'Songland': Charles Infamous's 'Jukebox' may not be for Boyz II Men, but 'throwback vibe' wins hearts of fans
His song needed a lot of tweaking to match the vibe of 'Boyz II Men' and they weren't sure if the song's original essence would still be retained after the major changes were made
The latest episode of 'Songland' took us back to the '90s. With Boyz II Men as the guest judges, the songwriters tried hard to please the iconic R&B group. Charles Infamous went the extra mile when he decided to rap about the '90s nostalgia with his original composition 'Jukebox'. Prior to performing his number, Charles revealed that he was a big fan of the legendary group and couldn't stop gushing over what a huge opportunity this was for him.
Charles impressed the judges with his playful lyrics and wordplay. Unfortunately, his song needed a lot of tweaking to match the vibe of 'Boyz II Men' and they weren't sure if the song's original essence would still be retained after the major changes were made. So they decided to let go off Charles and his quirky composition 'Jukebox'. While most fans agreed with Boyz II Men that the song was too youthful for them, they however couldn't deny that the song was very catchy.
Several fans tweeted their interest in 'Jukebox'. A fan wrote, "I knew jukebox was out of the box......such a catchy song but more for someone else - I was feeling Macklemore or MGK on that one honestly #Songland." Another fan declared, “Jukebox” is a chill bop. #Songland." "Jukebox” - liking the throwback vibe. This rap is fire. Is it just me or is there a Latin influence here? #[email protected]," expressed a fan. Another fan shared, "I could listen to that song jukebox right now. That was a good smooth summer song. #[email protected]"
The same episode saw Boyz II Men declaring the remaining three songwriters as winners, after the final studio round. They were spoilt for choice after hearing all the three beautifully composed songs and weren't ready to miss out on any of them. Although they picked Chris Lee's 'Lovestruck' as the winner, they immediately followed it up by announcing that they would be recording the other two songs too, leaving everybody feeling over the moon. The R&B group, comprising of Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, expressed that it was very difficult to come by great talent and they weren't ready to miss out on it.
‘Songland’ airs every Monday at 10 pm EST on NBC.