Disclosure is back with more new music, this time with a dance floor vibe. ‘F For You’ still keeps the classic sound that they are known for but by adding a heavy, almost groovy sounding beat, this track is definitely dance floor ready. Disclosure’s new album is sounding like gold from everything I have heard so far, I am patiently awaiting to hear their legendary track with Jamie Woon, which I have no doubt will be my favorite track off their album, and possibly one of my favorite of the year. The album is dude out June 4th, and It can’t come ANY sooner!
Robin Thicke definitely caught my attention with the release of Blurred Lines, and got me extremely excited for his upcoming album. Now with the release of his most recent efforts ‘Give It To Me’, he has made a complete 180 as far as sound goes. The beat is produced by “hitmaker” Will.I.Am, and features 2 chainz and Kendrick Lamar. While the song as a whole is actually straight fire, I’m not sure how I feel about him loosing all his soul. I understand why he has done it, it has been a long time since he has had a radio hit, and money is money. I still think Evolution of Robin Thicke is/will always be one of his best albums to date, but let’s see how this album goes!
Listen to radio rip below!
I stated earlier that The Great Gatsby soundtrack was shaping up to be pure perfection, well this is definitely one of the reasons why. The soulful Emeli Sande gives Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’ a whole 40′s, big band feel, and it sounds so good! She changes the sound of it completely and her vocals over a sound like this is perfect. Emeli Sande has done and will never do wrong.
I was a bit skeptical upon hearing that Beyonce and Andre 3000 have joined forces to recreate a very iconic song from Amy Winehouse ‘Back To Black’. After hearing the preview, I have to admit I liked the way the redid it, Beyonce sounds extremely sexy, and the slowed down R&B version could actually be mistaken for a whole different song. Although as much as I love Andre 3000, his feature was useless and bland, and the track definitely could have held it’s own without him.
All that being said, I prefer the original, but they did give it a whole different feel, and I respect that. On another note, The Great Gatsby soundtrack has some unbelievable contributions, and it is turning out to be absolutely amazing!
Rudimental, for those who don’t know, has been storming the UK charts for quite some time now. His previous efforts include ‘Feel The Love‘, ‘Not Giving In‘ and one of my favorites, ‘Spoons‘, which also features the soulful MNEK. ‘Baby’ with the addition of Sinead Harnett, is a big track to come from Rudimental, just like previous tracks. This track is filled with dance floor vibes all the way, with the addition of power house vocals from Sinead, this track will definitely make a huge impact on the charts. As big as this track is, the video is just as fun to watch. I believe that Rudimental’s album could be quite big musically, and I can’t wait to hear it!
Definitely one of my favorite new comers this past year has been the soulful, raw, Vince Kidd. He hooked me with his release of ‘Taboo’, and after gaining a heap of success on The Voice UK, he has released a sick song for us to enjoy. ‘The Zoo’ definitely sounds like a Kidd masterpiece, from the lyrics to the costumes throughout the video. You can easily tell he had a hand in all aspects of this video, and well the song is freaking fantastic. I hope this guy gets so much success, because he really deserves it!
For those that don’t know who Union J, they are the next big boy band to come from X-Factor UK, and while they do follow in the steps of the hugely successful OneDirection, I fully believe that they have better talent as far as vocal abilities go. That being said, their debut single, ‘Carry You’ falls short from the debut expectation I had for them. I saw them coming with a more soulful pop direction, rather than literally falling the footsteps of OneDirection. This song easily sounds like a 1D song, and I hate to say that because I believe this guys actually have some potential. Putting out songs like this will not make them #1, and I blame their team for that because they should have known that.
Anyway, I’m still going to follow these guys, I’m sure there will be a gem on their album somewhere!
One of my favorites, Disclosure, has released a new summer smash titled ‘You & Me’. This track features the smooth Eliza Doolittle on the vocals who adds kind of pop feel toward the more underground sound. This track is everything summer, and it just adds to the perfection that will be their upcoming album.
Daft Punk is indeed back with new music, the world can rest now! This classic sounding Daft Punk features the great Pharrell, who I would have never guessed can flow over a Daft Punk beat, but it works perfectly. This song is absolutely amazing, and extremely catchy. I’m extremely excited to hear what Daft Punk has in store for their new album, and this track will hopefully hold me to that!
Kelis is back with a new sound on her fresh track ‘Alive’. Kelis has covered all types of sounds through her career, and now she gives us a more sexy and R&B feel with a bit of trap sound. ‘Alive’ is probably one of my favorite tracks from Kelis thus far, and I think this type of sound fits her voice perfectly, I really hope her album sounds a lot more like this. This amazing track has been produced by the equally amazing Diplo and Switch, who in my eyes have done no wrong with their switchover to R&B artists. This track is absolute perfection, and I’m now excited to hear what the rest of her album might sound like!