“Where Were You” — Drake & Dawn Richard
Drake’s new collab with Dawn Richard (of Diddy-Dirty-Money fame) is the perfect example of how a female vocalist can add that extra oomph to a song. The previously unreleased “Where Were You” is a classic tear-jerking Drake track about two ex-lovers still pining for each other. “Where Were You” was originally recorded as “Whatever Became of You” by Colin Munroe for Thank Me Later and was scrapped from the album. Now re-released with a haunting synth base, Drake and Dawn’s vocals complement each other beautifully and you can really hear the emotion in their voices. Thank goodness this gem of a song wasn’t lost forever!
“Closer” — Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara have been experimenting with a more electro-fied sound in the past few years, with their recent “Body Work” collaboration with Morgan Page really bringing out their radio-friendly side. The Canadian twins’ new single “Closer” is a deeper dive for them into the dance music sound. With tons of synth, Tegan and Sara have pretty much turned their backs on the alternative/acoustic rock sound they were once known for. I don’t know about you but I’m loving their new sound. Kudos to the ladies for staying current and evolving. Tegan and Sara will be releasing a new album early next year.
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When “Making the Band” returned for its fourth season earlier this year, only two girls, Aundrea Fimbres and Dawn Richard, returned to try and save their careers on Bad Boy and as reestablish themselves as members of Danity Kane.
After going almost the whole season without revealing the group’s fate, Diddy shared with the girls on Thursday night that he had formally let Aubrey O’Day, D. Woods and Shannon Bex (who decided not to return to the show) out of their Bad Boy contracts.
Yet, as mtvnews.com revealed, the shock value commenced when he announced that he’d also be letting Fimbres out of her contract as well. “You’re a great person, you’re a great girl, but if I did another group, I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing a group with you,” said Diddy. “I’ve given a lot of thought and I’m gonna let you out your contract too.”