Let’s be honest, the biggest mystery of Beyonce’s new album was its unknown producer Boots. (This is excluding the fact that the whole album was a mystery to us all – LOL REMEMBER WHEN THAT HAPPENED??)
Since he blessed us with ‘Haunted’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Jealous’, etc, etc, Boots has been dropping tracks over the last few months leading up to the release of his planned mixtape, WinterSpringSummerFall. He’s slowly began to build his brand, upping the hype for the mixtape with each release.
The fact that he had received so much notoriety from Beyonce is already giving him some major home field advantage with his most recent release ‘Dreams’. A Beyonce fan will love anything that she is on, so he’s winning there, but the song is just another example of his song writing skills.
If you were reading my coverage of the Grammy’s back in February than you know that I’m not really an Ed Sheeran fan. His music didn’t do anything for me, and it didn’t help that he was riding off of his Taylor Swift friendship to get more fans.
Even though I wasn’t a fan I never denied his talent or his “sound.” To put it simply, it wasn’t for me but I understood why people liked him. He wrote all of his music, and when he came on the radio you knew that it was him.
With his popularity on the rise he decided to let go of the ‘Lego House’ sound and dive right into the mainstream before the release of this sophomore album.
Maybe I’m becoming a bitter blogger, but this is getting me more angry than I was before.
This past week Keyshia Cole decided to post a picture on twitter that literally contained 1,000 words/stan thoughts. She and R. Kelly are pictured together in a studio with Keyshia sending out the love and R.Kelly advertising for cigars.
Do you guys know what this means?
This is a potential ‘I Believe I Can Fly’/’Heaven Sent’ collaboration.
This is a potential ‘Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12’/’I Should’ve Cheated’ type of magic going on.
What are you suppose to do when two of the best R&B artists meet up in the studio and you have nothing but a picture to imagine the greatness? Start digging for clues, that’s what.
I should get this out of the way first: if you haven’t listened to Lorde’s Pure Heroine album yet you need to dust off your keyboard and purchase it right now.
If you still are hesitant (aka pressed, crazy, anti-New Zealand, ect.) than you should at least check out ‘Ribs’.
Back in October ‘Ribs’ was featured as the iTunes single of the week giving the general public a taste of the 17 years old beyond ‘Royals’. So naturally I downloaded it and found myself loving it more and more with each listen.
I’ve been meaning to write about ‘Ribs’ for a while now. Not only do I think it’s Lorde’s best song, but it’s one of the best releases from 2013. From production to the lyrics, the song is oozing with profound truth and angst; everything we that we want in a dark and dreary alt-pop song.
There’s been a whole bunch of movement in the Hot 100 since last week’s surfborting incident.
Pharrell is coming for that Oscar, and now he’s coming for the top spot.
‘Happy’ jumps to the number 2 spot this week, making it the highest charting Oscar nominated song since 2002. If Pharrell’s luck continues, then hopefully it can follow the lead of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’, which won the Oscar and hit number 1 on the chart.
What does this mean for Katy and Juicy? Are they READY FOR, READY FOR ‘Dark Horse’ leaving the top spot?
Can Pharrell reach Titanic heights and have his own ‘My Heart Will Go On’ chart moment?
For the second week, Katy Perry’s still raging with the number 1 song in the country, ‘Dark Horse’. Even though the song is a certified smash, this bizarre display probably had something to do with it-
It was impossible to knock Katy from the top spot this week. The mix between her song sales and radio play was too strong to show any signs of slowing down. The post-Grammy sales finally impacted the charts this week, so a lot of movement in both the album and single charts was expected.
After some majah promo opening the Grammys, The Carter’s have made a huge jump into the top 10 with the Beyonce’s current single, ‘Drunk In Love’.
The song reached a new peak of number 2 today, marking Beyonce’s first trip to the top 10 since 2010. This news left a lot of people waking up in the kitchen wondering what happened.
*Note: Not real cover – wish it was*
Katy Perry has another number one.
It was inevitably going to happen, at least it’s better than ‘Roar’, right?
And by better I mean, MUCH better.
‘Dark Horse’ is the 9th chart topper for the pop star and first for Juicy J. If your keeping tabs Juicy is now the owner of an oscar and billboard number 1.
If you’re keeping tabs, Katy is now tied with Elton John, the Bee Gees, Paul McCartney, and Usher.
Here’s the thing, unlike ‘Timber’ (DALEE), ‘Dark Horse’ is actually the best and here’s why:
Super producer and #ForeverYoungHuman Pharrell has just been nominated for an Oscar.
After dominating the radio for all of 2013 with his massive producing comeback, the man has just slayed the academy with his upbeat ‘Happy’.
The song has been creeping up the itunes chart for the past 3 weeks and skyrocketed to number 6 this morning after the nominations were announced. Usher was last seen throwing demos at a wall and pushing his album back to 2017.
Being a man of high musical taste is hard sometimes.
And with that burden comes an unruly amount of judgement.
*Turns on ‘The Other Side’*
Here’s the thing, I obviously like generic popular music and I’m not ashamed. Never have been.
It’s popular for a reason. And if you want to sit on a high horse and pretend that a perfectly written hook isn’t one of the best things in the world, than so be it. A good song transcends genres and artists.
But I have to draw the line somewhere, and ‘Timber’ is that line.