Maroon 5 – “Payphone”

Published April 16th 2012
Filed under Reviews

Maroon 5’s new single Payphone, from their upcoming studio album Overexposed, premiered today. The track features Wiz Khalifa and it’s produced by Shellback and Benny Blanco.

Payphone is definitely one of the poppiest Maroon 5 singles to date. The strong melody sung by Adam Levine and aided by the melancholic piano, makes the song ridiculously catchy on first listen. This is backed by a marching band style of drums. It’s so simple but so effective.

As a long time Maroon 5 fan, I’m very happy with the results of the band working with bigger producers. Even the rap by Wiz Khalifa fits the song and adds to it. This is going to be a huge hit.

You can listen to Payphone below:

Overexposed is out June 26th.

Alphabeat – “Vacation” Music Video

Published April 13th 2012
Filed under Videos

Alphabeat’s video for their new single Vacation premiered today. The video is set in an airport with the band members performing the song while air hostesses dance.

For a video that doesn’t have the biggest budget, Alphabeat made the most of their resources and managed to pull off quite a cool video. It’s very 80’s visually and very Alphabeat.

The song itself has grown on me so much and if another label picks the band up in the UK, they could have a big summer hit on their hands – “Fascination big”.

You can watch the video for Vacation below:

Vacation is available worldwide on iTunes.

The Saturdays – “30 Days” Music Video

Published April 05th 2012
Filed under Videos

The Saturdays’ video for their new single 30 Days premiered online today. The video is set in a diner with the girls speed dating.

It’s not their best video and you can tell it didn’t have much of a budget, but it showcases the girls’ personalities really well.

Una’s baby bump, which she said would be photoshopped out, is still visible. At first it seems like she’s hiding her bump by standing behind the other girls but later she rubs her bump while on a speed date. The video also includes many close ups presumably to not draw too much attention to Una’s baby bump.

You can watch the video for 30 Days below: