old McDonald had a farm (not by Wu-Tang Clan), reached over 65 Million YouTube views without difficulty.
Doja gained even more recognition when her track ‘Say So’ gained significant popularity on video app Tik Tok, which consisted of a viral dance that even the likes of Marriage Story’s, Laura Dern gave a whirl at.
Having gained such an internet presence online, her whimsical carefree attitude seeped into a her talkative nature on twitter and Instagram. She has, and is, building a social media community of stans.
A musician needs to be serious though, and Doja cat proved she can do just that, with her second album Hot Pink. It seems she’s hung up the comedy gloves for a moment and taken to the studio showing us what she can do.
Dabbling in almost every genre, each song seems to have it’s very own persona. From soul and R&B to Rap and Trap. More shockingly though, there’s even an alternative element. Track 4 ‘Bottom B*ch’, which samples Blink 128’s ‘What’s my age again?’ layering the pop punk with that almost Post Malone raspy rapping. It’s accompanied by an Avril Lavine meets R7B girl band sorta music video. Ultimately equating to an ultimate girl anthem.
Addiction takes more of a Kali Uchis tone with an elegant intro followed by a sincere, silk toned verse about being under the influence. A significant difference from her more famous tracks like ‘Juicy’ and ‘Tia Tamera’.
‘Say so’ even got a revival. Songs that gain popularity from tik tock tend to stay on tik tock but doja was determined to keep this very much alive. Responding to fan requests to put out a music video Doja delivered, pairing it with 80’s inspired visuals to give it an entire new life and image through carefully thought out outfits and sets – though she still managed to pay homage to the original tik tok video that set it all off.
There’s really not much to hate with this album. Listening through track by track is like exploring all the very different mini universes in Disney World. Each song is an individual piece of art in it’s own right and I definitely think there’s something or everyone.