Jamie Foxx’s singing career currently is similar to a bad surprise party. Jamie jumped out from behind the bookcase, but due to clumsiness he knocked it over and it fell over, hitting the birthday boy, who sued. When I say bookcase, of course I mean his first single, Party Ain’t A Party, and when I say birthday boy, I mean J. Rand. Sorry J. Rand, I actually have no clue when your birthday is.
Meanwhile, DJ Mustard and 2 Chainz were like those guys who forgot to put the screws in the faulty bookcase and awkwardly back up from the accident scene as sneakily as possible before running into the door and falling right next to the victim, trying to avoid eye contact and crawling behind poor Foxx.
What was I writing about again? Well Jamie Foxx has released his second single for his next album, whose release date and name we are still blissfully unaware of. I thought Party Ain’t A Party, though contradictory in the title, was a nice start but was not the comeback I was expecting. Ain’t My Fault was, however, everything that the comeback should have been.
Ain’t My Fault sounds much like the Jamie Foxx we expected if he were ever to return. Is it too late? Of course not inquisitive reader, this is only his second single in years, and usually artists have three chances before an experienced listener can assume they will not like the rest (or at least not enough to justify listening anymore).
The song itself is a bit creepy, but it’s Jamie Foxx, he can make creepy sound smooth as hell. The song is about the fact that it is not his fault for being attracted to a woman who is trying to look beautiful. I find few things wrong with the song other than the hook is a bit too repetitive and lacks some extra lyricism to top off the phrase “ain’t my fault” such as “that you look so beautiful” or something odd like that. His voice does crack a bit in the intro, which I am not completely sure is on purpose of what.
I used way too much space on one song, but I did feel like for Jamie Foxx, it is worth it. So overall, I would rate the song at 9.5/10. It’s one of my favorites right now, so obviously it did the trick and it is a rather good song. Take a listen below and see if you like it:
P.S. Yes there’s more. This is my review of the clean version, as I feel that would be the more enjoyable of the two (which is a rare choice for me).