Well folks, Lady GaGa’s “Judas” has finally stormed out of the Gates of Hell and it’s wreaking all sorts of mayhem. It’s got everybody buzzed, bothered, hot, and heavy for the Born This Way album to drop on May 23rd. She’s already getting heat for the Biblical references she makes in the song and music video. I find it petty to dismiss something that hasn’t even been officially released (let alone viewed). And it’s amusing that people still find it shockingly offensive. How many years ago did Madonna offend the Church? Ozzy and Marilyn Manson ring a bell either? This isn’t a new concept folks, get over it.
In a nutshell: You can feel however you want about the lyrics or MV’s plot as being blasphemous, but you cannot deny that this was the single everybody expected in “Born This Way.” It’s much more fun. The verses and bridge play out in a Jamaican beat and it throws you into a J-Pop/Rock chorus with “I’m just a holy fool, oh baby, he’s so cruel but I’m still in love with Judas, baby” (x2) and works into “Woah-oh-oh-oh I’m in love with Judah-ah-as” (x2).
Note: If you like what you hear, please support the artist. Go and buy the track when it’s released officially.
Here is yet another post dedicated to listing my current music intrigues. You will see some new faces and some familiar ones from past posts, however, every song and artist I list here is worth at least one listen. Consider it a lesson in opening your musical taste buds… if your ears could taste.
Note: They are in no special order.
Panic! At the Disco – The Ballad of Mona Lisa
Even though Panic! At the Disco lost three of its original members, lead singer Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith managed to pull together a new album. The first single, “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” retains some of the charm for which the band is typically known (a so-called Baroque Pop sound) and plenty of new and rejuvenating traits as well. It’s nice to see the new music video features the same Steampunk and Victorian garb as their previous stuff.
You could have guessed it was Halloween arriving at Madison Square Garden by the way everybody was dressed, even if it was February 21st. Costumes ranged from things as simple as diet coke cans curled in hair with glitter bras and panties to full-on “Telephone” prison suits, 10-inch heels and claw nails. These Little Monsters meant business.
Okay, Lady GaGa’s new song “Born This Way” is RIDICULOUSLY 80s! Which means I’m automatically in love with it. No, but really. It’s damn good. And it’s definitely a radio/club boomer. You’ll probably hear it so often you’ll wish you weren’t born at all.
Okay. First, I want to thank the wonderful Electroqueer, who tweeted this glorious piece of information that I am also Hell bent on sharing. Frankmusik pulled a fast one on the internet. He tweeted a link to a free download site for a track entitled “Hurt You Again” expected to be on his new album. This is the full song, not a sample! Whether or not it will be the final cut to make the album is unknown and, really and honestly, who cares because it’s free music. GOOD free music.
And just because I love all of you so much I want to share his video for “The Fear Inside” in case you haven’t seen it yet.
You have to give Robyn credit where credit is due. Not only has she proven to reinvent her image repeatedly to stay on the radar, but she has learned to evolve with a changing music industry. Her most recent endeavor, Body Talk, is a perfect example of why she is capable of remaining fresh. First off, Robyn released the album in four installments. Body Talk, Pt. 1, Body Talk, Pt.2 and Body Talk, Pt. 3 are all EPs. The fourth and final piece is a collection of favorites from those three EPs, simply titled Body Talk.
I’m guessing you’ve figured out by the title of this blog that I’m an avid synth/dance music fan. That being said I want to draw light on an artist I believe has been very underrated. His name is Vincent Frank and he goes by the stage-name of Frankmusik. I came across Complete Me last year and I found the pivotal tracks, “Better Off As 2,” “Confusion Girl (Shame, Shame, Shame)” and “3 Little Words” quite catchy and lighthearted.