#Two4Tunesday: Ariana Grande – ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ & Emma Blackery – ‘Dirt’


   

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Ariana Grande – ‘No Tears Left To Cry’

Ariana Grande is back with the first single to be taken from her upcoming fourth album, ‘No Tears Left to Cry’. Written by Grande herself, alongside Savan Kotecha and its producers Max Martin and Ilya, it is a rather different pop track to her normal style.

Don’t be mistaken, it’s still dance-pop at the core with a powerful vocal chorus, but it’s got some quite 90s pop and R&B influences to it and it’s certainly not an instant and obvious standout hit; this track is much more of a grower.

The video features Grande performing amongst a lot of disorientated scenery (which corresponds with the upside-down text of the single cover and leaks of Grande in a corresponding sweatshirt). It’s an interesting concept for the video, which was directed by Dave Meyers.


‘No Tears Left To Cry’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/no-tears-left-to-cry/1374085537?i=1374087460



Emma Blackery – ‘Dirt’

Emma Blackery is a singer-songwriter, YouTuber and author from Basildon in Essex, UK. To date she has 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube, with 148 million views and in 2016, she supported Busted on their Pigs Can Fly Tour.

Now, in 2018, Emma Blackery is releasing her new single, ‘Dirt’. With a decidedly electro-pop foundation, this track is topped off with Blackery’s rather British-sounding voice (which is quite refreshing!) and some explicit vocals; making it edgier than your normal dance-pop songs.

The video is a bit of fun with it’s quirky dances and neon pink and blue colours throughout; it’s not breaking any boundaries but it’s light-hearted and funky.

This is a great track by a great up-and-coming artist on the pop scene!


‘Dirt’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dirt-single/1353482430


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#FeelGoodFriday: Mount Cashmore – ‘Love You More’


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Very little is known about Netherlands-based act Mount Cashmore, but all I do know, is that after hearing this song played by Scott Mills on Radio 1, I love it!

‘Love You More’ is the debut single and my word it’s a huge anthem! All this needs is a bit more airplay and it could sky-rocket to Number 1! It’s got all the ingredients for success; a huge, sing-a-long chorus, banging beats and a strong tropical house flavour…I see big things for Mount Cashmore in the future!

What are your thoughts on this epic tune? Would you like to hear more? Please share your thoughts or own #FeelGoodFriday selection in a comment below or via social media!

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! Have a good weekend!

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‘Love You More’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/love-you-more/id1150532994?i=1150533174


#ThrowbackThursday: Dario G – ‘Sunchyme’


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It’s unbelievable to think that Dario G‘s ‘Sunchyme’ is nearly 20 years old now! I absolutely LOVED this song first time around – I remember I first heard it on a compilation CD I have and was obsessed with it!

What I particularly love about this track is that it hasn’t aged – it’s timeless! It features samples of ‘Life in a Northern Town’ by dream pop band The Dream Academy. I also loved the music video for the song with its use of African tribes people covered in paint to make them look like animals native to the land – it’s interesting and captivating.

The song unfortunately never reached Number 1 in the UK as it was held off the top spot by Elton John‘s ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’ dedicated to Princess Diana’s death, but Number 2 is still one heck of an achievement!

So, what did you think of this song first time around? Are you new to hearing it? If so, what are your thoughts. Please share your thoughts or own #ThrowbackThursday choice in a comment below or via our social media.

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‘Sunchyme’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sunchyme/id358591646?i=358591677


#FeelGoodFriday: Sigala – ‘Give Me Your Love’ featuring John Newman & Nile Rodgers


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It seems like we’re becoming the Sigala fan page as I think we’ve featured every single he’s released so far, but damn, the man can produce good songs!

Sigala (Bruce Fielder) has released his fourth single, ‘Give Me Your Love’ featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers. It’s got that ultimate feel-good factor due to the funky vibes from Nile Rodgers alongside Sigala‘s trademark dance-pop and tropical house vibes. The whole track is topped off with John Newman‘s husky vocals – it’s just amazing!

Make sure you check out the music video below too!

What do you think of the song? Are you a Sigala fan? Will he release an album soon? Please share your thoughts, comments or own #FeelGoodFriday song choice below or via our social media.

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‘Give Me Your Love’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/give-me-your-love-feat.-john/id1099919450


#Two4Tunesday: Matoma – ‘False Alarm’ featuring Becky Hill & Troye Sivan – ‘WILD’ featuring Alessia Cara


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Matoma – ‘False Alarm’ featuring Becky Hill

We’ve featured Matoma before with his previous singles, Paradise and Running Out, and he’s back with another epic tune.

Becky Hill‘s vocals on this track are immense (and reminiscent of Ella Eyre) and just husky, crackly and powerful in all the right ways.

Matoma‘s production is incredible, as usual, and contains the perfect mixture of pop and tropical house.

This is surely THE song of the summer!


‘False Alarm’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/false-alarm-single/id1125071058



Troye Sivan – ‘WILD’ featuring Alessia Cara

Troye Sivan is an Australian singer who was born in Africa. He has also been known for his acting and YouTube videos, as well as his music.

Although this song was released back in September 2015, I’ve only just picked it up now and it’s awesome! The vocals are incredible, the lyrics are great and the track is well-produced!

Also, Alessia Cara is blowing up in the UK right now and so she is a great addition to the track too!


‘WILD’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/wild-ep/id1028351582


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#ThrowbackThursday / #ThrowbackThreesday: Deepest Blue


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Deepest Blue were an electronic music duo, comprised of Matt Schwartz and Joel Edwards, who were active from 2002-2005.

Their first single, the self-titled ‘Deepest Blue’, was released in 2003. The song was originally recorded as a different version, but did not gain any interest, but when it was re-recorded and released, it reached Number 7 in the UK charts. It was due to the song’s progressive house feel that the song gained interest, as the genre was popular at the time.

Deepest Blue – ‘Deepest Blue’


In February 2004, the pair released their second single, ‘Give It Away’. The song is a catchy, deep house song, which provided the duo with another Top 10 hit, reaching Number 9 in the UK Charts, and it’s probably my favourite song they’ve released.


Deepest Blue – ‘Give It Away’


Although their fourth single, ‘Shooting Star’, failed to reach the UK Top 40, it’s a great song due to the fantastic string arrangement; it’s powerful and instantly recognisable.

Released in August 2004, it was the fourth single taken from their debut album, Late September, but it was prominent for its use on Sky Sports News and Soccer Saturday from 2004 to 2007. It’s still used by Sky Sports as incidental music during UK football matches.

This song is epic as it showed just how diverse this duo were and it’s such a shame that they are no longer about – maybe a reunion should be put on the cards!


Deepest Blue – ‘Shooting Star’


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