Cassie, ‘Love a Loser’ | Track Review
Cassie returns with her comeback single, “Love a Loser.” The “Me & U” hit-maker is assisted by Bay area rapper G-Eazy.
Some artists take more losses than others. That is the case with Cassie, who has had trouble shaking off the one-hit wonder status. No, “Me & U” wasn’t the only charting single from her self-titled, 2006 debut album, but it was the only surefire hit. Since then, Cassie hasn’t done anything substantial – no shade. She returns with her comeback single, “Love a Loser,” featuring the ubiquitous G-Eazy.
“Love a Loser” is definitely in Cassie’s wheelhouse. Vocally, she was never flashy, and here she’s also devoid of flashiness. Cassie is the type of artist that excels when she’s surrounded with ear-catching production. She has a respectable voice, but she’s no powerhouse. Once again, “Love a Loser” reminds those of us who remember her that it’s more about the sound and vibe than the vocal. “Love a Loser” sounds good enough from a production standpoint, but by no means is this the second coming.
As far as the theme of the song, its wise, if simple. Cassie would “Rather lose a lover than to love a loser.” It makes you ponder for a couple of seconds. Again, her vocals sound good, but not particularly rousing or stimulating. The second verse, courtesy of G-Eazy is more intriguing. It’s not because he’s delivering the deepest rhymes, but he does have personality. Arguably, the most memorably moment – the one f-bomb.
So, how does “Love a Loser” stack up for Cassie? As a comeback single, it’s a bit underwhelming. This is a decent number, but not brand new. Think of how many pop and R&B artists there are and many could’ve sung this particular song. Featuring G-Eazy was smart given his ascent in the music industry, but it’s not enough to elevate this song beyond being just okay.