I have a serious problem, you guys. I hate Robin Thicke. I hate this song. Jessie J is only marginally bearable anymore… and yet I woke up with ‘Calling All Hearts’ – which is apparently actually DJ Cassidy‘s song that the other two are featuring on – in my head. And I’ve only heard it ONCE. That’s all it took! I’m not sure what that means. Is it kind of a decent pop song after all, or am I being subject to some serious brainwashing? I vote the latter.
The most confusing thing about this video is how these three people came together for this song in particular. It’s pseud0-disco to listen to, but the video has B-Boys and Girls and way too much pink shit. The lyrics and the concept are terrible, DJ Cassidy is… whatever, Robin Thicke serves no purpose, Jessie J thinks she’s starring in her own Broadway musical and it’s all a disaster. So why is the chorus on repeat in my brain? HELP ME!
March 5, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
I’m not really sure to make of ‘Adrenalina’, the new single by Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Wisin. I’ll admit my ignorance in saying that I’ve never heard of Wisin, but given that this song is done entirely in Spanish, I’m assuming he’s a big hit in the Latino music world.
The song isn’t all that bad, really. There’s nothing special about it, and sort of makes me feel like I should be clubbing in Mexico City or something, even though I’ve never been clubbing (seriously – no interest) and I’ve also never been to Mexico City. Basically, I’m entirely out of my element here, though I do speak Spanish, so I guess that’s something.
I’m sure JLo’s fans will be happy to see her singing in Spanish again (and looking hot, to boot), and Ricky Martin fans (he has those, right?) will be happy to see him doing anything at all. I kid!
The biggest problem is the close dancing with Ricky and Jennifer. Just make that shit stop IMMEDIATELY.
March 4, 2014 at 6:44 am by Jennifer
Well, this was never going to end well. Katy Perry has gone full-on Egyptian for for the ‘Dark Horse’ video, which is a shame, because I rather preferred the whole witches’ coven/The Craft vibe she had going during her performance of this track at the Grammys, to be honest.
It’s still a great song and will do really well, no doubt, but it’s a bit strange and I’m sure the cultural appropriation police will be ringing their bells anytime now (especially after the whole geisha thing). I like it, generally speaking, and as far as videos go, it could be a lot worse.
What do you think?
February 21, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Nicki Minaj earned a nice chunk of cash American Idol for one season and released an album full of club tracks before taking a while off and telling people that she was over the whole ‘Starships’ phase of her career and was ready to get back in the rap game, where she started. This was exciting to hear – I was always a fan of her early mixtapes and while I don’t mind the radio-friendly dance songs, I was always missing that Nicki attitude.
So, when I heard she had released a new video/single called ‘Lookin’ Ass N***a’, I was on that shit like white on rice. And then… I was kinda underwhelmed? Sure, Nicki looks hot – but no one has ever claimed she doesn’t have curves for days and a bangin’ body. Sure, it’s vaguely “artistic” in that she’s sitting in a desert, shooting guns in black and white. But the song itself, I’m just not sold on yet.
Basically Nicki uses the track to blast lazy ass guys who lie about how well they’re doing but don’t actually have anything to brag about, and goes on to claim how they’ll never get anywhere near her. I’m into that – it’s a tale as old as time, it’s female empowerment, I’m on board. I just feel like the actual verses are slightly lazy from someone who can be a REALLY good rap lyricist with great flow.
If you’re not a hip hop fan, I don’t expect you’ll like this either way – but for those of you who have enjoyed some of what Nicki’s done before, what do you think of this track? It’s certainly a stepping stone on her way back to her rap roots, but I’m just not sure this is what I was hoping for.
February 13, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
I still can’t get over how much I love this song. It’s a little MIA ‘Paper Planes’ derivative, but only in the slightest way – but it’s all around REALLY listenable. If this is a taste of what Lily Allen has to offer on her new album, I’m all in (though I always have been a fan).
The video was shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa and directed by someone called That Go. I’m not generally a fan of music videos and prefer just to listen to the songs, so it’s no surprise that the video does nothing for me. The song itself, though… so good.
What do you think of ‘Air Balloon’?
February 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm by Jennifer
Good ole Jennifer Lopez. Despite her terrible decision to return to American Idol, I actually kinda like her – especially musically. She comes out with some serious pop “jamz”, if you will, so I’m always interested to see what she does, even if it’s not something I will buy or listen to at any other time than when it comes on the radio.
Her new single is called ‘Same Girl’ and there’s even a video to go with it! The song is from her upcoming TENTH studio album, and the only bad thing about it is that it was co-produced by Chris Brown (FUCK OFF) and Cory Rooney. She went back to the Bronx to make the video – you know, Jenny from the Block and all that – so yeah, I’m into it.
Here’s what she said about the clip:
“This was probably the craziest thing I’ve done in my career of music and movies. I like just being able to do things spontaneously, and not have everything so planned out.”
I mean, I don’t see anything “crazy” here, but your mileage may vary, I suppose.