Pitbull ft Ke$ha – Timber
Pitbull and Ke$ha are two of the biggest hit makers of right now and they aren’t stopping their domination of the charts uniting together for a brand new track called ‘Timber’. This isn’t the first time they have worked together with a song called ‘Girls as well as remixes of Ke$ha’s hits ‘Tik Tok’ and ‘Crazy Kids’ on top of a co-headlining world tour.
‘Timber’ is an ultimately catchy track with the hook repeating through your head for hours on end. “It’s going down, I’m yelling timber. You better move you. You better dance. Let’s make a night you won’t remember. I’ll be the one you won’t forget.” Ke$ha and Pitbull equally level each other with her powerful pop vocals and with his strong rapping. No one outshines the other as they both bring strong attributes to the song and make it memorable.
The song has a dance beat mixed with a country and Gatsby-esque beat that will get the crowd moving in a club or at a concert. A lot of urban and dance artists have been including a country sound to their material and for some it has worked (Avici) and some it hasn’t (Nelly & Miley Cyrus). Luckily for Ke$ha and Pitbull it has worked very well and makes the song stand out and easily their best collaboration yet. ‘Timber’ will be a huge single for both these artists and will be one to watch how it goes on the charts. Catch Ke$ha and Pitbull in Australia this October/November on their massive Arena Co-headlining tour – http://thomasbleach.com/2013/08/05/tour-news-keha-and-pitbull-australian-tour/
Justin Bieber – Heartbreaker
Justin Bieber has been teasing fans for the past couple of months with new music “coming soon”. The time has come with the announcement of a new single being released every week as well as his new movie ‘Believe 3D’ scheduled for the end of the year. ‘Heartbreaker’ is the first single to be released and it delivers with his most honest song ever. It has a very reminiscent sound to Drake and Justin Timberlake as it’s a lot smoother to his previous material. The lyrics resemble an open letter declaring his love for his ex girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
“Despite of all the imperfections of who I am, I still wanna be your man. I know it hasn’t been easy for us to talk with everyone being around, But this is personal, this is for me and you. And I want you to know that I still love you. I know the seasons may change, But sometimes love goes from sunshine to rain. And I’m under this umbrella and I’m calling your name, And you know I don’t wanna lose that. I still believe in us.”
These lyrics show Justin opening up to his fans more about his personal life and his way of telling people how he’s feeling and dealing with the break up. The song is not his most immediately catchy tracks and won’t be radios first choice to play but this song was always about giving back to the fans and giving them what they wanted to hear and not what the label, media or radio wanted. It takes a few listens to really appreciate the sound and story that Justin is showcasing but his vocals shine through giving noteworthy performance.
‘Heartbreaker’ is something different for Justin Bieber fans, it’s more mature, he’s opening up about his personal life more and the sound is showing that he is evolving as an artist. Definitely worth the listen and catch Justin touring Australia this November/December – http://thomasbleach.com/2013/09/05/tour-news-justin-bieber-adds-new-brisbane-concert-date/
Paris Hilton – Good Time
I can safely say I did not have a ‘Good Time’ listening to Paris Hilton’s new single. I am probably one of the very few who will actually admit they liked Paris’ songs ‘Stars Are Blind’ and ‘Nothing In This World’ which she released in 2006 but nothing prepared me for her new single. ‘Good Time’ begins with a very auto tuned intro that sounds like someone’s put a little girl into a recording studio and gone “can you please sing these lyrics for daddy”.
Lil Wayne appears on the track and adds a decent rap which is notably the best thing about this track. The song does eventually grow on you with its catchy hook and decent dance beat but I can’t help but think if someone else performed this song it would be a lot better. Paris isn’t a strong vocalist and this song showcases that and if you can get pass that you may enjoy it. When I watched the music video I couldn’t help but think, luckily she’s having a good time because she’s probably the only one right now. Good luck to her and I look forward to hearing what she’s going to release next.