The titular refrain of “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” aims straight for the brain where it will remain as the feel-good mantra of the summer. Berlin-based Bulgarian and international sensation D E N A, AKA Dena Todorova, has two previous songs to her name, “Games” and “Boyfriend”, and has just released her 4th song, “Thin Rope” while finishing up her highly-anticipated debut album. Suckers for a solid gold pop hook will be rewarded by all four rhythm and rhyme-centered, hip-pop numbers that move with a hypnotic, easy-going flow and feature catchy melodies.
“Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” is especially addictive with its repetitive, short-phrase, chanting chorus, insistent rhythmic tug, insinuating synth line, peppy, clacking percussive attacks, D E N A’s fresh, but relaxed sing-talking style, and the occasional doorbell ring to get the party started. Don’t be fooled by the track’s flashy title – D E N A is not out for bling; just a good time, proclaiming “Diamond rings / I don’t need them / All I want to do” is chill with “…friends by the swimming pool.”
The single comes off a 6-song EP that includes 5 remixes and is available from Kitsuné.
“Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4CDc9yCAqE