A NEW O’DAY HAS COME.
Former Danity Kane Goddess Aubrey O’Slay might be promoting her empowering new anthem “Wrecking Ball” at the moment (video to come!), but right now, she’s decided to bless us all with a little somethin’ somethin’ on the side.
Just moments ago, the Celebrity Apprentice Queen and all-around Boss Bitch unveiled her reworking of Gotye and Kimbra‘s worldwide smash, “Somebody That I Used To Know.” And much like her friend JoJo‘s searing cover of Drake‘s “Marvin’s Room” (which is still one of the best songs of 2011, just so we’re still on the same page), Aubrey’s rendition of the track re-swizzles the song’s lyrics completely, retelling the story from a woman’s point of view.
Collecting your records and changing your number? Uh, try changing your locks.
“You’re just a fucking liar that I used to know,” the chanteuse venomously seethes on her icy electro-R&B cover. “I should have just walked away, but I stayed and watched you turn into some coward that I used to love!” Fellas, a word of advice: Knowing that Miss O’Day’s body is in fact on “Automatic,” I highly suggest you don’t do anything to make Miss Aubrey mad.
Between the chilly production, scowling lyricism, and of course, O’Day’s flaw-free vocals, there’s a whole lot to love about her damning take on the track. It’s pure hot fiya, as we often say in the industry.
Hell hath no fury like an O’Day scorned.
And here’s the full lyrics, courtesy of Aubtourage.
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)
A new O’Day has come!
Ever since Diddy unceremoniously ditched the Danity Kane divas nearly three years ago (one of the world’s greater pop injustices of all time), former member Aubrey O’Day has made it clear that she would not be deterred from her pop star dreams.
O’Day, the group’s most outspoken and audicious (Aubreycious?) member, decided to remain true to her Making The Band roots, signing on to film a Oxygen Channel reality series in 2010 called All About Aubrey. The series premiered early last month, tracking O’Day’s journey from the fall of Danity Kane to her first performance as a solo artist.
Following the show’s series finale this week, O’Day unleashed her official debut as a solo artist to iTunes today: “Automatic,” a scorching, synthesizer filled dance-pop number. The song plays just as one might expect Danity Kane to sound in a post-Gaga musical landscape; that is, something like a more dance floor ready version of Welcome To The Dollhouse album tracks, including “Pretty Boy” and “Bad Girl.”
“Look at my body, it’s so official / Every time they see me, they shoot over like a missile,” O’Day brags. While the beat is nothing revolutionary, the song is probably the wisest next step in sound for O’Day, likely to appeal to former supporters while still snagging dozens of new fans in the process.
And judging by the song’s success–currently sitting at #36 on the iTunes Song Chart after less than 24 hours on sale (and just 6 spots below her former employer, Diddy) it looks like it’s going to be O’Day who has the last laugh after all.
“Automatic” was released on iTunes on April 12. (iTunes)
REJOICE, ONE AND ALL: IT’S A BRAND NEW O’DAY!
REJOICE, ONE AND ALL: IT’S A BRAND NEW O’DAY!
Aubrey O’Day is finally releasing new music!
“Automatic,” which first leaked as a demo months ago, will act as the debut single from O’Day’s forthcoming solo studio album, which is expected to be released later this year on SRC/Universal Motown Records.
” ‘Automatic’ is the right fit for where music is headed now,” O’Day explains. “It’s a pop-dance track, but I wanted to go in the club and write a song about not having to put on all the glamour and the glitz. So many dance songs are about putting on Louis Vuitton, getting dressed up and everything, and I wanted to do a song about walking in the room and getting automatically noticed and stealing everyone’s attention without trying to.”
The song will be released on Tuesday, April 12 on iTunes.
As a proud, card-carrying member of the Danity Kane stan club (RIP), I’ve waited three long years for this one. I know she’s not going to disappoint!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to get Aubrey’s new logo tattooed onto my forehead.
I love(d) Danity Kane.
No, seriously: I watched the entirety of Making The Band. I stanned for those bitches hard. And to this day, I listen to their 2007 self-titled debut and 2008′s Welcome To The Dollhouse like the albums were released yesterday.
As one of the five breakout members of Diddy‘s mismanaged exercise in excellence, Aubrey O’Day consistently stood out as one of the more outspoken, outrageous personalities in the group–so much so that their eventual break-up was rumored to be caused by her obsession with the spotlight.
Since then, each Danity has since gone on to work on other projects.
After many, many reports of a solo album in the works for O’Day, it seems that–at long last–it’s actually coming true.
On November 6, Aubrey performed a solo showcase at Cherry Pop in West Hollywood. As far as I can tell, it was amazing. (WATCH)
Starting off with a dash of one of Danity’s final smashes, “Damaged,” O’Day quickly worked her way into two new solo tracks: “Hitchhiker” and “Automatic.” The new tracks are more in the realm of modern electro-pop a la La Gaga as opposed to the R&B-flared offerings from her girl group roots, but the slight switch-up in style seems to suit her quite nicely. They sound so good!
For a small stage performance, O’Day really nails it: Tight choreography, live vocals, and an undeniably confident stage presence. Lest we forget, she clawed her way to the top after a grueling elimination process to make it into the group. That strong-willed determination is clearly still with the girl.
I, for one, am ecstatic.