30 September 2012

Conor's Turn Around Is My Newest Feel-Good Anthem

Conor Maynard's ain't Justin Bieber 2.0!!! Oh C'mon everyone knows he is and we'll definitely expect a Justin Bieber photo everytime we do Google Conor Maynard (I'll give it a five-year target time frame). Well, I'm not here to basically do a compare and contrast rant for the two twinks* ( pretty much ironic with my first opening statement), but anyway I just want to let everybody know how darn I feel good every time I play Conor's latest Contrast track, Turn Around, penned for him by Ne-Yo which is also featured in the song. Honestly, Contrast is a dull and uninspired album, brings back the feeling of desperation and disappointment just like when I was listening to Burke's Heartbreak On Hold preview on YouTube (see I am a wise consumer).

Turn Around, for moi, is the only decent song from the album and certainly the most ear-friendly ( I couldn't stop punishing myself for letting me some dose of Animal). The lyrics are awful but the production keeps me wanting for more. Felt like Ne-Yo was so wasted thinking of how we could re-introduce himself to the mainstream music scene after the Libra-thingy-tragedy that he started to conceptualize the song by producing  the beat, and well it started out so good but then when he found out that Lazy Love did not chart, he lost all the momentum that he let his cousin do the lyrics and handed it instead to Conor. But anyway, indolence sometimes creates unexpected wonders, so I am not gonna' really blame Ne-Yo for the mess at least he had the decency to join Conor in the recording of the song.

Overall, I so love the song that after it ends on my playlist and Ora's How We Do starts, I just obtain the reflex of doing a repeat. God, I still don't know why it is so hard to delete me Ora's songs.

Ratings: 8.0/10

Stooshe's Black Heart is Perfection Spelled

The Brit Femme Fatale trio Stooshe came back to the music scene with a Motown-esque, pop track Black Heart which definitely showcases the ladies vocal abilities. The sound is still pretty much very Stoosh-y but then the change of musical direction from up-beat to mid-tempo mellow was a bit of a surprise amongst fans and critics. The song became an instant hit becoming their highest-peaked song to date which gradually contributed to the groups inevitable stardom supremacy.

To just be fair, I was initially not a Stooshe fan due to the fact that they really did not bring much to the table when they had their debut recently. Also, UK has been giving us a lot of lackluster pop girl groups with debatable talent, awful vocal delivery, corn pop and unoriginal dance choreography and un-innovative debut songs. But, kudos to this trio for delighting everyone every time we open our playlists and play Black Heart which sets everyone's mood. I am so looking forward for the album and the next single to be released after this.

Rating: 8.5/10