This year seems to be the start of Tiffany’s generation as her solo debut has proven to be a successful one, but how does the follow up to the bubbly “I Just Wanna Dance” fair?
She danced her way to first place on South Korean music shows but Heartbreak Hotel sees Tiffany lowering the tone and singing about breaking free from a bad lover. It’s a huge step-up from her first solo single, this one has more grit, added emotion and a better beat that makes it perhaps the ideal break up song of the summer.
Her voice drifts beautifully between the verses and transitions into a haunting whisper once the chorus kicks in as she talks about forgiving, forgetting and “checking out” of this painful relationship; a sentiment which is reflected by the soulful vocals.
Guest Rapper Simon Dominic dominates the bridge with his deep voice and hard-hitting flow, something to contrast with Tiffany’s more softer side. While he probably uses too many hotel metaphors, his point of view of the relationship adds more gravity to an overall great song.