Track Review | dvsn, ‘Think About Me’
Canadian alternative R&B duo dvsn – Daniel Daley & Nineteen85 – return respectably with single, “Think About Me.”
Drake is everywhere. Okay, okay, he’s not part of dvsn, but the Canadian duo is signed to his imprint OVO Sound, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Dvsn – Daniel Daley and Nineteen85 – quietly arrived in 2016 with its debut album, Sept. 5th. While the album didn’t yield breakthrough success, they showed immense potential, particularly on gems like the opener, “With Me” and “Too Deep.” The duo returns with single, “Think About Me.”
Expectedly, dvsn are in no hurry on “Think About Me.” The record is relaxed, lush, and sensual to the core. Lyrically, depth isn’t the M.O. – the title alone confirms that. The verses are both structured with simplicity, with few words. On verse one Daley sings:
“Don’t think that we / Could ever be friends again / ‘Cause our history / Seems like it never ends.”
It’s relatable, but, we’ve been there before. On the second verse, there manages to be slightly bigger vocabulary, rhyming platonic and ironic.
“Don’t think that we / could ever be just platonic / And is it just me / Or would that be too ironic?”
With the verses performed in a more legato, smoother style, the pre-chorus and chorus are more verbose, embracing hip-hop. Both pre-chorus sections manage to incorporate the f-bomb – we knew it was coming:
“Now who gonna f*ck like I do? Yeah nobody…/ Everything you do, I want you, tell the f*ckin’ truth.”
The chorus, like the verses, just lays it out there. No frills, but honest:
“I know you still think about me / I know you still think about me / Way up there all alone / Yeah, I bet they’ll never know…”
All in all, “Think About Me” is enjoyable, and effective, despite lacking depth. Clearly, this is about exes. One is still feeling it, while the other may be, and just doesn’t admit it. Simple, yet it works. Vocally, this is a strong performance. Similarly, the production work is well done.