Ska-BLAM is an uptempo two-tone track that is heavily instrumental, with brief vocal lines in some sections of the song. It begins in a half-time funk feel with a unison horn line, which jumps into an intense offbeat ska groove after a sustained note. The baritone saxophone is featured as a soloist. The ending of the song, which is featured in the Sizzle Season 2023 trailer, tags the main melody and finishes with a drum fill and a unison brass hit.
Ska-BLAM is a portmanteau of ska, the Jamaican music genre that predates rocksteady and reggae, and the onomatopoeia kablam, which represents a loud explosion.
In the North American version of the official Sizzle Season 2023 trailer in which the song was heard for the first time, its name was written as "Ska-Blam!" instead of "Ska-BLAM".
Names in other languages
|Two-Tone Territory [note 1]|
|Dutch||Ska-BLAM||Same as English|
|German||Ska-BLAM||Same as English|
|Spanish||Ska-BLAM||Same as English|
- Two-Tone is a type of genre which Ska-BLAM falls into.