Posts Tagged ‘Pop’
It’s a big day for some of pop music’s leading ladies, as the annual Forbes ‘100 Most Powerful Women In The World’ list just came out for the world to see. Making the cut is Beyonce at number 14, Shakira at 58, and Lady Gaga at 67, respectively. Makes sense — all three of these pop queens are currently on top of their game!
Slam Donahue is a pop band from Brooklyn, but with that said, you can dismiss most of your notions about what pop music is. In this case, we’re talking about undeniable, fun, contagiously danceable music that anyone would like.
“I Turn On” bounces with an infectious and organic excitement that’s reminiscent of The Black Kids, before everything went horribly wrong, and you’d be hard pressed not to make an MGMT reference on this one too (which is fine, because Slam Donahue is now on Cantora Records, the label that broke MGMT). And quite frankly, we could all use something like this right now. The track is off their upcoming EP Hemlock Tea which is out August 21.
If these guys keep making the right decisions, you’re guaranteed to be hearing a lot more from them. In the mean time, download “I Turn On” below.
Download Slam Donahue’s mixtape Big House Nice Dreams
Daniel Powter has been writing music since he was just 10 years old, but it was one song that catapulted him into the limelight and changed everything. In 2006, “Bad Day” became a worldwide sensation, was nominated for a Grammy, and was featured promintently in American Idol. In the six years that followed, Powter experienced the roller-coaster ride that comes with that kind of success. He is now getting back to what he loves most – making music – and is releasing his new album Turn on the Lights.
In 2001, Daniel Bedingfield was catapulted to international music fame with his surprise smash hit “Gotta Get Thru This.” He followed that with a string of hits that had many critics naming him the next big thing in pop, but in 2004 his career stalled when he ran into troubles with his label. Now free of those issues, Bedingfield is back and ready for the spotlight.