Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pop Roundup: February 2015 Edition

I'm back with some highlights from the month of February in the world of pop. Not too many love songs so don't worry about that. Hope you enjoy because there is nothing better than February ending, so I'll be dancing the night away for my birthday! Cheers, bitches!

1. "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy" by Bebe Rexha

That lovely lady sitting with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz is pop chanteuse Bebe Rexha. After flirting with rock and seeing the path of light, Bebe popped up in 2014 as an expert songwriter and unique vocalist. Her track record includes writing the chorus for that Eminem song with the good chorus and featuring on this rather amazing collab with Cash Cash. Her debut single "Can't Stop Drinking About You" had some high points but her new song, the mental insanity anthem really makes me excited to see what batshit hits Bebe has up her sleeve.

2. "Say Something" by Karen Harding

I actually heard this song last October but it just became a hit over here in London town. Karen Harding looks like she may be the new face of 90's house music considering this MNEK-produced banger gets the club pumping every time it comes on.

3. "Delirious (Richard X Remix)" by Susanne Sundfør

Susanne Sundfør is like ABBA's løng løst 5th member and her recently released album is sure tø be øne øf the year's best. "Delirious" is amazing øn its øwn but superstar prøducer Richard X (this Kylie søng and this Saint Etienne søng are all his døing) has mixed it intø a chugging mønster of electrø amazingness. This isn't even cløse tø his best wørk sø høpefully this is the beginning of a Richard X cømeback!

4. "Doing It (A.G. Cook Remix)" by Charli XCX & Rita Ora

"Doing It" is officially Charli's second top ten hit and maybe if she puts out this bubblegum pop remix by PC Music mastermind A.G. Cook, Charli and Rita can ride this high for a little longer.

5. "Runaway (U & I)" by Galantis

What happens when you take the producer behind "Toxic" by Britney Spears and the producer behind "I Love It" by Icona Pop??? THE GREATEST DANCE DUO ON THE PLANET! Forget Diplo & Skrillex, because Bloodshy & Style Of Eye, aka Galantis, have the potential to make song of the century, especially if "Runaway" is any indication of what's to come!

6. "Tried Love" by A-L-X

A-L-X now has more output than when he was Alex Gardner. Luckily, his newest song "Tried Love" is his best to date, with guitars just as sexy as his smoky voice. He also helped make one of LIV's best songs and along with Florrie, is one of Xenomania's best talents. I'm glad he's still trying!

7. "Crazy" by 4Minute

My favorite Korean girl band came back with one of the hottest tracks I've heard from the country in a while. If you think this is good, apparently there is a 4Minute song that Ace Wilder wrote!!! Until then, i'll just twerk along to "Crazy".

8. "Cool" by Alesso & Roy English

As far as unoriginal EDM music is concerned, Alesso is the best in the game at the moment. He is one of the few dance producers that understands the pop element considering he sampled David Bowie and brought in the queen that is Tove Lo to help him on "Heroes." This time, Alesso has outdone himself by sampling Kylie's 4th best song "Get Outta My Way." Those piano twinkles are the greatest things on the planet so well done all around.

9. "Magical Machine" by Brooke Fraser

Brooke Fraser is something of a legend in her home of New Zealand with about a million platinum albums and singles. Her newest album Brutal Romance is a change in pace for the folk singer but Brooke's new electro-goth direction can only be celebrated. "Magical Machine" is by far the best song on the album and you'll like it if you like any song by Broods or Lorde, so most of America at this point.

10. "We Got Nothing" by Alex Winston

Alex Winston was kind of a thing in 2009 but never really struck me as anything too special. Now she's coming back with a whole new pop direction that shows off her distinctly high-pitched voice. "Careless" was the first thing that showed promise but new single "We Got Nothing" is a jaunty pop jam that makes me think the best is yet to come from Miss Winston.

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