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New Song of the Week: 1-14-22

I’m going to be completely honest: I totally fell off of the Katy Perry wagon these past few years. Her first three albums “One of the Boys”, “Teenage Dream” and “Prism” were perfect Pop records, and I was all for it. Then “Witness” and “Smile” followed, and she lost me. It was like she was trying too hard to be edgy and sexy (the song “Bon Appetite” still makes me cringe). But with her new single- which we all got to see the video during the College Fotball National Championship this week- is a step back to the fun, Pop Katy Perry that I’ve been missing.

“When I’m Gone” featuring Alesso is a fun, easy Dance/Pop jam which is on point with what’s hot on Top 40 radio these days. I’m thinkin Katy saw what Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, etc were doing, and decided to follow suit. I’m totally OK with that! I’m an unapologetic fan of Pop, and this song was stuck in my head all week, which is a good sign.

I’m also happy to see Katy Perry get back to her original black hair. It’s the little things in life.

Oh! And I heard that she’s got a collab with one of my favorite Country artists Thomas Rhett coming this Spring. Stay tuned!

New Song of the Week: 1-7-22

I’m all for REAL Country music, and when this song hit my inbox, I immediately fell in love with it!  Up and Comer ERNEST has a true Country voice and style, and when you combine it with Morgan Wallen, you’ve got modern Country GOLD.

“Flower Shops” has one of my new favorite lines “Violets and Daisies to hide all the crazy”.  The song is already #1 on itunes, and I’m thinking it’s just starting it’s run as a chart topper.  I’m happy to kick off the new year with some real Country music… I hope this trend cotinues the rest of the year!  I can’t wait to hear more from both ERNEST and Morgan in the coming months.  As for Morgan, it looks like Country music has moved on from his controversy of last year, as his album “Dangerous” was the #1 album of 2021. NOT just in Country music, but across all the genres.  Say what you will about him, the guy has chops.

Plus, if you want some bad Country music behavior- go look up what George Jones and Randy Travis -two legends- got into in their day.  We just didn’t have the social media to blow things up.

 

Also, clearly, mullets are here to stay.

New Song of the Week: 12-17-21

Avril Lavigne is back to her Punk-Pop roots! (Good.)

She originally released “Bite Me” last month, and I honestly wasn’t feeling it.  Although I was happy to hear that she was going back to the Pop/Punk sound that made her famous, I felt like this song was a bit too juvenile for her. I mean, she’s my age (late 30’s) and the song and feel was more suited to someone in their late teens or early twenties.  Then she dropped the acoustic version today, and I’m liking it a lot better than the original version.

 

Avril sounds great, and looks amazing as well.  I know she had a rough bout with Lyme disease, as well as a failed marriage to Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger.  I’m glad to see that she’s back to fighting form!  After hearing this, I’m definitely looking forward to her upcoming album.  She says it’s going to be “100% Rock and Roll”, so we’ll see what she’s got for us in 2022!

 

New Song of the Week: 12-10-21

I’ve always had mad respect for Jack White. Just a crazy talented musician who does his own thing, and it always turns out splendidly. His first new single in four years “Taking Me Back” is classic Jack White: hard hitting, heavy-percussive, straight forward Rock.  Just how I like it!

Oh, and Jack just announced a massive 2022 tour today, so that’s cool, too.

 

Pretty much everything he does is awesome.

 

New Song of the Week: 11-26-21

I love, love, LOVE The Foo Fighters, and their latest album “Medicine at Midnight” (released earlier this year) is another great effort by the band that just got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  There latest single (and video!) “Love Dies Young” is your typical Foo Fighters sound, and I’m so happy for it.

With all the absolute crap music out there, I’m just so happy that the Foo Fighters exist, and continue to not to take themselves seriously. I wish more musicians could do that. You know, dominate the rock scene for 25 years, and not be total jackwagons.  The Foos have that on lock.

 

New Song of the Week: 10-16-21

So, I just gave birth and was in a hospital for a couple days with not much to do but be medicated and play on my phone. (What did people do in the hospital before smartphones? Seriously.) A lot of new music came out this Friday, but you already knew who the winner was gonna be, because, you know, Adele.

Her new single “Easy on Me” is everything you would expect.  Incredible vocals, relatable emotions, and just another great record from a timeless artist.  I love that she waits until SHE is ready to put out new music. The wait is always worth it.

Yup, Adele always gives me faith in today’s music.  And how incredible does she look? Wowza!

Can’t wait for her new album “30” on November 19th

New Song of the Week: 6-28-21

Ed Sheeran is easily one of the best Pop artists of the modern generation.  And what I’m loving is that he is changing the game a little bit with his new song “Bad Habits”- it’s a totally different sound (and look!) for him, and I am all here for it.

 

The song is pop perfection- fun, easy to listen to, and very 80’s pop-ish. I fell like Ed is taking a page from The Weeknd’s musical playbook, and why not? While some music heads complain about it, I’m all for it. Then again, I loooooove cheesy 80’s pop, so a resurgence in modern music is right up my alley.  I dug this song the first time I listened to it, and I can’t wait to hear what else Ed has for us this year.

 

Change is good, and Ed can pull it off.

 

New Song of the Week: 6-13-21

Being an Army wife, I always get really excited when there’s a new song that praises our military, which Country Music seems to do pretty well. I just came across the new song from Trace Adkins, and it got me in the feels a little bit.  It’s called “Empty Chair” and it’s a great salute to those who fought and sacrificed so much for our country.

Maybe it’s just me getting older, or just more aware as the years go on as a military spouse of how incredible our servicemen and women are, but songs like this need to happen more. As a whole, our population tends to forget what our soldiers went through in the past (and still go through on the daily) to protect our rights and freedoms.  It seems that we can be too busy complaining about our country and being ridiculously sensitive about every little thing to really appreciate how great we have it here. We’re lucky. And it’s because of those who fought for it that we can enjoy so many freedoms.  Remember that, ok?

Ok, I’m not going to get too soapboxy because I ate too much Mexican food tonight, and I just want to sleep.

Thank you, Trace Adkins, for this song! And as always, THANK YOU to our military.

 

 

New Song of the Week: 5-24-21

We all know that P!NK is a total badass, whose career has spanned a couple of decades now (Yes, decades. Really) So, it’s fair to say that she’s hit ICON status now. She manages to stay relevant, make good pop music, and most importantly, stay true to herself.  And her latest song “All I Know So Far” is definitely one of my favorites of hers that she’s put out in the past decade.

 

I love songs that actually have a little substance to them, and can actually inspire you to be better, and this one definitely does that.

There are no rules in life (except don’t be a jackass to others), and no set path you have to follow. Follow your heart and do you. That’s what I get out of this song, and I totally relate.

 

Did I mention that I love P!NK?

New Song of the Week 3-31-21

I know, I know… it’s the second week in a row that I’m featuring a Country song, but this one is gonna be a Summer bar anthem in every college town.  Travis Denning is an up and coming Country artist with a #1 hit under his belt with “After a Few”, and I’m thinking this new song “ABBY” (Anybody But You) is going to follow suit.

It’s not a song to be taken too seriously- just a fun, radio-friendly party song that a lot of people can relate to.  Also, I got a chance to chat with Travis earlier this week, and he’s an absolute doll. Be on the lookout for the full interview on Friday!

If you have a song you think needs some love and some airplay, let me know! I’m always on the lookout for great new stuff.