Do I even need to say it? I am going to take the liberty of assuming we are all well versed on our Beyonce discography and instead highlight some great girl-powered tracks to blast this week.
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Week of October 13, 2015
1. “Something In The Way You Move” – Ellie Goulding
Another new track off of the British songstress’s upcoming album “Delirium,” this electro-pop track is hook, line and sinker in terms of catchiness and sing-along ability. Along with her current single “On My Mind,” Goulding’s new record is shaping to be a pretty epic dance party – and this listener isn’t complaining.
2. “Smile” – V. Bozeman feat. Timbaland
Heavy on the bass and bubbling with upbeat lyrics and tone, this standout single from “Empire” recurring actress (and Timbaland protégé) V. Bozeman is abundant in happiness and will make you…well, you know. 🙂
3. “She Used To Be Mine” – Sara Bareilles
This poignant, emotionally-charged song from the upcoming musical adaptation of “Waitress” (which Bareilles wrote the music for) will also be on Bareilles’ own release, “What’s Inside: Songs from ‘Waitress’”, out November 6. The songstress’s standard soprano is in full power here, soulful and sad while maintaining a lovely, lifting tone.
4. “I’m In Love With A Monster” – Fifth Harmony
The girl group goes a bit retro with this song off of the “Hotel Transylvania 2” soundtrack – the background “oohs” elevate each singer’s separate vocal sections and the vintage-set video in a quasi-50s girl group tune turned pop smash.
5. “Hide Away” – Daya
This debut single from the 16 year old newcomer is fun and instantly bop-able. During the summer and through her September release of her self-titled debut, she has picked up viral traction and is all over Spotify and SiriusXM.
6. “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” (cover) – Ella Eyre
A beautiful ballad version of the Jermaine Stewart 80s smash, British vocalist Eyre has before been heard on other UK artists’ covers (including Bastille’s mash-up of TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’ and the xx’s ‘Angels’) but this cover is poignant and elevated, turning an 80s pop track into a gorgeous, lush orchestra of emotion.
7. “Here For You” – Kygo feat. Ella Henderson
Laying Henderson’s soulful, silky vocals overtop of Kygo’s playful, lightly funky electro-pop beat is the perfect combination. The “Ghost” singer (and X Factor alumna) seems to be gaining more traction both in radio play and the industry itself.
Video of the Week: “Confident” – Demi Lovato
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and co-starring “Fast & Furious” actress Michelle Rodriguez, this new clip from Lovato is all types of badass. There’s punches thrown, cars driven through walls, the works – definitely a strong video to accompany the in-your-face anthem.
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