She’s back!!! After keeping us watering at the mouth for about four years, Annie‘s back with her new single, “Girlfriend” produced by Brian Higgins and Xenomania. The best thing is, there’s no “HEY HEY, YOU YOU” at the beginning of the track like other “Girlfriend” songs you may know. Just retro-friendly dance beats! It’s generally nice and flows well. The full name of the song is “I Know Your Girlfriend Hates Me,” but that would give away the whole plot of the song. Basically, Annie’s being a bit of a home wrecker here. What an Anniemal, that woman.
Not only does the song pass Pop Rule Number One (“All pop from Norway and Sweden is perfection”), but passes Pop Rule Number Two with flying colors (“Songs involving phones, or merely their ring-a-dinging or ring-ringing are 99% pop perfection”).
Looks like somebody got their hands on the Effects toolbar in Photoshop for the very first time. Add a little of the “wacky” fonts featured on those free font websites, and you’ve got yourself a red hot mess known as the next Ashlee Simpson single Little Miss Obsessive, to be released digitally on March 11. Sucks too, as this could have been a strong release. But it’s Ashlee Simpson, so why bother?
I call sabotage.
There’s a panic around the world right now. It seems that the ancient sea monster from Cloverfield has wrapped its cursed tentacle-like fingers around a track from Britney’s back catalog. The water beast recorded its soul-crushing squeals upon this otherwise excellent track, which was pulled to shore by the sea monster’s boyfriend so that she could record her own vocals on top of the previously unused demo. My recommendation is for Jive Records to deploy their strongest armed forces in order to take down the wretched creature before it attempts any further mayhem.
This is a damn, dirty shame. This is not, I repeat not, a planned duet. Just a spoiled bitch getting her greedy paws on a shelved track. This waste of air needs to back down.
To remedy the situation, a brand new official remix of Break The Ice.
That being said, Britney’s in good shape. Her father’s been keeping her in line for the past few weeks, and her only escape is the dance studio. She’s been at Millenium just about every day. She’s also teaching a class for children there, and the interviews with the studio owner and the children’s parents have been overwhelmingly positive.
In her latest trip to the studio, she was pictured carrying her own CD, Blackout. As we know, “Break The Ice” is the next intended single. There’s rumor abound that she’s been fighting Jive to release “Hot As Ice” instead, but that wouldn’t surprise me in the least. She fights with them for nearly every single release.
Jason Nevins has already posted a snippet of his remix on his Myspace, and it’s synth-rock heaven. Nevins’ remixes are generally heavy on the guitars, and this one is no exception. So if you’re looking for an alternative to trance-happy dub mixes, then look no further than the Nevin’s mix.
But besides all that, Brit’s been just dandy. A little too dandy. No, don’t jinx it. Don’t jinx it.
Image Credit: JFX Online, BreatheHeavy
Song Credit: Shameless@BMK
It appears as though Namie‘s been keeping the good shit for the end, as the ’80′s inspired video for her final single from the Vidal Sassoon campaign, “What A Feeling”, has finally been released. THE SONG IS A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Honestly, listen to this immediately. It’s an electro-heavy dance number with a lot of twitchy synthesizers. Just listen to the first few seconds, I promise you’ll be hooked. Namie fans will appreciate the over-usage of “Put ‘Em Up”-like choreography, and signature long hair. I immediately felt the urge to
Herbal. I MEAN VIDAL SASSOON! I felt the urge to Vidal Sassoon.
And now, for a limited time, I present the single in HQ, as well as a remix by…Shinichi Osawa. As if the song couldn’t get any better, she’s elected one of the hands down HOTTEST remixers in the business right now. So Good. So So Good.