The cover has been released for Utada’s upcoming album, HEART STATION.
Luckily, it looks nothing like her other album covers:
45 seconds of the upcoming PV for the song “HEART STATION” have been released on the song’s special website, seen here. She has apparently gotten onto the wrong train. Luckily, the over sized headphones distract her from the fact that everyone has been turned into a blackened statue.
Music releases have been a bit sparse this past few days, so I do apologize for the lack of updates. I’ve gotten wind of a new artist that I’m premiering on the site today. Her name is SATOMI’, and she is a Japanese singer. In J-Pop fashion, she has altered her name by adding some unnecessary capital letters and an extra dash of punctuation. I don’t know why they do it, either.
Anyway, according to her Myspace, Satomi was born in 1989, making her a mere 19 years old. Despite the age difference, the girl’s got some jazzy vocals rivaling Crystal Kay, and the lower octaves of Eri Nobuchika (who has been shelved from the J-Pop industry, despite having the largest vocal range of any Japanese artist I’ve heard yet.) Not only that, but the beats in her latest release could be straight off the recording sessions of Namie Amuro. Stomping hand-clap verses melting into sweeping, horn-blaring choruses…the song is a dance-funk treat.
SATOMI’ is a fairly new artist, so I assume I’ll be watching for further releases from her. She will be releasing “Innumerable answers” digitally on January 30. Her upcoming album is expected to be released late March.
Time for some real “Feedback.” Textured synth melodies, robot voices, and an old school back-and-forth crunch beat provide a luscious soundscape for Janet’s album track “Rock With U.” Like an ’80′s sound tunnel, the auto-tuned, mid-tempo swayer does its best to illuminate instead of compete against her soft-spoken voice. There’s something believable about the track; Janet merely breathes the in’s and out’s of sexual exploration on top of a deliciously crunchy and danceable beat. By the time the middle eight kicks in, it’s impossible not to give in the airy temptation of the song. This is where the project has to turn. Pure, ethereal melody. You’ve won this one, Ms. Jackson.
Credit: FlopPop Forums
Across the board, Britney Spears has finally been dealt a few crucial decisions in her favor. First, her parents going to court to fight to become conservators of Britney’s estate. A conservator holds temporary legal power over a person’s financial and medical affairs. To prove their disinterest with Britney’s finances, they have hired a co-conservator along with Jamie Spears, Andrew Wallet. He will maintain her finances separately, while Jamie will presumably take care of Britney’s medical details. This means that Britney will no longer be able to decide the fate of her medical stay, which is a much needed victory.
Secondly, Sam Lutfi has legally been blocked from contacting Britney. He has been dealt a restraining order for at least 22 days. The judge who set the order in motion has found that Sam was a source of civil harassment. He will no longer be able to see her for at least 22 days, but the order can be set permanently at any time.
Unless her parents are truly scum-sucking leeches, this is an absolutely successful turn of events. This means that Britney will not only gain the help she needs, but she will be flushed of the enablers around her, allowing pure and absolute recovery from her gradual breakdown over the past few years. The process should take some time, but so far the conditions are perfect for a recovery to be made.
Sources: BMK, TMZ
There’s been some talk of the Hawaiian Chair. If you haven’t seen the original informercial, please see it here.
Now watch Ellen master the machine, along with a handful of guests. This is why she is my comedy queen.