CMU Approved

Approved: Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude

By | Published on Wednesday 27 October 2010

“Stomp Stomp, I’ve arrived”, announces Jessie J on her debut single, ‘Do It Like A Dude’. You could argue such an audacious statement was unnecessary, as this Essex girl has already penned songs for the likes of Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus, and has had Justin Timberlake proclaim her to be “the best singer”. But, whatever, if you’re going to arrive anywhere, ‘Do It Like A Dude’ is the song to do it with.

Due for release through Universal/Island on 6 Dec, the track is a great piece of urban pop, far removed from the two ballads that accompany it on her MySpace page. The smart interplay of clean and heavily Auto-tuned vocals is an amazingly effective production technique, particularly towards the end when it’s used in lieu of a key change. And speaking of great production, the single comes backed with amazing remixes by Labrinth and Jakwob.