Lily Allen might have disappeared for a hot minute but she is back with avengence! As most of you might know, Lily Allen once hinted at a retirement from the music industry. At that moment, had she actually went through with these plans, this album, aptly titled Sheezus, would have never surfaced.
The new album has already had four singles out, but the one that caught our ear is not one of them. “Insincerely Yours” is one of the best tracks on the album. It has that fluttery soulful feeling that is so fitting for a Summer hit. it’s Lily as we’ve known her lyrically, with her signature wart-and-all writing sense. This should be the next single!
Paloma Faith is back in a big way. The mini-diva is set to take on the world with her third album (yes, you heard us right, she has three albums under her belt now!). Paloma has worked with Pharrell on the lead single “Can’t Rely On You” from the album A Perfect Contradiction, which gave her her second UK Top 10 hit. (And yes, she has only had two UK Top 10 hits).
Still, the standout track from this scrumptious album is not the lead single. It is an upbeat number titled “Mouth To Mouth.” It is an uplifting ditty with a highly infectious chorus. The tune is co-written with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. If the record execs or Paloma Faith are looking for another UK Top 10 Hit – this is the song for it. Heck, it can even be a Billboard hit if US Radio wasn’t so saturated. It’s so good it makes resuscitation sound sexy. Give it a listen!
We know that Shakira is an acquire taste for many, but we always held a special place in our musical hearts for Shakira even when her voice can get a little annoying. The latin diva has readied an English album for release and although the first single, “Can’t Remember To Forget You” with Rihanna, didn’t really rattle up the world, this second single has what it takes and it’s a ballad.
The single is a slow number with an infectious chorus and a sickening melody. It might not be a big hit as it is a slower number, but it is an astonishingly well-written number. The track is set to be released along with the self-titled album. What do you think?
Ledisi has always filled our hearts with premium soul music and she shows no signs of stopping. If this first single is an indicator, the new album will be fabulous. “I Blame You” marks Ledisi segue from sexy to sexier. The video chronicles and emancipation of sorts and the live performance that comes with it is just spectacular to see such a beautiful curvy woman reclaiming sexiness.
These days, it’s hard to make a dance track trigger an emotional response. It is unbearably harder to do so with a track that switches betweens tempos. This is why Sam Sparro’s “Fight Or Flight” from Sam Sparro’s new EP titled Quantum Physical, Volume One is our Sexy Track.
The song is a robust number laced in light-synth accompanied by a raucous melody. The lyrics, coupled with the sound, produce a lovely story that can only be told with those varying tempos. The track is filled with enough taglines to make it a hit, unfortunately radio is too bland to play something so creative yet playful at the same time. Too bad many people didn’t latch onto Sam Sparro post-”Black & Gold” because, at least to us, he has been the gift that keeps on giving.
Out of all albums we that were coming out in 2013, we never thought we’d find many amazing tunes of Katy Perry’s Prism. The album’s contents were a surprise to us, scoring the second Sexy Track on this blog with this dance number.
“Walking On Air” is the perfect dance song. It borrows heavily for mid-90s vocal house hits and lays down big vocals (for Perry) on a beautiful catwalk-worthy beat. The song is a stomper and should be a single anytime soon. Although it might not penetrate the US market as much as it does the European one (because of its no-holds-barred attitude to flamboyant dance, ie, gay music), it still worth the risk to release alongside a video, which should feature a bunch of drag queen, if you ask us. It’s a lovely track for a catchy album!