The definition of a remix can be a little hard to pinpoint. How much can you alter before a remix becomes a cover? How much extra sampling can you throw in there before it becomes an altogether new song? When you consider that a lot of music these days samples older, the definition gets even […]
My A-Z round up of the new singles available for digital download this week.
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera – ‘Say Something’
Here’s a slow-paced piano-led ballad that is programmed to pull at your heart-strings and certainly feels like the post-Valentines come down. ‘Say Something’ is a song that you really want to go somewhere but it doesn’t quite build on its initial concept; a huge chorus never really appears. The verse is touching and well balanced between the vocals of the main singer and guest artist Aguilera over some swelling strings and it finally brings a bit more power in the final third. It’ll fit nicely over the touching end of a television drama but not sure how strong it is on its own, but it’s a well meaning tear-jerker if you’re in the right frame of mind. (6.5/10)
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Following numbers 100 to 81 of my top 100 of 2013 countdown, here are numbers #80 through to #61. 80. Matt Cardle and Melanie C – ‘Loving You’ (Released: August, No. 14) Proving that he can make more interesting music once he’s escaped the pressures of the X Factor, this touching ballad was one of the […]
My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Angel Haze – ‘Echelon (It’s My Way)’ Angel Haze has clearly popped down to the American equivalent of Waterstones and picked up two books: ‘The Dummies Guide To Modern Rap’ and ‘How to Act Like Nicki Minaj’, combining what she’s learnt from […]