The Good Natured are having a serious case of the Mondays.
Ahead of the release of their upcoming debut LP out later in 2013 on Parlophone Records (and a tour with Imagine Dragons in the UK next month), the British synth-poppers are doing a fun lil’ DIY cover project on the side.
The bad bitch is back.
Just under four years ago, Natalia Kills first burst out onto the scene with her eerily chilly debut single “Zombie,” the first track that caught our attention (and immediately sealed the deal for our endless love affair with Miss Kills). And ever since, she’s been slicing and dicing her way deeper into our hearts–from “Mirrors” to “Wonderland” to “Kill My Boyfriend.”
Now, following the release of her menacing teaser track “Controversy” late last year (uh huh…), the dark-pop princess is returning for a second round in 2013.
I sat down with Miss Kills at a coffeeshop uptown yesterday afternoon to talk all things Trouble, which she dished about while sipping a soda.
Guess what? The new Sally Shapiro record, Somewhere Else, is very good!
In case you’re under the impression that Sally Shapiro is content three albums deep into her career, she’s not.
“The title describes the recurrent theme in the music and my life, to somehow never be satisfied with what you have, or where you are — to always wish you were somewhere else,” Shapiro explained of the title of her new record in the official blurb about the release.
It’s not all that surprising to hear from the shy singer, who notoriously doesn’t like to perform live – or even appear on stage at all. In fact, “Sally Shapiro” is just a pseudonym for the mystery chanteuse’s work with producer Johan Agebjörn. Together, they’ve been quietly crafting transportive soundtracks made for sun-soaked daydreaming and contemplative late night drives since the latter half of the 00′s, beginning with 2007′s acclaimed Disco Romance.
With their latest outing, Somewhere Else (out yesterday, February 26), the dream-pop duo have crafted yet another set of entrancing disco-tinged tunes — a follow-up to their 2009 record, My Guilty Pleasure.
Check out my full review on Idolator.
If the whole pop princess thing doesn’t pan out, at least Demi Lovato‘s got all the makings of a fine cardiologist.
“Heart Attack” is Miss Lovato’s follow-up to her massive 2012 smash “Give Your Heart A Break” (Get it now? She’s all about them hearts lately!), and the lead single from her first album since 2011′s Unbroken. It’s major.
And now that she’s got you right where she wants you…she’s kind of freaking the fuck out about it.
It’s February 14–which means it’s Valentine’s Day!
To celebrate this day of love and affection, I’ve come up with a whole bunch of pop-themed Valentine’s Day cards over at Idolator for your viewing, commenting, sharing and re-blogging pleasure. (Oh, by the way, I now work at Idolator. Don’t know if I ever formally announced that–so, yes!)
There’s Godney, there’s Justin (of both varieties), there’s Beysus and Mileybird–give it a look now.
In addition, there were a few cards that slipped through the cracks. So why let a good one go to waste? Scroll down and check out the rest of the cards to give to your special sweetie, or stare at by yourself because you are forever alone!