You know how Mariah Carey released her new single, ‘The Art of Letting Go’, on Facebook the other day and I was like, “Uh, what’s wrong with this song?” Well, apparently it’s not Mariah that’s to blame, but an idiot sound engineer who uploaded an unfinished mix of the song instead of the completed version. D’oh!
Here’s what she posted on Facebook about the situation:
“A mistake was made by a brand new sound engineer whose only task was to press the space bar and upload the song to Facebook, while my team, and an incredible group of people from Facebook, partied while listening to the properly mixed and mastered version of ‘The Art of Letting Go’ on repeat from my iPod on my home speakers.
Clearly, I was focused on answering your questions during the Q&A. There was no reason for me to wonder if the final mix we were listening to in that room together was different than what you were listening to!”
LOL, someone got fired! To be fair, the actual “finished” version isn’t all that much better than the previous one, but then again, I’m not really into songs with too many lyrics for the melody – with the exception of Alanis Morissette’s ‘Unsent’, which is one of the best songs EVER. Anyhow, have a listen for yourself – is there much of a difference? Is this song any good?
November 15, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Rihanna‘s been a little quiet lately, don’t you think? Well, that’ll be because she was busy grinding on her grandpa (gag – check her Instagram!) in Barbados for his birthday and also, erm, working on the video for her latest single, ‘What Now’. The full video won’t be out until tomorrow, but here’s a behind-the-scenes look to tide you over, since I know you can’t wait:
I’m not sure about the hillbilly chic look she’s trying to rock. In fact, I absolutely hate it, but I guess you can’t say she’s not adventurous. I do love the song, and Rihanna has promised that the vid will be “eerie” and “demented”, which… LOL, okay. What do you think?
November 14, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
I don’t really think much of One Direction either way, but goddamn, if they aren’t working. They’re soon going to release their third studio album in as many years, Midnight Memories, and I swear they haven’t stopped touring since leaving The X Factor in 2011. Love them or hate them, management isn’t stupid and wants to milk every last drop of profit out of them before they get washed up like the rest.
Their latest single is called ‘Story of My Life’, another ballad-esque track pulled from the upcoming album that isn’t all that great or even very catchy, but that won’t really matter to the hordes of teen girls that love them, I’m sure. The boys stand in a round room with pictures pasted to the wall and sing their little hearts out and it’s all very precious.
What do you think of ‘Story of My Life’ – worthwhile or another miss?
November 4, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Some people have suggested that Lady GaGa and Katy Perry must be in some kind of rivalry because their singles were vying for the top spot in the charts at the same time and I guess because they’re both female pop stars. And while Katy has undeniably done way, WAY better than GaGa this time around, Katy wants to clear the air and let you all know that there’s no bad blood between them and there’s room enough for everyone in this here business of show.
From Entertainment Weekly:
“Gaga and I like to publicly dismiss it because it’s not healthy. You want to feel music. You want it to resonate and relate to you. You can’t look at it like a competition because you ruin the reason why you love music. But I think that sometimes our fan groups are so big and strong, they use it as ammunition.”
Well, no, what you mean to say is that Lady GaGa’s fans are absolutely fucking horrendous and probably the worst fans out there. You so much as note that Mother Monster had a bad day and they’re quick to tell you to get AIDS and die. Really lovely group of people, they are. KatyCats are bitches quite often, but they’re not going to wish death and destruction upon you.
Anyway, Katy, we’re not stupid – it’s not a competition if you’re clearly winning. Get it, girl.
November 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Hope you weren’t too excited to catch Kanye West on one of his upcoming concert dates because that won’t be happening. The Yeezus Tour has been plagued by cancellations (okay, I know of one before this), but basically most of the rest of the tour has been postponed indefinitely now since some props were “damaged” in an “accident”. Oh, Christ (no pun intended).
Here’s the statement from his label:
“Yesterday, on the road to Vancouver, a truck carrying The Yeezus Tour’s custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen was in an accident that damaged the gear beyond repair. This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team at DONDA.
“As a result of this event, it is impossible to put on the show and The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated. Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans.
“The Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis dates have been postponed. Further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly.”
I’m torn on this one. In a way I respect his artistic vision and the fact that he wants to bring a particular experience to those who see him live. On the other hand, the show must go on. For everyone in one of the cities that have been “postponed”, I wouldn’t get your hopes up that anything will ever be rescheduled, to be honest. Also, whoever broke that shit is probably filing for unemployment right now.
November 1, 2013 at 4:30 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry‘s Prism FINALLY leaked yesterday, in case that’s something you were looking forward to as much as I was. It’s really good! It’s a LOT different to Teenage Dream – much darker, a bit dancier – but I’m loving it so far. I don’t necessarily know that I’m loving ‘Unconditionally’ as the choice for the next single. It’s a good song, of course, but there are so many good ones on there that are better than this one.
Give it a listen:
There’s a few self-empowerment tracks on the album, which is proper Katy (‘Firework’, anyone?) and while some of the lyrics on the album are a bit touch-and-go, somehow the tracks all come together. ‘Unconditionally’ is a good example of that. The production and the melody make up for the bit the lyrics lack and it’s great. What do you think?