Wednesday 15 May 2013

[Music Spam] Come Partake! (Vegetarians Welcome)

Music time! Here's a "spam post" of various songs that are doing the rounds in my uneventful world at the moment! Take a listen and let me know whatcha all think in the comments, below!

Something a little different from the usual Divas who do the round on the blog. Today I bring to you a new act called London Grammar- which of course features a female singer on lead vocal. Consisting of three friends who met at university, their new single Wasting My Youth is giving me XX teases; only with less electro and a softer edge, courtesy of piano, strings and Hannah Reid's Florence Welch-like delivery. (Note: I'm not saying she sounds like Florence.)

Cooler than liquid hydrogen, Katy B is back with new song What Love Is Made Of. Continuing her assault on dance floors everywhere, Katy perseveres with the 90's sound she honed on her d├ębut album On a Mission. Take a little time out of your busy day to get down to this!

Brought to my attention by regular reader Hannah, Kat Dahlia is a Cuban-American rapper with a great flow. For those who don't know about her (like me), her single Gangsta helpfully gives us a little bit of background by recounting the up-and-coming stars' turbulent early years. Gripping stuff. (Does anyone else imagine this to be how Amy Winehouse would have sounded rapping?)

Kelly Rowland is back, having still not managed to generate excitement in her new project Talk a Good Game outside of her fanbase, the "Rowland Stones" (yeesh!). Taking a breather from the smut, Ms. Rowland has gone all serious on us, serving up a tale of an abusive relationship for single number three, Dirty Laundry. Talk about doing a 180 after the bombardment of saucy singles: Motivation, Ice and Kisses Down Low! Could it be that Kelly has finally realised that sex isn't selling for her? Even if so, I can't imagine Dirty Laundry is going to be flying up the charts any time soon- worthy lyric, or not.

Solange Knowles has given us a video for Locked in the Closet. Okay, strictly speaking it isn't an entire video, but it's something...Oh who am I kidding, it's a glorified advertisement for the companies at the end, but I don't care as it shines a little bit of light on one of my favourite songs from her amazing True EP. She may be a total scenester, but I can deal with that as long as she keeps making music like this.

This final video was actually released last month, but I forgot to post on it. After releasing the masterpiece that was the ONE EP last year, Charlotte Church has returned this year with a follow-up EP astutely titled TWO. First single/release from the set, Glitterbombed, is another corker from the one-time child soprano, and seems to indicate she's finally found her post-"opera" musical feet in the indie scene. I'm not sure about the artsy video, though. Hurry up with that full length album already, Charlotte! 

Late addition: Ruru reminded me about Iggy Azalea's new song Bounce in the comments section, so here it is for you to enjoy (or not), too. I'd given the The Invisible Men/Reeva & Blackit produced track a try last week but though I loved the Bollywood inspired video, the song failed to grab my affections like her last single, Work did. However, I've given it another spin, and on this second listen it sounds better than I remember. Who knows how a third or fourth listen will change my opinion!  (I could sit here and listen to it a third and fourth time and just tell ya, but I'm not going to!)




  1. as soon as i read the words "amy Winehouse, rap and great flow" i was emencly concerned, iv been on edge ever since the amy-Beyonce cover but i was extremely surprised and im really digging kat dahlia and i think your right if amy ever rapped (and i hope she would never have felt the need to) i think it would sound close to that track. im still living for iggy azalea atm tho so i have my rapper quota handled.

  2. hey diva, what do you think about a review of demi lovato's new album DEMI ? (:

  3. *Like the same way you reviewed 'LOUD' (:
    Love your blog btw !!

  4. i think the lynching only happens if you speak bad about lady gaga so your safe until artpop drops. the video for bounce is brilliant ! and i agree its nothing compared to work but its fun for the summer i guess . also if you have time look up slo by iggy . you might like it as its similar to work.

  5. Locked In Closets is my summer JAM! Also, I'm relieved to hear that Kelly's new album wont consist of music that exclusively discusses her vaginal needs.

  6. I liked Solange but I'm so dissapointed with Iggy... The Choreo seemed so amazing but the camerawork was so bad... Whoever filmed this needs to learn how to balance the camerawork.

  7. Hey DD, if you didn't watch American Idol last night, you really should. Last night was the finale and Candice Glover KILLED 'I (Who Have Nothing'), and they both (Kree and Candice) gave some awesome performances. Tonight is the finale, so a lot of celebs will be performing, you should check it out!

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  9. "Dirty Laundry" very brave of Kelly.

    The Amy Winehouse refernce to Kat Dahlia is sooo true!! I didn't even think of that before but now I'm listening to more of her music on YouTube and a lot of comments are saying the same thing. Great artist with bright future.

    Iggy Azeala is a joke. Plain and simple. Love her song "My World" but that incredibly contrived accent just completely ruins her credibility for me (it's not like her lyrics can make up for it).

    Also, thanks for featuring my tip!