The Saturdays – “Gentleman” New Single

Published May 09th 2013
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gentlemanThe Saturdays’ second single, Gentleman, from their upcoming 5th studio album was sent to radio today. Gentleman shows a change in direction for The Saturdays. They’ve moved away from the dance-pop sound to a more r’n’b sound with the Priscilla Renea penned Gentleman.

Gentleman is all about the lyrics and the way the girls perform them. Not only are the lyrics hilarious and random, but they’re also a lot raunchier than the average Saturdays song. Lines like “you’re not a lady if you’re always on your knees”, “they wonder why most girls just spit it” and “I let you taste my rainbow” are probably the raunchiest but it’s lines like “he’s already got the milk so why would he go buy the cow” that make the song funny to listen to. Gentleman is probably the most Girls Aloud sounding song The Saturdays have released, rivalling songs such as The Show and Biology with its tongue-in-cheek and random lyrics.

The song’s only flaw is the name-dropping rap towards the end, but it still manages to be quite entertaining regardless.

At this point in their career, it’s about time The Saturdays changed things up a bit and it’s very daring of them not to go the safe route and release What About Us 2.0. Hopefully Gentleman can achieve the same success as What About Us.

You can watch the lyric video for Gentleman below:

Gentleman will be released on June 30th through Polydor Records.

Avril Lavigne – “Here’s To Never Growing Up” Music Video

Published May 09th 2013
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Avril Lavigne’s new video for Here’s To Never Growing Up premiered today. While the video is a typical band performance video with a few other scenes thrown in, the most interesting thing about the video is Avril’s self-awareness.

Like the song, the video also demonstrates further how Avril knows very well that both her music and style are much younger than her actual age. She looks like she hasn’t aged a day since 2007. But the video pushes that even further and points out that Avril really hasn’t aged much since even 2002. Halfway through the video, the “Sk8er Girl” Lavigne, nostalgically skates down a school hallway dressed in her signature tie, tank top, knee-length jeans combination that she was known for during her debut album days. If you didn’t know Avril is 28, you’d easily mistake her for her 16 year old self she’s portraying. This scene also points out what a good greatest hits single Here’s To Never Growing Up could’ve been.

The video itself could’ve been much better than a band performing at a high school prom. I always imagined it would be an summer night party in a park with Avril performing the song sitting on a park bench surrounded by her friends while raising an actual cup instead of the cup raising hand gesture seen in the actual video.

You can watch the video for Here’s To Never Growing Up below:

Here’s To Never Growing Up is available now on iTunes.

Diana Vickers – “Cinderella” New Single

Published April 24th 2013
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cinderellaDiana Vickers has signed a new record deal with So Recordings. The first single to be lifted from her long-awaited second album is called Cinderella. The album, Music To Make Boys Cry, will finally be released later this year.

Cinderella is co-penned with Xenomania’s Miranda Cooper. On first listen, the chorus reminded me of the Tony Lamezma remix of Girls Aloud’s Call The Shots. It’s no surprise that they both sound similar due to Miranda’s involvement in both.

Although Cinderella is not as instant as the free downloads Music To Make Boys Cry or Boy In Paris, it’s still very catchy and after a few listens it clicks. Diana’s diction is much easier to understand than most of the songs on her debut album, possibly due to the polished production. Her upcoming album is shaping up to be quite a stunning follow up to 2010’s Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree.

You can watch the lyric video for Cinderella below:

Cinderella will be released on July 19th.

Avril Lavigne – “Here’s To Never Growing Up” (Clip)

Published March 21st 2013
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Avril Lavigne has released an 11 second clip of her forthcoming single Here’s To Never Growing Up. The track was produced by Martin Johnson (Boys Like Girls).

While the title couldn’t be more Avril Lavigne if it tried, the sound is different to Avril’s previous lead singles Girlfriend and What The Hell. For one, she’s not singing high pitched chants anymore which hopefully signals a more mature direction. But still, we’ve only heard 11 seconds so that might not be true for the rest of the song.

You can listen to Here’s To Never Growing Up below:

This is Avril’s second single (first album campaign) to be handled by Epic Records since she left RCA at the end of 2011. LA Reid has overseen the creation of the upcoming fifth album which will hopefully see a return to commercial success for Avril.

Here’s To Never Growing Up will be released to iTunes on April 9th.

The Saturdays & Kelly Clarkson – “Catch Us”

Published March 21st 2013
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I’ve made another Muzic Junkie mashup. This time it’s a mashup of The Saturdays’ What About Us and Kelly Clarkson’s Catch My Breath. Both songs fit perfectly over each other (if only the acapella was better quality).

Take a listen below: