The track, which has reportedly already forced Adele and Beyonce into retirement for fear that they simply couldn’t compete with Westbrook’s dulcet vocals and searingly brilliant songcraft, celebrates the most magical time of year: Thanksgiving. And this year, there’s more to be thankful for than ever — now that Westbrook has taken her throne as the true Queen of Pop with this instant classic. Counting down the holidays of the year as well as traditional Thanksgiving fare (“Mashed potatoes — ay!”) while singing into a drumstick microphone, the track instantly and effortlessly renders all other music irrelevant and unlistenable.
But even if it’s a cynical hits-grab capitalizing upon the public’s insatiable hunger for risible trash-pop, we’re buying it. There’s only one tune that will be burning up the playlist this holiday season — and we’re so grateful to have been given the gift of “It’s Thanksgiving.”