Will Smith has GOT to stop listening to Jaden Smith’s career advice. Yes, we get it Jaden, you’re edgy and hip and have your finger on the pulse of youth culture in all its varied forms, but you gotta know that club music is gonna be a real stretch for your middle-aged dad.
According to Vulture, on the evening of October 6th, under the cover of darkness, Will quietly released his “EDM” song Get Lit, his first single in 12 years. And man did it blow up! In his face that is. It’s terrible. Deeply, deeply awful. But you don’t have to take my word for it.
I think the worst thing about it is its utter laziness. The video is a mish-mash of lights and sounds all working to distract the eye and ear from what’s really going on. And what is going on exactly? Well, Will appears to begin by “singing” in a very sketchy pan-Caribbean patois, mahn. Irie. That goes on for some time and when the fog, foam and psychedelic light show reaches peak Midnight Cowboy, the beat drops and Will starts rapping… Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It. He does that for a second until he realizes that was the wrong song, “Oh shit what’s this one, Get Lit with it! Yeah, that’s it, I’m back in the groove now, suckers. This one’s for you, Jaden!”
It’s painful to watch Will try to pump up the crowd. And even though they have on their best club gear, nobody seems to be having a whole lot of fun. Even at Burning Man or Ibiza, you could probably have a decent time if you tried hard enough. You know, take some molly and enjoy some techno music, what have you. Not so much at whatever Carnival fun ship cruise rave party Will Smith is throwing.
I’m sure there are words in this song but since Will clearly didn’t spend much time thinking about them, I don’t see why I should have to. This music is terrible. I hope Jaden is embarrassed by this and will leave “resurrect dad’s rap career” off his to do list moving forward.
This is actually much better.