On Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, the cast of the new film Dorothy of Oz sat down for a little panel action as well as debuted the first listen at Lea Michele’s song When The World Turns Upside Down. This was the world’s first peek at the film an entire year before the flick will hit theaters. That’s pretty impressive.
While the quality of the recording is a little sketchy because it’s someone taping it live at Comic-Con, it still gives a really great impression of what Lea’s voice will bring the movie. However, it doesn’t sound like anything different from her usual tracks on Glee which kind of disappoints me. I also feels like her voice sounds a little mature for a cartoon Dorothy but we’ll see how it all comes together in context next year when the film is released. Check out the song below and judge for yourself!
Michael Buble is the latest target of YouTube sensations, Bad Lip Reading. They hilariously reinterpret popular music videos and create brand new songs after misreading the singers’ lips in their music videos. In the past, they’ve poked fun at Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber and more. Who knew an artist’s bad lip syncing could result into such amusing fodder. This time around, they’ve chosen Michael Buble’s song “Haven’t Met You Yet” and turned it into “Russian Unicorns“. I have to admit, it’s pretty effin’ hilarious. Even Buble thinks so himself:
“I was really proud to be part of it – even though I had nothing to do with it!” he said, adding, “I laughed my a– off, basically, the whole time.”
The art of lip reading has always fascinated me. It always shocks me how accurate people can be when just reading other people’s lips. That being said, of course there has to be moments when the best of the best also make mistakes when trying to decipher what people are saying just by the motion of their lips. I can’t even imagine, how long it takes Bad Lip Reading to come up with these lyrics. Whatever it is, I applaud and thank them for this LOL video. Check out the new interpretation below.
Like many of you I woke up Saturday morning shocked to hear that Amy Winehouse had died. I was in Seattle at the time celebrating a good friend’s going festivities when I heard of Winehouse’s passing. While it’s no secret Winehouse battled with many addictions and often times didn’t present herself in the best light in public, there is no denying she truly was a gifted musician. I loved her “Back To Black” album and she undoubtedly started a new wave of soulful British singers like Duffy and Adele. She was definitely influential in her own right, but will she be influential enough to officially join the Forever 27 Club better known as 27 Club.
The 27 Club is a group of influential rock musicians who died at the age of 27. While 13 is universally regarded as an unlucky number, it appears 27 is unlucky for a few in the music industry. This “club” was created after the deaths of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. These four all passed within 2 years thus causing the impetus of the club’s creation. Kurt Cobain who died in 1994 was later added to list. With exception to Joplin, the other four’s deaths were surrounded by controversy.
Anyone else out there wondering where Cascada has been since her smash hit Evacuate The Dancefloor? The answer is working on and promoting the UK digital release of her new album Original Me which features the track Au Revoir. The music video debuted in the UK on Clubland TV at the beginning of July and is finally starting to make it’s way over to North America.
The video was directed by Lisa Mann and choreographed by Mr. Swagger himself, from So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Luther Brown. You may recognize some faces in the video as well from the Canadian dance reality series. You can see Homorazzi friends Nathalie Heath & Mackenzie Green along with season two’s Jaymee Rae and Daniel Dory. The video’s pretty hot and compliments the track really well.
I haven’t heard any of the other singles off of Cascada’s new album, however it was named one of 2011’s best albums by Total Dance Music. Cascada had received criticism on her previous album for not having cohesion between her tracks so this time, she released a variety of singles and then found a way to bring them together for the new disc. I can’t wait to give it a listen and see what all the buzz is about.
Despite the negative tweets that she has been receiving about her hit track Motivation, Kelly Rowland is still standing strong on Billboard at number one. Now, she’s ready to release her full length album titled Here I Am. A few weeks back, Patrick gave us a little preview of the album which has been excited to hear the whole thing top to bottom.
The disc contains ten tracks including the club anthem Commander and her new smash with Lil Wayne, Motivation. Combining the perfect combination of fast, mid-tempo and slow jams, Kelly reminds us that she can stand alone, away from Destiny’s Child and out of the shadow of her fellow sister Beyoncé.
The album is also being released in a deluxe version that includes 2 bonus track and remixes of Commander and Motivation.
Last Wednesday, news broke that the producer of the majority of Beyoncé’s album 4 had voiced some seriously harsh criticism on his Twitter about his disapproval of Kelly Rowland holding the #1 spot on the Billboard with her track Motivation. His name is Jeff Bhasker and has also pumped out hits for the likes of Alicia Keys and Kanye West.
Slamming the song for it’s weak beat and forgettable lyrics, everyone was waiting for Kelly to lash out on the producer and give him a TKO. Instead, in an interview with BET, she stayed true to Destiny’s Child form and kept it classy like a real star.
“You know what, the record speaks for itself. Opinions are like **sholes, everybody’s got one. He’s made wonderful music with my sister and other artists. There’s no reason for me to say anything negative. ‘Cause I won’t tell you the thought that is really in my head. I’ll just kill ‘em with kindness.”
Bjork is back and as great as ever. “Crystaline” might be the lead single for her upcoming “Biophilia” album, but I’m absolutely loving “Cosmogony“. It’s signature Bjork with her unique and haunting vocals. I especially love the THX-like intro to the song. It feels like you’re sitting down at a theatre waiting for the movie to begin. It’s sorta fitting since Bjork masterfully writes lyrics that take you on an audio journey.
In addition to the song’s release, the Icelandic singer is releasing 10 corresponding iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad apps for the album’s 10 songs. Each app will be an interactive game based on the “song’s scientific and musical subject matter”. Her words and not mine. The users will be able to manipulate the songs in various different ways. The main app, Biophilia, will serve as the ‘mothership‘. God, I love how kooky she is. Check out the song and official description of the apps below.
Let me just preface this post by saying, I know how utterly ridiculous this is but it’s the weekend, what better time for some lighthearted fluffy fun.
Wanna know the love of Bruno Mars’ life? I know you do. With a huge record underneath his belt and a bright future, you’d think Mars’ could get any woman he wants. That may very well be true, but he’s busy pining after something else. So much so, he collaborated with longtime songwriting partner Phil Lawrence to declare his love for PopChips. And not just any old flavor but for Sour Cream & Onion. Check out the chorus of their new track, “Love Gone Sour” (don’t you just love that title).
Sour cream and onion
I love the way you taste
Sour cream and onion
I WANT YOU ALL OVER MY FACE!!!”
Obviously this is a promotional viral video for the tasty snack, but I still love it and the chips. Seriously, I’m addicted to PopChips. They’re the “in” snack at the moment and can be found at all the hottest boutique hotels. It’s kinda funny how you can simply interchange the chip flavor for a girl’s name and have a typical gettin’ bussay R&B song. This clip is the latest in an ongoing relationship between Mars and PopChips. Their branding was all over his last concert tour. Check out the song below.