Cobra Starship Featuring Sabi - You Make Me Feel...

06 October Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I used to like Cobra Starship's songs, but since looking at their UK chart performances, and then realising that their music wasn't really for me, I went completely off them. However I really do like this song, but maybe that's because of Sabi. A lot of people have complained that their voices on this song is edited, and even though that may be the case, they are still confident in performing this song live on shows such as America's Got Talent. I am sort of expecting this to be a big hit here in the UK, that's if it's not already out yet. It's receiving a lot of radio and music channels play and so it could be this autumn's big hit.
Cobra Starship is a five-piece band that currently consists of Gabe Saporta, Ryland Blackinton, Victoria Asher, Nate Novarro and Alex Suarez. They have released a number of singles and albums, which have yet to make an impact on the UK chart, will they ever manage to do well? Well this song is the one that may just do it, especially since it's a collaboration with Sabi. I first came across Sabi when listening to Britney's new album "Femme Fatale", where Britney collaborated with Sabi on the track "(Drop Dead) Beautiful" which is a really catchy song on the album. Now Sabi (real name Jenice Portlock) is a new and upcoming artist, that is sure to hit the world by storm. She has been compared a lot to Rihanna and Shakira, and she might just be the next big thing.

This song is extremely catchy, I've had it in my head all day today, and I know after this review, it's going to be stuck in my head for a lot longer. It was written by Steve Mac and Ina Wroldsen, both of who are big UK songwriters. Is this Cobra Starship's attempt to crack the UK? The song lyrics represents liking this girl and doing anything you want for her, it's a nice sweet song, and would definitely be big if it is promoted enough here in the UK.

I really like the music video, it has not only a lot of celebrities that appear, but also it links in with the song perfectly and it is kind of funny. The video starts off with showing a "magic photo booth" that once it takes someone's picture, it prints how the person is feeling. Gabe gets his picture taken in the photo booth, and when he's waiting to grab the picture, 2 pictures come out one of him and one of Sabi which was stuck in the slit. Both picture's feelings read "Incomplete". Then Gabe makes his goal of the night to find the girl in the picture. While this is happening, Victoria Asher is seen dragging different people into the bathroom, these people including a pair of twins and a girl, hence her feeling being "kinky". Gabe goes around the club (which represents his "world" hence the lyrics "girl, I've been all over the world looking for you") trying to find Sabi and stumbling upon different people who embrace him in hugs or handshakes. Sabi is dancing around the club when her part of the song comes on. Nate Novarro instead of dancing, orders a burger through Victoria's iPad; his feeling is being "munchy". During the first two thirds of the video, all drinks seem to be taken away from Ryland Blackinton, hence why his picture's feeling is "thirsty". When Gabe finally finds Sabi, they give each other a look of sheer happiness, before they both enter the photo booth. The lights go off, and at the moment they go back on, Gabe and Sabi seem to be kissing. They take a new picture together, and it reads "Complete", and this is the end of the video. I'm not entirely sure if Alex appears in this one of not, I can't see him, maybe he wasn't there on the day?

Various celebrities appear such as Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda Williams, singer Wynter Gordon, DJ's Andrew and Andrew, a rap crew called Ninjasonik, and various other people, ones I've spotted and others I haven't. I like it when music videos have hidden celebrities in them, however I feel that they should have more of a prominent role in the music video, although I totally understand that a music video is only between 3 and 5 minutes long and so it is sometimes difficult.

Overall, I'm expecting a big charting position out of this song, there is no official UK release date yet, but it has made top 10 hits already in certain countries, so I'll be surprised if it doesn't make at least the Top 40. The music channels keep playing this video, and I don't mind at all watching it over and over again. I love the song and I hope it does well.