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Review: Pitbull – ‘Fireball (ft. John Ryan)’

Whether you love him or hate him, Pitbull has been no stranger to the music scene in recent months. The American rapper topped the charts with “Timber (ft. Kesha)” in October 2013.

This was followed by a top 5 position as a featured artist on Enrique Iglesias’ “I’m a Freak” and his own single “Wild Wild Love (ft. GRL)” peaked at #6. There was also the official World Cup track, “We Are One (Ola Ola) (ft. Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte)”, but the less said about that, the better.

For his latest single “Fireball”, Pitbull has teamed up with John Ryan. If you’ve never heard of him, a quick Google search will tell you that he co-wrote the likes of “Best Song Ever” and “Story of My Life” for One Direction. However, this is the first time the songwriter has leant his vocals to a track.

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Surprisingly, “Fireball”, the first single to be taken from Pitbull’s upcoming album “Globalization”, isn’t the standard party pop track we’ve come to expect from Mr Worldwide. Instead, we are treated to a carnival-esque beat with a catchy chorus that has a bluesy vibe to it.

Throw in the usual “Pitbullisms” as I like to call them, such as the line “I came, I saw, I conquered / or should I say, I saw, I conquered, I came”, and you have all the ingredients for a feel-good track for the summer.

As for the chorus, John Ryan’s soulful vocals compliment the track well, as he sings: “I was born in a flame, Mama said that everyone would know my name / I’m the best you’ve never had, if you think I’m burning out, I never am.” Like all of Pitbull’s choruses, it’s simple, it’s catchy and it’s bound to get stuck in your head.

Pitbull’s new single ‘Fireball’ has yet to be given a release date, although his eighth studio album “Globalization” is set for an autumn 2014 release.

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