Music Review: Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon”

Release date: October 9, 2012

Label: Interscope Records

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

Rating: 5/5

Ellie Goulding is like  a sweet breath of fresh air to music since her debut. The talented European has undeniably shaken the industry with her enchanting and unique voice, soothing and thought provoking songs, and of course that distinctive beauty. The bundle necessary to make a statement and consider it brought. I had high expectations for Goulding’s sophomore album and I was indeed impressed. Halcyon took me by surprise and completely shitted on my brain. I’m left in this state of dependency;  I need to hear this album over and over to feed my addiction. What can I say? Ellie is in fact a ‘Goulding’ girl and I’m expecting just results from the charts. Continue reading “Music Review: Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon””

Music Review: P!nk’s “The Truth About Love”

The Truth About LoveReleased: September 18, 2012

Label: RCA

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

Rating: 4.7/5

After a good listen to P!nk’s sixth studio album one thing stood out the most to me, the outspoken   lady is still very much the same. If you were expecting motherhood to tame the fiery songstress then you are definitely in for a wake up. The Truth About Love celebrates 12 years of this unpredictable artist in the biz, sparking up new messages about love, life, and other interesting things, while P!nk’s signature realness reverberates throughout the entire album. It’s indeed a very good sixth effort; the singer’s raspy and sexy voice flowed well on a few smoother tracks, and intensified on the more loud and rowdy ones. Have you ever wondered how this performer takes musical breaks but still manages to “blow” our minds when she returns? That’s easy, there’s always that catchy first single to reel us in. Continue reading “Music Review: P!nk’s “The Truth About Love””

In My Coma checks in!

Hey guys! A while back we did an interview with the awesome rock band In My Coma. Well, if you’re curious as to what they’ve been up to then allow Jasper, IMC’s lead vocalist, to fill you in: 1. Our song “Losing Sleep” was played on 102.1 the Edge last night and my interview with Bookie can be found at www.edge.ca – The station selected us as … Continue reading In My Coma checks in!

[Exclusive] Discovering Real Music “In My Coma”

When I heard the name In My Coma, my initial reaction was “what kinda name is that?” but then it all made sense once I discovered Magnets & Miracles. Words can’t even describe the feeling that takes over when I listen to their music. There’s absolutely nothing generic about it. It’s real, emotional, and pure talent. Trust me when I say that you’re missing out if you have no idea who In My Coma is, so waste no more time and purchase their debut album now.

Be sure to check out the video for “Losing Sleep,” one of my favorites, and of course, continue below for my exclusive interview with lead vocalist Jasper James:  Continue reading “[Exclusive] Discovering Real Music “In My Coma””

’10’ Things About In My Coma

We couldn’t stop at just an interview. Of course we had to get Jasper to answer our traditional ’10’ quickies as well. 

Check out his short but interesting responses below and be sure to leave your thoughts afterwards:

1. What’s your one-line positive thinking mantra?

Together, we’ll move onwards and upwards.

2. Describe your personality?

Jasper – Protective

LauraDoll – Heartfelt

Mike – Determined  

3. What practices have you adopted that have led to a healthier lifestyle?

We have a great time at shows and we like to have fun, but we’re not heavy drinkers and we eat healthy. There’s nothing wrong with being a musician and leading a healthy lifestyle. We all hit the gym regularly and watch our calories. As a singer, it’s unbelievably important to be healthy unless you’re aiming for a short term career.

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The Autumn Film takes us to ‘Paradise’

At least with their ahhmazing cover. ‘Paradise‘ is one of my favorite Coldplay songs so its only fair that I post this brilliant cover performed by The Autumn Film. The trio does a really good job in maintaining that spark I like so much in Coldplay’s version, and Tifah’s voice is so melting. Anyways, don’t let me creep you out with my praises. Have a … Continue reading The Autumn Film takes us to ‘Paradise’

Nylon Pink covers ‘Run Devil Run’

In English. First of all, Nylon Pink is such a girly name for a rock band, but then again it is made up of females only. In case you’re the last to know, ‘Run Devil Run‘ was performed and made popular by Girls Generation but originated by garbage couture empress Ke$ha. Anyways,  check out the cover and tell us what you think. There’s a voice … Continue reading Nylon Pink covers ‘Run Devil Run’

Evanescence’s “My Heart Is Broken”

