Archive for August, 2011

Rihanna’s ‘Cheers’ Video Has Finally Arrived…I’ll ‘Drink To That’!

CHEERS! To the release of Rihanna’s new music video for her single ‘Cheers (Drink To That)‘ – I shall definitely raise a glass to this one! We get up close and personal with the ‘Man Down’ singer as the visual combines clips of her performances during her ‘Loud’ tour, behind the scene clips and footage of her personal moments representing her fun times, and the happy stages in her life thus far. I will never tire of this hot tune as I totally appreciate the feel-good, fun-filled nature, and the chilled out video which appropriately accompanies it.

Check out the new video below, and…

Happy weekend everyone! 😀

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Beyonce Gets Steamy In Her Music Video for ‘1+1’…

Beyonce may not know much about a lot of things taking into account the lyrics to her stunning ballad ‘1+1’, but she certainly knows just how to sexually exhibit her bodily assets whenever she gets the chance! The ‘Run The World’ singer shimmers – literally – in her sensually-lead new video, which is in no doubt exceedingly seductive, yet tasteful some may say. I feel that she may be disguising the view of ‘selling sex’ with the symmetrical art, which I believe makes the video that more powerful and interesting to watch – I guess.

Beyonce brings to life that passion that is established within the track; the video is effective in that it simply represents the message in the song and is the kind of visual you would most probably expect for a song of this nature.

Feel the passion as you view the video below…


[Music Video] Lil Wayne Slows It Down On His Emotional Number ‘How To Love’…

Lil Wayne softens his heart on his third single ‘How To Love’, taken from Tha Carter IV album. The sensitive music video possesses a well-directed and thought-out storyline that is very fitting for the track. The moving visual features a vulnerable young lady who suffers a troubled journey throughout the early stages of her life, whilst also demonstrating a contrasting outcome; the accompanied video shows what her life could have been like if she had been faced with better options, and made wiser decisions.

It really does suit Wayne when he sets aside his hard-edged persona and displays his tender side, while sharing a poignant message.

Follow the heartrending story below…


Robin Thicke Reveals His Beastly Side In His New Single ‘I’m An Animal’…

Now every time soulful singer Robin Thicke comes to mind, the most obvious track that I begin to hum is his classic tune ‘Lost Without You’ …well this new single entitled ‘I’m an Animal’ is a total contrast to his earlier hit, as in this monstrous number he unleashes his inner beast with his fiery vocals as he sings Put a gate around my heart, don’t you let me out the yard, I’m an animal baby”. Well I certainly unleashed my inner groove during my first listen of this one!

I predict that it’s not likely to be a major hit, but I am personally pleased he’s been let out of the yard to create this number, and I am also keen to hear what the rest of his forthcoming fifth album has in store!

Hear Robin Thicke confess his animal-like nature on his new song below…


Jessie J’s Feeling Sexy and Free in her new US Single Release ‘Domino’…

Jessie J adopts the electro-pop sound for her 2nd US single entitled ‘Domino’. The funky single is not exactly her usual type of material, but with a gorgeous rippling voice like hers she can more or less try anything and make it sound GOOD. The track is far from original, yet it still has massive potential of becoming her next big hit in the US with the single boasting an infectious guitar riff, melodious vocals and a compelling hook.

After hearing that Jessie J will be performing ‘Domino’ live on Katy Perry’s ‘California Dreams’ tour, I later noticed how the ‘Firework’ singer’s style of music could have been influential during the song’s production stage; and to add to this, J’s single was produced by Dr. Luke who also produced Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and ‘Hot ‘n’ Cold’…so you can unsurprisingly recognise the comparisons!

So will the new track be a winning single or will it fall like dominoes? Dirty dance in the moonlight while the song plays below! 🙂 …


Jay-Z and Kanye West Take A Joy Ride In Their Video For ‘Otis’…

The Otis Redding-sampled single serves as the next release lifted from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s album ‘Watch the Throne’. The accompanied music video is cool, feel-good natured and is quite a stripped-back video compared to their previous graphic-filled visuals.

The track itself isn’t really my thing but I love the simplicity of the video, allowing their endearing personalities to glow; plus you could even strongly sense the brotherly-love between the two rappers, as they act like two care-free, down to earth guys purely having fun, enjoying life, and success!

See Jay and Kanye in action in the ‘Otis’ video below…


Jessie J Revisits Her School Day Dramas In Her Official Video For ‘Who’s Laughing Now’…

Jessie J has the last laugh as she releases an official music video for her latest single ‘Who’s Laughing Now’, taken from her debut album ‘Who You Are‘.

So far her music videos have always boasted huge creativity and a colourful nature as the singer plays three different roles, adding some comedic value to the visual – along with her signature animated facial expressions of course. The ‘Price Tag’ singer reminisces on her childhood dramas at school as she explains how she was constantly bullied by her peers, and treated as an outcast. However she eventually fights back by causing mayhem around the school.

Who’s Laughing Now’ wouldn’t have personally been my next choice of single, but I guess the song and the video portray a personal view of the singer’s life as a school child. Some people may be able to identify with her story, and her conclusion is also inspiring for children who may be facing similar situations – indicating that if you raise your game and aim to accomplish your dreams, you too can have the last laugh.

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So let’s see if Jessie J can LAUGH all the way to the top of the charts with this one!…


Taylor Swift Raps Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ On Tour…

So following Taylor Swift’s surprising attempt at rapping Nicki Minaj’s hit ‘Super Bass’, the singer decided that she would try her hand at Eminem’s explosive track ‘Lose Yourself’, that she recently performed during her ‘Speak Now’ tour in Philadelphia. This rendition obviously wasn’t as explosive as the original, more like a mellow version, yet I believe Swift did a brilliant job at covering the rapper’s hit, and it takes a great musical artists to take risks and not care about possibly making a fool of themselves.

So you may laugh (I did), and you may mock (did that too), and you may cringe (and that), but I do love the fact that she appreciates hip-hop and rap music besides the country genre that she is most famous for. Hmmm so maybe we could expect an Eminem version of ‘Today Was A Fairytale’?


Tyrese Makes It Look ‘Too Easy’ In His New Single, Ft. Ludacris

Tyrese slides back into the music scene with a confidence boost with his new single ‘Too Easy’, which features his ‘Fast Five’ co-star Ludacris who proves to be a perfect contribution to this head-bopping track. I’m not that surprised that the singer joined the auto-tune craze as it seems to be the norm these days, but for me it doesn’t take the focus away from his bassy vocals and extra smooth lyrics. The ‘Sweet Lady’ singer emphasises how his style comes easy to him and sings about having that natural swag…well let’s hope that Ty finds it just as easy to make this track a mega hit ay!

Take a listen to the new single below which is taken from his upcoming album ‘Open Invitation’, released November 1st!