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#Roar. The song is a smash frickin’ juggernaut of a hit. Loved it when I heard Sara Bareilles sing it when it was called “Brave” back in July. Get ready y’all, this one will NOT leave your brain. It’s the “alleged” first single off Katy Perry’s upcoming album Prism, due to drop October 22. To hear it go HERE.
Literally, pop that booty. This woman made the crazy decision to have booty implants, which are still far from perfected, and look what she gets to do multiple times a day! She’s like Vanna White flippin’ them letters.
Fusing manipulated big-band sounds, forlorn disco beats, and delightfully sentimental lyrics, BIGkids’ debut album, Never Grow Up, is a full-on happy fest. The UK duo is comprised of Rosie Oddie, the the daughter of English comedian Bill Oddie, and Ben Hudson (aka Mr Hudson), who is also part of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. Before meeting Ben, Rosie was part of a noise-rock outfit called Bones. Hudson, on the other hand, released his first album as Mr Hudson and the Library and has taken up with hip-hop stars Dizzee Rascal, KiD CuDi, Tinie Tempah, and Jay-Z.
It’s this contrary pairing of hip-hop and punk rock that creates BIGkids’ magical sound, from the brass groove of “Heart Sing” to the touchingly melodic vibe of “You Don’t Have to Choose.” Oddie’s raspy vocals, carefully layered over Hudson’s showtune beats, are a soundtrack fit for a rebellious fairy tale – the sort in which the kids have taken over the orphanage, locked out the adults, and are ODing on high-fructose pop music. (Check out the full interview at Interview magazine)
Don’t dismiss this catchy little pop tune as just a catchy little pop tune because it’s probably the first catchy little pop tune to have a horrifying BATH SALTS SCENE.
Few artists today have the capacity to leave their listeners both feeling fulfilled and wanting more. The debut album from musical act Kindness aka Adam Bainbridge, World, You Need a Change of Mind, takes a romantic stab at putting us bitter, disconnected social-media addicts back into affection rehab, and on the road to real intimacy recovery. Having grown up in London, with jaunts to Berlin, the somewhat reclusive Bainbridge has emerged with a clear perspective on compassion. Inspired by ’70s disco and dance music by Niles Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, and Afrika Bambaataa, what’s remarkable about Kindness is his willingness to share his unconventional romantic journey with music. With co-producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius) in tow, this album evidences a relationship that is truly genuine, open, unselfishly raw, and unconditionally unyielding. Submit to Kindness, and let the superficial pass you by. PAISLEY DALTON: Are you a recluse, or perhaps a social mediaphobe? ADAM BAINBRIDGE: It’s a question of is there a right time to talk and is there a wrong time. I really felt that having too many conversations at too early a point, when there was no music, would be a waste of time for everyone. That led to me being pursued as a reclusive, and that’s not true! Some people think it’s aloof or this self-created mythology…. DALTON: But you have no Facebook, Twitter, or even a website. BAINBRIDGE: I think those things are completely unnecessary. If people who feel similarly to me notice those things aren’t there smacking you around the face, perhaps they [will] appreciate being allowed the breathing space to discover things on their own, without being pre-packaged and [without] these preconceptions being delivered to you. A Facebook page is not a particularly attractive way of presenting any kind of information. (Check out the full interview at Interview magazine)