“Lackluster” at best, critics sayNovember is turning out to be a very busy month from the perspective of musical releases. Not only does it see albums from artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Susan Boyle, but it also marks the beginning of Jennifer Lopez’s “comeback,” after the singer’s maternity leave. “Love?” is the name of the upcoming album and “Louboutins” is the second single off it – as BittenAndBound says, it now has a cover as well.
Jennifer Lopez has always been about the glamour, so it’s somewhat understandable that she chose something as fancy as the Louboutin shoes (any woman’s most guilty pleasure in terms of accessories, they say) to name one of her tracks after. The song tells the story of a woman stuck in a dead-end relationship with a man who clearly doesn’t deserve her, and with her journey to realizing that and eventually walking out on him. As she does that, the listener gets a visual image of the red soles of her Louboutins.
While the idea of the track is original, critics and fans alike say, the artwork is lackluster at best. It shows Jennifer lying on the ground in a lace catsuit, wearing the famous red-soled Louboutin pumps. There is a certain old vibe to the cover, what with the font of the writing and the shot in itself, but it’s not helping the singer in any way garner much interest in the release, critics believe.
“The single was first played on Ryan Seacrest’s KISS FM radio show on November 23, 2009 following her performance at the 2009 American Music Awards. The single and video, on the Epic Records label, will debut on mainstream radio stations beginning December 8, 2009. J-Lo will also appear on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. The artwork for the single seems a little lackluster, showing J-Lo stretched out in a black lacy catwoman style jumpsuit and Louboutin heels,” the aforementioned e-zine says.
And it’s not only the artwork that is lackluster, other, more bitter critics are saying. The single itself leaves a lot to be desired, as also does “Fresh Out the Oven,” for which Lopez released a video a few days ago as well. As proof of that, neither of the two songs have managed to move up the charts, which goes to show that the hype around them is not really worth it.