Dear Everyone: The Vistoso Bosses’ “Delirious” Really Did Not Need A Soulja Boy Verse

noah | July 17, 2009 11:00 am

Oh hey, another 2009 song that I love has a video out! (Guess that’s today’s pattern.) The Vistoso Bosses’ “Delirious” first crossed my transom back in January, and my relationship with the track was pretty much love at first listen; its delicate blend of woodwinds, gently plucked guitars, and fluttery sighs sound exactly like the earliest blushes of a crush. And the two 16-year-olds who make up the group are completely adorable, with fashion sense that could be described as “future-forward.” Pity, then, that someone at the Bosses’ record label decided that in order to make the song “saleable” they had to go and tack on a verse by Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, who at least refrains from name-dropping electronic devices in his cameo. (He does, however, rhyme “me” with “me.”) The video after the jump. The cold-and-businesslike side of me understands why the Soulja Boy verse was added to the track; the hope that his celebrity would elevate the Bosses to “worthy of note” status from increasingly conservative programmers (and listeners!) is clear. Plus his appearance makes the song—which sounds even more fragile when you put it in the context of robo-pop-powerhouses like “If You Seek Amy”—at least resemble other stuff on pop playlists in 2009 for 45-ish seconds. But putting Soulja Boy’s verse right at the beginning of the song just sets things off on the wrong foot; the only reason that it doesn’t completely undermine the girlish charm that made up so much of why I liked “Delirious” in the first place is because his appearance is completely fast-forwardable.Vistoso Bosses – “Delirious” [WSHH] Earlier: The Vistoso Bosses Are Completely Boss