BREAKING: We didn't die when we watched the new Ashlee Simpson video
Anyway, a friend told us to check this out, so we did.
We were pleasantly surprised. It seems like vocoder/autotune is totally back, Cher circa 1999-style (can we also talk about the fact that "Potential Breakup Song" hasn't made any year-end lists yet... egregious), and since no one is asking Ashlee to sing a note by herself, all the better. Timbaland produced this (it's called "Outta my Head" BTW), so there's at least a modicum of awesome instrumentation, and dare we say it, the video is kind of cute.
While this new development does not change our overall outlook on Ashlee Simpson's "oeuvre" we will say that the song is worth a spin and we're looking forward to jumping around to it at a nightclub during the holidays.
Case closed on "Outta My Head" then. Well played, Simpson, well played.