Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Hilary Duff is back, she releases a new Music Video after 6 year hiatus and her fans are excited. She released her single "Chasing the Sun" together with a music video.
The music video shows Hilary doing office work and daydreaming about being on a beach with a guy. Duff said via Tweet:
"[Chasing the Sun] is just a peek into my new album. I've worked very hard and the album is a great representation of the experiences I've had in my life and where I want to go from here."
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Weird Al Yankovic has been in the music industry for 30 years and now his new album "Mandatory Fun" went all the way to the top of the Billboard 200 (national) charts for the first time in his career. The album sold 104,000 copies in its first week based on Nielsen SoudScan. His parodies of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" with his version “Tacky” and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" were a hit.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Britney Spears - Alien NO AUTOTUNE by dioguinhoblog
Britney Spears is known for her singing prowess but this time upon hearing the leaked audio of Britney singing her song "Alien" from her latest album "Britney Jean" her 8th. The leaked audio recording has gone viral and she doesn't sound like a professional singer, she sound like a screaming old lady. It was not good to the ears.
Producer of the song, William Orbit, defended the Britney by saying that it was not official. It was just a warm-up vocal.
Here is the official explanation of William Orbit on his Facebook page:
"Dearest Music Lovers, I have heard that Britney vocal link that everybody’s been discussing. It has been impossible not to as there have been many comments directing my attention to it. [I won’t re-posting it here]. I'd like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalisations in order to get warmed up.
Warming up is essential if you’re a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I’ve heard all manner of sounds emitted during warmups. The point is that it is not supposed to be shared with millions of listeners.
A generous singer will put something down the mic to help the engineer get their systems warmed up and at the right level, maybe whilst having a cup of herb tea and checking through lyrics before the session really kicks off. It’s not expected to be a ‘take’.
I think that 99% of you reading this will totally understand.
Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness, but it can in no way detract from the fact that Britney is and always will be beyond Stellar! She is magnificent! And that’s that."
As for me, I'm not buying it. Most of the singers today like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj etc are depending too much on technology like auto-tune to mask their imperfection. What happened to real singers like Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin?
Here is the song with Auto-Tune: