Music Review: “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2”

Short and sweet, Pinkpantheress’s “Boy’s a Liar Pt.2” incorporates elements of rap and pop to parallel a conversation between two friends. Featuring rapper Ice Spice, the two singers describe their different viewpoints of modern dating while using catchy and relatable lyrics. Pinkpantheress laments, “Every time I pull my hair/Was only out of fear/ That you’ll find me ugly/ And one day you’ll disappear…” In contrast, Ice Spice raps, “Like that boy is a cap/Sayin’ he home, but I know where he at.” While Pinkpantheress is obviously worried about her current relationship, Ice Spice’s carefree attitude demonstrates the contrasting values of each artist. The idea that the two are having a conversation within the lyrics add even more depth to a song that seems short and simple on the surface.

Besides the fact that there are differing opinions within the lyrics, the style with which each artist represents their point of view also adds to the depth of the song. Pinkpantheress sings with more of a low-fi and sweet sounding style while Ice Spice’s rap is very direct and fast paced. The blend of mellow and brisk tempo allows for a unique song, which is part of what makes this song so popular.

Overall, the song is an interesting and enjoyable piece of music with versatile uses and relatable messages. Whether wanting to relax while studying, or get up and dance with friends, “Boy’s a Liar Pt.2” will be there waiting. In addition to being versatile, the relatable social issues the artists of the song go through can prove to be helpful in many given situations. Pinkpantheress demonstrates what overthinking can look like, and Ice Spice raps advice on how to overcome and move on with your life.

The modern era of dating can be a confusing and exhausting experience for many. Seeing empowered females share advice on the topic can be empowering for young listeners, especially if the song is fun to listen to. Being able to seamlessly blend a conversation with important messages into a catchy melody allows for an enjoyable time that listeners will be able to remember for years to come.