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Friday, 20 January 2017

New Music Releases

I was planning to do separate posts on Bollywood and K-pop releases but thought it would be good to do a post featuring different genres, including those two. So here it is! :)


Bollywood


The Humma Song from OK Jaanu

OK Jaanu  (OK Darling) is a new Bollywood romantic drama about Aditya (Adi) (played by Aditya Roy Kapur/Kapoor) and Tara (Shraddha Kapoor, no relation) who both have big dreams, video game designer Adi to live and work in America and architect Tara to study in Paris. They meet and fall in love but decide to put their careers first. The movie is a remake of the Tamil film OK Kanmani aka O Kadhal Kanmani and just came out at the cinema on 13th January.

This is The Humma Song. The playback singers are Jubin Nautiyal and Shashaa Tirupati. A.R. Rahman composed the music.


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Weekly Music Video

Sorry there was no second post last week, I had some personal problems. :)

This week's video is Eu Espero by Angolan singer Perola. She's singing in Portuguese and the song translates as "I Hope". (I guessed it would be something to do with "hope" since it's similar to Spanish and Google Translate confirmed it!).

Eu Espero came out last August.




If you're a fan of Perola check out these posts:

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/weekly-music-video_12.html

 http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/weekly-music-video_18.html

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Face au vent by Anggun. It translates as "Facing the wind" (thank you Google Translate and my mum!) and is from her 6th French language album Toujours Un Ailleurs (Always Elsewhere) which was released in November 2015.

Face au vent was released as a single in April last year.




Keep up with Anggun on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/anggun.official/


Also if you're a fan, check out the Anggun Lyrics Projects that I did for her album Elevation (English version):* http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/anggun-lyrics-project.html



*Find all the posts under the "Anggun lyrics project" label.

Friday, 6 January 2017

New Music/Videos

It's time for the first new music and videos update of the year! Here's what I've been listening to/watching since the last one. :)


K-pop

Koh Na Young feat. Microdot- I Like
KNK- U
Apink- Cause You're My Star
IU- Twenty Three*
BIGBANG- FXXK IT
K.A.R.D- Oh Na Na

Dua Lipa- Be The One (new video)
Befikre-  Nashe Si Chadh Gayi (Bollywood)
Becky Hill- Warm
OK Jaanu- The Humma Song (Bollywood)
Fergie- Life Goes On (video)


Vietnamese

Bảo Thy- Xin Anh Đừng Đến * 
Hồ Ngọc Hà- Destiny*
Hồ Ngọc Hà- What Is Love?*


Anggun- Face au vent (Facing the wind)*
Perola- Eu Espero*
Nelly Furtado- Pipe Dreams


K-pop

Umh Juna Hwa- Watch Me Move
DAY6- Letting Go
eSNA- Attention
AOA- Excuse Me
AOA- Bing Bing

E-girls- All Day Long Lady (J-pop)
Bebe Rexha I Got You (official video)
Tinashe- Company (video)
ZAYN and Taylor Swift- I Don't Wanna Live Forever (from Fifty Shades Darker)


That's it until next time!


*New to me

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Weekly Music Video

In my Best of 2016  post I mentioned that I hadn't posted much about Bollywood last year. So I've decided to feature more Bollywood in 2017. I'll start with the video for Jiya from the film Gunday (2014).

It's about Bikram (played by Ranveer Singh) and Bala (Arjun Kapoor) who've been friends since childhood. They were orphaned during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971 when Bangladesh became a new country.  The two friends end up going to Calcutta where they take up a criminal lifestyle and become famous outlaws! (Gunday means "outlaw"). Both fall in love with beautiful cabaret dancer Nandita (played by Priyanka Chopra, who is currently starring in American series Quantico and also sings) and compete against each other for her love. The film is set in the 70s.

The Jiya video stars Ranveer and Priyanka in a love scene. The playback singer is Bengali singer Arjit Singh. While this is the Hindi version, Gunday was also released in Bengali.






For more info check out the official Gunday site: http://www.gunday.in/


And for the actors' links see below:

Ranveer's FB:  https://www.facebook.com/RanveerSinghOfficial/

Priyanka's FB: https://www.facebook.com/priyankachopra/

Priyanka's official website (coming soon): http://iampriyankachopra.com/ 

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Best Of 2016

In the latest Weekly Music Video post I mentioned that I was doing a  Best Of 2016 post. So here it is! These are my favourite posts on the blog for this year. :)



Music


C-pop

I don't listen to C-pop as much as J-pop and K-pop but this year I did listen to some new artists and featured two of them on the blog:

Jolin Tsai vs Jay Chou: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/girls-vs-boys-c-pop.html




Eurovison

This year's Eurovison Song Contest post: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/current-eurovision-acts-nostalgia.html



J-pop

Not so much J-pop in 2016 but I plan to listen to more next year. Here's a post on some J-pop artists:
  
http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/more-j-pop-acts.html




K-pop

I've liked K-pop for a few years now but I got more into it this year, especially when Arirang TV started being shown in the UK in October! I posted quite a few K-pop Weekly Music Videos (see above for some of them). In addition to that here are two more K-pop posts:

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/girls-vs-boys-k-pop.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/new-k-pop-releases.html



Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Weekly Music Video

Today's video  (actually audio) is We Should Be Together by Pia Mia. It's her latest single and is out now. I really like this song. :) It's only an audio at the moment but if there's a video in the future I'll post that as well.





Hope you had a good Christmas! (Or other festival depending on what you celebrate). :) This is the last Weekly Music Video for 2016 but I'll be back next week with the first one for 2017! Also I'll do a Best Of 2016 post later this week featuring my favourite blog posts from this year, so look out for that.