It's like someone's fitted an inspection panel into Ne-Yo's skull, and we're all invited to have a poke about
Ne-Yo has a new album - Year Of The Gentleman - which is even now being lovingly clad in plastic ready for sale.
To help ease the time until release, Ne-Yo is filling the ten days blogging the songs and explaining the meanings behind them. And going all interactive:
Blimey. That's quite an offer, don't you think?
So, Ne-Yo kicks off with an explanation of Nobody:
I'm sorry? It's a song that isn't actually a song, but somehow the sense of touch?
Is it Faith from Buffy? Is it? It is, isn't it?
A woman the steps on the floor? No, to be honest, I don't know what you mean. It might be a typo, although the use of "it" suggests the rest of the sentence is referring to the floor rather than the woman - "I really want to be that floor..." "Yes, indeed - ever since that sexy dangerous sexy woman the stepped on the floor, I've been admiring the parquet..."
It's quite refreshing for the artist to offer the slaggy, "pale imitation of a thirty year old record" review, isn't it?
See? Interactivity there. If you can pick the songs, why not draw a picture of Ne-Yo dressed up as Michael Jackson making the songs? You can use paints, crayons, or coloured pencils - anything you like - to make the drawing.
So, effectively, then, Ne-Yo's revelation is "this song sounds a bit like a Mickey Jackson knock-off and it's about a hot woman". Thanks for that insight, Ne-Yo.