It seems that even megastars like Will Smith aren’t immune to the gravitational pull of EDM, as he’s just officially released his new original song “Get Lit.”

The track, originally revealed at Livewire Festival with Jazzy Jeff, is pretty cookie-cutter EDM as far as arrangement and production. It’s got some heavy kicks and staggered synth stabs, with a typical hook in “get lit”… honestly, the song could have been good if Smith and Jazzy Jeff put some more sincere effort into it. As it stands, it really just seems like a bandwagon song with them trying to get some street cred with the young kids.

When Smith introduced the song at Livewire, he said, “I wanted to make a song that allowed people to let their light shine. We all have an inner light and sometimes this world… people can say stuff to you and tell you you can’t do and you know you can but when they tell you that it kinda knocks you down a bit right so I wanted to make a record that reminded each and every one of y’all to let your light shine.”

I’m not really sure where that sentiment went, because it’s definitely not present in the production.

Check out “Get Lit” below.


Photo via Livewire Festival on Facebook