Shooting Stars sounds like Jamil was channeling his inner Kid Cudi. It is a Pop hit, just waiting to be discovered by the masses. The tempo, repetitive words, and just the sound of general have the feel of something that I would hear on 96.5 Kiss FM.
When the ” lost our way, in outer space, on shooting stars” lines come in, the production gets very theatrical.
On the same theatrical vibe, I think that this song would translate really well into a video. I meant to talk about this song more while I was sitting down with Jamil, but we had so many good things to talk about in our interview that I brushed by this song a little too fast.
Perhaps it is the theatrical feel I get from the song that really kept my full attention the full 3:13 of the track time and time again. Jamil in this song, like in so many others did such a great job breaking up verses with such magnificent harmonies. Also, the little claps that come into the beat make you feel like you are witnessing the song performed live.
All in all, it is a great song that I think in time will get the attention that it deserves. So many of Jamil’s songs have not quite a timeless feel, but pretty close to it.