K. Michelle, ‘Kiss My Ass’ | Track Review
A black woman scorned, K. Michelle means business on her explicit, unapologetic single “Kiss My Ass.” Men everywhere, beware!
There is something dangerous about a woman scorned, even if it’s nothing more than an R&B song. Melanie Fiona had little faith in her man on “4 AM”:
“It’s 4AM and my lover won’t answer/ Probably somewhere with a dancer…It’s 4 AM and I think I might lose it/ This motherf*cker thinking I’m stupid/he must’ve bumped his head…”
All of us who had a crush on Melanie definitely took a step back. K. Michelle doesn’t go so far as to call her man an motherf*cker, but she might as well have…
K. Michelle is one mad lady on her new single, “Kiss My Ass.” While “Kiss My Ass” avoids the incredibly overt path of, say CeeLo Green smash “F*ck You,” it has the same effect. Opening with upper register piano and a rather optimistic sound, K. Michelle anthem begins in true black woman scorned fashion. “I’m tired of your shit,” she utters twice. She closes the sung introduction with just as much class, telling her man, “You ain’t shit and I’m leaving.” Wow, K. Michelle is “mad as hell” to quote Madea.
So, K. Michelle means business. While “Kiss” should probably just be a cuss-laced R&B cut to garner listener’s attention with its overt tone, it is actually an enjoyable, stand-out cut. As a dude, you’re fearful of her motives, but still find yourself nodding my head… The sound of the production contrasts her angry message, as if she’s ‘killing with kindness.’’ Filled with 808 thuds, touches of organ, and synthetic horn punches signaling separation between verse and chorus, “Kiss My Ass” is well produced. It’s certainly different from much of the crossover-R&B that characterizes the genre today.
K. Michelle doesn’t hold back, even if the production is a mix between classic and contemporary:
“‘Cause you know who you are/ And all you’ve put me through/ Raise your glass I hate every man/ You can just kiss my ass.”
Sista girl ‘bout to ‘set-it-off.’ On the outro, she adds:
“You and your mama, and Tyler Perry drama/ Even that baby/ Is it yours baby I don’t know…”
So, guys, this is not your jam obviously. For any woman ever scorned, this may be your new national anthem to complement taking off the earrings before you beat somebody down. Men, beware – K. Michelle is coming for you!