Song Review: SHELITA BURKE – “Penetrate”

Last October, I reviewed singer/songwriter Shelita Burke’s steamy EDM-infused single “Belong” (which you can read here). Now she’s back with a brand new single “Penetrate,” and it’s a beautiful, sexy track. The song title is a metaphor for connecting with a lover on an emotional level, though its highly suggestive meaning is certainly up to the listener’s imagination. Opening with delicate, plucky synths and finger snaps, the song slowly builds with rich layered synth chords and gentle percussion, set to a languid electro-house beat.

In her sultry voice, Shelita practically moans as she demands her lover to fully submit to her carnal passions while also respecting her: “I slow grind, Imma be on top. Penetrate my thoughts. If you want to stay with me, you better treat me right now, baby. You want this love for free, you better hold me tight now, baby.” It all makes for quite an intoxicating and sensuous song.

Follow Shelita on  Facebook,  Twitter  and Instagram, and stream her music on Spotify. “Penetrate” and her other songs may be purchased on iTunes and other sites offering music for download.

Top 20 Songs for January 8-14, 2017

1. 24K MAGIC – Bruno Mars (2)
2. MY NAME IS HUMAN – Highly Suspect (3)
3. STARBOY – The Weeknd, Daft Punk (1)
4. CLEOPATRA – The Lumineers (5)
5. BLACK BEATLES – Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane (7)
6. DON’T WANNA KNOW – Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar (9)
7. WASTE A MOMENT – Kings of Leon (4)
8. BAD DECISIONS – Two Door Cinema Club (6)
9. STILL BREATHING – Green Day (13)
10. OBSOLETE – Agony in the Garden (12)
11. ATLAS, RISE! – Metallica (15)
12. TAKE IT ALL BACK – Judah & the Lion (14)
13. SURE AND CERTAIN – Jimmy Eat World (8)
14. SQUARE HAMMER – Ghost B.C. (19)
15. THE SHAKES THAT YOU MAKE – Dyslexic Postcards (11)
16. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE (10) 21st week on list
17. MOVE – Saint Motel (18)
18. I NEED A LIGHT – Run With It (20)
19. BLOOD IN THE CUT – K.Flay (N)
20. BELONG – Shelita Burke (16)

Top 20 Songs for January 1-7, 2017

1. STARBOY – The Weeknd (1)
2. 24K MAGIC – Bruno Mars (2)
3. MY NAME IS HUMAN – Highly Suspect (3)
4. WASTE A MOMENT – Kings of Leon (4)
5. CLEOPATRA – The Lumineers (6)
6. BAD DECISIONS – Two Door Cinema Club (8)
7. BLACK BEATLES – Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane (10)
8. SURE AND CERTAIN – Jimmy Eat World (7)
9. DON’T WANNA KNOW – Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar (14)
10. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE (5)
11. THE SHAKES THAT YOU MAKE – Dyslexic Postcards (11)
12. OBSOLETE – Agony in the Garden (13)
13. STILL BREATHING – Green Day (18)
14. TAKE IT ALL BACK – Judah & the Lion (19)
15. ATLAS, RISE! – Metallica (20)
16. BELONG – Shelita Burke (12)
17. WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE – Grouplove (9)
18. MOVE – Saint Motel (17)
19. SQUARE HAMMER – Ghost B.C. (N)
20. I NEED A LIGHT – Run With It (N)

Top 20 Songs for December 11-17, 2016

1. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE (1)
2. WASTE A MOMENT – Kings of Leon (2)
3. STARBOY – The Weeknd (4)
4. 24K MAGIC – Bruno Mars (5)
5. FEEL INVINCIBLE – Skillet (3)
6. WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE – Grouplove (7)
7. CLEOPATRA – The Lumineers (9)
8. SURE AND CERTAIN – Jimmy Eat World (10)
9. MY NAME IS HUMAN – Highly Suspect (11)
10. CHANGES – MUTEMATH (6)
11. LIFE ITSELF – Glass Animals (8)
12. BAD DECISIONS – Two Door Cinema Club (14)
13. BANG BANG – Green Day (12)
14. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (13)
15. THE SHAKES THAT YOU MAKE – Dyslexic Postcards (17)
16. BELONG – Shelita Burke (18)
17. OBSOLETE – Agony in the Garden (19)
18. STARS – Wons Phreely + the Horses (15)
19. BLACK BEATLES – Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane (N)
20. DON’T WANNA KNOW – Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar (N)

