So some of you may or may not know that I'm currently up in Oxford helping a brother move! As so, I haven't been able to update the blog- Booo! However, I've managed to find a laptop in his boxes and piggyback off a stranger's WiFi to quickly cobble together a post. Watch me get hacked (!)
Having been away from the internet for the week, I'm currently behind on what's going on in the world of Divas and music. Thus, to kill two birds with one stone (a post and catching up) I thought it made sense to do a varied Spam post.
Lady Gaga is stepping up the promotion for new single, Applause. Having released the cover art for it- which I love- Mother Monster has now teased fans with some of the track's lyrics. I'm not sure regular folk will be all that bothered or interested in this- just give us the song already(!)- but I'm sure it's having the desired effect on her fanbase.
The lyrics are visible on the image below, but if you can't see that, they read: "Give me that thing that I love / Put your hands up, make 'em touch".
The lead single from ARTPOP will be released on August 19 and its accompanying album will be winging its way to us on November 11. In contrast to the message-heavy Born This Way Gaga has called the new single "Full of happiness", which hints, along with other rumors/comments, that the project will see Gaga return to the fun feel of her debut album.
Mel C - Aka "Sporty Spice"- has returned to music with a duet with X-Factor Winner Matt Cardle. I had a feeling this was going to be like the Nelly Furtado/ James Morrison hit Broken Strings, and having just listened to it, I don't think my suspicions were too far off. It's okay, but nothing that I'll be rushing to download.
New music from J-J-J-Jessie J. It's My Party is the second single to be taken from her, as yet untitled, sophomore album. It's a little too bright and light for my taste- it kinda sounds like something One Direction would record- but it has far better crossover appeal than her last single WILD .
2013 was supposed to be the year of the Diva, but so far none have recaptured past successes with their new material. Maybe California Girl, Katy Perry will have better luck with her comeback.
A teaser for the first single, Roar, from new album Prism has been uploaded to YouTube. Unfortunately the video isn't playing for me. Hopefully you'll all have better luck.
Expect more Hip Hop-inspired music from Mariah Carey's upcoming album The Art Of Letting Go. Grammy nominated rapper Wale has tweeted this to the world:
Wale Folarin @Wale
Mariah x Wale x JD = coming soon
No surprises here.
And finally, congratulations are in order for young pup, Selina Gomez. The Disney Diva has just scored her first Billboard number one with fourth album, Star Dance. Is it weird- or perhaps terribly slack of me- that I haven't heard a single song from this Diva? I feel like I should be concerned about that...Oh well, below is the video for her last single Slow Down for those of you, like me, who are out of the loop.
Unlucky for me, once again, YouTube is being a petulant child so I can't actually listen/watch it. Maybe that's for the best.