The past few weeks have been busier than a mosquito in a nudist colony for Team Headland. So busy that we’ve postponed several music meetings while we crack on with some exciting projects for our clients. However, there’s only so long our weekly dosage of music can be kept from us before we start to go pale and shrivel up, and so this week we practically queued outside Studio 4 in order to get our fix. As providers of audio solutions to retailers, the hospitality industry and more, here we discuss what we do best…music! Here’s our highlights of the past few weeks…
British singer songwriter Alex Clare opens the show and immediately gives us a rush with his single ‘Too Close’. This tune features in the Internet Explorer 9 adverts and has helped squeeze the relatively new artist in to the minds of the British public. The song blends Alex’s vocals with pulsing dubstep and is great for getting you in a ‘I feel invincible’ mood…
The dreamy vocals of Ben Howard were up next, in his song ‘Only Love’. Ben featured on Radio 1’s Live Lounge this week and did a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call me maybe’ which we absolutely LOVED here at Headland Towers. We could listen to it on repeat. ‘Only Love’ is equally addictive.
Marina and her crew of Diamonds return to the charts with ‘Primadonna’, a catchy pop song with crunchy electro sounds. There’s a few of these dancey gems on the Welsh singer’s latest album ‘Electra Heart’, which is well worth a listen.
Jake Bugg was up next with ‘Lightening Bolt’. We’ll forgive you if you just said ‘Jake Bugg who??’ as he’s also new to the charts scene. He’s not new to music though, he started playing and singing aged just 12, and aged 14 he was writing his own songs. Last year at just 17 years old he was invited to play Glastonbury, where those who’d seen him knew they’d seen a big talent for the future. He has a voice that sounds like it’s been stolen from the 50’s, which is understandable given he lists his influences as Bob Dylan, Don Mclean and Jimi Hendrix. He recently performed at Live at Leeds and his song ‘Lightening Bolt’ was Zane Lowe’s record of the week. Can’t say we’re surprised.
Do you like Norwegian folk music? Great, then you’ll love ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ by Katzenjammer. This song features pop vocals and bouncy instrumentals and makes for an easy to listen to, feel good song.
Bajan R ‘n’ B behemoth Rihanna graced our ears next with ‘Where Have You Been’, another dancey affair, and one that divided the team at Headland. The song opens with typical Rihanna-esque vocals but the ‘drop’ isn’t quite what you’d expect, which is what divided the team. Some people liked it, some found it unusual. We’ll let you decide what to think.
Lastly is French electropop producer Madeon’s remix of Martin Solveig’s ‘The Night Out’. The original is a big recognizable hit with catchy lyrics such as ‘hey baby, what’s that sound?’, and this remix takes it to another level of dance. Definitely one to get you in the mood for a night out.
Well, those were our highlights, but here’s SOME of the other tunes that were discussed. Told you it was a bumper edition!
Jessie J & David Guetta – Laserlight
Kaskade ft Skylar Grey – Room For Happiness
Temper Trap – Need Your Love
Lawson – When She Was Mine
Rebecca Ferguson – Glitter & Gold
D’banj – Oliver Twist
Emin – Baby Get Higher
Paloma Faith – Picking Up The Pieces
Paul Weller – When Your Gardens Overgrown / Chart – Indie
That should be enough to keep you going until next week, so until then, enjoy.