September 22, 2014


Jessie J & 2 Chainz Team Up for Square-Dance Banger "Burnin' Up"

Jessie J made a major comeback with her Top 5 hit "Bang Bang," featuring superstars Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, and is looking to keep the momentum going with a new collabo with 2 Chainz. "Burnin' Up" is the latest single from the British songbird and it sounds like another single primed to blaze up the charts soon enough. 

Epic electric guitars and synths open the track as Jessie wails, "Walkin' through the fire / Please don't let me go / Take me to the river / I need you to know: I’m burnin' up!" Soon enough a quick-paced, hand-clap beat kicks in to establish the track as, what we're going to call, a "square-dance banger." Listen below for yourself.

2 Chainz adds extra fuel to this fiery single with a smoldering verse on the bridge, capped off with the twerktastic line: "Walk in the club and her ass start clappin' / Tell shorty, 'I want an encore.'" (Do we sense bootylicious music on the way? Nicki and J.Lo, you've been warned.)

"Burnin' Up" is very reminiscent to Miley Cyrus' country-rap Bangerz track "4x4" that featured Nelly, which is why we're totally picturing "Burnin' Up" blasting at the same kind of hoedown! It's a shame that song never got the single treatment, so we're hoping Jessie and Chainz can bring this same body-movin' energy to radio.

"Burnin' Up" is the latest release from Jessie's upcoming LP Sweet Talker, due on October 14. The set is said to include superstar collaborators like De La SoulDiploThe-Dream, Max Martin, Tricky Stewart and more.