The lead single to Jamie Foxx’s fourth studio album Best Night Of My Life, the Justin Timberlake collab “Winner“, was released all the way back in April — knee-deep into Winter, and now Fox’s camp is just starting to roll out the rest of his tracks only one fortnight til his LP drops on December 21. Beware, Jamie, the cautionary tale of The Black Eyed Peas, who released their first single a mere moment before The Beginning dropped to poor sales — for them, at least. Whatever happened to drumming up hype over a long period of time? Nicki Minaj and Kanye did it that way, and look how well that worked for them.
Anyway, listen to Jamie’s title track below and see if it was worth the wait.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Jamie_Foxx-Best_Night_of_My_Life_Feat_Wiz_Khalifa-2dope.mp3" text="Jamie Foxx feat. Wiz Khalifa - Best Night Of My Life" dl="0"]
“If we keep lovin’ like this, we might make a child / A daughter or son, whichever one / Girl, you’re second to none,” sings Jamie.
The tune is surprisingly less stuffed up with excess beats and unnecessary production flare than we expected — you’d think the way most hip-hop songs are built these days, you’d need an overload of air horns just to keep people’s attention for three minutes. But this simple and sweet love jam hits it just right without ever going overboard. It’s also a great jumping off point for a more intense dance remix.
What do you think of the Oscar winner’s latest?