Review: "Boy Bands" - Ataia (feat. Kellz)
You’re lying if you say you haven’t thought about how fun it might be to date Harry Styles. You would fly on private jets and wear designer dresses on A-List red carpet events. He might even bring you up on stage to serenade you making you the envy of all your friends. Dating a celebrity sounds like a dream. Unfortunately for Ataia, this supposed dream felt more like a nightmare. Consequently, Ataia doesn’t f**k with boys in boy bands anymore.
I liked the overall sound of “Boy Bands.” The grungy electric guitar was a great musical representation of Ataia’s anger towards the unnamed boy band member. The song also has an electronic sound which gives off a great dance beat. It comes out a little bit on the chorus, but it really shines through on Kellz’s rap verse. I also liked this verse because the listener gets to experience the song from two points of view. Kellz plays the boy band member who is upset with himself for hurting Ataia. Even though Kellz pours his heart out, Ataia sticks to her guns and knows that she deserves better.
Ataia has been singing and songwriting for as long as she could remember. She was raised in New York and Maryland, but she moved to Nashville at 16 years old. If you want to hear more of her, you should check out “Fine.” The sound is more acoustic than “Boy Bands.” It is a song about having hope in unfortunate situations. In other words, making lemonade out of overly sour lemons.
Written By Kelli Dixon