Classic P!nk is classic P!nk alright. Alicia Moore is back with her latest single off her upcoming album, The Truths About Love. BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS) is the song I'm going to be reviewing today. And as always, the link for the lyric video is below and you can watch it while you're reading my reviews.
P!nk's BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS) Lyric Video: Click here.
Now it's been 4 years since P!nk released a full-length album. Greatest Hits... So Far wasn't an album, but more of a compilation, but who can forget the endless vibe caused by RAISE YOUR GLASS and PERFECT, with the former still one of my most played songs on my phone. Now that P!nk is back, let's get on with the review, shall we?
I've always loved P!nk, since, well, not exactly day 1. But the past albums which contains hit singles are some of my favourites. BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS) which is a seriously long-title just by typing it, contains so much essence that the fans have all gained throughout her 12 years of music she has done. To be honest, when we say that she is surprising, talented and one of the best performers live, we tick all those boxes without even thinking. P!nk is one of the best in the business that has ever been, hands down. She directly shows in this track, the simplicity of the way she writes her lyrics and the direct impact just bangs.
Although it differs from the above tracks from her compilation album, I always felt this was supposed to be different from anything and to re-capture her old songs vibe and to just give it really great push. And she's done it. The track has just managed to crack into the top 10 of Billboard at number 9 at the second week. Amazing. Anyways, back on the track, the catchy chorus also serves as a reminder to P!nk's ever-resounding powerful emotions the way she delivers it. She's been at it with different songs in these 12 years. SOBER, FUNHOUSE, SO WHAT, BRIDGE OF LIGHT. These songs just display the great talent P!nk has, and even with backing vocals and whatnot, she doesn't lip-sync. Thus, she's one of the best performers live.
When it comes to originality, P!nk absolutely nails and kills it. She creates her own genre that is set apart and in between punk rock and pop. You can't just distaste her in a moment and then covet her with hugs the moment her next single is as awesome as her first. Because all her singles are as awesome as each other in a line-up. There is no distortion stopping that and you just can't choose easily.
ORIGINALITY: 8/10 - As said above, P!nk nails this department. As far as it goes, P!nk really just shows everybody why she won't be forgotten for a long time and will continue to become an inspiration and hero to all of us.
SOUND: 9/10 - The vibe has returned. I really felt it with this song. The way P!nk connects with her listeners is something that is also untouchable.
LYRICS: 8/10 - Maybe I'm a bit biased here, but I felt that the lyrics could have been better, even though they are at it's very best.
OVERALL: 25/10 - All in all, P!nk's BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS) is a true track to remind us of her talent. With harmonic tunes and the dispatch of epic-vocals in this track, it's a top-notch record we're all predicting. For this, I believe that it is and will be a 'Chart-topper'.
On my ratings, I believe that I will be 'Playing It For Days', and you can count on it.
And the title says it all! This time I'm going to be reviewing Train's latest single off their album, California 37. This is 50 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE. Before you think you've got run over by a Mexican troupe that plays perfect instrumentals, there's the music video to this awesomely catchy song.
Click here for the music video.
Now we all know Train from their previous album, don't we? Save Me San Francisco was a big Billboard and international hit - could we all disagree? Let's not forget the spectacular songs from the album which contained hits like HEY, SOUL SISTER, MARRY ME and IF IT'S LOVE, with the former one of my favourite tracks on the album. Their new smash-album brought on a different suspense and altogether fun-loving tracks which also included the international hit DRIVE BY. With that, they tell us some of the 50 ways to say goodbye. Because that is a long song title, it doesn't really make sense to keep keeping it bold. Y'know what I mean?
Anyways, please put your hands up if you were immediately into the song when you heard the intro. It was as powerful as anything else that really wreaked havoc when I pressed play. Train's deliberately entertaining hits are never boring, and that, I assure you. With their new single, even with depressing hard-rock lyrics that sounds so devoid, their upbeat tempo still regains life on the same track.
'She went down in an airplane / Fried getting sun-tanned / Fell in a cement mixer full of quicksand / Help me, help me / I'm no good at goodbyes'. Creepy? Exactly... not. Apart from what was like a death-decaying scenario of Patrick Monahan's girlfriend, he still delivers pretty well and I really enjoyed it. The lyrics, not what happened to her.
