Jin Akanishi’s “Test Drive” MV

After such a long wait, fans can finally check out the music video for Jin Akanishi‘s sexy dance/pop single “Test Drive,” featuring Jason Derulo. There’s nothing really impressive about the video other than the singer looking hot while stealing fast cars and seducing models. I wish there was some sensible choreography instead of the guys just standing around acting all smooth. Besides that, the new … Continue reading Jin Akanishi’s “Test Drive” MV

Jin Akanishi “Takes” 2

The soon to be global pop star Jin Akanishi has unveiled the very short but interesting second episode in his webseries “The Takeover.” I previously posted about Jin’s plans on releasing an English language album in the states and some of the people he’ll be working with to accomplish that goal so there’s no need for me to emphasize again on his mission. So, back to the topic at hand. Episode two is basically a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming music video for his debut single “Test Drive,” featuring the auto-tuned singing sensation Jason Derulo. The video is being directed by Frank Borin, someone I’m not familiar with and I hope his work doesn’t live up to his last name, get it? *Borin. Just kidding. Apparently, they’re going for a “Gone in 60 Seconds” concept with fast cars and hot chicks. And from the little bit we’re given in the episode it looks alright-ish. Anyways, check it out below and tell us what you think. By the way, “Test Drive” is now available on iTunes so be sure to support the artist and purchase the song. It’s really good actually. Continue reading “Jin Akanishi “Takes” 2″

Jin Akanishi is ready to “Takeover” the U.S.

But is the U.S ready for Jin? The pop singer is no rookie when it comes to the music industry; Jin has accomplished quite a lot back in his homeland of Japan when he was 1/6 of the Jpop group KAT-TUN. But now everyone is wondering if he can conquer the states with his honey like vocals and sex appeal. Most recently, Akanishi uploaded a video on YouTube depicting the journey of recording his first English language album. The interesting webseries titled “The Takeover“, will give fans a first hand view of Jin working with several internationally known artists and producers, including StereotypesJason DeruloJustin Bieber, and Sean Kingston.  There’s no question that he has talent but I’m very skeptic when it comes to foreign singers, particularly Continue reading “Jin Akanishi is ready to “Takeover” the U.S.”

[Review] Jason Derulo’s “Future History”

Jason Derulo never had me at hello. I just didn’t get into the “Whatcha Say” phase and you can blame it on the auto tune. And don’t think I’ll adjust myself to warming up to it anytime soon. So, what are my views on his sophomore effort? There are definitely some mixed feelings. “Future History has songs I could get in to but then there are some that are ineffective and forgettable. The album sounds rushed and passionless. Jason should’ve either spent more time working on better tracks with stronger substances, or find some other credible songwriters to work with cause with a few exception (and I do mean few), everything else sounds like a bunch of empty barrels. With that said, let’s get down to business. Continue reading “[Review] Jason Derulo’s “Future History””

Jason Derulo’s “It Girl”

I’m certainly late but still wanted to put up Jason Derulo‘s music video for his latest single “It Girl.” I really like this song and how affectionate it is. Not to mention the video is all about summer love. The single is included on Jason’s sophomore album “Future History” in stores and online September 27th. Check out and tell us what you think.  Continue reading Jason Derulo’s “It Girl”

[Review] Jason Derulo’s “Don’t Wanna Go Home”

Jason Derulo is staying awake in the music industry. The pop singer, songwriter, producer and dancer is working diligently on his sophomore album “Future History“, which he hopes to release this fall. But to keep his fans interested, Jason has dropped the lead single “Don’t Wanna Go Home” to fuel their anticipation. The new single is a dance number sampling Harry Belafante’s hit “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)“, and Robin’s “Show Me Love“. Continue reading “[Review] Jason Derulo’s “Don’t Wanna Go Home””

What Do You Think of Auto-Tune?

I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I hear an artist using autotune in their music, to me it’s like they aren’t good singers so they use the proprietary audio processor to adjust their vocals. It disguises or conceals what doesn’t sound good; “Pitch correction” is what critics call it. I much rather go to a concert with singers singing live, rather than listen … Continue reading What Do You Think of Auto-Tune?