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A year ago, after the 2020 MTV Video Track Awards, Doja Cat instructed us what to quiz from a new album. Each new tune would have “its absorb ‘personality,’” she said, and it wouldn’t be “perfectly constant.” “We have some dancehall stuff on there, some Afrobeat stuff, some funk, dwelling. I am attempting to cowl all bases,” she said. Now, we know what she meant. Her most up-to-date album, Planet Her, is out today (June 25).
Found by Kemosabe Data and RCA Data thru SoundCloud at age 17, Doja released her first studio album, Amala, in 2018, though it didn’t rather grasp up dash till her viral meme hit “Mooo!” took off and helped subsequent singles “Candy” and “Juicy” travel as effectively. She totally became a star with 2019’s Hot Purple, especially when lead single “Say So” topped the Billboard Hot 100. On Planet Her, she makes fair on that promise.
This time, she’s linked up for collaborations with Young Thug, Ariana Grande, JID, The Weeknd, and SZA. The album touches on various themes from love, lust, sex, feel sorry about, feminity, cash, and breakups — which means it’s got a tune for each mood. Beneath, we break down which of them these are.
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: divinely female
Key lyric: “Baby, savor my hips and waist / So female with grace”
Doja opens the album with an Afrobeats tune expressing her femininity whereas also exploring the many difficulties and expectations women are forced to conform to. She also touches upon how patriarchy normally tries to create competition, pitting women against each diverse and “discontinuance up adore we Regina on Mean Girls.” Worthy of the tune is also a message for males to grasp how there’s so remarkable a woman can present for them.
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: confident and attractive
Key lyric: “You can leave open windows / Build now not care who survey me out my dresses, baby”
This reggaeton-inspired tune is about Doja wanting to ranking frisky with any individual and now not giving a damn if the arena stumbles upon them. She offers a message that it’s now not abnormal for folks to be brazenly sexual: “Must ranking comfortable / It is handiest natural.” In addition, she drops a line about bisexuality — “Yeah, I adore bananas and peaches” — on this tune that doubles as a how-to for feeling confident along with your absorb body and sexuality.
“Payday” (feet. Young Thug)
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: aroused about cash
Key lyric: “I lawful can’t imagine / I got what I wanted all my lifestyles, now we prance / Oh yeah, yeah, yeah / Getting paid each day, yeah”
In an extraordinarily excessive register, Doja reassures us that she has all the cash and fame on this planet, and even potential beaus may peaceful be effectively aware about that. In his absorb sky-excessive cadence, Young Thug stops by to give his take on this ode to luxury as effectively: “Hope you wanna fuck ’cause my cash long adore limousine.”
“Accumulate Into It (Yuh)”
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: Nicki Minaj vibes
Key lyric: “Thank you, Nicki, I love you”
The tune appears to pay homage to Nicki Minaj, Doja’s “Say So” collaborator, as she inhabits a similar vocal inflection and prance with the stream for 2 minutes. Doja even straight-up thanks Nicki at the discontinuance of the track and references one in all her early cuts in the course of. One rap icon giving love and give a increase to to another. We adore to witness it.
“Want To Know”
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: lustful and sexually engrossing
Key lyric: “Baby, demonstrate me what it’s adore / I don’t really got no variety / I lawful wanna fuck all night”
Another celebration of sexuality, “Have to Know” finds Doja fantasizing over an airy, spacious beat as she narrates her absorb needs and curiosity. As such, she sounds eager to demonstrate “a lotta new methods” and “know what it’s adore.” Save this one for date night.
“I Don’t Accomplish Medication” (feet. Ariana Grande)
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: excessive in love
Key lyric: “I lawful want you, but I don’t attain treatment”
Merely put, Doja compares passionate adore to being excessive on treatment. She’s got her pal Ari to present sparkling falsetto on the hook, in a pseudo sequel to the pair’s “Motive” from last year. As Doja delivers “You do now not really hit me back” and Ariana goes for “You play on the safe aspect / Nonetheless you fuckin’ me up on this FaceTime,” the chase for them creates extra temptation and craving.
