SYNTH: Erykah Badu, 'Phone Down'

Each week, staff from CBC Music, Radio 2, 3 and CBC regions across the country collect songs they just can't get out of their heads [Songs You Need to Hear—SYNTH], and make a case for why you should listen, too. Press play below and discover new songs for your listening list.
Here's mine (via

Is this an answer to "Hotline Bling"? Is it the voice of an empowered Ms. Badu or one frustrated with the relationship between humans and technology? Whatever the case, I trust that she can make me put my phone down, if for no other reason than those hypnotic beats and vocals. Daaaamn!