New Muzic Friday – 28/4

Published April 28th 2017
Filed under New Muzic Friday

Katy Perry has released her second single Bon Appétit from her upcoming KP4. Bon Appétit is produced by Max Martin and features Migos. It’s probably the most urban track Katy has ever done but at the same time the production style is consistent with Chained To The Rhythm. It doesn’t sound like a Katy Perry song and doesn’t sound like a massive hit but it’s a good album track. Luckily a no-rap version is coming because the Migos feature is unnecessary.
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Kygo has released First Time featuring Ellie Goulding. It’s a basic EDM track but so catchy you can’t help but like it. It’s no It Ain’t Me but could end up being a minor hit.
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The Vamps have released the second single from their upcoming third album called Middle Of The Night. The Ed Drewett track is produced by Martin Jensen and continues on from the EDM/dubstep sound of their last single All Night. It seems The Vamps (or their label) are going the Maroon 5/OneRepublic route of releasing EDM tracks to score hits but forgetting that they’re supposed to be a band. As long as the music is as good as this though…
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OneRepublic have released a new single called No Vacancy. Ryan Tedder explained the release on OneRepublic’s Facebook. The band plan to release new music at it’s made every few weeks instead of releasing music in the format of an album. No Vacancy is an EDM track originally intended for Selena Gomez but Ryan loved the track so much he kept it for OneRepublic. It’s produced by Stargate and it’s a lot better than most of Oh My My. It could potentially be huge.
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Hailee Steinfeld has release Most Girls – another EDM Ryan Tedder track. Its lyrics let it down but it’s still a catchy song. It’s no Starving though.
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Little Mix have released an acoustic version of No More Sad Songs – the third single to be taken from Glory Days. The girls sound incredible on it and Jesy’s middle 8 is back.
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Katy Perry – “Unconditionally” Second Single

Published October 21st 2013
Filed under Reviews

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Katy Perry has released the lyric video to her second single from Prism, Unconditionally. Unconditionally is a ballad produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut.

Check out the lyric video below:

Katy Perry – “Dark Horse” New Promo Single

Published September 17th 2013
Filed under Reviews

Katy Perry has released the first promotional single Dark Horse from her upcoming album Prism. The second promotional single will be Walking On Air which will be released at the end of September.

artworks-000056300465-0j1ugm-t500x500Dark Horse is produced by Max Martin and Dr. Luke and features rapper Juicy J. Katy asked fans to vote between two songs called Walking On Air and Dark Horse to be released before her new album Prism drops. Unfortunately Dark Horse won. From the clip I could tell that Dark Horse was the weaker track. After Katy held her listening parties for Prism, the reviews also revealed Dark Horse to be the weaker track – and possibly the weakest track on the album. Walking On Air was hugely praised and was said to be second single material.

Dark Horse was released to iTunes today and the full version is disappointing. Until I heard Dark Horse, I had yet to dislike a Katy Perry song. I even like all her Columbia Records demos and collaborations with The Matrix. But with Dark Horse, it feels like it’s trying so hard to be as brilliant as E.T. from Katy’s previous album, but fails miserably. Juicy J adds nothing and his parts are a bit annoying, especially the vocoder. The verses feel so disjointed from the chorus. The chorus, which actually sounds like a pre-chorus, sounds like it’s building up to a massive chorus but then stops with a beat drop and fizzles out into the next verse. What’s most annoying is that the “chorus” is quite good and has so much potential.

Fortunately, Dark Horse is only a promotional single and not the second single which Katy has made very clear. And fortunately we’re getting Walking On Air in two weeks time.

Take a listen to Dark Horse below:

Katy Perry Reveals “Prism” Artwork

Published September 06th 2013
Filed under News

Katy Perry has revealed her artwork for Prism on Good Morning America. Check it out below:

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It’s not as iconic as Teenage Dream or even One of the Boys. It looks a bit cheap. Hopefully the deluxe edition cover might look a bit better.

Prism will include the following tracks on the standard edition: Dark Horse, Legendary Lover, This Is How We Do, Birthday, Walking On Air, Unconditionally, Ghost, International Smile, Double Rainbow, Love Me and By The Grace of God. The finalised track order is yet to be revealed.

Prism is out on October 22nd.

Katy Perry – “Roar” Video Premiere

Published September 05th 2013
Filed under Videos

Katy Perry’s video for Roar has premiered on her official VEVO.

The video is a mini movie about Katy’s adventure after crash landing in a jungle. It’s like California Gurls without the candy. It’s just as hilarious and definitely one of Katy’s best videos.

Check out the video for Roar below: