"Anthemic comeback from noughties popstar"
by Faye Blyth for remotegoat on 21/03/12

You may remember Kelis as something of a one-hit wonder from almost a decade ago. The seemingly inexplicable popularity of her lewd but sugar-coated pop track 'Milkshake' was clearly a difficult act to follow, resulting in Kelis having slipped under the mainstream radar. However, with the help of French DJ David Guetta, 'Acapella' has all the elements of an anthemic club track. As far as record sales are concerned, David Guetta has recently proved himself to possess a Midas touch; the mention of his name will certainly go some way to increasing the credibility of this sublime collaboration that will pleasantly wash over booze-filled teenagers in student union clubs. It's a far cry from the laryngitis-inducing days of 'Caught Out There', her debut single that was dense with painful-sounding yells. Strong, trance-like vocals from Kelis and the undercurrent of beats from David Guetta fit together harmoniously, providing a track that is above average for the genre.

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