I’ve been looking and listening too much music lately, trying to find a beat and a banger for spring & summer. So, this turned up as an official release. Four Tet uses Nelly Furtado sample on “Only Human” and it’s so deep and so exciting , that it will bring a smile on your face and finally get you off your seat, maybe find you dancing on the first listen!
As Pitchfork writes:
Four Tet’s edit of Nelly Furtado’s “Afraid” has been floating around for a while now: Clubbers and festivalgoers reported hearing it in sets across Europe last summer, played not only by Four Tet but also other DJs, like Peggy Gou, Jackmaster, Hunee, and Bicep. Now, apparently having cleared the sample, Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden has given it an official release.
His beat is a spring-loaded groove injected with a heavy dose of UK garage’s swing; as for the hook, he quickly zeroes in on Furtado’s chorus with eagle-eyed tenacity and refuses to let up. Multi-tracked and cushioned in echo, the vocals have the sing-song feel of a playground chant, but few children’s songs are quite as empathic as this one. “You’re so afraid of what people might say/But that’s okay ’cause you’re only human,” begins the breathless refrain, spinning through a dizzy series of repetitions, before landing on the kicker: “You’re going to break/So please don’t do it.” Self-care has rarely sounded this exhilarating.