Seriously, it’s a phenomena I didn’t even really see coming unti this post by SepiaMutiny. All of a sudden I could see it everywhere. Honestly, M.I.A’s supposedly social-commentary-laced track Paper Planes has been really getting a lot of attention lately.
First up there’s a Lil Wayne remix, which is just awful.
Then there’s Rihanna:
Oh, and there’s more.
And for you indie kids out there, I haven’t forgotten about you. Indie darlings Holy Fuck have also managed to record a little remix, and you can listen to that one here [audio:http://gvsbchris.com/paperplanesholyfuck.mp3]
I’ll be the first to say that I do like this song a lot. The original’s catchy, makes some interesting comments and really as a whole is not bad to listen to. The gunshots and ka-chings are not really my style, but looking beyond that reveals a decent piece of music. So I guess it’s no surprise everyone wants to try and cover her track. Give ’em a listen and let us know what you think.