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Calvin Harris And 21 Savage's New Single Sounds Like A Cursed TikTok Mashup

5 July 2022 | 2:20 pm | Parry Tritsiniotis

In isolation, both parts of the track are extremely well delivered, but put them together and they mix like a pepper and soap experiment.

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Calvin Harris released the second taste of his highly anticipated forthcoming album Funk Wav Bounces Vol.2 which is set to land on the 5th of August. It comes in the form of New Money with acclaimed Atlanta based rapper 21 Savage.

The single is the second offering from the forthcoming album, which joins Potion, which features Dua Lipa and Young Thug. Harris also revealed the long list of collaborations which will be on the album, which includes Normani, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Halsey, Pusha T, Chlöe, Pharrell, Busta Rhymes, Offset, Swae Lee, Tinashe, Lil Durk, and more. The combinations of these artists and specific tracklist has not yet been revealed.

While the project's debut single and its first iteration wowed audiences with Harris' ability to mash together a funk dance laden sound with obscure and left field vocal pairings, New Money falls short.

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In isolation, both the instrumental and vocal of the track are extremely well delivered. Harris utilises a grand piano with a laid back drum pattern which combines gorgeously with waving synths and an electric guitar driven post chorus. 21 Savage on the other hand brings his classic laid back flow, steely flow as he raps about new found fortune, so new that it 'isn't even out yet'. It's the wit and playfulness that we've come to know and love from Savage.

The two elements mash together like a pepper and soap experiment, (weirdly). While 21 Savage and Calvin Harris both have distinct pop instincts, the two clash significantly almost sounding like a cursed Tiktok mash up, where a user will mash together the elements of a hard rap track with a pop instrumental. Take for example the Earth Wind & Fire meets Congratulations by Post Malone mashup which stormed the platform, or The Less I Know the Better by Tame Impala which was often placed below Kendrick Lamar's Element. 

You can listen to the track and the mash ups below.