Britney Spears needs no introduction! She’s a pop princess that just keeps on giving hit after hit.
‘Till the World Ends’ is an upbeat, dance-pop track with an electro beat, containing elements of trance too. The song features an epic, chant-like chorus and lyrics in which Britney sings about dancing until the end of the world.
It’s hard to believe but ‘Till The World Ends’ is already a decade old – originally being released in 2011, and taken from the album Femme Fatale. The song was in fact written by a few hit-makers including Kesha and Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and there’s even a version of the track which features Kesha herself and Nicki Minaj (video below).
The music video for the track is pretty spectacular too – it features Britney performing in an underground setting whilst the world above the surface comes to a total collapse but all the while she keeps on “dancing till the world ends,” eventually poking her head above the surface to see the sunlight. It’s well worth a watch (also below).
What are your thoughts of this pop princess’ decade-old hit? Do you still love it as much today? Or do you have a #ThrowbackThursday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.
On Saturday 4th August 2018, Preston Park was brought to life with the UK’s largest, annual Pride Festival and this year was especially huge, with over 57,000 people partying the day away. This was, in part, due to the presence of the one and only Britney Spears, headlining the main stage. Also performing were Louise, MNEK, Mabel, Pixie Lott and Ella Eyre. The afternoon was utterly incredible and people had a truly unforgettable time…the best Brighton Pride yet!
Mabel‘s performance was great – considering she’s not released an album yet, I still knew most of the songs she performed (through their online presence and radio airplay), such as ‘Fine Line’, ‘Ring Ring’, ‘My Lover’ and ‘Finders Keepers’ (which can be seen in the YouTube video below). However, even those I didn’t know were captivating to watch due to her excellent live vocals and high energy. A lot of her songs have clear R&B and reggae influences which means her debut album (that she is currently working on) should be really interesting!
It’s been a while since Pixie Lott‘s last album (the self-titled Pixie Lott in 2014) but she sure showed how sensational her voice and just how many massive hits she’s had with this fun-filled performance. Some of the stand-out performances included ‘Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)’, ‘Boys And Girls’, ‘Turn It Up’ and ‘All About Tonight’ (which can be seen in the YouTube video below). I’m just gutted she didn’t perform her summery 2017 collaboration with Anton Powers, ‘Baby’. Regardless, her vocals were flawless and she looked like she was having the time of her life…let’s just hope it won’t be long until a new album emerges!
Considering she’s only had one album, Ella Eyre has had a lot of hits, not only through her own tracks but also through her incredible collaborations. The set was packed with notable performances and in fact I could mention them all for different reasons…she was just truly remarkable.
‘Good Times’ followed by ‘Together’ really got the crowd going; ‘LOV(E)’ had some great audience participation elements with a real Caribbean feel to it; her cover of Jermaine Stewart‘s ‘We Don’t Have To Take Our ClothesOff’ was pure perfection and then her final tracks were all some of her most notable collaborations – ‘Waiting All Night’ (originally with Rudimental), ‘Answerphone’ (originally with Banx & Ranx) and it all came to a close with the monster hit ‘Came Here For Love’ (originally with Sigala). Her vibe is very dancehall meets drum & bass topped off with a touch of soul…it was the perfect summer sound to bop around to at this year’s Pride and get everyone warmed up for Britney!
Her vocals were flawless and crowd interaction was top notch.
The songs she performed were perfect – the audience pretty much knew them all and if they didn’t, she taught them to us.
Her use of audience participation was brilliant, particularly on ‘LOV(E)’.
The energy she pours into her performance is truly contagious and certainly got people moving!
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Jermaine Stewart Cover)*
Waiting All Night
Came Here For Love*
* These songs can be viewed in the YouTube playlist, below.
BRITNEY. WAS. AMAZING! Sure, she didn’t sing a word live, but when you look past that, her performance was out of this world!
It had everything you could want from a superstar of her calibre; it was fast-paced with high energy, superb choreography, several costume changes, interesting set pieces and video backdrops, a live band and it was packed to bursting point with hit after hit. Including some off her most recent album, Glory, which I was really pleased about!
Her set was further diversified with different versions or intros to some of her hits, such as ‘…Baby, One More Time’ and Toxic’.
With someone like Britney it’s very difficult to pick out favourite performances of tracks as it’s just one big, epic show that you can’t help but enjoy from start to finish but if I had to pick some; ‘Work Bitch’ was an incredible way to start the set and had the audience going wild, ‘Me Against The Music’ had some amazing set pieces just like the music video (cracked walls), ‘Slumber Party’ as the choreography was sexy and the song is just sensational and ‘Till The World Ends’ as the audience were loving every second of it and at the end, the confetti canon exploded with rainbow colours…it was magical!
It is a shame that Britney doesn’t really sing live but there are so many other ways she makes up for it and I still can’t believe she headlined Brighton Pride…it was certainly a performance you did not want to miss!
