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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Finders Keepers by Mabel featuring Kojo Funds. It's from her upcoming EP Bedroom which will be released on 26th May. This is the official audio but I'll update if there's a video in future. :)





Saturday, 18 March 2017

Return of Steps

Steps are back! If you were a child or teenager in the UK in the late 90s, then you probably remember the group Steps.When I first saw their video for 5, 6, 7, 8 I wasn't that impressed but I later became a fan! lol.

Steps were formed in 1997 and debuted in November that year with the single 5,6.,7,8. The band consists of Claire Richards, H (real name Ian Watkins), Faye Tozer, Lisa Scott-Lee and Lee Latchford-Evans. They became very successful in the UK and also did well in other European countries, Japan and Australia. Their hits include Tragedy (probably the most successful), One For Sorrow, Deeper Shade of Blue, Better Best Forgotten and Stomp.

Steps released their debut studio album Step One in September 1998 and went on to release 3 more, Steptacular (1999), Buzz (2000) and Light Up The World (2012). They broke-up in 2001 and H and Claire went on to form a duo, a move which upset the other members. In 2011 the group reunited for a TV special called Steps: Reunion where they discussed the split and their feelings about it all. They released a greatest hits album (their second) called The Ultimate Collection and then went on tour. Another series of Steps: Reunion followed and their album Light Up The World came out in 2012.

Lisa launched a solo career in the early 2000s, her most well known singles are Lately and Too Far Gone. She released her debut album Never or Now in 2007 but apparently it was only released as a physical CD in South Africa. It came out digitally here.

The group have reformed again to celebrate their 20th anniversary. (Can't believe it's been 20 years! That's crazy! lol). They just released a new single called of Scared Of The Dark on 10th March and their 5th album Tears on the Dancefloor is scheduled for release next month. They will also tour later this year.

Here's Scared Of The Dark. I don't like it as much as their older stuff so far but I think it will grow on me. :)




Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Good Girls by American band LANY. It's the first single from their debut album LANY which is set for release on 30th June.

Good Girls came out on 3rd March. It's just an audio at the moment but I'll update if there's an official video in future. :)




Saturday, 11 March 2017

New Bebe Rexha EP


American singer Bebe Rexha released her latest EP All Your Fault Pt. 1 last month. It contains 6 tracks, Atmosphere, I Got You (which was released as a single last October), Small Doses, FFF featuring rapper G-Easy (who she previously collaborated with on his single Me, Myself  & I), Gateway Drug and Bad B**ch featuring rapper Ty Dolla $ign.

I got All Your Fault for my birthday recently and it's good. I like all the songs really but my favourites are Atmosphere, FFF, Gateway Drug and Bad B**ch. Here are a few of my faves. As you can tell, the album is explicit. :)


Here's Atmosphere. When she sings the verses in this, Bebe reminds me of  American singer Natalie.




Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Redrum by Kosovar (Kosovan Albanian) singer Era Istrefi and featuring  Felix Snow. As I mentioned before, she's been compared to Rihanna voice wise and she reminds me of Pia Mia, especially looks wise!

Redrum is out now. It's an English language song. (Era also sings in Gheg Albanian). 



Saturday, 4 March 2017

New J-pop and K-pop Releases

Here are some new releases from the J-pop and K-pop worlds. :)


J-pop


Koda Kumi- Ultraviolet

Koda Kumi*is set to release her 13th/14th studio albums on 8th March. It will be a double album release and is called W FACE ~inside~ and W FACE~outside~. It's her first album for 2 years; the last was Walk of my Life in 2015 and contains two previously released singles, Kimi Omoy and Shh!

This is Ultraviolet from W FACE ~outside. It's an Avex video, so it's not full length. (They tend to show short versions).






Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Weekly Music Video

I'm posting the Weekly Music Video early this week because it's my birthday tomorrow, so I'm taking a computer break. :)

This week's video is Away by Nigerian duo P-Square. It's their latest single and was released earlier this month as a Valentine special.