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Labrinth feat. Emeli Sandé – Beneath Your Beautiful

Posted in music video, new music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2013 by alifeofmike

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A visually stunning video and a courageously truthful lyric.  Labrinth and Emily Sande deliver an impressive song that is bound to be a smash.

Although this video was released in October, I have just now seen it and am in complete awe.  The only word I can say after watching this video is CHILLS.

Beneath Your Beautiful” touches the soul with its delivery of true love and passion.  It is a tale of going after something you absolutely want, even if it is presumed that it is impossible to obtain. The tune is very similar to Rihanna‘s, “Stay” but much improved.  You can hear the passion seeping through the amazing vocals by Labrinth AND Emily Sande. The ENTIRE video consists of Labrinth on the piano or standing in the foreground with Sande on a giant screen behind him, or Sande in the foreground and Labrinth on the screen.  It is not a huge blockbuster-style music video, but that is why it shines.  You can completely see the passion in both artist’s faces which makes the video completely believable   Not only is the song passionate and beautiful, it is remarkably catchy.  I have been singing “take it off now girl take it off now girl” over and over in my head for the past two days!

Emily Sande is a huge up and comer in the music industry with an immense amount of buzz circulating around her.  Could “Beneath Your Beautiful” top her first popular single “Next To Me”? I think so.

Check out the video for “Beneath Your Beautiful” here:

Victoria Justice- Gold

Posted in new music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2013 by alifeofmike

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I am a little late on this but I still felt like I needed to write about it.

Victoria Justice officially released her first single unaffiliated with Nickelodeon on Tuesday, June 18th. Justice stated many times that this album was going to be completely “her.” And I feel that this song definitely is.  It is a breath of fresh air compared to many songs that are being released lately. It has a “feel-good” vibe and is honestly one of the catchiest songs I have ever heard. Plus, Victoria Justice in the art work isn’t hard to look at either ;).

People are comparing Justice’s single to Britt Nicoles own song, “Gold.”  The only part that sounds similar for me is when Justice says the word gold. I believe that Justice’s single is much better. The single sounds a bit like Bridgit Mendler and Justice even throws in a few notes that sound very Sara Bareilles-esque

Unfortunately, I do not believe that “Gold” will get the exposure or reach the popularity that her fellow Victorious cast mate Ariana Grande’s “The Way” did.  It was not even featured on iTune’s main new music page (why??). However, if the song does get the exposure it deserves, I think it could be a smash.

Check out “Gold” right here:

Also check out Britt Nicole’s, “Gold.” Which song is better?