|I'm A Freak|
|From the album Sex+Love by Enrique Iglesias,Pitbull|
|Released||14 January 2014|
|Genre||Dance-pop, electro House|
|Enrique Iglesias singles chronology chronology|
== Background== The single was scheduled to be released in December 2012 but was postponed for unknown reasons. The track got leaked on the internet and social media on 31 December 2013.
This is the third single on which Iglesias and Pitbull have collaborated after the likes of "I Like It" and "I Like How It Feels". They have also collaborated on Pitbull's songs "Come 'n' Go" and "Tchu Tchu Tcha" off of his latest albums, Planet Pit and Global Warming.
The cover of the single was uploaded on Iglesias's official website on 8 January 2014.
"I'm a Freak" is a dance-pop and electro house song. It was written by Iglesias, Pitbull and Niles Dhar. The song was produced by The Cataracs who also produced Iglesias's recent tracks "Turn the Night Up" and "Heart Attack". Idolator described the single's music production as "Bouncy "electropop" and lyrics as "provocative". They stated that the song sounds more like something you’d hear during a particularly lively night out at a suburban P.F. Chang’s than it does like anything that captures an authentic piece of the Miami zeitgeist, it’ll probably be a crowd-pleaser.
"I'm A Freak" generally received positive reviews. Jake Hamilton gave the song an A−, stating that the song is a chart conquer for spring. AMPed Music described the song as another club-ready anthem and a decent track. They also stated that the song "still oozes enough party mojo that would get any party animal crazy on the dance floor." ReDigi described it as "an unsurprisingly pure party anthem featuring a typically hedonistic production from The Cataracs ...Despite its wave of EDM bleeps, pulsing beats and suggestive lyrics, the song is a little more melodic and a little less bombastic than recent club bangers 'Turn The Night Up' and 'Finally Found You.'"
Haley Longman of OK! magazine gave a positive review and stated: Nothing will ever compare to the catchiness of “I Like It” probably, but Enrique and Pitbull’s newest collab comes pretty darn close. When Enrique says “cause I’m a freAKK” in the chorus and his voice goes up like that…can’t handle. This song is so good. And it’s probably the 2014 version of “Timber,” so… However Direct Lyrics gave a negative review with 1.5/5 stars, stating that the song doesn't look too bright and that the lyrics of the song are decent but the beat is weak.
- Digital download
- "I'm a Freak" (feat. Pitbull) – 3:39
The official music video premiered on January 31, 2014 on Iglesias' official VEVO account on YouTube.The music video is directed by Colin Tilley who has also directed Enrique's Heart Attack single music video.
Iglesias is scheduled to perform the song at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit event on February 3, 2014. He will also perform the song at a private show on January 14 as well as in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and New York with Pitbull the day after.
The single made a debut at No. 40 on Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs.
|Chart (2014)|| Peak|
|Croatia (Airplay Radio Chart)||99|
|Russia (Radio TopHit Airplay)||
- January 14, 2014 (worldwide): digital download
- January 21, 2014: U.S. Top 40/Mainstream radio
- March 16, 2014 (UK): digital download
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