Licky (Under The Covers)
“L-I - licky C-K - licky Y, L-I - licky C, licky all night…”. How can you not fall prey to a song that starts out like that? Shontelle, responsible for 2008’s club hit “T-Shirt,” returns with the lead single to her forthcoming sophomore album No Gravity and definitely has the heads turned her way. “Licky” sounds like something Britney would have recorded if her team had found a way to clean it up for her watered-down demographic without sacrificing its gasp appeal. It’s kinda hard to clean up such a blatant reference to a blow job, though. Supported by remixes by Chew Fu, Saul Ruiz, Carnival of Souls and Ralphi Rosario, this one’s positioned just right to launch the album to clubgoers while the power ballad “Impossible” takes care of pop and rhythmic radio audiences, guaranteeing that Shontelle’s second full-length installment gets all the widespread recognition it deserves.