by Niki N. Phaser on Jul.08, 2009, under Uncategorized
Sugababes announced the release of their new single Get Sexy on the 31st of August, which is preceding their anticipated new album (out November), recorded in the US, with producers like RedOne (partly responsible for Lady Gaga’s Just Dance and Poker Face), the Stargate team (Beyonce’s Irreplaceable) or Ne-Yo. Get Sexy received its worlwide premiere on July 7 on Scott Mills’ Radio One show. Another thing it received was mixed impressions. The song will surely be a club hit, plenty of booties will shake to it, but it’s a change for Sugababes, an obvious one. A bit of that melodic innocence that was their trademark is missing in this one. They have been Americanized, meaning they sound like Lady Gaga or Ciara or whoever is topping the US dance charts. On the other hand, this is just a single, so let’s keep our shirt on.
by Niki N. Phaser on Jun.20, 2009, under Uncategorized
If you are a fan of Beyonce or Bow Wow, you probably shouldn’t read this… If you are that kind of fan that has a problem with seeing the truth about their idols. But, you have to be really psycho-stalker material to claim that Beyonce’s Diva is a good song, or, even more, a… song. It seems more like private bet she or her producers made with someone in the lines of “I’ll make some stupid noises and win the charts with them, just you wait and see…One condition, I need to release it as single”. And the rest is history… a lame repetitive sample, vocals that don’t fit the rest of the song and the hope that the “diva is the female version of a hustler” line will be catchy enough. It’s really a shame that Beyonce tainted the album which contains Halo and If I Were a Boy with such experimental… bets. A lot of a singer’s success is based on inertia. Once they are up there, they don’t have to do much to remain there: the flow goes with itself.
Which brings us to our contestant, number two, Bow Wow, formerly known as… something else. I admit I am not too familiar with the music career of this young hope, I have seen some of his movies and Like Mike is quite the guilty pleasure for my inner child. However, a song by the name Marco Polo, signed by our young thespian was once bestowed upon me and I just needed to say it out loud: WTF ? It’s sort of rappy, but not quite. The verses could pass as low-volume musical background for some MTV dating show, but that chorus… man, that’s classic. A legend in the making. Because of those Marco Polo shouts this track could gather a cult-following, like some Ed Wood movie. At least, this one is less annoying than Diva, because these boys, Bow Wow and Soulja Boy Tell’Em (now, that I spelled it, I get it – soldier boy tell them, right), these boys really seem to think they’ve got something here and their naivete is really heartwarming.