Underground is the second studio album by the American garage rock band, The Electric Prunes, and was released in 1967 on Reprise Records. It would be the final album of any materialized input by band members until the 1969 "New Improved" Electric Prunes were formed. The album was a moderate chart hit, but, without a hit-ready single, the band could not repeat their past success.
The album, Underground, brought changes to the band once recording began. Limited lyrical input plagued the band's creative process on their debut. Only one track, composed by Mark Tulin and James Lowe, called "Lovin'" was included on their first album. This changed with this album because Dave Hassinger, the group's producer, was not as active in the sessions resulting in nine of the 12 tracks becoming the band's own material. With so much more musical freedom, the band could mold their music into their own image. The final products were a more direct and cohesive set of songs that reflected the band's own design.
"Fly" is a song by brazilian pop singer Wanessa, featuring American rapper Ja Rule, taken from Wanessa's sixth studio album, Meu Momento (2009). It was released as the lead single from the album on April 7, 2009. It was officially released in the English version, which caused some controversy.
The song has the hip-hop and Contemporary R&B genres. Wanessa composed the song along with Ja Rule, Deeplick, Denilson Miller, Marcelo Mira, Samille. One day before its official release the song was released on iTunes also in other platforms leading the sales charts in the country.
According to Crowley - a company specializing in electronic monitoring radio - the music was one of the most performed pop songs on radio stations across the country in 2009, in addition to the clip of the song has already been viewed more than 6 million times on YouTube.
The music has a more production-oriented hip-hop, and the letter discusses the career trajectory of Wanessa. The musical production was due to the DJ Deeplick.
After the first four issues of Adventures of the Fly (Simon and Kirby left the title after the fourth issue), others took on the character and made him an adult lawyer who fought crime in Capital City. He was later partnered with Fly Girl.
Adventures of The Fly was cancelled with issue #30 (Oct. 1964). The Fly also appeared in short stories in some of Archie's other titles (The Double Life of Private Strong #1, #2 both published in 1959), (Pep Comics #151, 154, 160 and Laugh #128, 129, 132, 134, 137-139) between October 1961 and January 1963. His own series was restarted as Fly-Man as part of the "Mighty Comics Group", which ran from issues #31-39 (May 1965 - Sept. 1966). The title changed again to Mighty Comics, which featured various Archie super-heroes in solo adventures for #40-50 before its cancellation in 1967.
The song is an inspirational song primarily backed by acoustic instruments and by a prominent fiddle and it's in the key of F major. The song is in strong contrast with the duo's previous single "Girl in a Country Song": while the latter used irony and satire to criticize Nashville’s emphasis on dated and exploitive female stereotypes, "Fly" delivers a sincere narrative account of a girl striving for success.
"'Fly' is not about when the going's easy and the path's smooth,” Taylor Dye shared about the song. "It's when everything's going wrong… when you're sure it's not going to happen… and somehow still take that step. For Maddie and I, that always seems to be the moment when – literally – we fly".
The song has received positive reviews from music critics: Taste of Country gave "Fly" a positive review, saying it is "a meaningful ballad that showcases their full, unique harmonies". Tammy Ragus of Country Weekly rated it A-, saying that "while [the subject matter] is hardly a new concept for country music, the arrangement is unique in that it is both urgent and tender. And the impeccable and seamless harmonies…give 'Fly' an innocent yet anthemic feel."Got Country Online rated the song four stars out of five, saying that "the lyrics are notably motivational and inspiring and may be exactly the message our younger generation of listeners need right now". Ben Foster of Country Universe gave the song a B+ grade, praising the girls' vocal delivery and the song's production. He also thought that "the hook “You can learn to fly on the way down” [...] is a beautiful encapsulation of the song’s central point that one should not be deterred by fear of failure".