A slight departure from his debut hip-hop album, British musician Benjamin Paul Balance-Drew, better-known as Plan B, showcases his vocal range and affinity for soul music on sophomore set "The Defamation of Strickland Banks." The album chronicles the plight of the titular fictional soul singer, and "She Said" details the character's arrest after a dismissed female fan spitefully accuses him of sexual assault. "On the day that I got arrested/I'm innocent I protested/She just feels rejected/Had her heart broken by someone she's obsessed with," Plan B raps. As the deep melody of a trumpet mirrors the singer's feelings of grief, the snippets of lyrics reflect the urgency of his situation. While Plan B is stylistically comparable to Amy Winehouse and Adele, "She Said" is refreshing because of its quirky storyline and hip-hop edge.
Plan B, "She Said"
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