Katy Perry – “Unconditionally” Second Single

Published October 21st 2013
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Katy Perry has released the lyric video to her second single from Prism, Unconditionally. Unconditionally is a ballad produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut.

Check out the lyric video below:

Katy Perry – “Dark Horse” New Promo Single

Published September 17th 2013
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Katy Perry has released the first promotional single Dark Horse from her upcoming album Prism. The second promotional single will be Walking On Air which will be released at the end of September.

artworks-000056300465-0j1ugm-t500x500Dark Horse is produced by Max Martin and Dr. Luke and features rapper Juicy J. Katy asked fans to vote between two songs called Walking On Air and Dark Horse to be released before her new album Prism drops. Unfortunately Dark Horse won. From the clip I could tell that Dark Horse was the weaker track. After Katy held her listening parties for Prism, the reviews also revealed Dark Horse to be the weaker track – and possibly the weakest track on the album. Walking On Air was hugely praised and was said to be second single material.

Dark Horse was released to iTunes today and the full version is disappointing. Until I heard Dark Horse, I had yet to dislike a Katy Perry song. I even like all her Columbia Records demos and collaborations with The Matrix. But with Dark Horse, it feels like it’s trying so hard to be as brilliant as E.T. from Katy’s previous album, but fails miserably. Juicy J adds nothing and his parts are a bit annoying, especially the vocoder. The verses feel so disjointed from the chorus. The chorus, which actually sounds like a pre-chorus, sounds like it’s building up to a massive chorus but then stops with a beat drop and fizzles out into the next verse. What’s most annoying is that the “chorus” is quite good and has so much potential.

Fortunately, Dark Horse is only a promotional single and not the second single which Katy has made very clear. And fortunately we’re getting Walking On Air in two weeks time.

Take a listen to Dark Horse below:

Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball” Video Premiere

Published September 09th 2013
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1237175_10151848465977147_1500825188_nMiley Cyrus’ video for Wrecking Ball has premiered on VEVO. Wrecking Ball is the second single to be taken from her upcoming studio album Bangerz.

The video for Wrecking Ball is very literal – it has a wrecking ball in it. However, Miley’s riding the wrecking ball half-naked and then later naked. Like We Can’t Stop, Wrecking Ball is another attempt at creating media controversy and attention seeking to prove that she’s not Disney Miley anymore. Miley’s seen wearing “clothes” similar to the We Can’t Stop video and licking a sledge hammer in between riding the wrecking ball. The head shot scenes are actually decent and prove that the video could’ve been a lot more tame and effective, similar to Demi Lovato’s Heart Attack, if Miley wasn’t screaming for attention. Overall, the video doesn’t detract from what a great song Wrecking Ball is.

Check out the video below:

Katy Perry – “Roar” Video Teaser

Published August 26th 2013
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Katy Perry has released a teaser for her music video for Roar via VEVO. The video is set in the jungle with a Tarzan/Jane theme. Katy’s seen swinging through the jungle at the end.

Check it out the Roar preview below:

There’s still no premiere date for the video.

Katy Perry: “Dark Horse” or “Walking On Air”?

Published August 25th 2013
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Katy Perry has teamed up with MTV and Pepsi to ask fans to vote between two songs called Walking On Air and Dark Horse to be released before her new album Prism drops. At the moment Dark Horse is winning but I’m hoping Walking On Air catches up because I think it’s the better of the two.

Walking On Air is very 90’s dance with care-free, cool vocals from Katy. The falsetto during the chorus line “I’m walking on air” is such a strong hook that it’s stuck on repeat in my head. While some have called the song faceless, I think it’s typical Katy with hints of Hummingbird Heartbeat emerging from the melody. Take a listen to Walking On Air below:

Dark Horse is a ballad and the preview is building up to what sounds like the track dropping out before a breakdown. However, for me, the song feels ruined by the ridiculous Dr. Luke Ooh La La vocoder used just before the breakdown. It’s completely unnecessary and ruins a potentially great song. Take a listen to Dark Horse below:

Vote for your favourite track to be released early on the MTV website. Prism is out on October 22nd.