Panic! At The Disco’s “Hallelujah” Ranks Among The Band’s Deepest Songs


On inspired, triumphant new single “Hallelujah,” Panic! At The Disco front man Brendon Urie asks “All you sinners stand up, sing hallelujah!” Yes, on the ‘sanctified’ chorus, Urie is all about sinners everywhere allowing the spirit to move through them: “And if you can’t stop shaking, lean back / let it move through ya.” Finally,…

Breezy Malone Keeps It Soulful on Single “Everything”


Breezy Malone • “Everything” (from upcoming Chanteuse EP) • Soulful Child Records  Don’t let people lead you to believe that soul is dead – IT’S NOT!!! Sure, sales have cooled of considerably (bummer), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t supremely talented and viable soul artists doing their ‘thang.’ One such artist who definitely has the…

Single Review: Usher, “Good Kisser”


Usher’s on ‘autopilot’ on his suggestive, alluring single “Good Kisser” Usher • “Good Kisser” • RCA • Single Release Date: May 5, 2014 Usher’s new single “Good Kisser” makes this super fan excited for the contemporary R&B male’s upcoming album.  Don’t get me wrong, Looking 4 Myself wasn’t a bad album, but it also wasn’t…

Kai Exos Shows Great Promise on Single “Vigilante”


 Kai Exos • “Vigilante” (Single) • KAEM • Single Release Date: March 31, 2014 Upcoming album: Telegraph (June 10, 2014) “Oh vigilante, will you protect me?” The term vigilante is being incorporated in popular music – HUH? What is wrong with this picture? Could it be that pop/R&B has a new song by a burgeoning…

Thoughts: Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want”


Gaga strikes gold on ARTPOP’s second single “Do What U Want”  Lady Gaga (featuring R. Kelly)⎪ “Do What U Want” ⎪Streamline / Interscope ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 21, 2013 I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t applauding too much over Lady Gaga’s first single “Applause” from her upcoming studio album ARTPOP due…

New Music: Traedonya, “Another Lie”


Traedonya⎪ “Another Lie” (from High Fructose Corn Syrup) ⎪Prohibition Entertainment ⎪⎪ EP Due: July 20, 2013 Facebook                   Twitter                    Website                    YouTube “When I see yo face / I see untruth…

Ranking Ten New Singles (From Week of May 20, 2013)


So, I chose ten singles of varying genres to review and rank, released mostly from the week of May 20, 2013 (give or take, etc.)  The rank is “10” being my least favorite and “1” being my champion single… or something like that. no. 10  The-Dream, “High Art” featuring Jay-Z (from upcoming album IV Play) [Island] “I…

Single Review: Candice Glover, “I Am Beautiful”


Candice Glover⎟ “I Am Beautiful”⎟ from upcoming album Music Speaks⎟ 19 (Interscope) Candice Glover is doing something no American Idol winner has done previously – releasing her debut album in July (Music Speaks). My guess would be that producers want to push the product while Glover is still hot OR ‘hot as she can be’ given…

Single Review: Selena Gomez, “Come & Get It”


Selena Gomez⎟ “Come & Get It” [Single]⎟ Hollywood⎟ US Release Date: April 7, 2013 Selena Gomez has been quietly releasing albums for a couple of years.  Something about her latest single “Come & Get It” screams that she doesn’t want to quietly do anything any more.  Overall, “Come & Get It” is your typical, enjoyable, infectious…