Saturday, 7 April 2012
-Music Videos on my Mind- The-Dream feat. Casha’s “Kill the Lights”
Earlier this year, American R&B singer, songwriter and producer The-Dream (Terius Youngdell Nash to the tax man) was in London where the talked candidly to the BBC about the perils of being one of the most successful men in music. Just in case you didn't know, The-Dream co-penned Rhianna's Umbrella and Justin Bieber's Baby, for which he has earned some serious coin. The-Dream stated that for Umbrella he made $15 million to be exact, going on to say "Just one 'ella' is probably worth about $7 mil."
It turns out The-Dream's ability to churn out hit songs is more of a necessity than a hobby as he confessed, "I've got every kind of bill… I've got child support, old wives' bills, new wives' bills." He even went as far as confessing that he only worked with Bieber because he simply wanted Def Jam to foot the bill on his $3,200/night Plaza hotel room.
The-Dream released a new song this week called Kill the Lights, and what a smooooooth number it is. Kill the Lights is the kind of song The-Dream would've been listening to in his teenage years, redolent of '90s R&B numbers put out by Boyz II Men, Blackstreet, Goodfellaz and Maxwell. The song features The-Dream's new young protégé Casha (a potential member of the new wives' club?) who lends the track a lovely sensual female vibe. The-Dream's voice is pitched in a stunningly high tone throughout the song, gorgeously dovetailing Casha's sumptuous vocals.