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Before 2011, if I were to mention the name "Rebecca Black", you'd probably go "Rebecca who?" Today, Rebecca Black is undeniably a household name for the song that propelled her into infamy, Friday.
In Friday, Rebecca sings about "looking forward to the weekend" and "partying, partying, YEAH!" It looks like it took Rebecca two years to finally make it to the weekends and all the "fun, fun, fun, fun" with her new track, Saturday.
You've gotta admit that Saturday is the perfect sequel to Friday, and depicts a new and improved Rebecca, as though it only took overnight for the change to happen.
While Rebecca gets up from bed at 7am and gets her own bowl of cereal on Fridays, she wakes up at 2pm from a sofa and steals someone else's bowl of cereal on Saturdays. Alhough, Rebecca still needs a little help reciting the days of the week ("Yesterday was Friday / Today is Saturday").
If you're thinking that Saturday is a flop even before you've listened to it, let me tell you that it is NOT what you're expecting. The track is as catchy as Friday (in a good way though) and the video for Saturday is so much better compared to its prequel. Catch it below (you know it's too tempting to give it a miss):
Electronic dance music + touching music videos = an ironic match.
To some, the various subgenres in electronic dance music might be considered shallow and meaningless.
After all, what sort of substantial value could possibly be derived from a track that’s only 20% lyrics and the other 80%, bass thumping, synth filled beats?!
Defying the well-known stereotype, Swedish producer Avicii makes up for the lack of meaning in his music with heart-wrenching and meaningful videos.
In his Hey Brother music video, Avicii decides to tug on heartstrings. Interspersed between clips of people celebrating with firecrackers, we see a relationship build between a boy and his elder brother before it eventually comes to a halt as his brother enlists in the army.
Brace yourselves guys, this one’s bound to be a tearjerker!
As with all of Avicii’s videos, I can’t quite draw the correlation between the visuals and the music.
Still, I love how cleverly planned each video is and how they feel like little movies. It's always a lot of fun to watch Avicii's videos and anticipate them.
Watch the music video below:
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Despite how she’s been hard at work in the studio perfecting her debut album, Australian rap queen, Iggy Azalea, was still able to take the time out to release some new material to satiate the thirsts of her fans.
Raw, edgy and infectious, Leave It serves as a statement maker that clearly speaks of everything that the blonde bombshell stands for.
Working with producer DJ Mustard, Leave It is distinctively minimalistic in comparison to songs like Change Your Life and Bounce. Still, Leave It has all the elements that make it a quintessentially Iggy-style track. I absolutely love it.
Other fans too have commented about their love of the track applauding Iggy for her pure honesty.
I love how Iggy breaks the stereotype that rap isn’t for white people and how she’s always been very candid in interviews and in her vlogs.
As if warning the world of her arrival with verses like, “First things first, I’m the realest, drop this and let the world feel it”, Leave It is just as feisty and full of character as the rapper who helms it.
Now world, are you sure you’re ready for her?
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Wow. That's one thing I can promise you will say after reading Joe Jonas's (not-so-secret-anymore) secrets.
The ex JoBro is definitely letting his cats out of the bag confidently, and not banking on them coming back to bite his arse.
And if there's one thing that travels faster than the speed of light, it's hot, juicy, fresh gossip.
Here's what went down in Joe's greatest interview ever with Vulture:
1. Losing his virginity
20. That was the age where Joe is no longer a virgin. Sources speculate it was lost to his then-girlfriend, Ashley Greene. It was also his first "serious relationship".
Originating from Disney Channel and being part of a popular boyband does have its pressure on maintaining an innocent image. And what's that glittering foreign object that's almost forgotten today? Yes that's right, purity rings.
And being hot commodities (um, then), Joe said the rings are a topic that's totally inescapable.
"If a lyric was slightly sexual, someone at the record company would tell us we had to change it. It could be the most innocent reference, like 'I'm alone in a room with you," and it would have to go. So we stopped listening to them and just started handing sh*t in." he added.
Good on you.
2. Breaking up
There was a big fight. Joe screamed and freaked out on the idea of the band breaking up.
"I was furious. I'd spent so long working with my brothers on this band, and in my mind, it felt like we were just giving up, It didn't make sense to me. But once I started peeling back the layers, I understood. There were a lot of dysfunctional things going on."
And on dating Demi in 2010, another Disney pal, things weren't the best either.
"Things kept building up, and Demi ended up punching a girl in the face on a plane, because she thought the girl was blaming her for something. Everybody gasped, and the girl just started bleeding. That's when her team and her family told her, 'You need to go into rehab.' Fans immediately jumped to the conclusion that we kicked her off the 2010 tour, and they just hated on us for it."
All's in the past now, and Demi ain't even mad at Joe for spilling everything. Kudos to Demi.
3. Kissing fans
Sneaky. And cheeky. Practically a serial dater back in his old days, Joe'd occasionally hook up with a girl in her car or at the movies to make out or do steamy stuff.
4. Blaze it, Disney
This one is not much of a shocker at all, is it? Now we know what's under Miley's blonde wig all along.
"The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley. I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying, 'Try it! Try it!' so I gave it a shot, and it was all right. I don't even smoke weed that often anymore.' Joe revealed.
5. The Fast Life To Justin Timberlake?
When Joe tried to go independent in 2011, it became one of his "biggest career disappointments." He recorded his own songs and Hollywood Records disagreed with the direction. And while recovering from that rejection, Fastlife was born. (Anyone remembers this?)
Joe felt that album was rushed but he was too scared to speak up. "They wanted me to be this Justin Timberlake clone. Even one of the heads of Hollywood Records said, 'He's the new Justin Timberlake!"
Well Joe, we're scared for you too. And no worries, it's not gonna happen to you. Not. ever.
Still love him? Or hate him? What are your thoughts on Joe's tell-all? Hit the comments section below ;)
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Britney Spears reportedly wants to retire after her Vegas stint. Well, good riddance!
Wait, before you sharpen your pitchforks and light your torches, hear me out. We all love the pop superstar near and dearly, but our lovely Godney clearly doesn't have her heart in the music industry anymore.
Her new album Britney Jean has been touted to be her “most personal” album to date, but the album that was released was nothing more than generic radio-worthy pop. So why not take a few years away from making music, much like Mariah after the Glitter/Charmbracelet fiasco, and return with a great comeback?
Speaking with Extra’s Mario Lopez, the mother of two revealed that she “might [retire], who knows? I may have two more kids and get married. I'd like to have more kids.”
A (short) retirement would be a happy escape from the spotlight and for the poor girl to recuperate, and maybe she could come back with an album full of Everytimes. One can only hope.
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