Erykah Badu Makes Another Song About Phones & It’s Off The Hook (Audio)
Erykah Badu has pushed back her plans to release the But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape. While it did not release at the top of November as first reported, the presumed freebie will now be coming as a post-Thanksgiving leftover.
Sometimes anticipation works in listeners’ favor. Ms. Badu releases the second single from the work, “Phone Down.” As the questions emerge surrounding the full concept of the tele-themed tape, this song is another modern take on digital love. The simple, repetitive tune places Badu’s voice on a situation that especially plagues young love. The songstress asserts that she has the stuff that can make people literally turn off the distractions, and put the cell down.
Although she credits the track to her Control Freq imprint, reps from Motown Records appear behind it.
Do you like this 2015 side of Erykah? Do themes like this resonate with the people, as her late ’90s introduction did so beautifully?