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"Whippin" is a song by American singer Kiiara, featuring American electronic music producer Felix Snow.[3] It was released on April 12, 2017 via Atlantic Records, as the lead single from her upcoming debut studio album.[4]

"Whippin"
Kiiara Whippin.jpg
Single by Kiiara featuring Felix Snow
ReleasedApril 12, 2017 (2017-04-12)[1]
FormatDigital download
Recorded2017
GenrePop[2]
Length2:40
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Felix Snow
  • INNR CHLD
Kiiara singles chronology
"Heavy"
(2017)
"Whippin"
(2017)
"Complicated"
(2017)
Felix Snow singles chronology
"Redrum"
(2017)
"Whippin"
(2017)
Music video
"Whippin" on YouTube

Contents

CompositionEdit

"Whippin" is in the key of F minor, and moves at a tempo of 83 beats per minute in a 4/4 time signature.[5] It features electronic voice glitches over a hip hop-inspired beat.[4] It was compared to her hit single "Gold."[6]

Critical receptionEdit

Mike Wass of Idolator said "'Whippin' is all about capturing a vibe via a repetitive chorus and demented electronic production. There is a little more bite this time, however, courtesy of Kiiara's fiery verses."[1] Sam Murphy of The Interns wrote that "there are similarities to 'Gold' but ultimately it’s a new beast with even sweeter hooks."[6] The Musical Hype was more critical of the song, writing that it called for "no need for deep analysis." He additionally called the second verse "forced," and wrote that "anyone could’ve recorded 'Whippin.'"[7]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Whippin" was released on May 8, 2017. It features Kiiara on a variety of different modes of transportation.[8]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[9]
No.TitleLength
1."Whippin" (featuring Felix Snow)2:40

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 46
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 94
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[12] 47
Netherlands (Single Tip)[13] 13
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[14] 6
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 9

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States April 14, 2017 Digital download Atlantic [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mike Wass (April 12, 2017). "Kiiara & Felix Snow's "Whippin" Is Perfect For Festival Season". Idolator. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Sam Murphy (April 13, 2017). "Hear Kiiara's Slippery New Gem 'Whippin'". Interns Music. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Liam Martin. "Felix Snow | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Kiiara Whips Up New Track, "Whippin" - Live 95.5". Live 95.5. 2017-04-13. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  5. ^ "Whippin (feat. Felix Snow) by Kiiara | BPM | Key | Find Song Tempo". findsongtempo.com. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  6. ^ a b "Hear Kiiara's Slippery New Gem 'Whippin'". The Interns. 2017-04-13. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  7. ^ Hype, The Musical (2017-04-20). "Track Review: Kiiara ft. Felix Snow, 'Whippin'". The Musical Hype. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  8. ^ "Premiere: Watch Kiiara's New Video for "Whippin" f/ Felix Snow". Complex. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  9. ^ a b "Whippin (feat. Felix Snow) - Single by Kiiara on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – KIIARA FEAT. FELIX SNOW – Whippin" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "Kiiara Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201721 into search. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Dutch Single Tip – 22/07/2017" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  14. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 4, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  15. ^ "Vecolista Heatseeker – Vecka 18, 5 maj 2017" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved April 1, 2018.

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