Norway’s JCY seems to have managed to achieve the unthinkable. Sisqo’s 1999 R&B hit ‘Thong Song’ needed little in the way of improving; some 18-years since its release, the track still held its corner as a failsafe party track of the highest caliber.
Having not only given the song a future-bass primed remodel true to the sound previously honed in Spotify favorite ‘Wasting You Time,’ the Oslo trio also somehow managed to persuade Sisqo to formally co-sign on the release and don a new take on that infamous topline.
The result is a record not to be taken too seriously, but one that stays true to the original’s party-hard energy whilst updating the production values for the modern palate. After a couple of listens, there’s little denying that JCY has done pop music a dutiful service in bringing this gem of an anthem back to the surface.