Katy B “Crying for No Reason”

I like to think I have great taste in Pop music, a lot of music I like tends to get popular later on (which I intend on writing a blog of all my correct assumptions on songs I liked that later became hits), so I would like to call out Katy B as another great pop singer to look out for.

At first I wasn’t sure what her voice reminded me of, and then it hit me, Rihanna. She’s a red-headed Rihanna. It’s not what you expect out of this sweet looking girl, and she’s definitely not a “Good Girl Gone Bad” at all. No, she just has a soulful, heart-string pulling quality to her voice, full of soul. This recent single that debuted at the end of 2013 is such a refreshing song.

It’s a ballad, and talks about dealing with the repercussions of not dealing with your emotions. I love this song and have been listening to it a lot over the months.

Check it out and let me know what you think. Unfortunately, out of the other songs I’ve listened to from Katy B, I have not found one nearly as catchy and interesting, so I think her success really depends on future follow-up hits and not past ones. Would love to see this girl become more mainstream.

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Frozen’s “Let It Go” in 25 Languages

Disney’s “Frozen” has become the highest grossing animated film of all time taking over $1.072 billion at the box office.

I loved the movie and the hit song, “Let It Go” sung by the talented Idina Menzel. I loved her in Rent, so I was glad to see her unique voice crossover from Broadway into Disney.

Disney has released a video of the  25  multi-language singers who sang “Let It Go” for the film. Here you can see behind-the-scenes in this montage and it’s really amazing to see! Just fascinated with seeing all these different languages and singers convey the same meaning. I don’t even know all of these languages! Check it out!

 

 

 

 

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Alicia Eris debuts new soulful EP ‘Retrospective 12′ and new music video

Los Angeles, CA – “Retrospective 12”, the debut EP by Alicia Eris, released yesterday online along with the music video for her first single, “I Moved On” featuring Syd tha Kid from The Internet (part of the Odd Future Collective). ‘Retrospective 12” is an alternative, Neosoul album with influences from Amy Winehouse and alternative soul group, The Internet. “I Moved On” released on July 30 with 2,000 downloads within the first week released and 200 downloads in a day. The song and EP are produced, and co-written, by Grammy-nominated producer, Dane Diamond of Classfaction.

Alicia Eris, age 15, began her music recording career…”

Finish the article “Alicia Eris debuts soulful new EP ‘Retrospective 12′ and music video” on Examiner.com here.

Alicia Eris Retrospective 12

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September 4, 2013 · 11:51 pm

Meet the Male Adele – John Newman

Discovering one of these kinds of artists makes me excited to be a writer. Last night on Vevo, I happily discovered John Newman’s “Love Me Again” in the Top Trending Music videos of the day.

At first, I didn’t know what to make of the look of Newman, but once he started singing and the chorus kicked in, I was pleasantly surprised and instantly loved the song. The soulful song uses violins, piano and horns, which is produced beautifully and I can’t help of think of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and how that music video lead her to stardom.

Do you think Newman will become a huge star? I think it depends on his followup songs.

“Love Me Again” is available on iTunes with various remixes.

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New Teaser from Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories at Coachella

Daft Punk released a video teaser showcasing one of their new songs, “Get Lucky” at Coachella and listing the starring acts on their new anticipated album, Random Access Memories being released in May 2013.

Check out the smooth video here:

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Edgy Dance Pop – Marina and the Diamonds Releases Electra Heart

Marina and the Diamonds have just released “Electra Heart” in the U.S., which has previously been in the top of the charts in the U.K. Not sure why the U.K. gets these early releases and the U.S. is so cautious about upcoming new pop trends. This also happened with Ellie Goulding and her album which was popular in Europe and finally trickled into American radio here with “Lights”.

Marina and the Diamonds is a refresher from Lady Gaga. If you’re looking for edgy, dance pop, Marina is your girl. “Homewrecker” is on the top of my list, with Ace of Base beats and lyrics that are so true, it hurts. “Power & Control” is fun too, along with “Radioactive”. Her voice is full of soul, and I’d love to see a sing off with her and Lady Gaga. Although, I’ve heard rumors that her live performance is “forced”, which, with these pop personalities should be considered, her music is undeniably catchy and very popular in the indie scene. Will Marina and the Diamonds hit the mainstream American radio soon? Tough to tell when the edgy pop Queen, Lady Gaga retains the throne, but I’d love to see a face off between these two divas and who can be more shocking, lyrically and visually.

Marina and the Diamonds “Radioactive”

Marina and the Diamonds “Power & Control”

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Gone Gone Gone – Usher, 80s and 90s

Well, I’ve been gone for a looong time! Moved to San Francisco, starting things over here, but the journey never ends…

Right now in music, I’ve been listening to Usher’s latest. “Climax” and “Scream” are already proving to be some of the top songs in Usher’s career, if not best ever in my opinion. His voice has changed so much that myself and others have even questioned who the singer was! His high vocal range and blend from low to high notes are flawless. I like the new hairdo. I wish his style would change. I would think Usher would be an even bigger star if he knew how to evolve into different styles as his predecessor, Michael Jackson has done in his music videos. Usher just has the same shades, jacket and ripped arms… which are fine, but I really believe he has potential to be an even bigger star if he just took that EXTRA step into evolving into different looks and styles to stay current and fresh.

Here’s a look at “Scream” from SNL, a great enough music video IMHO.

I’ve also taken a step back in time, to 90s dance and 80s Pop. Listening to Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven on Earth” and Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” along with Everything But the Girl’s “Missing”. Ah, these songs make me happy and still are fun.

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May 29, 2012 · 5:08 pm