Is Shawn Mendes’ ‘Treat You Better’ Hit or Miss?


Shawn Mendes • Treat You Better – Single • Island • Release Date: 6.3.16 Shawn Mendes has had a big year, spanning 2015 and 2016.  Think about it – how many 17 year olds can boast at having just a smidgen of the success Mendes has had.  One hit single – One “Stitches” – would’ve been…

Review: Austin Mahone, ‘The Secret (EP)’


The Secret proves to be an enjoyable and sound introduction to Austin Mahone Austin Mahone • The Secret (EP) • Chase/Cash Money • US Release Date: May 27, 2014 Maturity seems to be a portion of formula that burgeoning pop singer Austin Mahone is opting for in both his career and on his debut EP,…

Review: Cody Simpson, ‘Surfer’s Paradise’


Cody Simpson⎪ Surfer’s Paradise ⎪Atlantic⎪⎪ US Release Date: July 16, 2013 I really shouldn’t talk about Justin Bieber in a review for Cody Simpson, but I just did – “…get over it” as Rihanna would sing.  After Justin Bieber blew up, every label was looking for their answer or competitive version of the teen star. …