[FIRST LISTEN] Sean Paul "She Doesn't Mind" (Produced by Benny Blanco)
It's safe to argue that everything young hitmaker Benny Blanco touches these days turns to chart gold (and platinum). After producing massive hits for people like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Wiz Khalifa and Maroon 5, it looks like Blanco will continue his winning streak together with Jamaican dancehall superstar Sean Paul.
Blanco produced Paul's brand-new and verrrrry catchy single "She Doesn't Mind" that is taken from the singer's forthcoming new studio LP. Blanco adds his signature spit and shine to the track, cranking out a tightly-produced and finely-tuned pop concoction that is a perfect match for Paul's exuberant delivery and that oh-so infectious "uh oh, uh oh." The song is like a blast of summer that is sure to heat up the dark days of winter with its hip-shaking quality.
"She Doesn't Mind" is paced by Blanco's slapping and punctuating beat, which is a fresh, chart-savvy take on traditional dancehall rhythms that once again underlines the producer's knack for crafting an airtight groove.
In a video interview earlier this year Blanco talked a little more about his production style. "It should be simple," he explains with a smile. "There's so much shit going on in a song. The vocals come first so you want the track to be underneath but hop out when it needs to." I'm curious what he cooks up next while we watch this new track flame right up the charts. (Watch the entire interview here.)
October 13, 2011 | Permalink