3D the Boss create an energetic, uplifting sound to your workout day with the funky pop album, Push It.
And now for something completely different with Atlanta-based health and fitness pop trio 3D the Boss! Stylistically combining pop, funk, soul, and RnB against a beat-driven core, their potent sound is designed to get you moving and sweating. Even though this is the case, new album Push It is perfectly fine to just sit back and enjoy as it shows off a unique blend of tracks with lead singer C Lei Boss Lady keeping the music flowing and fun.
Starting with the (needless to say), upbeat Go, we’re thrown in the deep end with an almost Eye of the Tiger mentality combining against a funky bassline, tempo-laden drums and synthy flows. The chorus then hits, egging you on to move in directions against the beats. You really can’t help but move your body to it and that’s exactly what it’s designed to do. BBGG (Big Boys Good Girls) follows, taking on a more creeping, 1920s undertone that’s brought straight into the modern day with big beats, epic flows and strong vocals. You can almost see the clicking fingers in an 80s dance fight reminiscent of shows like Fame. It’s fun and frantic; exactly the atmosphere they were going for.
By now you’ve got the gist of what this album is all about and whether it’s right for you, but even if you’re not into the physical aspects associated with the music, there are decent songs on here that you’ll just be able to enjoy. The wonderfully produced and album-titled Push It draws on elements of pop, k-pop, and RnB to create an addictively pulsating track that comes alive in the chorus, whereas Up on Your Way once again draws on that funky bass to walk the track forward against intermittent snaps, 70s glitter guitar and a disco beat that’s impossible to resist. Spandex will be on the mind, even if you’re on the sofa in your PJs.
Although the energetic pace and continuous happy-go-lucky sound might not be for everyone, it really is hard to resist. As we get to the deeper cuts, you realise just how strong some of the tracks are. Heaven and Paradise is perhaps the catchiest on the record, drawing on fast-paced rhythms and a seductively brilliant chorus before the album ends on I’m Still Standing. No, not the Elton one, but it does bear similarities, especially in the chorus. Perhaps they should have just gone for it with a huge cover, I think they could have pulled it off.
Push It is a whole lotta energetic fun that will have you on your feet in no time. You just need to switch your brain off, move your body and enjoy the beats. Work out to it, cook to it, do housework to it, or just sit there tapping your finger. However you listen, you’re going to have a good time.