It’s the last Monday of 2013, so it’s only appropriate that I feature Miley Cyrus. It has been, after all, Miley’s year.
What a year in concerts! Vancouver was lucky to welcome some of the biggest names in music this year—from Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake to Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding.
Here were my top 5 favourites.
Welsh singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis made good on her promise last year to return to Vancouver. Her Lonely Hearts Club tour showcased her charm and irresistible alt-pop music.
In any other year, Bruno Mars would have topped my list of best concerts. The Moonshine Jungle tour had everything going for it: slick production, bright lights, and Bruno’s talent. I expect the concert’s fun old-school vibe to be prominent when Bruno Mars performs at Super Bowl in 2014.
Glee’s Lea Michele is already releasing the second single from her upcoming debut album, Louder. “Battlefield” is a piano-driven ballad that’s more similar to her work on the TV show that catapulted her into super-stardom. This feels a lot more natural and more sincere than “Cannonball.”
Check it out below.
Rising stars BROODS shared a new song on their Soundcloud page this week. “Never Gonna Change” is a haunting, alt-pop song with a killer chorus. Check it out below.
Here are the pop singles that stood out in the crowd this unforgettable year:
23. “Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert
Hip-hop isn’t exactly known as the most gay-friendly musical genre—which makes the success of “Same Love” even more significant this year.
British EDM duo Disclosure just released the video for “Voices” from their critically acclaimed album Settle.