Welcome to Doja Cat’s “Planet Her”

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Take a journey of divine feminine energy through the ethereal world of “Planet Her.” Following her chart-topping second album “Hot Pink,” Doja Cat debuted her highly-anticipated album “Planet Her” on June 25.

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The album’s lead single, “Kiss Me More,” which features R&B singer SZA, was released on April 9 and debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. After the release of “Planet Her,” Doja Cat has proven herself to be a top artist through her mixture of versatility between pop, trap, hip-hop and most importantly, R&B. According to Billboard, Doja Cat’s “Planet Her” charted at No. 1 on their Top R&B Albums chart, furthering herself as an artist in her career.

Compared to her two previous studio albums, Doja takes her listeners on a completely different adventure through the world of “Planet Her.” In an interview with Audacy, Doja Cat described “Planet Her” as “the center of the universe, and it’s where all races of space exist and it’s where all species can kind of be in harmony there.” In this harmony, all the messages pertaining to expressions of femininity, society and mainly relationships rest in different musical locations in the world of “Planet Her,” which leads VALLEY to the first song on our list of reviews!

“Woman”

Through reggaeton, an afrobeat and a smooth upbeat bassline, Doja Cat tells the story of the confident woman and her ability to do everything with ease. In the song, the artist is telling her significant other what type of woman she can be and how she can do so not only to them but to society. This is the type of song to listen to when you are feeling yourself, especially when you want to remind yourself what kind of a person you can be!

“Get Into It (Yuh)”

“Yuh, get into it!” Not only is it a reference to the famous Vine itself, but an ode to Nicki Minaj, one of Doja’s idols. From that, this song exhibits elite hip-hop beats and vibes throughout the song, and although it’s short, it is still memorable in its own way. In it, Doja encourages the listener, whether they are going to church or just doing a simple errand, to turn the situation into a fun one by making the most of it and having a good time. This is the type of song VALLEY definitely recommends listening to when you want to maintain positive energy and have the confidence to do anything you set your mind to.

“Need To Know”

The second official single off of “Planet Her,” “Need to Know” was released June 11. Arguably the most ethereal and atmospheric song of the album, it tells the urgency behind Doja wanting to know everything about her significant other. Through trap snares and an ethereal synthesizer enlaced in an R&B trap beat, this song gives the listener the feeling of being in a new relationship that makes you feel every emotion known to man. This song is perfect for someone who wants a song that helps explain their emotions when words simply cannot (while also being in a futuristic heaven).

“I Don’t Do Drugs” (feat. Ariana Grande)

Ironically, this song is like a drug that VALLEY just cannot get enough of! In their third collaboration, Doja Cat and Ariana Grande explain the struggle of wanting someone in this heavily pop-trap beat-infused track. Doja compares the love interest of the song to a drug, saying she can’t have them, even though she craves them. This is perfect for the essential girl’s night, or for someone going through a rough patch in their love life, and has a nice up-tempo beat for running on the treadmill and really letting those feelings out.

“You Right” (with The Weeknd)

This is the third official single off of “Planet Her,” and was released on June 25, the same day as the album. “You Right” marks the second collaboration between Doja Cat and The Weeknd, following the remix of “In Your Eyes.” The smooth rhythmic vibes and low bassline add to the R&B sound, while the ethereal chimes and Doja’s airy vocals complement the fresh breath of futuristic vibes enlaced within the album itself. This song tells the story of wanting to be with another person while also wanting to stay faithful to a current significant other, romanticizing feelings of self-pity. Regardless, this is the perfect song to listen to on the road with the windows down on a warm summer night.

“Been Like This”

As one of the slower rhythmic songs of the album, “Been Like This” shows Doja’s versatility through her combination of singing and rapping to emphasize the feelings behind the message. In addition, the progression of the synthesizer and low trap beats merged with slow basslines supports the meaning of the song. In it, the singer doesn’t understand her significant other’s feelings, making her question their relationship. This song is for anyone going through the same feelings of miscommunication and is in need of the reassurance that someone else is going through the same situation with someone they care about.

“Kiss Me More” (feat. SZA)

The first official single, “Kiss Me More” was the main introduction to Doja’s “Planet Her” era. The song marks the first collaboration between Doja Cat and R&B singer SZA, and has an interesting twist compared to other songs on the album. It has a disco-infused vibe with hints of R&B and pop/rap, plus a groovy bassline and cute lyrics. “Kiss Me More” is a cute, upbeat song about one of the happiest expressions in a relationship. This song is not only perfect for TikTok dances, but is the perfect song to listen to in a good mood, when you want to carelessly dance around your room to this instant classic chart-topper.You can listen to these and the rest of the songs on “Planet Her” on Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music. Let VALLEY know what your favorite songs are by tweeting us, @VALLEYMag!

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