We first wrote about singer Indiana last summer when she released 'Smoking Gun', a broody number with a sound that fell somewhere between The xx and the Matrix soundtrack. Her latest track, 'Solo Dancing', sees the Nottingham star taking that sound one step further, blending dark disco beats and Italo synths with hypnotic lyrics that immediately draw you in from the off.
The Edge is 100% Tonight Alive. The track starts with an electrifying guitar solo, leading to the first verse where lead singer Jenna’s mesmerising voice steals the show. Whilst I obviously haven’t seen the movie yet, the lyrics are great, with a lot of depth and could be adapted to any kind of situation – fit for a movie or just a regular single. The up-tempo song also has that epic movie feel to it, which is perfect considering Spiderman is a huge blockbuster action movie.
George Ezra is a British singer-songwriter from Hertford who has been doing exceedingly well over the last year, having played Glastonbury in 2013 and come in fifth place for BBC's 'Sound Of.2014'. Now, his new single 'Budapest' has been certified platinum in Italy. So what's so good about George Ezra and 'Budapest'?
Ed Sheeran has released his new single, "Don't." Co-produced by Rick Rubin and Benny Blanco, it is an intense, personal song about a girl who has cheated on him in the past. When Sheeran debuted the song on Saturday Night Live earlier this year, some speculated that the subject of "Don't" is singer Ellie Goulding. "But me and her we make money the same way/Four cities, two planes the same day," Sheeran sings over the somber keys. "Don't" appears on his upcoming sophomore album, x, due out June 23. More songs are on the way, as soon as next week according to Sheeran.
Mit seiner neuen Single "When It Ends It Starts Again", zusammen mit dem Sanger Sean Ryan, setzt er dagegen wieder voll und ganz auf das Trance Genre. Zwar sind auch bei dem Song die Strophen fast schon eher in den Pop Bereich einzuordnen, doch das macht der Refrain und der danach folgende Dancebreak locker wett. Fur viele Fans ist der Song nicht umsonst der beste Track auf dem aktuellen Album "Contact".
Salute is the second studio album by British girl group Little Mix. It was released in the UK on 11 November 2013. The group began work recording the album in June 2013 and concluded in September 2013. Throughout the recording process, Little Mix worked with several producers, including TMS, Future Cut, Fred Ball, Duvall and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
"Sing" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It features production and additional vocals from Pharrell Williams. The song was released as a digital download on 7 April 2014, serving as the lead single for his upcoming second studio album.
Usher first teased "Good Kisser" last week with a dance-filled music video that featured a stripped down thumping beat and a whispered refrain of "good kisser." That same bit of music opens up the new single, but after roughly 40 seconds, that beat drops and a far more retro, throwback R&B melody kicks in.
Young Money caught all fans of Lil' Wayne and Drake by surprise when they dropped on Friday night (May 2) the first single from Weezy's forthcoming album 'Tha Carter V'. Produced Boi-1da and Vinylz, 'Believe Me' can be streamed below.
If there’s one thing to take away from Jason Derulo‘s songs like ‘Talk Dirty‘ and ‘Wiggle,’ it’s that the singer loves the female form. The 24-year-old calls special attention to a curvaceous lady’s behind on the latter track — a “big fat butt” as he calls it.
'All Of Me' is one of the more straightforward tracks on Legend's latest record, but then stripped-back piano ballads are when John has always shined brightest. What's more, that he manages to pull off lines like "What's going on in that beautiful mind/ I'm on your magical mystery ride," with soothing sophistication is a testament to his rich and textured vocals. Anti-Valentiners will heave, but as far as love songs go, they don't get much more timeless than this.
"Gods & Monsters" is a song written by Lana Del Rey and Tim Larcombe, and produced by Tim Larcombe and Emile Haynie in 2012 from Lana's third EP, and second major release, Paradise. On September 24, 2012, Del Rey posted the sampler video of Paradise containing short snippets of all the tracks. The song is in the key of G# minor with at 96 BPM. It is a soft rock ballad that lyrically deals with innocence and hedonism. The song features signature sounds from Haynie that are reminicent of his work on "Million Dollar Man".
