"Bring Out the Bottles" (3:59)
Writers: A. Smith, B. Garcia, S. Gordy
Publishers: RedFoo LLC dba Yeah Baby Music/RedFoo LLC dba Chebra Music (ASCAP)
For his first single sans bandmate (and nephew) Sky Blu, LMFAO's Redfoo takes an "if it ain't broke don't fix it" approach on "Bring Out the Bottles." Released just before New Year's Eve to capitalize on holiday celebrations, the single is a mish-mash of RedFoo's rap cadence from past hits like "Sexy and I Know It," heavily Auto-Tuned singing, a swollen synth hook seemingly recycled from his production work on Carly Rae Jepsen's "This Kiss" and easy puns like "It's gon' be poppin' tonight." While the ingredients seem to be in place for another quick hit, the most crucial component-a hook-is desperately missing, leaving a sloppy would-be party song in its wake. Even though Sky Blu largely took a back seat to his uncle's work on LMFAO's hits, one can only blame his absence here for the song's lack of appeal. Perhaps a hasty reunion is in order?