Katy Perry – ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ featuring Skip Marley
Katy Perry is back! This tune is huge and not as much of a club-like banger as some of her previous singles; it’s quietly catchy. The addition of a verse from Skip Marley adds a certain edge to the track too.
Katy’s changed her image for this album too, sporting a new bleach-blonde look and a heavily pastel-pink theme to the single’s artwork and some of her press shots.
The song has quite a heavy 80s vibe to it yet it seems quite current and timeless all in the same moment. I think this song and upcoming album will see her continue to rise!
The music video is brilliant and the budget for it must have been astronomical. The style of the video is futurism and blends a sort of 1950s vibe with futuristic elements; it’s also very tongue-in-cheek about how tied to technology humanity has become. It’s well worth a watch!
‘Chained To The Rhythm’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/chained-to-the-rhythm-feat-skip-marley/id1203833700?i=1203833818
Maroon 5 – ‘Cold’ featuring Future
I love Maroon 5 – I don’t think they’ve ever released a bad song or album, in my eyes! Every album has been unique and takes the band in a completely different sonic direction. They’re a million miles away from Songs About Jane, but yet they still produce incredibly funky, fun and interesting music that pushes the stereotypical band image and sound to new heights!
This song is so different to all their previous singles with is heavy bass sounds, tropical house/jungle drum patterns and Adam Levigne‘s trademark falsetto vocals weaving throughout; it’s just a masterpiece of production and a thoroughly interesting sound for the band.
Naturally, this seems to be the second single (of which ‘Don’t Wanna Know‘ was the first) to be taken from their upcoming, as-yet-untitled, sixth studio album. It’s set to be a promising release for the band!
The music video is seriously trippy too – check it out below. The end of the video is hilarious too – the perfect end to a perfectly weird video!
‘Cold’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cold-feat-future/id1204595283?i=1204595505
Matt – Muzik Speaks