And it’s with this mentality that she releases new single Only Love Can Hurt Like This. Channeling the spirit of Amy Winehouse unabashedly, Paloma has conjured up a sweet but scary love song focusing on the darker side of emotions. Sounding like a twisted romance from a time gone by, the track takes a beaten path down memory lane, reveling in the death grip of desire associated with that little thing called love.“I tell myself I don’t care that much but I feel like I died till I feel your touch” she sings in one of the many lyrics showing that she’s proud to let her emotions get the better of her and cause havoc with her thoughts.
"Problem" is a song recorded by American recording artist Ariana Grande, featuring a guest appearance from Australian recording artist Iggy Azalea. The song was released by Republic Records on April 28, 2014, as the lead single from Grande's upcoming sophomore studio album (2014). The song was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Azalea, Ilya and Max Martin, and produced by the latter two along with Shellback. "Problem" is an uptempo pop song which comprises a melody based on drums, saxophone loops and trumpets. The chorus features additional uncredited background vocals from American hip-hop artist Big Sean. Lyrically, the song is about "the feeling of being absolutely terrified to re-approach a relationship that's gone sour -- but you want to more than anything".
The Get To Know You EP is filled with four songs with a predictable theme – love and relationships. This could easily have been guessed; what better way to build a fanbase than by letting teenage girls feel like Jai is singing “I want to get to know ya” directly to them? This is something often seen on One Direction’s albums, and is obviously a marketing/musical strategy that works.
Lines between genres have never been more blurred than right now, especially in the mainstream. Experimentation with styles and the melding of musical approaches is to be commended, obviously; but to relate authenticity with consistent, similar output is something very wrong indeed, as not everybody singing the same song is coming from the same place.
"We Are One (Ole Ola)" is a song recorded by Cuban American rapper Pitbull for One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album (2014). It features guest vocals from American entertainer Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte. The song was written by Pitbull, Thomas Troelsen, Lopez, Leitte, Daniel Murcia, Sia Furler, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Henry "Cirkut" Walter and RedOne, while production was handled by Gottwald, Walter, and Troelsen.
"Children of the Universe" is a song by British singer Molly. It was chosen to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark. The song was co-written by Molly Smitten-Downes and Anders Hansson.
"Hello Kitty" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released as a single only in Japan from her self-titled fifth studio album Avril Lavigne (2013). It was written by Lavigne, Chad Kroeger, David Hodges and Martin Johnson, while the song was produced by Kroeger and Hodges, with additional production by Brandon Paddock and Kyle Moorman.
Can’t Get Enough by Becky G ft. Pitbull has 128 BPMs and is great workout music for Boxing, Running. After the release of her latest single ”Shower”, Becky G has continued her rising momentum by releasing a video for ”Can’t Get Enough”, a single from her 2013 EP ”Play It Again”. The video isn’t the most high-budget, but displays a colorful and vibrant array of graphics and outfits. It’s cute, it’s fun, it’s Becky G.
This memorial track for charity campaigner Stephen Sutton has gained lots of traction this week, storming into the iTunes charts and currently sits at number five in the mid-week chart. Forgetting the great cause it’s for for a moment, this is a very raw, basically produced number that you will either love or find awkward to listen to. The vocals sound quiet in the mix compared to the instrumental, and there’s a feel of a quick, live recording to it.
"Vida" (English: "Life") is a song recorded by Puerto Rican pop musician Ricky Martin for the One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album (2014). It was written by Martin, Salaam Remi and Elijah King and produced by Remi. The song was chosen in a musical contest organized by FIFA and Sony Music which King won, and it was subsequently arranged for Martin to record the track. It was digitally released as the second official single from the compilation album on April 22, 2014. "Vida" is a Latin pop song that features percussion and exotic sounds with a Caribbean feel.