Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell, Young Thug, & Ariana Grande
“Heatstroke” Track Review
Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
Released March 31, 2017
Genre: Pop,Funk, Soul
It appears Calvin Harris is striking gold, releasing yet another tracks that slaps me in the face. Normally, Calvin Harris’ music irritates and reiterates the same tired trends. But Harris is two-for-two here, with this series of summer-ready tracks. Harris’ carefully picked features, the funky groove, and the irresistible vibe are all here. Young Thug’s zany vocals clash with Pharrell’s smooth croon that lays subtly in the background. They both move out of the way for the sultry touch of Grande’s gorgeous vocals. “Slide” felt like the middle of a party, “Heatstroke” feels like the beginning – a sunny, warm, and undeniably smooth summer jam.
It’s not forced, nor does it feel contrived; it is simply playing the cards right, using the right resources at hand. Is Calvin Harris going to deliver a promising record? It sure looks like it.