Cher Lloyd – “Dancing On My Own”
Cher Lloyd’s last single “Want U Back,” had the 19-year-old songstress flipping tables, acting bratty in a diner and pretty much causing her exes to start filling out retraining orders. She shows us she isn’t all snarls and sass in her new cover of Swedish pop star Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.” Lloyd strips down Robyn’s electro hit into an acoustic version, singing earnestly and powerfully. Like, seriously, if you had any doubts as to the girl’s talent, Lloyd will prove you wrong with this track.
Parade – “Light Me Up”
With the Spice Girls announcing a reunion musical, it would appear that British girl groups are all the rage right now. Parade is the latest group of five gorgeous, talented women to band together, and lemme tell ya, you’re going to like what you hear. Their latest single, “Light me Up,” produced by Tom Powell (of Girls Aloud and Sugababes fame) mixes influences of synth pop, electro, and dubstep into one catchy, crazy track. Trust me, one listen to thing song and the girls will “Parade” straight into your hearts. (Sorry, I had to!)
David Guetta ft. Sia – “Falling to Pieces”
After David Guetta and Sia’s monstrous hit “Titanium,” it was inevitable that the French DJ and Aussie songstress would collaborate again. Once again, ladies and gentlemen, we have a massive hit waiting to happen. Guetta debuted “Falling to Pieces” last weekend at the Tomorrowland festival in Belgium and judging by the videos out there, the crowd was eating it up. I’m definitely a fan of the Guetta/Sia collab and can’t wait to bust my moves at the club to this jam!
Jojo – “Demonstrate”
Remember Jojo? The kid who recorded her first hit at 13 years old? The one whose music video included going to a carnival with Bow Wow? Yeah, she’s 21 now and all grown up with a sexy new single. “Demonstrate”, off her upcoming album Jumping Trains, is an R&B influenced slow jam. With minimal backing, Jojo’s soulful voice comfortably soars, singing about letting her body explain what’s running through her mind. Pretty adult stuff, but homegirl sounds adult and mature and appears to have grown up quite well.
Matchbox Twenty – “She’s So Mean”
Don’t you hate it when your crazy ex crashes a recording sesh with your band, smashes your guitar, drinks your alcohol and throws records at you while you’re trying to sing? Matchbox Twenty do, in their new video for “She’s So Mean” off their upcoming album North. In the band’s first single in five years, the boys are just trying to jam together when a crazy, yet quite attractive lady decides to assert her dominance by destroying everything in her wake. And that’s the whole video. Hey, I never said it was a super interesting video or anything, but the track is pretty catchy, the boys complement each other well, and it’s a solid comeback for Matchbox Twenty. North drops on Sept. 4.