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arjanwrites_bullet_small.jpg (7×7) Fantastic Write Up on Ellie Goulding's ARTIST#TALK by Bruce on PopBytes
arjanwrites_bullet_small.jpg (7×7) Natalia Kills Talks "Trouble" In True Kills Fashion
arjanwrites_bullet_small.jpg (7×7) Pink's 'The Truth About Love' Becomes Her First No. 1 Album
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arjanwrites_bullet_small.jpg (7×7) Ke$ha Stays On Message on Uncomplicated, Fun "Die Young"
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arjanwrites_bullet_small.jpg (7×7) First Listen: Lana Del Rey Releases Her New Single ‘The Ride’
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arjanwrites_bullet_small.jpg (7×7) Roisin Murphy Releases New Single
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September 26, 2012 | Permalink

Hot New Talent Alert: Listen to Jetta "Start A Riot" [Review]


Big things are about to happen for emerging soul pop crooner Jetta who is about to explode onto the scene with her impressive debut single "Start A Riot" that will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. The track was written by Jetta together with none other than James Eliot who just finished up producing Ellie Goulding's new album. 

"Start A Riot" is a massive tune about breaking with the past once and for all. "My heart aches when I think of you. Let's run away, let's start a riot," she sings. "It's alright, let it all burn." Those lyrics are magnified by the song's soaring production stylings that emphasize the urgency of her call to action. Starting out slightly menacing in its brooding verses, the song finds a moment of peace in the pre-chorus before it crashes into its larger-than-life chorus that is ruled by pounding drums, fiery guitar riffing and Jetta's powerhouse vocals. 

Born and raised in Liverpool, Jetta is a musician who has been quietly gathering interest for the last three years, impressing her peers with her outstanding writing skills and vocal prowess. She honed her craft initially as a backing vocalist, performing together with Paloma Faith and Cee Lo Green on tour. Her big break came when producer Jakwob handpicked Jetta for a guest appearance on his hit track "Electrify." which generated support from tastemaking BBC Radio One jocks MistaJam, Nihal and Zane Lowe.

With the unveiling of "Start A Riot," Jetta is ready to break out and spark a fire. She will give the song away for free on Twitter on October 22 so make sure to follow her to get all the details. To celebrate the release, she will also perform at London's iconic The Scotch (formally Scotch of St James) on October 23. Also, make sure to check out the video for "Start A Riot," partly shot by Jetta herself and directed by Eoghan Kidney that combines fragmented moody imagery and joyous, celebrative visuals. 

September 25, 2012 | Permalink

Nissan Unveils New Juke With Ministry of Sound [Sponsored Video]

Nissan and British lifestyle, music and nightlife brand Ministry of Sound have joined forces to create a special, limited edition version of the new Nissan Juke. The Juke has been outfitted with "gleaming white accents on either a sleek black or cool white body, a luxurious leather interior" plus the iconic Ministry of Sound badge. But there is more. Road warriors and music buffs everywhere will appreciate the fact that the Juke comes with a music voucher to Ministry of Sound music stores to download all your favorite tunes for the road. Find out more about the Juke with Ministry of Sound right here. [This is a sponsored post from Nissan.]

September 25, 2012 | Permalink

Watch Ellie Goulding 'I Know You Care' Video Premiere [Review]


More exciting Ellie Goulding is hitting the web today. Hot on the heels of the release of her new single "Anything Could Happen," the British songstress has released a brand-new video for "I Know You Care," one of the most touching tracks on her terrific new album "Halcyon" that she co-wrote with Justin Parker.

The video for "I Know You Care" shows scenes of new British film Now Is Good featuring Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine that is interspersed with footage of Goulding performing the song. Now Is Good is based on the popular 2007 youth adult novel Before I Die written by Jenny Downham that tells the story of a terminally-ill teenager who compiles a list of things she wants to do before she dies.

The emotional intensity of Goulding's "I Know You Care" is a perfect fit for a movie about keeping a brave face while confronted with an unbearable and inescapable truth. After the hopeful joy of "Anything Could Happen," the tender "I Know You Care" unveils some of the sadder hues on Goulding's forthcoming new LP. A similar sentiment is also reflected on tracks like "My Blood," Halcyon," "Figure 8" and "Explosions" that are sure to tug at your heartstrings.

Wonderfully produced by Jim Eliot, "I Know You Care" is a deeply moving tune about looking back at a relationship that ran its course. There's no anger or spite, but instead Goulding has the courage to show empathy for her lover lost when she sings, "We are two lovers locked out of love. I will be saving myself from the ruin, but I know you care."

Despite the emotional turmoil that drives her gut-wrenching delivery she is able to serve up hope and comfort. "I've never known a winter so cold, now I don't want my hands in your coat," she shares. "But I still have hope because this is how things ought to have been. I know the worst of it wasn't all that it seemed." It's an incredibly powerful emotion poignantly captured by Goulding's brilliant songwriting that everyone who has ever loved and lost can instantly relate to. (Ellie Goulding "Halcyon" will be released on October 9 in the U.S. on Cherrytree Records/Interscope. Download "Anything Could Happen now.)

September 25, 2012 | Permalink

NBC The Voice Finalist Pip Premieres Lyric Video for New Single "Who Cares"

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While we're rooting for Collin McLoughlin to go all the way on the current season of NBC The Voice, Pip Andrew, one of our favorite contestants from season two, continues to make waves after his stint on the hit show. He was one of the very few singers on the season who managed to get all chairs turned with his incredibly soulful rendition of The Animals' "House Of The Rising Sun" during the blind auditions. Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton all battled to get Pip on their team, and the young Georgia singer ended up selecting Levine as his coach. 

With millions of people watching the show, Pip garned a lot of new fans which encouraged him to pursue a career in music and work on new tunes in LA. He collaborated with Luis Dubuc (Mystery Skulls, The Secret Handshake) and Noah Shain (Cody Simpson, Skrillex, Orson) on his new single, titled "Who Cares," a saucy synth-pop shakes featuring Pip's groovy pop vocals that shows he still "got his cool."

"The record is us giving a fresh pop twist to old school funk along with some soulful vocals," the young crooner writes me in an email. The release of his "Who Cares" comes along with a very crafty, clever and fun lyric video that was directed by Nanea Miyata, and stars dancers Casey Schlosser and Angie Hobin (Download Pip 'Who Cares" on iTunes.)

September 25, 2012 | Permalink