Female Singers R Us

Friday, 24 October 2014

[Music Video] Tamar Braxton - "Let Me Know"

Tamar Braxton is gearing up for album number three, and if its lead single is anything to go by, this Diva isn't playing with her sound or changing lanes on it. Brave woman!

Still unabashedly Rnb, Let Me Know is a smooth and warming love song built around a questionably used Aaliyah sample. Really, I'm not even sure why they included it since it's sped up to an unrecognisable pitch that effectively strips the sample of all character. It would have made more sense for them to have had Tamar sing a similar sentence, and then played with that. Still, the writers of the sample (The Isley Brothers) aren't credited on the song (according to Wiki), so perhaps the size and manipulation of it was done to avoid splitting royalties.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

[New Music] Sia Covers Annie's "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"

An Annie re-remake is coming to the big screens (boooo!) but Queen Sia has recorded a version of one of the musical's numbers, You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, to promote this news (Yaay!).

It's a rendition that cranks the pop dial to max, with a delivery that has the Diva (i think purposely) putting on a childish voice at points. It's all very sugary, but that's understandable since the film is going to be targeted at families and kidlings (i.e not me). It was never going to be a death metal remix, no matter how awesome that would have been, but I think Sia added enough edge to make this take more akin to a bottle of Coca-Cola Life when it could have been straight-up regular ol' Coke. (I'm not sure I'm making sense anymore.)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

[Listening Party] "Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics"

Did you guys sign up to Spotify? Well if you did, you can now stream the entire Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics for free!

Singing Nun Covers Madonna's 'Like a Virgin'

You best believe I'm not wasting time capping an image of this video.

Say what?! I know, right! A lady of the cloth covering the Queen of Darkness' iconic hit just sounds wrong in every way! But wait, it actually kinda works- though admittedly in a creepy, strange way- if we imagine the touching part to be a metaphor of the spiritual sort and not a physical kind.

Google Glass Banks On A Transference Of Street Cred With FKA twigs Advert

New technology is something I usually embrace and welcome, but Google's computerised specs are a new innovation that I can't get behind no matter how hard I try (which admittedly isn't very).

I'm a glasses wearer in life, so you'd think Google would have me in the bag from the outset. After all they're offering me extra functionality for the lazy facial ornament I lug around on my flawless face. But Nope. I have a phone that does all the things Glass does, and I'm just fine with that. Call me a Luddite. I do not care...

Even scarier to me is how I'm aware of how irrational and unfounded this hate is, yet I can't seem to stem it! However, even my distaste for the eyewear wouldn't stop me from sharing the video they had FKA twigs direct for the product. It's just too good and I'm not that cruel.

Damn you Google and your transparent clever marketing!

Monday, 20 October 2014

[New Music] Gwen Stefani Returns With New Single, "Baby Don't Lie"

Anyone else remember Gwen Stefani saying she was done with the solo stuff? Wait, let me confirm this isn't me making up rumors again...Ok, here it is: No Doubt's Gwen Stefani: 'I never want to make another solo album' . I guess the exposure from being a judge on The Voice USA was too much of an opportunity not to capitalise on. Smart.

[Watch] Mariah Carey Practices Whistle Notes During Show Warm Up

Ever wondered how, or if even, Mariah Carey bothers warming up her voice anymore? Well the Diva's latest Instagram shines a little light on that very subject, today.

Sure, her practicing whistle notes with a bong humidifier looks more like a case of showing she still has it than being any real warm up, but who am I to argue with the clip's caption: "Cleaning and warming up my voice  #TheElusiveChanteuseShow". (I'll just assume all the "warming up" with scales and such took place pre-clip and this was the "cleaning" part.)

Friday, 17 October 2014

[Free For All Friday]

No words....just Gif...#Dead.

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  • It would be nice if it stuck to music, but it's not a requirement! So talk about news, current events, how you're getting your hair done next time you hit the hairdresser! Whateves, really!
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Inappropriate hugs to all of y'all (hi-fives to the underagers), and wishing you an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

[Watch] Jessie J Rocks Dancing With The Stars

Yesterday I posted on US export, Taylor Swift, and her snoozefest of a showing at the X-Factor UK. (Remember that? I barely do, so don't beat yourself up if you don't.)

Today, in a reversal of sorts, I present a UK export- Ms.Jessie J- returning the favor and performing on US Show, Dancing With The Stars. Like yesterday, let me keep this post short and swift with a gif summation of this live medley of Bang Bang and Burnin' Up':

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Future Of Divas: Hatsune Miku

The future is here! Say hello to tomorrow's Diva, the computer generated Hatsune Miku.

Being billed as the world's first virtual pop star (The Gorillaz might have something to say about that), this anime-inspired monstrosity has already graced The Late Show stage with her holographic presence. And God help me, after a second listen, I'm actually getting into it....