American Idol champ Jordin Sparks and R&B crooner Chris Brown will shoot the video for their duet “No Air” with critically-acclaimed director Chris Robinson, who’s also responsible for hits like Alicia Keys’ “A Woman's Worth” and Jojo’s “Too Little, Too Late”.
The joint was produced by hitmaking duo Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas of The Underdogs. Expect more of their beautifully-belted tunes on the next projects by Jennifer Hudson (J Records/Arista), Whitney Houston (J/Arista), LeToya Luckett (Capitol), Keke Wyatt (TVT) and Claudette Ortiz (Interscope).
February 29, 2008 03:03 AM PST
not tryn to be gay but u are
|Hamada aka Monica |
January 24, 2008 06:39 PM PST
Hey Tom, thanx a million for the insightful review. Can't wait to hear the tracks Stargate did with Janet! Keep writing XOXOXO
January 23, 2008 02:30 AM PST
Hope it's gonna fit, I had a review prepared but I might as well tell you now lol :
I kinda liked it at first despite the overused beat, but I got kinda sick of pretty fast - nice lyrics and vocal arrangements, and I like StarGate's recent use of voice sampling, but the generic beat just kinda made it lose for me.
02 One Step At A Time
Lol really lovely song, very cheesy cutesypie poppy but I really like it, like alot of Cutfather & JayJay's work, a big StarGate rip-off but very good at that, beautiful melody, vocal arrangements are also very reminescent of Makeba's mid-tempo StarGate songs, a cheap but catchy song, that, if you ask me would do very well as a first single. It's got this awesome cut ad-lib part in the intro and after the choruses, it's great. It just works real well as a song in whole.
03 No Air
Very similar to The Underdogs' stuff on Chris Brown's album, although there is techincally nothing wrong with it, it's half catchy, there is nothing special about it either. If this is gonna hit hard it's purely because of the big duet aspect.
One of the better StarGate tracks I've heard in a while, hard but gentle and smooth, it sounds like a mix of Say It Right and Infinished Sympathy in a very StarGate/Ghost/Dench way while still being different for them. Soulful and dope, not the prime example of a catchy song but definetly something that would do very well on the charts. SG should have steir standards set this high!
05 Shy Boy
Easily my favorite track, I'm Klas Åhlund has got me eating out of his hand...please make many more songs with Murlyn. Cook up a nice album for Robyn with them...hehe...
06 Now You Tell Me
Expected this to tun out to be produced by StarGate but it's an actual Frankie Storm/Es?ionage track - Coldplay influences are evident, but it still has alot of pop appeal, plus Frankie is just the greatest new writer out there - what's better, another track by her, Espen & Amund was registered : Heart My Heart.
07 Next To You
I'm not a huge fan of this sort of song, the infamous Robbins/Cates/Kiriakou pop/rock/adult/contemporary ballad...she's a good writer, but many of her songs miss the creativity and freshness [some of] her work with SoulPower has, leaving her songs decent but forgettable to me.
08 Just For The Record
...erm...I don't like this lol...
09 Permanent Monday
Bit Kelly Clarkson-ish...overall kind of the same story as Next To You...
10 Young And In Love
Decent enough, but Shy Boy really caught my attention and didn't leave much for this...lol
11 See My Side
Very European, kinda Psychedelic, and I'm poretty sure this is the slowest Bloodshy & Avant song I've ever heard, but it's a bit of a standard Robyn slowjam. In fact it can be very easily compared to Anytime You Like.
12 God Loves Ugly
Cover song, like the rest of the ballads on this album, an acoustic sounding song with a programmed beat, decent enough but just forgettable, I also feel the order of the tracklist is a little strange...
13 This Is My Now
Standard Idols power ballad, no comment :)
Not a big fan of it, sounds like a Mariah Carey christmas song in july. I think it's produced by JayJay [Jonas Jeberg] by the way.
Worth The Wait
Alot radio-friendlier than the other Lindy Robbins tracks, I'd rather have seen this on the album than Permanent Monday.
Virginia Is For Lovers
[Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench, StarGate]
This should definetly have been on
the album if you ask me, it's not extremely catchy or dope, but it's a quality song, great simple but strong words, and I love the chorus :
Virginia is for lovers
And I'm wondering - Where do all the others go?
And you heart belongs to another
So I'm leaving - Virignia is for lovers anyway...
[BTW I'll send these bonus tracks later, you should at least have Virginia Is For Lovers...]
[BTBTW Bloodshy & Avant have got a b-side coming up for Kiley's Wow -
Cherry Bomb [Kylie Minogue, Karen Poole, Jonas Quant, Bloodshy & Avant]
No Åhlund but I can't wait...
|Hamada aka Monica |
January 23, 2008 12:15 AM PST
Hey Tom, what did you think of her album? I bought it, but haven't heard it yet. I must say the credits are pretty impressive!!!
January 22, 2008 10:50 PM PST
Pff fools, there are 3 songs they should release, and in this order : One Step At A Time, Freeze, Shy Boy. As much as I'd like to say Now You Tell Me, it wouldn't be a hit...If she releases those 3 songs she has a CHANCE to still have some success...but who knows, the people might eat up the Chris Brown and Timbaland rip-off aspect of the whole track...
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