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"Activated" is a song by English singer Cher Lloyd for her upcoming third studio album. It was released on 22 July 2016 through Vixen Records. The song was made available to stream exclusively on Rolling Stone on 21 July 2016.

Lyrics

(I'm charged up, I'm getting activated)
(I'm charged up, I'm getting activated)

Heads high, kill 'em with a no-no-no-no
Inside, that's how we be
Inside, tell 'em we don't want no photos
Let 'em talk, let 'em talk, 'bout me
No fucks, swinging from the balcony with
Two cups, one in each hand
So up, tell the DJ hit the button
Load it up, load it up, my man
Leave me unattended, I'm an animal
Juice and gin, I'm mixin' all my chemicals
Uh-uh-uh-uh, I'm running out of syllables
1, 2, 3, 4 I'm about to let it go
They like ooh they like ooh
Baby, just wait on it
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
They like ooh they like ooh
Hold up, I ain't done yet
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
(I'm charged up, I'm getting activated)
(I'm charged up, I'm getting activated)
Gold links, that's what I call chain reaction
Don’t think we gon' slow down
This drink threw me into automatic
Revvin' up, revvin' up, lights out
Vroom...They don't see me comin'!
They don't see me comin'!
Vroom...They don't see me comin'!
They don't see me comin'!
Leave me unattended, I'm an animal
Juice and gin, I'm mixin' all my chemicals
Uh-uh-uh-uh, I'm running out of syllables
1, 2, 3, 4 I'm about to let it go
They like ooh they like ooh
Baby, just wait on it
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
They like ooh they like ooh
Hold up, I ain't done yet
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
They like ooh they like ooh
Baby, just wait on it
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
They like ooh they like ooh
Baby, just wait on it
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
They like ooh they like ooh
Hold up, I ain't done yet
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
When I do the damn thing, just watch me
(I'm charged up, I'm getting activated)
(I'm charged up, I'm getting activated)


Critical Reception

Robbie Daw said "[Activated] is a slinkly, sassy little R&B number, complete with the commanding line 'when I do the damn thing, just watch me.'"Nick Barnes of UnrealityTV UK stated "[Activated] isn’t a song that will work for everybody – people will either love it, or they just won’t care for it. If anything, 'Activated' shows how versatile an artist Lloyd is, as it's not like any other song we’ve had from her in the past. 'Activated' does have a very mature feel to it, it feels as though Lloyd put a lot of herself into the track, and it definitely feels like she is going for an R&B feel. Having said that, it feels as though she's mashed R&B and pop together, as the chorus is more catchy pop and the verses are R&B-inspired." and went on to claim that although he enjoyed the song, he didn't see "Activated" as lead single material, claiming "when an artist has been away for just over two years like Lloyd has, I listen carefully to the first single they put out from their new album. It's almost like a first impression, and let's face it, people do say first impressions count. A lead single gives us an insight into what we could potentially expect from an album, it's a presentation of what is to come. A lead single needs to be big, it needs to be catchy, it needs to pull people in. For me, 'Activated' is not a lead single, and I just want to reassure you that is not a bad thing when I say that I don't think Activated is lead single material, it's because when I listen to the song, I feel as though Cher is talking to her fans. This is a memo from Cher to her fans to say she is back and she is stronger than ever rather than a lead single for the wider world" Estelle Tang of Elle said that "Activated" has a "slinky air of mystery" and went on to say that "it's a pure feeling-yourself anthem".

Artwork

Cher Lloyd has said that she was inspired by watching a rat crawl out of a sewage at the front of the hotel she stayed at.[1]

Videos

Cher Lloyd - Activated (Audio)

Cher Lloyd - Activated (Audio)