British superstar and hottie Cher Lloyd has joined forces with rapper T.I for her latest single ‘I Wish‘. Lloyd has slowly been on the rise over the last couple of years, enjoying a couple of quiet but stellar music hits, including ‘Want U Back‘ and ‘With UR Love‘ (with Mike Posner) jumping on the ARIA charts.
But the move to team up with T.I is signal that she is ready to smash into the mainstream radio waves. Cher shared her thoughts about the single, saying it is all about girls struggling to come to terms with their body and who they are.
“The underlying meaning of the song would probably be your average girl liking someone, and then realizing that you’re not actually happy with yourself – and you don’t think they are happy with you either,” said Cher.
“You feel a bit low, I suppose, and you want all the things that the other girl has.” Cher continued to say that it was something a lot of girls faced and her song challenged that perception. “I think a lot of girls struggle with body image or get pissed off because the prettier girl with everything gets the guy. You want all of the things you think that other girl has,” said Cher.
“That’s not fair, and I think I should challenge that with the song. My favorite line of the song is, ‘I wish I woke up with a butt and a rack’. That’s exactly how I feel, and I think a lot of girls feel like that. “That’s what I really want my fans to connect with. I’ve always said, ‘If you can’t take me as I am, don’t take me at all because I will not change for anyone’.”
The music clip has become notorious for being filmed in an LA car park. Now, while that’s not overly special, it made the headlines anyway for being a sort of breaking into a new persona thing.
The song has already received positive feedback, surprisingly from X-Factor judge Simon Cowell, who said, “it was fantastic”. ArtistDirect.com called it “one of the catchiest and (sassiest) gems this year,” while Popcrush.com gave it 3.5 stars out of 5 and said that the “song has a ’90s inspired back-beat and is easy to dance to” and “Lloyd tries a few falsetto notes here and there, and offers up her words in a baby, breathy style.”