Nelly: 'Just A Dream'
Released on Monday, Nov 15 2010
Published Thursday, Oct 28 2010, 10:16 BST
| By Nick Levine |
He may have arms like legs and a swaggering gait that makes Cher Lloyd look like a bit of a mincer, but Nelly
has always been more appealing playing the party-starter or the big old softie than the hip-hop hardman. A case in point? 'Just A Dream', which has become his biggest international hit since the just-as-mushy 'Over And Over' half a decade ago.
Accessorised with classic Nelly "ay"s and "uh"s, it's an atmospherically synthy pop-R&B midtempo with a catchy-as-flypaper chorus and some admirably candid rhymes about The One That Got Away. "I can still feel it in the air / See her pretty face / Run my fingers through her hair," Nelly raps ruefully. Aww pet, you know where to come for a hug... erm... a big beefy man-hug that's in no way wussy, of course. Grrrrr.> Click here to watch the 'Just A Dream' video