Their latest re-imaginative endeavor, transforming the slow paced, piano-based Paul Walker tribute track into a melodic number outfitted with uplifting electronic trappings. Maintaining many of the original’s elements, Tritonal’s first and foundational alteration materializes in the addition of an understated guitar melody at the remake’s intro. Dual in function, the melody softens the intro, and seconds thereafter, provides the structure of the song’s build, the remix’s peak a harmonious collection of dulcet synths.
“Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.” So saith Bono at the dawn of 1983, and he was right — to a point. Flipping the calendar doesn’t initiate any grand transition. The morning after the ball drops, life is right back where we left it. But in another sense, everything changes all the time. Organisms grow. More »
Hot off the decks is an EDX-envisioned remix pack of Charlie Puth‘s “How Long.” The dual release features two house takes on Puth’s radio staple, a three-minute “Dubai Skyline Remix” cut, and a “Dubai Skyline Extended Mix” that toes the five-minute mark, offering listeners a protracted sample of the revamped track’s deep house flavor.
EDX ups the re-imaginative ante as he simultaneously ups “How Long’s” BPM, garnishing Puth’s mellifluous vocals with ascending percussive tones that stake a harmonious contrast with the remix’s deeper timbre.
Taylor Swift’s “…Ready For It?” is a pretty bad video, and it’s not even bad in the ways that you would expect a Taylor Swift video to be bad. It’s expensive and meaningless and even maybe slightly pretentious? But at least it’s not boring? I have no idea what’s happening with it, and I … More »
Song of the week: YAYA — ‘In My Body’ YAYA’s from Sweden (of course she is), she is brilliant (see also: ‘It’s Alright’), and ‘In My Body’ is a lightly idiosyncratic but refreshingly unambiguous 21st Century pop wonder.
Wrong of the week: Sam Smith — ‘Pray’ THIS ISN’T WHAT WE WANTED FROM THE TIMBALAND SESSIONS SAM.
Q4 ALERT: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have a Christmas song out today.
Miss Li has this week’s best songtitle: ‘The Day I Die (I Want You To Celebrate)’.
Like all Maroon 5 songs, the new Maroon 5 song (which features Julia Michaels) would be 10x more enjoyable with a different lead vocalist.
Little Mix songwriter Camille Purcell‘s solo career has properly launched this week with ‘Body’, which feels like quite a good start. (She was also on the Ghosted/TMS song ‘Ghosted’ back in July.)
What a time to be a live television program. The only TV many people watch in real time these days is sporting events, Game Of Thrones, and maybe primetime political talk shows — and even that last category you’re far more likely to encounter excerpted on social media after the fact. Saturday Night Live’s ratings … More »
One-hit wonders are a common phenomenon in the music business, and most of them have a fan base that insists their other songs are just as good. It’s rarer, though, to see a well established band break through with a surprise pop hit more than a decade into its career, “She Don’t Use Jelly” style. More »
“I could fight forever, but life’s too short.” Every lyric on Rainbow — Kesha’s first album in five years and the first since initiating a messy legal battle against former producer and label head Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald — is loaded, but those words in particular stand out. They’re among the first lines on album … More »
Taylor Swift has been a little too quiet lately. Some might call that a blessing; this is, after all, a woman who can saturate your entire news feed without trying very hard, and one who is also known for trying extremely hard, a polarizing figure who’s been known to wear out her welcome even among … More »
When Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” music video featuring Charlie Puth dethroned PSY’s “Gangham Style” as YouTube’s most-watched video with nearly 3 billion views on Monday, it did so without having been a viral phenomenon, riding instead on emotional power and the influence of the Fast And Furious film franchise. But for Puth, who co-wrote … More »