27 February 2009

"undress to the beat" || jeanette || 2009

I don't know much about Jeanette, or why she apparently hasn't been making music for the last few years, but I do know that I'm glad she decided to return to the studio.

Jeanette Bidermann, aged 27, is a German electro-pop singer. She reminds me of a more club-oriented Annie. I like that I can't decide whether or not her music is good pop or good club, so it must be both.

This new single, just released today, hooked me in about 15 seconds. It's got great synth, an excellent baseline, and sexy lyrics. You honestly can't ask for more.

I'm now looking very forward to her new album!


05 February 2009

"my life would suck without you" || kelly clarkson || 2009

Upon seeing the cover to the single release of this song about a month ago, Kelly Clarkson finally got my attention. I wasn't ignoring her per se, in fact, I think she has one of the top 5 voices in current pop music, but I never found any of her songs relatable as a college-aged male.

I waited with bated breath to hear the actual song, though, since amusing single covers don't necessarily make good songs. Luckily, this was most definitely not the case.

The song delivered, and I'm very pleased. It only takes one listen to figure out the feeling that Kelly is describing, and if it's something that you've seriously felt before, you already know what she's talking about just from the song's title.

The music is very effective in carrying the lyrical buildup. The lyrics and music both begin with a soft, pensive and almost disappointed tone, as Kelly's lover has just re-entered her life. She seems frustrated. When the chorus hits, the music builds up and the lyrics convey an internal emotional explosion. It's perfect sync.

Nice work, Kelly, and since you've named your new album after this track, I have high expectations. Don't let me down!