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


   

facebook-like   Instagram


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


Matt – Muzik Speaks
www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks
www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks

Advertisements

#WildCardWednesday: Bexey – ‘Suitcase’


   

facebook-like   Instagram


Bexey Swan is currently an unsigned British rapper, who was born August 3rd 1996. Bexey‘s previous stage name was Zehtroid Vzn, before he changed it to his current cognomen.

The rapper posts the majority of his music on his SoundCloud account, where he is close to 20k followers.

Some of his most popular songs include ‘Suitcase’ as well as ‘MYTH KILLA’ and ‘YOUNG HEARTBREAKER.’ Before the tragic and unpredicted passing of rapper Lil Peep, the two were close friends and posted frequent collaborations as well as Bexey supporting Peep on his most recent European tour.

Screen Shot 2018-01-15 at 11.11.10
Source: Spotify.com

In the song ‘Suitcase’, Bexey paints the picture of the struggles and challenges his fast-paced tour and music producing life can present to him. He also talks about how he has grown as a musician, when people doubted him.

“My boy’s ain’t slept in like two days, no way, it’s too late. Life feeling like a movie.”‘Suitcase’, Bexey

The sombre, slightly melancholy vibe of this song is emphasised by his somewhat robotic, synthesised voice. The deep, repetitive beat paired with the guitar gives the track a slow, steady pace which reflects the lyrics where Bexey sings about his lack of sleep, due to the rhythm of his schedule.

What do you think of this unsigned rapper’s honest tune? Have you got anything similar to recommend? Or do you have something of a different genre to recommend us? Use the hashtag, #WildCardWednesday or hit us up via our socials.

Frankie – Muzik Speaks
www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks
www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks


‘Suitcase’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/suitcase/1285256440?i=1285257778


#WildCardWednesday: YONAKA – ‘Bubblegum’


   

facebook-like

Instagram


YONAKA are a fantastic Brighton-based band who consist of Theresa Jarvis (Vocals), George Edwards (Guitar), Alex Crosby (Bass/Keys) and Robert Mason (Drums). The band refer to themselves as ‘Dark Alt Pop with heavy riffs’ and I couldn’t agree more; their latest track, ‘Bubblegum’ fuses electro-pop vibes with grungy guitars and it’s all topped off with Theresa‘s vocals (which I find have similarities to Charli XCX).

The video has just been released and it really depicts just what YONAKA are all about – it’s visually intriguing and oddly artistic; what more can you expect from a Brighton-grown band eh?!

You must check out this wonderful song and accompanying video – it’s well worth it!

What are your thoughts of this up-and-coming band? Have you got a #WildCardWednesday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or chat to us about it via social media, using the #WildCardWednesday hashtag.

Matt – Muzik Speaks
www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks
www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks


‘Bubblegum’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/bubblegum/1289319076?i=1289319088


#Two4Tunesday: Justin Bieber – ‘Friends’ (with BloodPop®) & Rod Stewart & DNCE – ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’


   

facebook-like

Instagram


Justin Bieber – ‘Friends’ (with BloodPop®)

Justin Bieber is back with his first new music since his 2015 album, Purpose, and his new single, ‘Friends’, (with BloodPop®) is one heck of a banger!

The track is everything you want from a summery, club banger and it is unashamedly so. The EDM-inspired tune has rocketed straight to Number 2 in the UK charts – just where it deserves to be!

No official music video has been released yet, but the rather cool lyric video can be seen below.


‘Friends’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/friends/id1271990063?i=1271990076



Rod Stewart & DNCE – ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’

Rod Stewart has re-recorded his 1978 hit, ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ with Joe Jonas– fronted band, DNCE and it’s thrown it straight into the 21st Century, whilst still maintaining its funky feel.

It’s not changed too dramatically, which will keep Rod Stewart‘s fans happy and the addition of DNCE is sure to bring the track to a new audience – a great new rendition and a track I’m loving right now.

No official music video has been released as yet, but you can see the funky lyric video and live performance at 2017’s VMAs, below.


‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/da-ya-think-im-sexy-feat-dnce-single/id1273235980


‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’ Live at 2017 VMAs

Matt – Muzik Speaks
www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks
www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks

#Two4Tunesday: Elle King – ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’ & Izzy Bizu – ‘White Tiger’


Like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks)

Follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks)


Elle King – ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’

Elle King is an alternative pop/pop rock/alternative rock singer who burst onto the scene with her debut single, ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’ back in September 2015.

Her song is about past relationships and the music video is rife with innuendo! The song itself received two nominations at the 58th Grammy AwardsBest Rock Performance and Best Rock Song and it’s clear to see why! It’s a massive tune!

Also, Joe Ragosta (from Patent Pending) recently revealed that this is one of his favourite songs right now, in his Skype interview with us, for Muzik Speaks.


‘Ex’s & Oh’s’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/exs-ohs/id941366731?i=941366737



Izzy Bizu – ‘White Tiger’

Izzy Bizu is a new, soulful pop singer from London, UK. To date she has released several singles and she was longlisted on BBC’s Sound Of 2016 list.

She is now gearing up to release her debut album, A Moment Of Madness, in May 2016 and judging by her releases so far, it’s set to be awesome!

Show your support for this song by sharing the link to this post!


‘White Tiger’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/exs-ohs/id941366731?i=941366737


Matt – Muzik Speaks
www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks
www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks

#FeelGoodFriday: Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk’ featuring Bruno Mars

Mark Ronson Banner

This song has been a sensation all over the world and it’s still making it’s mark on the chart today (28 weeks it’s spent there to date!)

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have been collaborating for a while (Ronson produced several of Mars‘ tracks) and this song blew up for the pair, scoring Ronson his first UK and US Number 1 single and album!

The song’s funk and disco vibe set it apart from a lot of other mainstream singles, with clear influences from bands such as Earth, Wind & Fire and Wham!

This song has deserved its success as it’s a quality produced, funk-loving, boogie-fuller marvel! The music video is the perfect visual companion to the song too! The pair must be revelling in their genius for this one!

I still can’t get enough of this song! Are you over this tune yet or still loving it? Please share this across your social media platforms. Share the love 🙂

Matt – Muzik Speaks
www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks
www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks


‘Uptown Funk’ can be downloaded from iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/uptown-funk-feat.-bruno-mars/id943946661?i=943946671