Cassie: The new Ciara?

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>For those who don't have a good copy

(No idea if I'm doing the html right.)

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 3 August 2006 22:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Let's try again.

>For those who don't have a good copy

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 3 August 2006 22:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

That one worked.

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 3 August 2006 22:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh, and mod-people, that isn't a direct link.

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 3 August 2006 22:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Cassie's the new Amerie. like duh. they even look alike

jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 3 August 2006 23:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Amerie was/is the old/new LeToya.

Luis Skank Bloc Polonia (Andy_K), Friday, 4 August 2006 00:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I thought Cherish was the new Ciara

moriarty (moriarty), Friday, 4 August 2006 02:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh man, that Cherish song is so horrible ("Do It To It").

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Friday, 4 August 2006 02:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I like "Do It To It".

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Friday, 4 August 2006 04:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I thought Cherish was the new Ciara

how do professional musicians keep up the pace?

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Friday, 4 August 2006 04:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Here's the proper tracklist:

Cassie-Cassie-(Retail)-2006-H3X

01. Me & U 3:12
02. Long Way 2 Go 3:40
03. About Time 3:33
04. Kiss Me 4:07
05. Call U Out 3:32
06. Just One Nite 4:06
07. Hope You're Behaving (Interlude) 0:36
08. Not With You 3:17
09. Ditto 3:34
10. What Do U Want 3:13
11. Miss Your Touch 2:33

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Friday, 4 August 2006 06:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'long way 2 go' is so good; she's so detached it's virtually spoken word.

The Lex (The Lex), Friday, 4 August 2006 07:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that Do It To It song is a complete rip of Ciara's "Oh". i thought it was some Target commercial at first.

jaxon (jaxon), Friday, 4 August 2006 15:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Do It To It" is like the '00s version of "Land of a Thousand Dances." They're both pretty annoying.

clotpoll (Clotpoll), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I find it kind of intriguing to note that my three favourite songs this year are "In White Rooms", "Me & U" and "Silent Shout", which are united by a verging-on-severe chill formalism - total pop degree zero.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Saturday, 5 August 2006 06:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's a chilly year, Tim!

Catherine Ryan (and so this is catherine), Saturday, 5 August 2006 11:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Catherine, I was pleased to note you've been listening to The Blue Nile!

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Saturday, 5 August 2006 11:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Who are also a rather shimmery, frosty bunch, I feel.

(I've been listening to Luomo, also, while we're on the topic of icy pleasure.)

Catherine Ryan (and so this is catherine), Saturday, 5 August 2006 11:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

New Luomo album soon! I'm excited. Catherine did you like that Vladislav Delay remix of Rhythm & Sound's "Truly" on that comp I gave you. Delay and Luomo are the same person if you didn't already know.

(sorry everyone else, this is wandering off topic)

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Saturday, 5 August 2006 11:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I can kind of picture Paul Buchanan's voice working over "Me & You"'s icy backdrop

gaseous (gaseous), Saturday, 5 August 2006 18:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Actually, no, his voice has too much presence..

gaseous (gaseous), Saturday, 5 August 2006 18:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I may never understand what it is people like about this kind of flat disengagement.

I also may never understand how an artist or songwriter goes about deciding whether a song will be a "You" track or a "U" track. I really wish people would stop doing the latter.

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Saturday, 5 August 2006 18:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ur no fun.

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"I can kind of picture Paul Buchanan's voice working over "Me & You"'s icy backdrop"

Surely it's only a matter of time before Junior Boys release a cover of "Me & U".

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"I also may never understand how an artist or songwriter goes about deciding whether a song will be a "You" track or a "U" track."

I think it gets sent to a special committee. It's tried out in various focus groups. And then they just pull one out of a hat and go with it.

Catherine Ryan (and so this is catherine), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

For those of you who are interested in such details, the real simple falling down blip line in "Me & U" is in the clave rhythm.

This track is good - very good; stunning, in fact - but it doesn't move me as much as "Oh." Neither does Ciara's "Get Up" for that matter, though that's a good track too. My problem with each is that when the vocals coalesce into melody it's what I call "standard '00s r&b melody" (which I can't explain any better than that) (and "Get Up" does go into interesting pastorale moods, it's a fascinating song in a lot of ways, just doesn't make my heart disintegrate); and I'm just not a fan of "standard '00s r&b melody." I'll have to give more thought as to why. I think "Me & U" needs even more chill, and the tune even less melody.

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There's a question: how near can you approach to complete stillness (or dead silence) and still be a pop record?

moriarty (moriarty), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Frank I know what you mean I think - the intersection b/w the arrangement and the vocal on "Oh" is definitely more startling and unusual. But I quite like the way the vocal melody on "Me & U" speeds up for the chorus (alongside that insistent itchy percussion), as if it's falling forward inevitably, like the body stirring and responding to stimuli.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Was just listening to Pink's "Is It Love," a slow sing-song chant from '99 (and one of the most intense things she's ever recorded), and was thinking that that was the kind of melody I'd want "Me & U," something as insistent and repetitive as the accompaniment. Obviously, Pink doesn't do iciness, but I think her type of singing could work very well on this (though it'd be very different).

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Sunday, 6 August 2006 04:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard this yet, but reading all the "Oh" comparisons makes me realize that I absolutely must hear it immediately.

aaron d.g. (aaron d.g.), Sunday, 6 August 2006 05:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Frank I love "Is It Love". When I first heard that Missundaztood was going to be kinda confessional, I imagined a whole album like that. But it's still something of a one-of-a-kind.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 6 August 2006 09:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

frank totally otm with the crunk-pastorale thing on 'get up' (which is exactly why that song makes my heart disintegrate)

The Lex (The Lex), Sunday, 6 August 2006 14:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Even with my reservations about the vocals, I'm switching over to the majority here: "Me & U" is monstrously, megalithically powerful. And to think so much of the power comes from those little high blips. Those blips just kick ass. Hey, love them kick-ass blips, babe.

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Sunday, 6 August 2006 15:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I find it kind of intriguing to note that my three favourite songs this year are "In White Rooms", "Me & U" and "Silent Shout", which are united by a verging-on-severe chill formalism - total pop degree zero.

-- Tim Finney (tfinne...), Yesterday.

It's a chilly year, Tim!

-- Catherine Ryan (cjrya...), Yesterday.

Worth repeating

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 August 2006 16:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

me & u remixes plus tools:

http://www.discobelle.net/2006/07/14/you-and-me-cassie/

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Sunday, 6 August 2006 19:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i can't wait to listen to the acapella on repeat over some basic channel beats

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Sunday, 6 August 2006 19:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

well, maybe, maybe not

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Sunday, 6 August 2006 19:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The absence of melisma sits well with the early 80s ish textures on the synths, Im liking this a lot. Only problem- Snare could be better (but then again there are whole R'n'B tracks where the ONLY good ting is the snare...)

gekoppel (Gekoppel), Sunday, 6 August 2006 20:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

anyone know who does the 'me and u' remix on her myspace page? and where to get it?

link: http://www.myspace.com/cassiemyspacemusic

jaime (jaime), Saturday, 19 August 2006 00:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

she can not sing. not at all. can't even lip-sync to her own song.
can't dance--and her stylist needs to be fired.

see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsIaRm2vqKg

sonore (sonore), Saturday, 19 August 2006 01:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

...and yet I still like her.

naus (Robert T), Saturday, 19 August 2006 02:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i thought the current video was the hottest thing i'd ever seen until i saw this old video. YOWZA. i am in lurve
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7mKlCRLOxU

jaxon (jaxon), Saturday, 19 August 2006 03:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

sorry, that video looks bad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dLv3fbGcUw

jaxon (jaxon), Saturday, 19 August 2006 03:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wow! This album is the RnB ansa to 'Anniemal'. I love it!

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Saturday, 19 August 2006 21:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

She will never open for String Cheese Incident.

Andy_K (Andy_K), Saturday, 19 August 2006 21:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

She's also the RnB, female, Chet Baker, for what it's worth.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Saturday, 19 August 2006 21:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I dont understand either comparison. Elucidate?

deej.. (deej..), Saturday, 19 August 2006 22:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I like this album, especially "Long Way To Go".

The future of Rodney got a -- (R. J. Greene), Sunday, 20 August 2006 01:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

she is so fucking hot.

the song is fucking hot.

titchyschneider (titchyschneider), Sunday, 20 August 2006 07:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

mixtape is pretty eh

J0rdan S., Monday, 22 April 2013 22:37 (four years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Me & U is currently perched in the top 25 on iTunes U.S. ...it's also the most downloaded R&B track in the UK right now?!

all the way down, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 15:43 (five months ago) Permalink

it's featured on the itunes front page in both countries. in the us it's listed on both the 'hot tracks' and '69ยข songs' sections, both of which are known to give sizeable boosts to both new and old songs.

presumably this is all part of bad boy's promo for its apple music-exclusive movie which has taken up all the banners on the front page. three other bad boy tracks are on the 'hot tracks' front page along w/ "me & u", and if you check you'll notice all of those are also high on the itunes charts now.

dyl, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 17:47 (five months ago) Permalink

thanks! I was quite shocked. still quite impressive, I wonder why they picked that of all the possible older Bad Boy tracks?! (and justice for Official Girl and Must Be Love!) but I mean clearly it worked and it's not like I'm denying it's a certified classic by now, I watched that Bad Boy doc and Cassie herself is only in it for a couple seconds though... a pretty good (mostly Diddy-centered) documentary by the way.

all the way down, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 23:15 (five months ago) Permalink

That...is so weird. On multiple levels, not the least of which being that it popped up on my iPod twice this week after not hearing it in years. It's a jam.

Duane Quarterdump (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 23:23 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh hey never mind, I was thinking of the JoJo song because I'm an idiot (I think K-Ci and JoJo almost certainly figured into my confusion).

Duane Quarterdump (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 23:26 (five months ago) Permalink

So weird...I was compiling songs for an assembly this week where kids who get certain awards parade around the gym to music and high-fives. I needed about 25 songs, half current stuff the kids like, half songs that the staff--okay, I--like. I included "Me & U" as sort of a bridge; sounds current but isn't. When I went onto the iTunes chart for other ideas, there it was. I felt psychic but was baffled. Is it sampled on something current?

clemenza, Thursday, 29 June 2017 02:48 (five months ago) Permalink

Jesus christ, I totally was thinking of Cassie after all. Delete me from thred, pls.

Duane Quarterdump (Old Lunch), Thursday, 29 June 2017 03:04 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

posted this in r&b too, but icymi there:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5cEwQsdQjSF9ZbZ6ctpuST

maura, Friday, 4 August 2017 14:40 (four months ago) Permalink

Pretty smooth, I dig it although the rap was unneeded. Hopefully she actually drops another project this time around.

all the way down, Saturday, 5 August 2017 14:26 (four months ago) Permalink


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