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Kelis: '4th Of July (Fireworks)'

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Kelis '4th July'
Released on Monday, Jul 5 2010

We've always admired Kelis for her slightly left-of-centre style: she screamed on 'Caught Out There', gave great innuendo on 'Milkshake', and encouraged us to do it the George Michael way on 'In Public'. But it's her current guise - as an R&B-cum-Eurodance diva – that's perhaps her most intriguing and appealing yet.

Why? Because she's fully embraced the dancefloor without sacrificing that hint of eccentricity we've come to love. This latest single has a head-spinning structure that sets it apart from the average club track, while the singer uses the accompanying video as an excuse to rock a Native American headdress. However, it's the "You make me high" breakdown that's the real cherry here, making '4th Of July' that rare handbag house banger that's also a lovely, uplifting song about motherhood. Oh Kelis, your son's a very lucky one-year-old indeed.


> Click here to read our review of Kelis's Flesh Tone album

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