Pharrell Williams has released a new single in the last days of 2023 and, curiously, Spain is one of the few countries that have found out. ‘Airplane Tickets’ has made a testimonial entry on the Spanish singles chart, debuting at number 92, and is now off the list. It deserves greater impact and today, January 1, we choose it Song of the Day, the first of 2024.
‘Airplane Tickets’ is an Afrobeat song that unites Pharrell – on production – with rapper Swae Lee, well known in the United States for his collaborations with Post Malone, French Montana and Travis Scott; and with Rauw Alejandro. The sound is relaxed and subtle, like that of so many hits of this style that have triumphed in recent years, and both Swae Lee and Rauw Alejandro, singing in English and Spanish, respectively, contribute their particular touch.
‘Airplane Tickets’ is devotedly dedicated to a person who has Swae and Rauw in love. They can only imagine sharing a time “in the sun” with that person. The hook “I’m going to buy flight tickets / and they’re going to go in your name” is infallible, and the “cool” component of the song is completed by a video clip filmed in Hong Kong, in which the three artists involved appear together. , since they met there on the occasion of a fashion show.