Don’t worry even though the title might be slightly similar to the weekly thread of Digital Spy we guarantee you we’re here to offer you plenty of tracks which we recently discovered and simply can’t get enough of. So get ready for a mixture Old School, Pop, K-Pop and lots of Girl Power.
A*M*E – Play The Game Boy (November 5)
South East Londoner Amy Kabba, is only 17 years old but under her artist name A*M*E she’s bound to become a household name in the UK music industry. As one of the few who can call Gary Barlow ‘Uncle G’ this young lady has got some huge hit potential ready with the infectious pop track ‘Play The Game Boy’. The latter is a mixture of fluent pop sounds, not that dissimilar of the K-Pop wave which is slowly but surely making its entrance in Europe. The video is awesome as well. Our favourite line? ”If you wanna take a shot, better show me what you got” which shows off A*M*E’s East London accent.
Justin Bieber – Beauty & A Beat Ft Nicki Minaj (November 12)
We are really really really starting to like Canadian superstar Justin Bieber. The teen idol has massively stepped up with his latest album ‘Believe’. We have kinda gotten lost in the count in which single this is (third we think) but really it’s by far its best single to date. Joining forces with Barb Nicki Minaj, ‘Beauty and a Beat’ is an addictive pop track. It’s out through the album already, the single version is out November 12.
4Minute – Volume Up / Love Tension (Out Now)
4Minute are the in 2009 formed South Korean girl group consisting of five members. With a huge fan base in the Asia, the girls can be considered as the Eastern equivalent of Girls Aloud and one of the leading groups for the K-Pop wave. We’re completely hooked on two of their brilliant tracks called ‘Volume Up’ and ‘Love Tension’. Both are out via the new mini LP ‘Volume Up’. Girl Power’s always at its best when there’s five!
Ke$ha – Die Young (November 26)
Personality wise we’re not sure we’re crazy about Ke$ha but blimey there’s no denying this girl makes some pretty awesome party music. ‘Die Young’ is therefore no exception. The single is the predecessor for the the singer songwriter’s second album which is out in December. With lyric videos being a common thing these days, Ke$ha is truly stepping it up a notch making an appearance and quite literally changing the concept once again. The changes in fact are so great that we wouldn’t mind having it as the actual video for the song. Killer-anthem!
Labrinth – Underneath Your Beautiful Ft. Emeli Sande (Out now)
To be fairly honest, upon hearing Labrinth would release his next single with Olympic Games ambassador Emeli Sande, were really were concerned about the overexposure of the latter in the last few months. But we should have known there was nothing to worry about. Sande in fact stays rather in the background while Labrinth really carries this beautiful ballad on his shoulders. It’s all Christmassy and gooey like a proper Chocolate Fudge Pudding. So no wonder, the duo took the number 1 in the UK charts this week. Go get it!
Bright Light Bright Light – Feel It ft. Mykal Kilgore (out Now)
Rod Thomas aka Bright Light Bright Light is actually our biggest revelation in 2012 with ‘Waiting For This Feeling’ still being heavily rotated on our Ipod. The successor ‘s track ‘Feel It’ continues where ‘Waiting For This Feeling’ finished. It’s an incredible old school track with smooth vocals, bombarding it once again to one of our ultimate favourites. Check out the video too as it’s AWESOME!
Christophe Willem – Starlight (French version out now)
From one amazing performer to another. French artist/singer songwriter Christophe Willem shot to fame a few years ago after winning the French talent show ‘Nouvelle Star’. Since he’s appeared in musicals and mainly released albums, the latest one being Prismophonic (2011). Taken from that album, Starlite, has now been translated and given a Freemasons remix, sampling a little bit of Chaka Khan. The result is simply Lush. Currently only the French version is out, but we’re hoping the English cut isn’t far off.
Girls Aloud – Something New (November 18)
So we talked about the Asian equivalent of Girls Aloud but we would forget our favourite fivesome are also back together and presented they’d tour again early 2013. Not only that though, in November Girls Aloud are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a brand new Greatest hits album and the new single ‘Something New’ which serves as the BBC’s Children in Need Charity single. As with Ke$ha Girls Aloud are turning the lyric video in a proper music video, which suits the already amazing track beautifully. We are so buying this!
Little Mix – DNA (November 12)
Plenty of Girl Power today so what a better way to end it all off with the latest addition of promising girl bands. Yes their proper debut single ‘Wings’ got us seriously excited so when we heard ‘DNA’ we were once again blown away. The Little muffins of Tulisa, have come a far way since they won the X Factor nearly a year ago, and their produces so far are showing they are in it for the long run. Clearly inspired by the Katy Perry performance during Halloween week last year, ‘DNA’ is much darker than its predecessor but also a huge signature to the Little Mix stamp. Amazing!