“Appreciate To Dream”
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: be anxious, longing, and regretful
Key lyric: “It is now not you, baby, it’s lawful me / I don’t imagine what I lawful lost”
Doja confirmed in a reply tweet to a fan that this tune is about “fantasizing and reminiscing about an ex.” According to the lyrics, the ex felt inadequate because of Doja’s penchant for overthinking: “I know what you mean, you do now not fuck with randoms / I got the entire lot, the entire lot but real love / I got in my head, I wager you can ranking me back out.” As a result, Doja feels regretful for now not being a better partner after the breakup.
“You Lawful” (feet. The Weeknd)
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: such as you’re coveting any individual you’re now not alleged to
Key lyric: “I got a man, but I want you”
Over slick and twinkling keyboards, Doja sings that, regardless of having a partner, she peaceful has secret fantasies about any individual else. She is aware of it’d be perceived as immoral and wrong but peaceful remains glorious: “You already know I got so remarkable to say / I attempt to cowl it in my face.” The Weeknd is naturally in his lane right here, reminding us that it’s handiest human nature to have fantasies about diverse folks typically. Pay attention to this tune when you are feeling answerable for having them so you’re now not alone.
“Been Love This”
Pay attention to it when you’re: contemplating ending a relationship
Key lyric: “Baby, I don’t really wanna be in adore this / Ever because you may have got been adore this”
Doja processes her moving emotions for a partner attributable to major changes from them as a delicate trap beat glides underneath. The lyrics relate the partner as poisonous: “Can’t put my trauma to the aspect / Even as you happen to instructed me I was lyin’ / Had me feelin’ adore I died, baby.” Within the discontinuance, fortunately, Doja breaks up with them. Let that be a lesson.
“Alternate options” (feat. JID)
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: piquant, naughty, and rough
Key lyric: “I don’t desire lovin’, late-night cuffin’ / Take it all off, you naughty”
This tune is about two fans getting rough and frisky with each diverse. Both aren’t paralyzed about where they attain it: “Kitchen, island, bed room, closet” and “Now she tryna fuck me in the restroom or the parkin’ lot / At the restaurant, anywhere, in all places, anytime.” Know that you’ve got options.
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: over any individual’s bullshit
Key lyric: “Gape at what you did”
Glancing at the track title already conjures up anger, and Doja delivers. As she sings about immature, unfaithful males who have wronged and afflict her, the ‘90s R&B rhythm makes it really feel adore a hit lost to time. Right here is the assure tune to pay attention to whenever you happen to’re frustrated and unsatisfied with immature partners and their bullshit.
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: adore a baddie
Key lyric: “I pull up lawful adore ooh, you a baddie”
Doja displays about how there have been folks that did now not imagine in her potential and on how far she has near regardless of the obstacles: “You may now not be extra wrong / We demonstrate up and demonstrate out / 5-hundred racks, provided out / I never been extra proud” and “All this work paid off / When they had no faith at all.” She is really a baddie.
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: self-assured and reflective
Key lyric: “Is it crazy I am now not scared to be alone?”
The ‘90s R&B vibes return, thanks to a few delicate acoustic guitar plucking. Doja sings about how she has finally processed what she had to — “You may now not narrate that the each of us wanted a entire therapist” and “Now I barely want ya” — as the rainy-day breakup perspective comes into contemplate. In her words, “Bein’ lonely better than ‘wants regulate.’” Ironically, her ex is now the one scared to be alone.
“Kiss Me More” (feet. SZA)
Pay attention to it when you’re feeling: cheekily romantic, flirty, and attractive
Key lyric: “We cuddle, certain, I attain adore it / Nonetheless I want your lips on mine”
Planet Her finds its splendid closure with the long-lasting dance-pop lead single “Kiss Me More.” The tune has romance, passion, daring sexual needs, and tenderness all in one. Cheeky and flirty verses give way to real horniness when she declares “I really feel adore fuckin’ something.” SZA follows suit — “Pussy adore holy grail, that” — and each superstars demonstrate that romance and sex together can be each sugary and piquant at the same time.