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!
We have been watching Lulu James closely because we love her songs and the art direction in her video and overall images. However, we are used to her delivering robust dance tracks so she surprised us with this lovely little soul number titled “Sweetest Thing.”
If R&B has one single to catapult it back onto the limelight this would be it. The tracks is a mesmerizing lullaby with a strong 90s’ soul sub-sound. There are vocal cuts that make part of the melody and, along with the instrumentation, feels like an intricate structure that works by molding components that are usually hard to stick together melodically. The lyrics also compliment the sweet sound of the song, with lyrics for pure love scribbled all over it. This is one of the best songs of the year!
There are many albums we were looking forward to this year, Katy Perry’s Prism wasn’t one of them. However, we had to listen to it in order to review it and talk about it (it’s part of our job) and we grew to like it (unlike Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP).
“This Is How We Do” is a mid-tempo pop song with a light ’90s sensibility. it’s a great driving tune with lyrics that will be soundbites for year if it were released as a single. Although, it is not mainstream enough sound to be a single, it should be nonetheless. Moreover, there is a reference to the queen of queens in the lyrics of the song when she sings “Mariah Carey-oke”
MIA is not one to stick to the rules of conventional musicmaking. She regularly is willing to compromise the general mass’s moola for some experimental robust beats. This is the mainly what she is doing with this buzz single from Matangi titled “Come Walk With Me.”
The track starts off slow and almost with a trip hop palate, but then turns into a loud jumpy jungle-themed dance song. Yes, it will make you want to twerk for real, and not in the little-brat Miley Cyrus kind of way. If this track were to be played in a club it can really bring all attendants to their feet. This is some fun, loud and tropical sound!
Embarking on our Finnish adventure for the second time, we decide to dust off some of the best beats from the land. Husky Rescue have always been one of our favorite bands and although their sings are sometimes hits and sometimes misses, when it hits, it hits real right spot.
This song in particular is exactly what the Finnish doctor perscribed. It has enough gusto to warm up any winter with its catchy tralalalas and fun little chorus. It?s a sauna visit in song form. Their alternative edge gives the track the sheen it needs, all whilset sounding like an upgraded nursery rhyme – it?s so infectious like chickenpox. Give it a listen!