Future Sex, Next Level: “Flesh” by Simon Curtis

As announced last evening on the blog by Arjan Writes with a preview akin to trying to lick whipped cream off your nose, “Flesh”, the second single from the upcoming album R∆  by Simon Curtis, is available on iTunes today, in original and a very au courant somewhat retro Future Freestyle mix.  

And sex, sex, sex is what it’s all about.  It’s very rare that lyrics by a male pop singer are written so boldly and sung by him.  So if you thought Rihanna’s “S&M” was risque, well you ain’t heard nuthin’ till you’ve heard “Flesh”.  The lyrics let you know right where the song is at within the first 30 seconds.  Sensual, sexual, aggressive, rough, undressed… and then the teeth go in, or so Simon sings anyway.  Sonically, “Flesh” will remind you perhaps of “Joystick” from 8bit Heart, but that song’s such a slight tease in comparison.  After about the first 70 seconds: *sold*, with the emphasis on the sexiest part of the song well before the 2 minute mark (‘and feel the pulse, beat beat beat beat’).

“On a hot summer night would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses… Will he offer me his mouth?… Will he offer me his teeth?… Will he offer me his jaws?…Will he offer me his hunger?”

– Meat Loaf featuring Ellen Foley, “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Nights)”, 1977, Bat Out Of Hell

When I was a teenager the record that was all about sex was Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell, and that was written by a guy (Jim Steinman).  I don’t know what happened after that but I can only think of camped-up songs sung by guys that I heard in dance clubs that might give a similar but nowhere near as effective message.  [edit: This is where I should have referenced the title of this post.  So except perhaps for Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds.]

At any rate, “Flesh” is gonna get scorched on a lot of those hot summer nights.  And it should leave you positively panting for more songs from R∆.

R∆ is coming!  It started with a “Superhero” and now it’s time to show some “Flesh”!

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  1. […] down on someone, or biting into willing flesh, it might have never let go of the top of my chart  For just this past Tuesday (May 31), Simon Curtis unleashed “Flesh” onto the somewhat unsuspecting public, and the […]

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