Imogen Heap’s most well known song, “Hide & Seek” is possibly one of the easiest songs to remix. This is because it is a straight up acapella that anyone who’s interested in remixing it can just slap it on some beats and bomb sounds and voila! “Hide & Seek” remix.
And of course here’s Jason DeRulo.
He came out with “Whatcha Say” and unleashes his take of the song, whose title is an interpolation of the lyrics of “Hide & Seek”. And I’ll tell you right now that while “Whatcha Say” is pop-music brilliance, I don’t like it (the song, nothing against Mr.DeRulo) one bit.
I was shocked to hear dear Imogen’s indie-tastic voice being pitched up – horribly to almost chipmunk squeakuel levels – for hip hop, alongside an autotune abuser. Ok ok ok, I’d support the use of the sample if it wasn’t for a pop hip hop record.
And the lyrics in the entire song don’t make sense… or even complement the lyrics that Imogen is singing. What’s worse is that the song is such an earworm that stays in your head for the longest of times. Pah.
You know what if you want a remix of Hide and Seek then listen to Rusko’s remix.
Maybe Kanye can do something better with Hide & Seek. OK I probably just opened a can of worms by saying that.