As the countdown trails to zero and the lights plummet into total darkness, the screen above the stage fills with the image of Spears–the Femme Fatale. Brandishing a gun, she feverishly bolts past security cameras; her signature blonde locks bobbing up and down as she scales barbed-wire fences and shoots at her pursuers as only a true Badassney could.
She is escaping–running away from a S.W.A.T. team, while deliciously dolled up in a full glitz outfit. (Don’t all super sexy assassins incorporate a little glitter into their wardrobe?)
Ultimately she’s caught at some point and wrestled to the ground, kicking and screaming all the way down. But as she’s unwillingly slammed over the hood of a police car, she glares mischievously into the windshield at us and purrs seductively: “I’m not that innocent.”
Just at that moment, the screens above the stage immediately begin to split in half and smoke pours from within as the Holy Spearit herself comes rolling in on a giant metal “Hold It Against Me” platform. Glittering, though still to dark to see her, she stands locked and loaded–awaiting the moment as the driving beat starts to pulsate through the arena. And then, although no one could possibly hear it above all the shrieking, she fires: “Hey, over there…”
Nicole Scherzinger – “I’m Gonna” (Unreleased)
Blessed beauty Nicole Scherzinbehindthesehazeleyeser has just sprung a leak–and she’s serving up some serious ’90′s House RuPaul realness!
“I’m Gonna,” produced by remix aficionado Dave Aude, is but a scrap picked up from the ground of the Killer Love sessions. And while it’s easy to understand why the House-infused throwback track didn’t make the thoroughly modern RedOne tracklisting of Scherzy’s long-delayed debut, that doesn’t mean that this isn’t one of the best solo cuts Scherzy’s ever served up!
Packed to the brim with luscious piano chords and a relentless, feel-good ’90′s House beat, Nicole’s gone and made like Brit Brit on her Inner City lovin’ Femme Fatale bonus track “Up & Down” and borrowed from the past, heavily sampling Bizarre Inc.‘s #1 1992 Billboard Dance hit, “I’m Gonna Get You.”
“I’m gonna get you, baby…I’m gonna get you, yes I am!” she proudly declares atop the fresh, funky club rhythms. YASSSS!
This is some good ‘ish. This is some dance-’round-the-room ‘ish. This is that ‘ish you just know Kimberly Wyatt puts her face on to before hitting the stage at 4 A.M. to host the nightly drag revue in London (in which Carmit Bachar performs.)
If you’re anything like me (God help your soul), you kept it tuned in on the weekly for the latest nail-biting season of RuPaul’s Drag Race on LOGO as Raja eagerly snatched the crown for Queen of Season 3.
So what’s a girl to do once the fairy dust settles and the pageantry officially begins? Why, release a dance single of course!
“Diamond Crowned Queen” is Raja’s debut single, which was released on May 3.
While the original mix of the song always played a little bit too, err…erratic for my taste (yes, erratic–let’s go with that), the newly released remix by MuuMuse friend Prince Vince is nothing but pure sweat and sex (for dinner!)
Prince Vince’s take on the track will have you sweating off your falsies and fanning yourself with your chicken cutlets in five seconds flat, featuring a slew of deep, throbbing beats and sexy stabs of electronica–a delish club dish for certain!
So come with me all you thunder-breathing dragons and get into the mix!
“Diamond Crowned Queen” was released on May 3. (iTunes)
There’s no hope for humanity if this album doesn’t achieve world peace.
In a pop climate chock full of self-empowerment–from Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” to Katy Perry‘s “Firework” to Beyonce‘s “Run The World (Girls)” to P!nk‘s “Raise Your Glass” to Ke$ha‘s “We R Who We R”–it’s hard to flip to a Top 40 radio station and not hear a single scorching dance number set to the tune of tolerance.
But lest we’re all forget, RuPaul‘s already been beating that synth drum for the past twenty years.
From 1992′s “Supermodel (You Better Work)” to 2004′s “Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous” to 2009′s “Jealous Of My Boogie,” every inch of RuPaul’s glitter-encrusted career has been spent preaching the virtues of self-love. As she famously signs off each episode of her LOGO reality show, RuPaul’s Drag Race: “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gon’ love somebody else?”
In 2009, RuPaul released her fourth studio album: Champion, a solid collection of uptempo club cuts produced by L.A. based composer and producer, Lucian Piane (perhaps best known as RevoLucian, producer of amazing parody remixes including the still incredible Christian Bale on-set freak out mix, “Bale Out”.)
Now, nearly two years later, RuPaul returns with a brand new collection: Glamazon, an album set to send Champion and skyrocketing into the next dimension of sound.
MuuMuse had the opportunity to chat with Ru’s musical producer Lucian Piane about the upcoming release, recording with Ru, and just what she’s got up her sleeve–sorry, weave for her next album. So what you waiting for, hunty?
All wigs have been officially snatched.
RuPaul just tweeted the album art for her upcoming studio album Glamazon, which looks like the missing cover art between Grace Jones‘ late ’70′s disco records: Portfolio, Fame and Muse. Absolutely STUNNING!
One of the best album covers of the year thus far…if not the best. Hands down!
Glamazon will be released on April 25. (iTunes)