There really are so many highlights to choose from; the colours, the lights, the sounds, the movements; she is just a sensational performer that puts her every effort into what she does – she’s remarkable!
Oh and Britney getting someone out of the audience to chain up and be a part of the choreography for a song was hilarious!
Act I BRITNEY (Introduction)
Break The Ice/Piece Of Me*
Act II Darkness (Interlude)
…Baby One More Time/Oops!… I Did It Again
Act III If I’m Dancing (Interlude)
Me Against The Music*
Clumsy/Change Your Mind
Act IV Scream & Shout (will.i.am Interlude)*
Do You Wanna Come Over?
Work It/Get Ur Freak On/WTF (Where They From) (Dance Interlude)
Act V Get Naked (I Got A Plan) (Interlude)
I’m A Slave 4 U
Act VI Magic Circus (Interlude) Circus
If U Seek Amy
Breathe On Me
Touch Of My Hand
Act VII Jungle Fever (Interlude)
Stronger/(You Drive Me) Crazy*
Encore Till The World Ends*
* These songs can be viewed in the YouTube playlist, below.
Finally, I want to say a massive thanks to the Brighton Pride organisers for putting together such an incredible line-up for this year’s Pride…it was amazing! Now…how the hell are you gonna top Britney next year?!
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Brighton Pride is fast approaching and to celebrate, we have created our first ever, Brighton Pride Weekenderplaylist dedicated to one of the city’s biggest annual events to promote equality and diversity with the aim to eliminate discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
This playlist has been lovingly crafted to include a variety of tracks, by the artists performing at Brighton Pride 2018, as well as some other great anthems!
If you already own the songs and want the custom artwork, please feel free to copy/download it below:
Lenny Kravitz is well-known for his retro vibes and fusion of various genres, from rock to reggae, folk to funk and soul to psychedelic.
Back in 1998, Kravitz released ‘Fly Away’, one of his most successful singles to date, reaching Number 1 in the UK Charts.
The song was in fact the fourth single to be taken from his fifth album, 5, and due to the huge success of it, not only boosted sales of the album but also earned him a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best Male Rock Performance.
The track is incredibly catchy with its funk bass line and gritty vocals – it’s no wonder it rocketed to the top of the charts.
The music video was directed by Paul Hunter (Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlakeand more) and features Kravitz and his band performing in a club, surrounded by a crowd, dancing and getting frisky. It’s a very iconic video for the artist and shows a real passion in his performance…something he definitely pours into his live shows!
What are your thoughts of this wonderfully unique artist? Did you love this track first time around? Do you still love it now? What’s your favourite Lenny Kravitz track? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.
We felt it was time to create the ultimate remix playlist, to accompany/rival the likes of the latest Now That’s What I Call Remix album, putting all the world’s best remixes into one mammoth playlist.
This playlist has been lovingly crafted to include a variety of remixes we love, as well as suggestions from you guys!
If you already own the songs and want the custom artwork, please feel free to copy/download it below:
This playlist is packed to the brim with some of the best remixes around:
Bazzi – Mine (Jengi Remix)
Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do featuring SZA (A-Trak Remix)
NEIKED – Sexual featuring Dyo (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (NOTD Remix)
Charlie Puth – Attention (Bingo Players Remix)
Avicii – Lonely Together featuring Rita Ora (Alan Walker Remix)
Sigrid – Strangers (TIEKS Remix)
P!nk – What About Us (Tiësto’s AFTR:HRS Remix)
Kesha – Praying (Frank Walker Remix)
Craig David – I Know You featuring Bastille (Sultan + Shepard Remix)
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Walk On Water (R3hab Remix)
Maroon 5 – Wait (Chromeo Remix)
Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? (BloodPop® Remix)
P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (E11even Remix)
Niall Horan – Slow Hands (Basic Tape Remix)
Miley Cyrus – Malibu (Alan Walker Remix)
Rita Ora – Anywhere (R3hab Remix)
Britney Spears – Make Me… featuring G-Eazy (Tom Budin Remix)
Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry (Freedo Remix)
The Chainsmokers – Something Just Like This featuring Coldplay (Alesso Remix)
Sam Smith – Like I Can (Artful Remix)
Zedd – Stay featuring Alessia Cara (The Kemist Remix)
David Guetta & Afrojack – Dirty Sexy Money featuring Charli XCX & French Montana (Banx & Ranx Remix)
Charli XCX – Boys (Nevada Remix)
Clean Bandit – I Miss You featuring Julia Michaels (Cahill Remix)
Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (Cash Cash Remix)
Anne-Marie – Heavy (John Gibbons Remix)
NEIKED – Call Me featuring MIMI (Alex Adair Remix)
Now I’ve never been a huge fan of Ed Sheeran, but even I can’t deny his triumphant return and ‘Castle On The Hill’ is the first song of his that’s made me take note of him.
