Zendaya, ‘Replay’ – Song Review
Though you’d expect a Disney darling to release bubblegum pop, Zendaya is breaking that mold.
The ‘Shake It Up’ starlet’s first single from her upcoming album, ‘Replay,’ is R&B with hints of EDM sprinkled in. The lyrics, if you read into them a bit, sound a bit adult for the 16-year-old starlet, but isn’t that the name of the game? Still, it may make the listener feel sort of creepy when they think of who’s singing it: ““I don’t know / Don’t stop, don’t move, just keep it there / Keep it right there,” she swoons.
The chorus will get stuck in your head whether you like it or not, and with good reason: It’s incredibly simple. “Yeah / Wanna put this song on replay / I can listen to it all day / I can listen to you all day.”
The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ runner-up (and youngest contestant ever on the show) signed to Hollywood Records last summer, and her beloved “Zswaggers” have been itching for her music ever since. We think they’ll be perfectly pleased with ‘Replay,’ and considering it’s not as poppy as everyone anticipated, we think their parents won’t mind hearing it, too — even if it makes them worry about their daughters singing along to it.
Listen to Zendaya, ‘Replay’