“Expensive” by Tori Kelly Recalls Christina Aguilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man” (& That’s A Good Thing) — LISTEN

On Tuesday, big-voiced pop star Tori Kelly premiered a new song called "Expensive" featuring rapper Daye Jack, and its funky, old-school vibe will remind you of Christina Aguilera's 2006 single "Ain't No Other Man” (which is a good thing, if you ask me). But Xtina isn’t the only famous musical act that may have inspired the infectious track: “Expensive’s” lyrics warn listeners that trying to impress potential partners with money is the wrong way to go about finding true love, similar to the message heard in The Beatles iconic 1964 hit "Can't Buy Me Love" (which has influenced A LOT of tunes over the years).

That being said, "Expensive" isn't a boring rehash of other artists' work. The song's slick production combines laid-back, almost "beach-y" elements with retro, jazzy elements for a really unique sound. Kelly's impressive vocal performance also helps the track stand out.

On "Expensive's" first verse and pre-chorus, Kelly sings:

Let me tell you, baby

Don't need no diamonds on my body

Got no greed in my eyes

Can you feel me? Yeah

Got a brand new Bentley?

I'll tell you now it makes no difference

Just want all of your time

'Cause you kiss me like I'm dreaming

Like I'm one in a million

And I think it's time you figured it out

'Cause I know I got that something

And it won't cost you nothing

I already feel expensive enough

Turn that gold into dust

That's what matters

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah!

If the chorus doesn't make you want to get up and dance... you might want to check your pulse:

Money don't buy love

Money don't buy love

No, your money don't buy love

No, your money don't buy love

No, your money don't buy love

Your money don't buy love

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"Expensive" appears on Kelly's upcoming debut album, Unbreakable Smile (due out on June 23.) You can pre-order the LP on iTunes now.