Earlier this week, the most commercially successful American Idol in the U.S., Carrie Underwood, released her newest single “Good Girl”. I absolutely love this song.
When I first heard that Rihanna is potentially collaborating with Chris Brown for the “Birthday Cake” remix, I didn’t believe it. I thought, ‘Rihanna is smart; she won’t do that’.
Well, clearly I overestimated Rihanna’s intellect. Tonight she released not one but two Chris Brown collaborations. In addition to “Birthday Cake”, Rihanna and Chris Brown collaborated in the “Turn Up The Music” remix.
To put it simply, this collaboration is irresponsible. It’s dangerous, too.
I love the concept behind Morgan Cameron Ross’ new video. Combining behind-the-scene stuff with studio clips, the video gives a glimpse of a day in life of the Canadian musician.
Pictorials, concerts, autograph signing – hey, no one said being a rock star is easy, right?
As for the song, it reminds me of some of Bryan Adams’ work. There’s something very chill about the chorus. I still prefer some of Morgan’s acoustic work (e.g. “My Brother Went To Prison”), but this song is pretty awesome, too.
Check out the video below and buy “Johnny” on iTunes.
“I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz is still the most beautiful song released so far this year. Its simplicity helps make the song a powerful anthem for many lovers and hopeless romantics. The song’s gospel influences help elevate the guitar ballad, making it a top contender for the AC charts.
The video for the song is equally as beautiful. It shows a number of different “real” people in different scenes that aren’t necessarily connected to each other.
Truth be told, this video probably could have been better, but I couldn’t help but like it. Although it doesn’t tell a single story, the video manages to communicate the same message that the song is getting at. Instead of giving us an elaborate plot that features good looking people, the video captures the humanity of the song, and in this case, it works.
Watch the Mark Pellington-directed video below. Jason Mraz‘s new album Love Is A Four Letter Word is coming April 17th 2012.
Cassie‘s biggest hit to date is the RnB jam “Me and U”, so when I heard that she’s making a comeback this year, I was expecting her to return to that sound. I was imagining a song that has an infectious beat and sexy lyrics. After I saw some previews of her video, I also imagined a bit of a futuristic sound.
If you watched last night’s Grammy Awards, you might have caught Katy Perry‘s performance of “Part of Me”.
The song, produced by pop mega producer Dr. Luke, officially launches Katy Perry’s re-release project Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.