Top 20 Songs for December 4-10, 2016

1. SAY MY NAME- (IAM)WARFACE (2)
2. WASTE A MOMENT – Kings of Leon (1)
3. FEEL INVINCIBLE – Skillet (3)
4. STARBOY – The Weeknd (4)
5. 24K MAGIC – Bruno Mars (7)
6. CHANGES – MUTEMATH (6)
7. WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE – Grouplove (8)
8. LIFE ITSELF – Glass Animals (5)
9. CLEOPATRA – The Lumineers (10)
10. SURE AND CERTAIN – Jimmy Eat World (11)
11. MY NAME IS HUMAN – Highly Suspect (19)
12. BANG BANG – Green Day (9)
13. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (12)
14. BAD DECISIONS – Two Door Cinema Club (15)
15. STARS – Wons Phreely+Horses (13)
16. TONIGHT – Matto Rules (14)
17. THE SHAKES THAT YOU MAKE – Dyslexic Postcards (16)
18. BELONG – Shelita Burke (17)
19. OBSOLETE – Agony in the Garden (20)
20. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (22nd week on list)

Top 20 Songs For November 27-December 3, 2016

1. WASTE A MOMENT – Kings of Leon (1)
2. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE (2)
3. FEEL INVINCIBLE – Skillet (4)
4. STARBOY – The Weeknd (5)
5. LIFE ITSELF – Glass Animals (3)
6. CHANGES – MUTEMATH (7)
7. 24K MAGIC – Bruno Mars (14)
8. WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE – Grouplove (9)
9. BANG BANG – Green Day (6)
10. CLEOPATRA – The Lumineers (12)
11. SURE AND CERTAIN – Jimmy Eat World (13)
12. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (8)
13. STARS – Wons Phreely+Horses (11)
14. TONIGHT – Matto Rules (10)
15. BAD DECISIONS – Two Door Cinema Club (17)
16. THE SHAKES THAT YOU MAKE – Dyslexic Postcards (18)
17. BELONG – Shelita Burke (19)
18. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (15)
19. MY NAME IS HUMAN – Highly Suspect (N)
20. OBSOLETE – Agony in the Garden (N)

Top 20 Songs For November 20-26, 2016

1. WASTE A MOMENT – Kings of Leon (1)
2. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE (3)
3. LIFE ITSELF – Glass Animals (2)
4. FEEL INVINCIBLE – Skillet (5)
5. STARBOY – The Weeknd (6)
6. BANG BANG – Green Day (4)
7. CHANGES – MUTEMATH (7)
8. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (8)
9. WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE – Grouplove (10)
10. TONIGHT – Matto Rules (11)
11. STARS – Wons Phreely+Horses (13)
12. CLEOPATRA – The Lumineers (14)
13. SURE AND CERTAIN – Jimmy Eat World (16)
14. 24K MAGIC – Bruno Mars (N)
15. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (12)
16. HYMN FOR THE WEEKEND – Coldplay featuring Beyoncé (9)
17. BAD DECISIONS – Two Door Cinema Club (18)
18. THE SHAKES THAT YOU MAKE – Dyslexic Postcards (19)
19. BELONG – Shelita Burke (20)
20. WISH I KNEW YOU – The Revivalists (15)

Top 20 Songs for November 13-19, 2016

1. WASTE A MOMENT – Kings of Leon (3)
2. LIFE ITSELF – Glass Animals (1)
3. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE (4)
4. BANG BANG – Green Day (2)
5. FEEL INVINCIBLE – Skillet (7)
6. STARBOY – The Weeknd, Daft Punk (9)
7. CHANGES – MUTEMATH (8)
8. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (6)
9. HYMN FOR THE WEEKEND – Coldplay, Beyoncé (5)
10. WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE – Grouplove (11)
11. TONIGHT – Matto Rules (12)
12. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (10)
13. STARS – Wons Phreely + the Horses (14)
14. CLEOPATRA – The Lumineers (16)
15. WISH I KNEW YOU – The Revivalists (15)
16. SURE AND CERTAIN – Jimmy Eat World (18)
17. YOU DON’T GET ME HIGH ANYMORE – Phantogram (13)
18. BAD DECISIONS – Two Door Cinema Club (N)
19. THE SHAKES THAT YOU MAKE – Dyslexic Postcards (N)
20. BELONG – Shelita Burke (N)