The sheer passion in his voice in the chorus of this song is gripping and really captivated my attention. Although this song is currently Number 2 in the UK and his other single (‘Shape Of You’) is at Number 1, I think this one is quietly addictive and could well make it to the Number 1 spot in time.
No official video has been released but for now, check out the lyric video below.
Julia Michaels has so far been known for writing huge hits such as Hailee Steinfeld‘s ‘Love Myself‘, Justin Bieber‘s ‘Sorry‘, Britney Spears‘ ‘Slumber Party‘, and even the track ‘Dive’ from Ed Sheeran‘s upcoming album.
However, Julia Michaels has now taken the first steps into the world as an artist in her own right and she’s making huge waves already. Her debut single, ‘Issues’ is a real hard-hitter with some fantastic vocal melodies and lyrical acrobatics, just the way the lyrics play around the instrumentation is brilliant; it really is a work of songwriting art. She stated, “It was the first time I’d written a song that sounded so much like myself that I couldn’t picture anyone else singing it.”
Similarly to ‘Castle On The Hill’, no video has emerged yet but in the meantime, check out the audio video below.
We wanted to wish each and every one of you who has supported Muzik Speaks this year, or those who are just finding out about us, a very Merry Christmas!
We have put together a special playlist with some of our favourite songs and artists in celebration of the festive period. Please follow our playlist on Spotify and share the link with your friends too!
Matt Terry – When Christmas Comes Around
Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
Simple Plan – Christmas Every Day
The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
Carly Rae Jepsen – Last Christmas
Pentatonix – Hallelujah
Owl City – Humbug
Britney Spears – My Only Wish (This Year)
Yellowcard – Christmas Lights
Patent Pending – Christmas Is Already A Thing
Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Destiny’s Child – 8 Days Of Christmas
Christina Aguilera – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Kylie Minogue – Wonderful Christmastime featuring MIKA
Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Sara Bareilles – Love Is Christmas
Perry Como – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
The Jackson 5 – Frosty The Snowman
Sam Smith – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Tom Odell – Spending All My Christmas With You (Next Year)
Fun. – Sleigh Ride
James Corden – The Greatest Gift
East 17 – Stay Another Day
Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree
We hope you enjoy this and please spread the festive cheer by sharing the link with your friends.
I have always been a massive fan of Britney Spears, since her first single ‘…Baby One More Time’ and she has consistently proven that she can adapt to current trends or set new ones, with each new album!
Ever since the release of her most recent album, Glory, this particular track stood out to me! It is funky, fresh and fun – the beat is sick and it’s just something different. The explicit lyrical content seems to add the fun of it; explicit lyrics from Britney just seems to have a bit more fun to it! The video is pretty saucy too…
I don’t know masses about JP Cooper, but what I do know is that he was the voice of Jonas Blue‘s ‘Perfect Strangers’ and that he has since been experiencing a lot of success as a solo singer, with credits from fellow male singers Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes.
This song is deeply rooted within the tropical house genre, but it is soulful, catchy and very current. I’m extremely excited to hear more from this talented songwriter!
No official video has been released, but we’ll keep you updated, as always.
Britney Spears has just dropped her first new single from her upcoming ninth studio album, ‘Make Me…’
The song is seductive and an interesting new direction for Britney; it’s a blend of R&B and dub, using high-pitched vocal samples (similar to Justin Bieber‘s sound) and her breathy vocals. She is also joined by G-Eazy for a verse.
I am incredibly in love with this track and desperate to hear her new album!
No official video has been released as yet, but we’ll keep you updated on this. *UPDATE* The official video has now been released and can be viewed below – what are your thoughts?
What do you think of this new Britney track? Are you a fan? Are you eagerly anticipating her new album?
Nelly Furtado is now gearing up to release her sixth studio album with the first new single since 2012, ‘Behind Your Back’.
The song has an interesting guitar riff throughout and heavy bass lines in the chorus as well as some distorted effects on her vocals. It’s an interesting new sound for her and sounds more like a soft release than a hard-hitting lead single from the album.
Nevertheless, it’s a great sound and left me wanting more! Again, no official video has been released as yet, but we’ll keep you updated on this.
Would you like to hear more of the album? Is this going to become your new favourite Nelly Furtado track? What are your thoughts?
The Knocks are an electronic music duo from New York, consisting of Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson. Their name actually comes from when the pair made beats in their apartment and would get “the knocks” from their neighbours, to keep the noise down.
They’ve since gone on to record a string of singles and their debut album, 55, which features an incredible array of acts, including Alex Newell, St Lucia and Walk The Moon.
‘Collect My Love’, which features Alex Newell‘s trademark vocals, is one of the singles they released from the album and it’s got some serious funk going on – it’s reminiscent of Daft Punk‘s ‘Get Lucky’. The video for the song is pretty quirky too – it’s got that urban feel but with an air of “getting ready for a night out”; it’s just good fun!
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