The music meeting was back to its bustling self this week, as team members returned from their holidays and in to the cool, air conditioned paradise that is Studio 4. Here’s what was covered…
First up was a nice little indie number by Andy Burrows. You might not recognize the name but you’ll no doubt recognize some of his previous music. Andy was Razorlight’s drummer until 2009, has been a guest drummer for We Are Scientists and has performed as family and friends under the name I Am Arrows . His single ‘Keep On Moving On’ showcases his vocal capabilities, proving he’s not just a talented stick basher.
And, proving that they really do get around, the Beach Boys, or at least some of them, return with ‘That’s Why God Made the Radio’. The Beach Boys were renowned for their infectious pop-rock tunes with catchy lyrics and upbeat melodies. This single feels slow in comparison to their 60’s heyday creations, but makes for a nice gentle and easy to listen to song.
In complete contrast to the Beach Boys and their religious single, is veteran bad boy Chris Brown with ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’. Brown was recently caught up in a club fiasco with rapper Drake, in which bottles were thrown and several club goers were injured. I’d like to think that he played this latest single first thing the morning after. Needless to say ‘Don’t wake me up’ is another fun, dancey tune that we’ve come to expect from the controversial singer.
We last covered Ed Sheeran when he joined forces with Wretch 32 for the beautiful ‘Hush Little Baby’. Now he’s back with an equally deep and meaningful track called ‘Little Bump’. Ed’s incredible vocals and songwriting prowess have made him a hugely popular figure in the UK charts, and this latest single doesn’t disappoint.
Girl next door, Katy Perry, was next with ‘Wide Awake’. This song is about her divorce with Russell Brand, and how their relationship hit rock bottom when he wouldn’t shut up at night, therefore preventing Katy from getting the sleep she needed. Katy has finally spoken out about her Brand induced sleep deprivation in this song, which is more of a ballad than we’re used to from the ‘California girls’ singer. It reminds us a bit of Kelly Clarkson and is definitely worth a listen.
UK three piece, Stooshe, were next with ‘Black Heart’. This girl band was part of the BBC’s Sound of 2012 nominations, and their first official single debuted at number 5 in the charts. One of our Account Managers described them as a ‘group of Alexandra Burkes’, which I think means they’re a strong collection of talented female singers? Anyway, this is a funky, catchy little number that’s enjoyable to listen to, so this group of Burkes is doing something right!
Also covered this week were The Black Keys with ‘Dead and Gone’ and Will.I.Am ft Eva Simons with ‘This is Love’.
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