31
Jul

Gangs of Ballet – House and Money

Posted By elbroide in Pop, Rock, South African

Local musos Gangs of Ballet have taken the country by storm and their new single proves that they have what it takes to become the biggest rockers in SA! The track, titled House and Money has been playlisted on radio stations all across the country and people are loving it. I love how jolly the track sounds and vocally, the boys are on top of their game. It’s not their strongest track but it’s a feel-good track that will get everybody buzzing.

Favourite lyric: life without you isn’t happy…

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31
Jul

Lana Del rey – Ultraviolence

Posted By elbroide in Indie

Following the success of her debut single ‘West Coast’, Lana Del Rey announced that she will be releasing the title track of her new album ‘Ultraviolence’ as the official second single. The track sees Lana stick to the type of music she loves making and is quite different to the debut single. The track is slow and somewhat boring but Lana’s vocals are just incredible. I think it will do well but Lana needs to start making more music that everyone will appreciate.

Favourite lyric: He used to call me poison… I could have died right then because he was right beside me.

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29
Jul

Hilary Duff – Chasing The Sun

Posted By elbroide in Pop

It’s finally happened. The former Lizzie McGuire star and the original Disney darling Hilary Duff is making a musical comeback and has just released her debut single off her upcoming album. The track, titled ‘Chasing The Sun’, was written alongside songbird Colbie Caillat and it’s very clear. The track isn’t a strong single for me, especially for a comeback single but I’m somewhat glad she hasn’t released music like Selena Gomez. Her vocals are average, the production is average and I’m just disappointed in this. Looking forward to hearing her collaboration with Ed Sheeran though…

Favourite lyric: If I got love than I am blessed.

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29
Jul

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang

Posted By elbroide in Pop

It’s been called the collaboration of the year and let’s be honest, you can’t not get excited by the thought of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj collaborating. The track is called ‘Bang Bang’ and while I wasn’t into it on first listen, the more I hear it, the more I love it! The track is full of sex appeal and while I was shocked with the song’s genre (some jazz influence) it actually works. Jessie has the most incredible vocals ever and Nicki’s raps are flawless. Ariana could have been taken off the track in my opinion but despite this, I think this is going to smash! Well done, girls!

Favourite lyric: You need a good girl to blow your mind.

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Rating: 8.0/10 (1 vote cast)
26
Jul

Beatenberg – Rafael

Posted By elbroide in Pop, South African

They’ve got the biggest South African track of 2014 under their belt and it seems the Beatenberg boys have decided to take the sound they had on ‘Pluto’ and run with it. Their new single is a track called ‘Rafael’ and it’s fan-flipping-tastic!! I love the South African sound the whole country can, clearly, relate with and their pure vocals blend with it amazingly. The track, although has huge elements from their previous single, is something unique and the response has been amazing. I just hope they’re not capatalizing on the sound that made them a success and that they actually want to release music like this. I’ve got it on repeat.

Favourite lyric: You keep on going until it gets hard to tell…

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24
Jul

Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One

Posted By elbroide in Pop

British singing sensation Sam Smith has taken the world by storm with his beautiful voice and his unique sound and although third single Leave Your Lover didn’t have as much of an impact as smash hit Stay With Me, the star is already moving on to single four. He has chosen the track ‘I’m Not The Only One’ as the next single and I’m glad he did. The track is one of the standout tracks on his debut album and, again, sees the star do what he does and well. The song has a bit of a gospel feel as well which is something unlike anything on radio at the moment. Let’s see how this one does for him.

Favourite lyric: Your heart is unobtainable although, lord knows, you have mine.

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23
Jul

Troye Sivan – Happy Little Pill

Posted By elbroide in Electronic

He’s a popular YouTuber and stars as the lead in the local Spud films which also feature John Cleese and now Troye Sivan is heading into music. This move doesn’t surprise me and I’m glad he’s opening up more avenues for himself. His debut single off his upcoming EP ‘TRXYE’ is titled ‘Happy Little Pill’ and isn’t exactly the direction I saw him going. I’m glad he didn’t release something One Direction would but this is a bit morbid. The track isn’t bad and I think it is rather unique but I’m just not sure if he will able to be successful with this single. Let’s wait and see! The video cannot be embedded yet so head over to his tumbler page and listen for yourselves…

Favourite lyric: Bring colour to my skies my sweet little pill…

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21
Jul

The Script – Superheroes

Posted By elbroide in Pop, Rock

Irish rock band The Script are back at it as they prepare the release of their upcoming fourth album No Sound Without Silence. The album’s debut single is a track called ‘Superheroes’ and brings back The Script that we know and love. The track is a very strong debut single with a catchy chorus and a fantastic lyrical breakdown. While I get that many people would say that there is no growth with this band, I still think they manage to release music that is current and judging by their sales, they still have a huge fan-base. Oh, and did I mention they filmed the video in Alexandra? Yes, right here in South Africa! I’m super excited for the record.

Favourite lyric: He’s got a beast in his belly that’s hard to control.

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21
Jul

The December Streets – Stay By Me

Posted By elbroide in Pop, South African

Oh how this band has surprised me! Local musos The December Streets are back with a brand new single and it’s something unlike they have ever released before. The track, titled Stay By Me, is the debut single off their highly anticipated upcoming album and sees a bit of a change in sound. The track sees the boys move from their indie sounding chilled music to a more pop focused sound. Tristan’s vocals have also improved a lot and it’s so evident on the chorus. Their new sound is definitely a step in the right direction, allowing them to appeal to a bigger audience. I’m excited to see what else they’ve been getting up to in the studio.

Favourite lyric: Do you feel alone when you’re on your own?

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17
Jul

Jimmy Nevis – Misscato

Posted By elbroide in R&B, South African

Jimmy Nevis is back! After a successful run with his debut album, which saw hits such as Balloon, Heartboxing and Elephant Shoes, the star is ready to release his new album and has premiered the project’s debut single – a track titled ‘Misscato’. The track is a step into the hip-hop/R&B sphere for Jimmy – which he has already tapped into before. The song has a very raw, pure feeling to it, a lot because of Jimmy’s emotion shining through the track. The production is simple but it works. I love this side of Jimmy, but I love the pop side of him as well. I think his new album will be interesting!

Favourite lyric: For better or worse, you know that we’ll make this work.

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