Songs come along that can be so effective that they put you in the artist’s position, whether you like or not. That’s how truly great this song is because I’ve gone around for a week under the impression that someone I loved left me for someone else. Of course I’m aware that didn’t really happen, but this song took me to that place - the place where it was written & composed. What a beautifull thing when you get the full emotional effect of a song. I have no idea if that’s what the writers’ intentions were, but it happened. This is such a huge improvement after the terrible “Not Myself Tonight”. It makes me want to hear the album, which I definitely was totally against after hearinf “Not Myself Tonight”. The video is subtle, but somewhat effective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOKI_tIBWVI. I would have liked to see a bit more of a dramatic tone versus Xtina by herself most of the time walking around. I also would have called the song something besides “You Lost Me” - I like “Infected” better, but that’s just me. “You Lost Me” is the second single off o Christina Aguilera’s latest album, Bionic. What do you think of the song?
After giving this song a week & a half of listening, I have come to the conclusion that I love it. I would like to make a music video to it, but I feel like the production costs to do this song justice would be outrageous. I think she has the potential to make it explode with the right music video. The song is already doing well having climbed to the top of the itunes chart since its official release on Tuesday. It will be interesting to see where it jumps to on the Billboard Hot 100 next week (currently sits at a #75 chart debut). The verses are very reminiscent of “Sexy Bitch” & are not the best part of the song. The best part of the song is the latter part of the chorus - it gives you that blissful feeling that every powerful song should give you. It’s totally going to hit hard in the club, it’s definitely going to be one very ipod at the gym, & with the right music video, it will be on computer screens worldwide. ”Only Girl (In The World)” serves as the lead single from Rihanna’s upcoming 5th album, Loud. Here’s what I think happened with Rihanna: good girl went bad, then she went too bad, & now she’s somewhere in between again. Welcome back old Rihanna!
Florence + The Machine - Cosmic Love (Short Club Remix)
After buying tickets to the Florence + The Machine concert a few weeks ago, a coworker told me that his favorite Florence song was “Cosmic Love”. I told him that song sucked because I hadn’t heard it. Now that I have heard it, along with the Short Club Remix that I am posting today, I can agree with him that this is an amazing song. I don’t want to be too corny, but you might even call it… cosmic. (I would insert a silly smiley here if I did that on my music blog, but I do not!) This is my 4th time posting Florence + The Machine which officially makes them my favorite new artist of 2010, along with Noah & The Whale. The build in this remix is magnificent. There are 2 tones present - a surreal one & a realistic one - and it’s the mixture & balance of them that make this remix so enjoyable. Give it a listen & see if you can hear what I’m talking about! Florence + The Machine is English pop artist Florence Welch brilliantly collaborating with other artists that provide backing music.
I am loving this song/remix at the moment & here’s why… If you put headphones on & turn the volume up as loud as it will go while still being pleasant to your ears, you will experience the mind-numbing, brain tingling sensations this song causes. It is complete bliss for me - and not just any bliss, the kind that makes you want to create something magical. Cassius is a French house music duo made up by Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass. KRUSHA does an incredible job remixing “I Love You So”, a song from their upcoming EP due out later this year. The song samples Gladys Knight & The Pips’ “I Feel A Song” from 1974. I just love it. How about you?
It has been a month since my last post - but I can explain why… PEACOCK. For an entire 6 weeks, all I have listened to is “Peacock” by Katy Perry. Forget whether I like the song or not, it’s permanently stuck in my head for the rest of my life. With that said, I do like the song a great deal & I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to make a music video to it. The first thing I thought of when I heard “Peacock” was “Mickey”, the 1982 song by Toni Basil. I remember thinking it was a uniquely different sound coming from Katy - I couldn’t help but think Nicole Scherzinger fromt The Pussycat Dolls. Anyway, the song is hot - will definitely be a hit when it’s realeased to radio & I’m curious to see how well it performs on the charts. “Peacock” will serve as the 4th single from Katy’s chart topping sophmore album, Teenage Dream. If you haven’t seen my music video to the song, you can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3bRPHPQsOs