Songwriter Russell Greer has crafted and released a song that directly addresses his experiences with supposedly being rejected by Taylor Swift and her team. Following this, he suffered the negative impact of a hate site being set up to make things all the more difficult. Lyrically, I Don’t Get You tackles this issue and this underlying story in an open and undeniable way. The backstory is a small part of what you take away from the song though, and actually, the name drop and the details appeal for their own intrigue and angst – all of which kicks in effectively thanks to what is a genuinely catchy and entertaining release.
I Don’t Get You builds up well and leads with a fine melodic development towards what is a quickly recognisable and effective hook. Robby Johnson’s feature on the song gives it a slightly punk-pop-like aura, which works well to take the song away from simple pop and over into more alternative territory. Though the instrumentation is decidedly retro, the vocal helps drive the song through above this, and in terms of the chord progressions and the riffs, the way the track builds up – everything has been well produced so as to reinforce the underlying passion and turmoil at the song’s core.
I Don’t Get You is a notably catchy tune, one that intrigues well and begs for you to listen at least once or twice more after that initial introduction. The story relates to one of the world’s most well-known pop artists, so the name and the details within are likely to appeal to a fair few listeners – the strong melody draws you over, the story-line holds you captive once you’re there.
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