But as I really just enjoyed the song with free-flow sound, it just felt really familiar on some levels. The trombones and so on, were just so smooth and you could really feel it. Whilst DRIVE BY, still receiving recognition worldwide, was an okay song but this next single was just superbly written, but both tracks are good tracks nonetheless.
Before moving on to ratings, I just got to say that the music video was just well-shot as well. Not because I'm sugar-coating the song or whatever, but it is just that good. At the same time, I just have to say California 37 is a blast and you guys should just get it. Really. It doesn't pale in comparison to Save Me San Francisco that much in my opinion.
ORIGINALITY: 8/10 - So much effort was put into this song that I really felt that it was such a track that set itself apart from the current batch of songs we have these days on radio or whatnot. And that is outstanding I must say.
SOUND: 8/10 - You could just feel the trombones feeling through your skin as you just plug in your headphones. That, I applaud for the great sound Train has made. Phantom of the Opera reference. I love that.
LYRICS: 9/10 - This is a 9 in my department. I thought the lyrics were well-written and just depicts the really bad things going through with Patrick's girlfriend. Well, as the world spins, we just get busier.
OVERALL: 25/30 - It gets stuck in your head like it gets stuck on mine all the time. And for that, 50 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE is going to be a 'Chart-topper'.
For my rating, I think I'll be 'Playing it for days'!
This time, it's a GOOD TIME! Owl City returns with an awesome track featuring the current pop superstar Carly Rae Jepsen who created the megahit, CALL ME MAYBE, to team up to produce a superb anthem that has me spinning some reviews.
As always, before I begin, you can click the link for the lyrics of the song, here. And to also announce, this song has also moved up on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 6. Well done Carly. Now people won't call you Maybe anymore.
On other news, Linkin Park edged out Maroon 5 by 1,000 sales (apparently) to creep to top spot of the Billboard 200 albums. I myself have bought Living Things myself, but I really didn't compare it to Overexposed.
Here we go. Well, it's been quite a long time since Owl City had any good songs coming out. I loved the promotional singles from his last album, but this return is a smash-hit and I can really feel this. On the other hand of the partnership, Carly Rae Jepsen, really just known for her only hit song and her other song that didn't come to fruition (CURIOSITY), is just enjoying her fruits of labour given to her by her label head, Justin Bieber. On the side-note, Carly was Canadian, so that represents the connection between the two as stated in the interview from Ellen DeGeneres.
Now on the song itself, we finally see why Owl City has really just picked Carly Rae Jepsen out of a line-up. Let's move to Adam Young first. The cheeky lyrics and the ever-fascinating methods of production in music, Adam has impressed us all since his debut mainstream album that bombed the entire world, Ocean Eyes. The following album didn't gain much promotion or anticipation, but it was still quite a hit. Adam's next album, The Midsummer Station featuring this summer track, is going to be well received and I am betting on it.
Moving on to Carly, she has definitely tried to move out of the spotlight given to her, but since then, she has seriously been appreciated and also respected as an artist. People have always said that she couldn't sing, but I beg to differ. Though CALL ME MAYBE is a different song, GOOD TIME represents her best song yet. Her vocals just didn't usurp the song, but she controlled it well to try and stay out of the limelight as a feature artist with Adam.
ORIGINALITY: 8/10 - Just seriously blown away with this song when I first heard it. Carly and Adam seriously just got me this time. No other song with this kind of tempo.
SOUND: 8/10 - Adam with his witty and impressive sounds, just does it every. Single. Time. Nothing more, nothing less.
LYRICS: 8/10 - They just sound so good. But the flaws would definitely be in the lyrics of the song. Had they put much more effort, I would definitely see the song longer than just replaying, 'It's always a good time'. And Carly's verses were so smooth that there's something else to add on.
OVERALL: 24/30 - A big-time summer-smash hit. Replay it all the way guys.
With my new ratings in place, this song will be the first I'm implementing on. This song is a 'CHART-TOPPER'. Cheers!
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.