Don’t you just love those emotional tracks from Evanescence? In fact, that’s what the band is known most for; emotional, passionate, melodramatic, sorrowful, you name it. They’ve made their latest album more bright and strayed a bit from their darker days. And that’s understandable being that Amy Lee along with the others are in a more uplifting place in life. However, I still love those sad, yet passionate numbers. Check out the artistic music video for “My Heart Is Broken,” one of the more heartwrenching tracks on their album, and tell us what you think. This woman can certainly belt out those notes. Continue reading “Evanescence’s “My Heart Is Broken””

Willow drops a “Fireball”

Willow Smith is not making anyone forget she’s a big Rihanna fan. In fact that’s becoming more evident in her style of singing. The youngest in the Smith clan has released the music video for her latest single “Fireball,” which features the hit rapper and official Barbie lover Nicki Minaj. I liked the theatrics in the opening of the video and the choreography of the … Continue reading Willow drops a “Fireball”

I wish to “Remain Nameless”

Florence + The Machine had this really addictive track on the deluxe version of their “Ceremonials” album and I just had to post it here as the Song of the Day. Since hearing “Remain Nameless” for the very first time, I’ve been unable to forget or even stop listening to the song. It completely took over my soul and I’m not sure I want it to go away. This is a sensual and passionate track; a little more on the urban, electropop side but this band is experimental so nothing surprises me. Listen and enjoy, then continue to see my interpretation: Continue reading “I wish to “Remain Nameless””

[Review] Paulina Rubio’s “Brava!”

Well here’s something I’ve haven’t dived into before. Paulina Rubio is one of many Latin artists that I’ve never truly sat down, or got on my feet, and listened to their music. As far as my Spanish interest goes, I stayed glued to Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, and Selena. I think it was over ten years ago where I first glimpsed lady Rubio performing at the Grammy Awards that I became aware of the fact that there were other Latin artists deserving of my attention. Sadly, I didn’t follow her up because I thought she reminded me a little of Shakira’s style, and I felt strongly bonded to latter. But today, Paulina has won me over and I now realize there is a great difference between their sound. 

The exotic diva has released her 10th studio album, “Brava!” which is also her second bilingual album since her debut. I haven’t gotten through the entire record as yet simply because I want to save my first impression for this review. However, it’s the lead single and track number one that has me bubbling. Continue reading “[Review] Paulina Rubio’s “Brava!””

[Exclusive] Breanne Düren on life, music & the future

Breanne Elizabeth Dürenberger aka Breanne Düren is a singer and songwriter who received recognition for her work with electronic group Owl City. However, it’s her own music that’s creating a buzz in the industry. Breanne sings about her personal experiences and other issues, reaching the hearts of listeners and giving them something to think about. Her soft and soothing voice is as sweet as candy. When Breanne starts singing, you just have to stop and take it in, because she’s that remarkably talented. From soccer player to musician, Düren is definitely destined to be a star. 

Check out her music video for “No One Else,” and read our exclusive interview to learn more about Breanne below: Continue reading “[Exclusive] Breanne Düren on life, music & the future”

Breanne Düren shares ’10’

 

Breanne Düren is the kind of artist I have a ton of respect for. One that not only sings but writes her music as well. There’s a certain value added to a song when it’s genuine and being that she pours herself into her work then I think that’s what makes her very distinctive in the industry. After granting us an exclusive interview, the songbird also took some time to complete our tradition ’10 quickies.’ So, what are you waiting for? go ahead and check out her cool answers below: Continue reading “Breanne Düren shares ’10’”

[Review] Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”

The First Lady of American Idol has returned with her fifth studio album “Stronger,” inspired by the popular quote “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Apparently, “Stronger” has a defined concept unlike Kelly’s previous releases. It’s about strength and empowerment, and each track was recorded on that basis. I think it’s great to have a story being told when it comes to recording an album and even though she stated there wasn’t, I felt that “Breakaway” had a distinctive concept as well: love, heartbreak, and growth. It’s also a pleasure to have the singer back on the scene but sometimes her new music isn’t as pleasant. I’m referring to her last album, “All I Ever Wanted.” Let’s just say I only enjoyed five of the fourteen tracks, simply because the rest sounded like a drag. I’ve been following this starlet since her debut and I think that only a real fan can comfortably say that her music hasn’t always been impressive. Hopefully, “Stronger” can pick up where “Breakaway” left off. Continue reading “[Review] Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger””

Coldplay releases ‘Mylo Xyloto’, do we care?

Coldplay‘s latest album ‘Mylo Xyloto‘ is officially released today but sadly I’m just not interested, and I never was. The group did pique my interest back when they first came out with that song ‘The Scientist,’ however, I was never a fan of their music. I don’t see what all the hype is about. I mean, sure they’re talented an all but so are other … Continue reading Coldplay releases ‘Mylo Xyloto’, do we care?