SINGLE REVIEW: Bruno Mars – Grenade

It’s highly justifiable that Bruno Mars is one of the best male artists to come out and shower us with amazing talent and music this year. He’s name got the biggest impact as his début single, ‘Just The Way You Are’ became a monster single and went number 1 across the globe. The Filipino-Puerto Rican crooner has a stunning voice and magnificent songwriting skills that carves into the hearts of every girl who hears him. ‘Grenade’ for example is straight to the heart with enough conviction and power to put chills running down on your spine.

‘Grenade’ – another track that speaks of his thoughts about the opposite sex but is somehow opposite to the message of ‘Just The Way You Are’. The big powerful impact of the tracks instruments has provided an extreme atmosphere to the message of the track itself. Bruno sings with enough disappointment in ‘I would go through all this pain, take a bullet strike through my brain…’ – an assuring line that he would do everything for the woman he loves and still won’t get the love he deserves. It’s kind of depressing if you’d look into it but it’s a brilliant song incorporated with an amazing vocal that gives him an assurance that he can do a lot more things than what we know. Mega.

And check out the super cool video below:

 

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MUSIC VIDEO: Aggro Santos & Kimberley Walsh – Like U Like

Britain’s version of Pitbull, Aggro Santos struts his new video and goes Speed dating with Girls Aloud babe Kimberly Walsh in his new single, ‘Like U Like’. The single which is out January 2011 isn’t that hard to like except you could just imagine Kimberly just singing the track solo and it would absolutely rock. I wasn’t too impressed with the song’s production but the addition of Kimberly makes it more appreciable than it is supposed to be. Let it have a few spins and you’re defo hooked to it in no time.

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DAILY BEAT: Nicki Minaj – Save Me

Even though technically Nicki Minaj came into the music scene back in 2007, she certainly is one of the best new acts to actually emerge and give us fire hits and pure talent this year. From being a featured artist in monster tracks, Nicki is finally having her fair share of the limelight. With her impenetrable rapping skills, she pulls off her debut album jam-packed with potential hits. One track that particularly stood out from the bunch is ‘Save Me’ which shows Nicki’s vulnerable side amidst all those hip-hop angst she’s been showing us all along.

‘Save Me’ basically, is the best track from her album as she escorts us to the next level with the track’s electropop smoothness. Not to mention she has an amazing singing voice, she really is the one to be watched for the coming years.

Buy ‘Save Me’ along with the other 12 stunning tracks on Nicki’s debut album, ‘Pink Friday’ released November 22nd.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Taio Cruz feat. Kylie Minogue – Higher

British R&B sensation Taio Cruz and Australian Goddess Kylie has just bought the house down with the music video to Taio’s smashing brand new single, ‘Higher’. The collaboration which will be made available for Europe and Australia is set for a late November release.

The video’s concept isn’t what I would have imagined for the video and it certainly lacked the hype the song’s all about. It could’ve been better and yet we’re disappointed. But the track’s still awesome though!

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VIDEO: Ke$ha performs ‘We R Who We R’ on X Factor Australia

Multi-platinum selling- always looking drunk Ke$ha performs ‘We R Who We R’ live for the first time on television on Monday’s X Factor Australia. The track is the first single off ‘Cannibal’, an extended play combined with her debut album, ‘Animal’ which will be released in a repackaged edition in most countries next week. The EP + Album titled ‘Cannibal + Animal’ is due for a  November 19 release in Australia and a November 22 release in the US.

 

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FIRST LISTEN: Adele – Rolling In The Deep (New Single)

British Grammy Award winner Adele premieres the much awaited first single off her sophomore album, 21. The track ‘Rolling In The Deep’ will be featured in her new LP set to be released early next year.

‘Rolling In The Deep’ is still pretty much in the same element as Adele’s other tracks from ’19’. You actually don’t expect so much difference from artists like her because the soul in each song is pretty much just the thing you’re looking for. The jazzy, soulful beats of this track isn’t striking at first listen but it’s getting more interesting as you hit the play for a few  more times. Compared to ‘Chasing Pavements’ and the entirety of ’19’, ‘Rolling In The Deep’ is a sign that ’21’ might produce a more adult, contemporary and jazz incorporated with enough soul for our earbuds. Let’s just hope this is true.

 

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MUSIC VIDEO: Rihanna feat. Drake – What’s My Name?

OH NA NA, WHAT’S MY NAME? Red-headed Rihanna and Canadian hip-hop sensation Drake has hit it on with this brand new video for Rihanna’s next single, ‘What’s My Name’. I’m quite disappointed they didn’t have enough skin contact or much exposure as a couple in this video but I think it would be definitely lovely to see them going out together in real life.

LOUD is released November 12th in Australia, November 15th in the UK and 16th in the US.

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