Tory Lanez, ‘Real Thing’ | Track Review
Following two ‘okay’ but not ‘great’ singles, Tory Lanez returns stronger on third single, “Real Thing,” assisted by Future.
Tory Lanez entered the game in 2016, dropping his debut album, I Told You. I Told You ended up being a mixed-bag, but Lanez had his moments. The main issue with the Canadian artist has been identity. What kind of artist does he want to be? Furthermore, if he’s a do-it-all rapper/singer, how does he distinguish himself from the likes of Drake. After unleashing “Shooters” and “Skrt Skrt,” he drops the best single of the bunch, “Real Thing,” assisted by Future.
The production of “Real Thing” is dark, straight from the trap. This definitely plays to the style of Future. Even so, Tory Lanez kicks things off on “Real Thing,” and does so respectably. He offers ample trash talk – the profanities fly. Potty-mouth aside, Lanez sings in falsetto, and like another Canadian R&B singer with a high-voice, he shows incredible toughness.
Future serves as a welcome contrast to Lanez in voice and vocal register. Naturally, his pitch is less accurate than Lanez, in his typical, auto-tune, pop-rap. On the third verse, Lanez alternates between harder rap and his sweet, yet filthy falsetto. Also worth noting is the chorus – it’s catchy to the nth degree:
“Yeah, the real thing / I don’t wanna do it if it’s not the real thing / She don’t wanna do it if you ain’t got the bill paid / All my boss b*tches know I got the bill / Hey, hey / Bad b*tches and they want the real thing / I don’t wanna do it if it’s not the real thing / She don’t wanna do it if you ain’t got the bill paid / All my boss bitches know I got the bill, hey.”
All in all, “Real Thing” is an enjoyable song from Tory Lanez. As aforementioned, this is the best single he’s issued from his forthcoming project. This isn’t groundbreaking or game changing, but definitely jam-packed with game.
Tory Lanez • Real Thing (Ft. Future) – Single • Interscope • Release: 10.13.17
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