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Female Returning Hit Makers and News Makers

I didn’t get to listen to Janet Jackson’s new album until recently. Boy, I was missing out. Her song, “Shoulda Known Better” is simply gorgeous. It reminds me faintly of Jackson’s “Every Time”. Soft vocals and a faint 90s/00s vibe. Love it. It’s a hit. Oh, Ms. Jackson, how I never knew I missed you so. I guess I shoulda known better.

And speaking of blast’s from the past, Missy Elliot’s new hit single “WTF (Where They From)” is back to school these kids how it’s done. With puppets, Pharrell, dancing and the creative mind of Missy Elliot, she shows she’s unstoppable. So refreshing to hear her come back.

Also, other music I’m listening to, Calvin Harris featuring HAIM, LP,CHVRCHES, Elle King and Lourde.

I just love the “Pray to God” music video from Calvin Harris feating HAIM. These women are elegant and haunting and I love the nature sets. Awesome video.

LP is back with “Muddy Waters”, love this song. It’s a different but RIGHT departure from her previous light-hearted pop tunes. I hope LP keeps digging deep for inspiration for these soulful songs.

CHVRCHES music video for “Leave a Trace” is colorful and the song took me a while to warm to. It’s different, and that’s good. Different is good.

Elle King has been jumping the iTunes charts with this hit “Ex’s and Ohs”. The lyrics are fun and I wish I had thought of it first.

Lastly, I love Disclosure’s “Magnets” featuring Lorde. It’s a unique music video and I actually like Lorde’s modern dancing in the video. It’s artistic and refreshing to see an artist move their body in their own creative way versus a big choreographed scene.

Tune in again soon for some more hit songs.

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New Music to Check out: Aronchupa

Hey Everyone!

This is the latest track I’ve been listening to. This one’s a banger.

House meets classic French music, this Moulin Rouge meets modern day dance it a hit. It’s already climbing up the Vevo charts and I love working out to this song.

The music video is fun too. My only gripe is that the song is short! Need to find a long remix of this song. Enjoy the video!

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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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M83, Young the Giant, Gavin Degraw & Kimbra

Just updating on a lot of new music I’ve been listening too.

Right now one of my favorite songs is M83’s “Midnight City”. I love the music video. At first it really creeped me out with the kid’s glowing eyes, but as you watch the whole music video, it’s like a mini short film about these X-Men like kids escaping society because they are different and they don’t want to be lab rats. They stay with each other and somewhat become creatures of the night.

Also, one of my favorite new band’s is Young the Giant, I really like their acoustic session way better than their studio recordings.

This catchy radio hit is also on replay on my iPod. Great song, the piano really makes the song along with the lyrics.

Also, this singer has been brought to my attention, and worth a watch.

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Coldplay – Paradise

I think Coldplay have outdone themselves with their latest single, “Paradise” and the music video is touching.

The song itself is more of an anthem, and it is more uplifting than previous singles. The music video follows the lonely journey of an elephant escaping the zoo to join his friends back in the wild in Africa. It touches on animal rights, and also on the loneliness of people. This music video story could be relatable to someone in prison, someone living far away from friends and family or someone longing to get back to our roots.

Which, I think, everyone in our modern age in America feels a longing for. Especially with the advent of technology, people are more alone now and isolated then previously in history. We would think technology would bring us together, but it has made us more isolated, in front of our computers. Even though I’m touching on a different topic than maybe what the music video intended, I very well believe that humans are yearning for that paradise, a place in nature with your closest people you can be a part of, than alone by yourself.

What does this music video mean to you?

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Returning Back to Music

I haven’t written here in a long time. I’ve been going through a musical journey, so to speak. I had a chance to perform at the Viper Room Acoustic Lounge September 27th, and El Cid October 7th. I wrote two new songs for the occasions and I feel my songwriting has progressed.

I’m about to record acoustic versions of my new songs. I’ve been changing what I want do to with my life, and I don’t want to reveal too much personal information here, but I will be changing some things, but I will still continue music.

As for what I’ve been listening to lately, Pop music is still abundant, and for some reason lately… I’ve been taking a breather from music. I think Pop music nowadays is so eager to grab people’s attention that it doesn’t wait a second to breathe… it’s like a heart attack right from the start. It’s fast-food music. Quick and easy to consume, but afterwards you don’t feel satisfied and you’re hungry again.

I feel that is why Adele is excelling on the charts. Her music is well thought out, good melody lines and an amazing, full sounding voice that is turning fans obsessive.

Here are some songs that I’ve been listening to lately. Enjoy.

Adele’s “Someone Like You”. Obviously good, nothing new there.

Britney’s latest. Britney looks her best here since she was a teenager. I think it’s a very sexy video, and I like the 60’s throwback. Very catchy.

Love this newcomer, Labrinth. I love this music video. Visual to the eye and the bridge chant is awesome. This song was mean to be a classical song. and it’s original.

Team Kelly! Her songs are WAY better than Beyonce’s latest songs by far! I really don’t like the last 3 songs Beyonce came out with, but Kelly’s? All of her songs are catchier. “Motivation” was a little weird at first, but I started to like it. My only gripe about the video, Kelly is wearing way too much make-up. Although, great dance song!

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Piano Mash-Up of Stereo Love, Just Dance and Don’t Stop Believing

Here’s a YouTube Video of a Mash-up I created with the piano part of Edward Maya’s “Stereo Love” with Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”.

Enjoy! Like it on YouTube!

 

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