While I am still in cahoots about why her label didn’t continue to push “Woohoo” (featuring Nicki Minaj) as the second single, I am glad they went with this song as the single replacement. As for the video, this is just not gonna cut it. Honestly, I found myself yawning by the end of it. However, I do smell Grammy Awards for her vocal performance on this track. It just has that Grammy feel to it and her vocals soar as always.
Archive for the 'Pop' Category
Today’s muzik tuesday sees a legendary rocker tap into her soulful desires and a boss continue channel his inner John Gotti musically!
Sheryl Crow returns with her seventh studio album (11th overall), 100 Miles from Memphis. Her last album, Detours, was released in 2008. For this new record, she has been cited as tapping into a more soulful direction. I am definitely looking forward to this new album from Sheryl as I thoroughly enjoyed her Wildflower album. As far as this record is concerned, one of the standout tracks is definitely her Terrance Trent D’Arby remake, “Sign Your Name” featuring background vocals from Mr. N’Sync himself, Justin Timberlake.
The boss, Rick Ross is back with his 4th album, Teflon Don, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Deeper Than Rap LP. The official first single, “Super High” featuring R&B crooner, Ne-Yo currently sits at #32 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. As a long-time Rick Ross fan, this is one that I am definitely checking for. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of his efforts. Nothing more to say.
Queens native Wynter Gordon has finally released the video for her debut Atlantic Records release, “Dirty Talk”. After making a name for herself within the industry by penning songs for Jennifer Lopez and Danity Kane, she is finally coming to the forefront. Check out her debut video below.
Not a big fan of the video, but the song is madd catchy! This song always manages to find its way to my speakers when my iPod is on shuffle. I thoroughly enjoyed her song “Toyfriend” on the David Guetta “One Love” album and I am definitely feeling this track. I am definitely looking forward to her album, With the Music I Die, which is slated for release this summer.
Some of you may remember Robyn from 1997, when she had her last State-side smash, Show Me Love (that was a looooong time ago). She is gearing up for the worldwide release of 3 albums in 2010, the first called Body Talk, Pt. 1., slated for release here in the United States on June 15th. The current single from that project is Dancing on My Own. Check out the vid below:
Why I love this, I don’t know, but I do! I’ve always thought that Robyn had a great voice and great material to go with it. The video had me glued to my computer. It reminds me of retro MTV for some odd reason. I still bump songs from her first album to this day. If you can’t put your finger on who Robyn is, you may remember this MTV hit from back in the day below:
It’s seems as if ‘Fantasy Ride’ is happening all over again! Ciara’s new material created with The Dream and Tricky Stewart is continuously leaking. SMH! Clearly I thought her and LaFace/Jive would have learned from the Fantasy Ride scandal. I think about 1/2 of the world had that album about a year before it was officially released. Anywho, check out the new tracks leaked earlier this week, “I Run It” and “This Is What Love Is” below:
I RUN IT
THIS IS WHAT LOVE IS
I definitely prefer the “I Run It’ track over “That What Love Is”. The background vocals on “I Run It” are wonderful. I am a sucker for melodic background vocals (a trend that Brandy started in R&B whether people wanna give her credit or not). However, I pray that these tracks are just trash bin tracks and she’s really gonna serve the business on the new album. I mean, the tracks posted above aren’t bad, but they just don’t make me excited for the new album. I’ll admit, before the “Ride” single and video dropped, I wasn’t even checking for a new Ciara project. I personally never find consistency when it comes to Ciara albums. If anything, I always manage to find AT MOST a handful of tracks that I can fux with. Here’s hoping that this is not a representation of the album!
Back after 2 years since her debut pop album, One of the Boys (2008) dropped, Katy Perry is gearing up for the summer release of her as-yet-untitled second pop album. This new track in the form of the Snoop assisted and Dr. Luke-produced, “California Gurls” surfaced on yesterday. Check it out after the jump!
Lemme find out Katy been in the studio kookin’ up that pop krack for the 2010! This song goes kinda hard (in a pop-summery kinda way). It’s nothing one should bump going thru the hood by any means, but the SLAP BASS of the song and summer vibe really gives the song a great energy. I am a bit indifferent about the Snoop feature, but that’s neither here nor there. I definitely see this as one of THE songs of SUMMER 2010! I’ve always thought Katy Perry was BEAST vocally, since listening to her One of the Boys record thoroughly about 1.5 years ago. Her Unplugged album/EP is kinda nice too. Definitely looking forward hearing what her new album is gonna serve up!
Christina Aguilera performed her recent single, “Not Myself Tonight” for the first time ever on Oprah this week. Check out the vid:
Despite very few vocal mess-ups, home-girl really sang and performed that! And it was LIVE! No backing track needed: OLD SCHOOL STYLE! When reading comments on other sites where this performance is posted, people are killing me saying that the performance was boring (you have a right to your opinion) but what did you expect from Christina? During her 10 year career, she’s never been the big “choregographed, dance break down” type artist, so I didn’t expect that. GREAT PERFORMANCE!
Sidebar: Oprah is always promoting album track numbers (for instance: “Cut #2″) LMAO!