New Music Friday: BloodPop® and Bieber at the top, ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ at the bottom, various songs in between

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Song of the week:
BloodPop® and Justin Bieber — ‘Friends’
‘Noted songsmith‘ Michael Tucker has now launched a proper actual pop career (or ‘project’ as we apparently call them these days) and, bloody hell, he’s not messing around with this one, offering vocals from Justin Bieber, Tranter & Michaels doing the writing bit, rave horns and zapping noises throughout and, as a result, a renewed sense that — hey, do you know what — pop might be alright after all. It’s fine. It was all just a false alarm. Things are going to be okay.

Wrong of the week:
Chris Meid feat Phyne and Tabor — ‘Eye Of The Tiger’
It’s been a while since we featured a really shit, totally unnecessary dance cover apparently aimed at the under-25s but using a song with no emotional resonance to anybody under the age of 30. For a while we thought that whole genre had gone away. But no. It remains. Here we find several people taking responsibility for a song which, like many other classics of this particular genre, removes all drama and emotional charge from a song and slaps some guide vocals and will-this-do production on top. It is a very mean and nasty song and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.

Additional notes:

  • Desperate times once again call for Despacito measures: Syco are using Little Mix to help with the international launch of La Banda winners CNCO. ‘Reggaeton Lanto’ first came out last year.
  • Lots of artists we really like but who haven’t quite made it yet are releasing new tracks today, among them Firefox AK, Beatrice Eli and Anna Of The North.
  • Echosmith and Fickle Friends have both released new music on the same day, which just seems like bad planning.
  • Benny Anderson is now in full-on troll mode: he’s released a new piano cover of ‘Thank You For The Music’ ahead of a full piano album. Come on Ando. You know what we want. You are just fucking with us now. Sort it out.

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When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit

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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 »

We Finally Have More Details on Martin Garrix’s Upcoming Releases

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The 21-year-old Dutch producer and DJ, Martin Garrix, has teased six upcoming IDs recently, including this one used in his Ibiza recap video. Now, it seems fans are finally going to have access to his music as he announced over twitter that he will be releasing his Tomorrowland closer in the next two weeks. releasing my tomorrowland

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Kesha Shows Her True Colors On Rainbow, And It’s Beautiful To Behold

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“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 »

Songs That Inspired Sigrid’s ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ EP

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It should come as no surprise that Norwegian starlet Sigrid was inspired by some of the strongest hooks in pop history while writing her Don’t Kill My Vibe EP, which was released on May 12 via Island Records. After all, her lead single “Don’t Kill My Vibe” shows a studied understanding of how to nail irresistible melodies, and the electropop number is rife with the type of clever and playful songwriting that you would only expect from an artist who has mastered her craft. That track is a rebuke of industry producers and writers who had doubted her song craftsmanship, but as you’ll see from her playlist, this is a songwriter who knows what she’s doing. From Adele to Zara, here’s Sigrid’s playlist of inspirations for her debut EP.

PLAYLIST

1. Adele – Rolling in the Deep


I discovered Adele when I was 13, and I remember asking myself how I could ever like another artist after hearing this song. It’s just a perfect banger! She’s probably one of my biggest inspirations, because her music taught me how to appreciate a good chorus.

2. Lorde – Green Light


I’ve been listening to Lorde since her first album came out, but I think Green Light is my favourite song so far. Damn, WHAT a tune. can’t wait to scream my lungs out at one of her shows!

3. Skepta – Shutdown


I remember hearing this for the first time and thinking “Ok, that sounded very aggressive in an elegant and calm way. How did he do that?” Skepta’s way of being snarly in a quirky yet cool way inspired me to scream “I tried to play it nice, but” right before the chorus hits in “Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Seriously, I tried to copy him, haha.

4. Rihanna – Needed Me


My favourite Rihanna song, but then again everything she and her team make is great. Greatness. Gah, where’s the fangirl emoji when I need it.

5. Grimes – California


I love her album Art Angels, and “California” is probably my favourite song on it. It’s smart, fun, and crazy pop. How can you not like that?

6. Justin Bieber – Sorry


I think this must have been one of the first songs I heard where I actually paid attention to the vocal melody. How smart, intricate, interesting and catchy it was. They probably could’ve gotten away with half of those vocal hooks, but nope – they just made a whole song without any boring melodies. I can’t get over how brilliant this song is.

7. Julia Michaels – Issues


I wasn’t really surprised when I fell in love with Michaels’ first single – after all she’s the topliner behind Justin Bieber’s Sorry. The first thing I thought when I heard “Issues” for the first time was “YES!”. It just felt so fresh! Julia Michaels + topline is probably my favourite combination.

8. Zara Larsson – Lush Life


Can we talk about the title of this song? It sounds perfect, and oh my the graphic possibilities dealing with two words both starting with L and both made up of 4 SYLLABLES/LETTERS. I wish I was a part of Larsson’s creative team and show some love for symmetry. #LL

9. Gabrielle – 5 Fine Frøkner


I’ve listened to this Norwegian songstress for a long time, it’s truly impossible to not like her tunes. They’re catchy, honest, cool, sassy, fun, big, euphoric. They’re everything to me, her music makes me feel.

10. M.I.A. – Paper Planes


The first time I listened to this song was with my older brother and sister doing laundry back home in Ålesund. I was around 14 or something, and obviously I looked up to them and their music taste. My brother put this on and I couldn’t believe how cool this song was. I hadn’t heard anything like it before, so it was definitely a special moment.

11. Maggie Rogers – On + Off

12. Tove Lo – True Disaster

13. Imogen Heap – Between Sheets

14. Neil Young – Tell Me Why

15. Haim – Falling

16. Neiked – Sexual

17. Charli XCX – Break The Rules

18. LÜT – Boytoy

Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album

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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 »

Skrillex Breaks Radio Silence With Release Of New Single And Statement

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After complete radio silence for the past couple of weeks, Skrillex emerged before the public eye with the release of his newest single. You would think that the public would be excited for a new release from one of the current electronic pioneers but this track was met with a flurry of emotions and responses.

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Afrojack Reveals His Spectacular Remix Of David Guetta and Justin Bieber’s ‘2U’

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David Guetta and Justin Bieber’s ‘2U’ is quickly becoming a certifiable hit. The track is now at the #10 spot in the UK charts and continues to look to gain even more traction. Today though David Guetta dropped a remix pack for the single and his long time friend Afrojack found himself on official remix

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Afrojack Reveals His Spectacular Remix Of David Guetta and Justin Bieber’s ‘2U’

This post was originally published on this site

David Guetta and Justin Bieber’s ‘2U’ is quickly becoming a certifiable hit. The track is now at the #10 spot in the UK charts and continues to look to gain even more traction. Today though David Guetta dropped a remix pack for the single and his long time friend Afrojack found himself on official remix

The post Afrojack Reveals His Spectacular Remix Of David Guetta and Justin Bieber’s ‘2U’ appeared first on EDM Sauce.

Afrojack Reveals His Spectacular Remix Of David Guetta and Justin Bieber’s ‘2U’

This post was originally published on this site

David Guetta and Justin Bieber’s ‘2U’ is quickly becoming a certifiable hit. The track is now at the #10 spot in the UK charts and continues to look to gain even more traction. Today though David Guetta dropped a remix pack for the single and his long time friend Afrojack found himself on official remix

The post Afrojack Reveals His Spectacular Remix Of David Guetta and Justin Bieber’s ‘2U’ appeared first on EDM Sauce.