April 23, 2012
Aubrey O’Day: Wrecking Ball (Single Review)
A NEW O’DAY HAS COME.
Almost exactly one year since Aubrey O’Day first slayed our entire lives with her scorching dance-pop solo debut “Automatic” back in April of 2011, the outspoken chanteuse and current Celebrity Apprentice Boss Bitch returns with her long awaited follow-up: “Wrecking Ball.”
This time around however, there shall be no beat going boom–nay, not even a single booty pop–because Mizz O’Legend is serving us early ’00’s power-pop ballad realness.
Co-penned and produced by Pia Toscano (American Idol), singer-songwriter Steven Miller and former Evanescence member David Hodges, “Wrecking Ball” delivers the kind of earnest crooning that wouldn’t be at all out of place on the tracklisting of a JoJo, Katharine McPhee or Jordin Sparks record. (Or perhaps Jessica Simpson?)
“You think you could read my mind, but this is not another love song/Don’t even waste your time, I’m already gone,” O’Day angrily cries out on the chorus.
The shocker for most, of course, will be Aubrey’s genuinely flaw-free delivery (although O.G. fans of Ms. O’Day are already well aware of the songstress’ ability to croon, as evidenced throughout Making The Band and later as one-fifth of Danity Kane–RIP.) The fact is that she really can sing, and this is the most impressive showcase of her vocals yet.
While I generally prefer my Aubrey flashing diamonds and putting her body on automatic (as I’m sure she will for bulk of her upcoming debut), lady friend’s clearly on a mission to prove all the ex-lovers and haters wrong–and I’ll be damned if she didn’t just do exactly that. U MAD?
“Wrecking Ball” was released on April 23. (iTunes)