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Friday, 31 October 2014

[Free For All Friday]

Happy Halloween, everyone!! I've got my costume ready- I'm going to be a skeleton- and have a test round of vodka jelly shots cooling in the fridge- watch them not set! Bring it on! So those are my plans- what are yours?

*I should add, I'm not sitting alone at home in a skeleton costume, drinking unset shots! Sad as my life is, I do actually have a party to attend!*

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Inappropriate hugs to all of y'all (hi-fives to the underagers), and wishing you an awesome weekend!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Kiesza & Jessie Ware Rock American Early Morning Television

Not together, of course! Separately, these Divas brought their undeniable talents to the television sets of our American cousins, waking them from their slumber with musical goodness. Let's see what we missed out on.

[Mash-Up] Taylor Swift & Beyonce - "XO" / "Out Of the Woods"

So it looks like Taylor is going to break the one million mark with the first week sales of latest album 1989. If she does, it will make it the third time in a row the Diva has accomplished this mammoth feat, bucking the trend -and perhaps breaking the curse- of no album, released this year, hitting platinum status in the States.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Saturday, 25 October 2014

[Music Video] Kiesza - "No Enemiesz"

The video for single number three from Kiesza's December-due album has hit Vevo! Welcome No Enemiesz to the third dimension!

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!