Kylie Minogue survived the transformation from girl next door to medal-wearing philanthropist, riding storms both romantic and commercial, and still sold some 80 million records along the way, making her glittery home in the Great British public’s hearts. So, when her 14th album’s first Electro Pop single, “Dancing”, appeared, it couldn’t help but provoke a question: why has she decided to become Dolly Parton?
The truth is this unexpected shift has as much to do with Minogue’s innate love for country music. It came, in actual fact, at the suggestion of her A&R man, and she’s admitted she was initially wary. It’s not, after all, an obvious leap, and a cynic might wonder if its inspiration had anything to do with her difficulty cracking the American market, where she’s not dented the Top 40 since 2002.
But Kylie being Kylie, she’s somehow pulled this trick off with oodles of charm, bundles of energy, and no shortage of killer hooks. It isn’t, after all, the first time she’s switched styles. To succeed, of course, she headed to Nashville, bunked up with enough songwriters for a private line dance, then co-wrote every track on the album, making the music her own. So much so, in truth, that any Country influences are buried pretty deep within what is largely a standard, US-centric pop album.
To be honest, there are too many acoustic guitar songs for my taste. Don’t get me wrong but I would prefer an electronic dance music direction as the way it used to be. However, the pumping beat is still there on tracks like “Dancing”, the disco-friendly “Raining Glitter” and “Rollin”. ‘Golden’ is something completely different from Kylie, despite this, I still love her! Stream in full below.
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Pop This On Your Headphones, “Sorry Wrong Person” By Matilde Girasole
“Sorry Wrong Person” will get stuck in your head due to its captivating nature. Hailing from Italy, Matilde Girasole continues to impress listeners with her extraordinary vocals. Of course, her previous single “Cup of Tea” deserves massive applause, and luckily this one follows the same line. So, do yourself a favor, and stream in full this new jam right here.
It’s worth mentioning, you’ll get a rush of emotions while she reaches the singalong chorus. Literally, it’s amazing the way she portrays her self-confidence through the introspective lyrics of “Sorry Wrong Person.” In addition, the booming bass along with her usual modern Electro-Pop melodies could get you dancing in your seat. Make sure to keep an eye on Matilde’s socials as she will release soon her next cut “Doorbell” on January 29th, 2021.
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Too Much Botox? Watch The Weeknd’s Shocking Video “Save Your Tears”
Beyond doubt, some cosmetic procedures can improve your looks. However, too much Botox can disfigure your face. That’s probably the case of Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd who reappears in his new music video with a shocking appearance. The latest single he is promoting with this clip is called “Save Your Tears,“ another singalong anthem featuring epic synths. Some of his fans believe this is a response to the Grammys, taking into account the artist’s discontent.
Last November, the 30-year-old singer claimed on Twitter that the awards show is corrupted. With this in mind, it is public knowledge that he wasn’t nominated, but I also think this is kinda suspicious because his recent Electro-Pop tunes are pretty addictive (In Your Eyes, Blinding Lights). Anyway, feel free to interpret the visuals below as you wish. Likewise, if you want to find out why too much Botox looks bad, watch this video.
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THE GRIND THEORY, A Humanoid From 2058 Releases “Heartbeat”
If you have ever wonder how music will sound in the future, the answer is THE GRIND THEORY. Dead at birth and cloned in 2058, this ingenious humanoid showcases his artistic talent on the comeback single “Heartbeat.“ Following a five-year hiatus, at present, he shows no signs of stopping. What’s more, “Heartbeat” features an extra layer of futuristic synths and a rockish feel to it. Unlike what most people believe about cyborgs and their unemotional and cold nature, THE GRIND THEORY proves the contrary as there’s an overflow of feelings once you hear the stunning vocals.
You will notice a blend of influences that range from Power Glove, Peter Gabriel, Don Henley to Prince, Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, Erasure, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, plus more! Whether you’re listening with headphones or not, the penetrating synth lines and the electrified rhythm feel like pounding through your chest. For one reason or another, his cutting-edge sound leaves everyone craving for more.
On a side project, THE GRIND THEORY has composed scores for movies such as Streets of Vengeance (2016), The Hotel Of Dark and Nasty Things (2015), and Slashlorette Party coming out soon in 2021.
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