“Dancing Queen” – Girls’ Generation
With Korean artist PSY’s recent hit “Gangnam Style,” which was unbelievably popular in North America, K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation have just released a cover of Duffy’s “Mercy.” The track was recorded a few years ago but the girls decided to re-release it to go with their upcoming album I’ve Got a Boy. You won’t understand a thing they’re singing unless you’re fluent in Korean but they throw in the words “dancing queen” here and there to grab your attention.
“Let Us Move On” – Dido ft. Kendrick Lamar
Gentle songbird Dido is no stranger to the hip-hop scene…remember Eminem’s smash hit “Stan,” which sampled Dido’s “Thank You?” Well, she’s at it again, and this time with fast-rising rapper Kendrick Lamar. The song is slow and soothing with echoing beats and Dido’s mesmerizing voice carrying us on the journey. Then Lamar jumps in and brings up the tempo and Dido finishes up. It’s an honest, touching track and definitely brings back my love for Dido’s music.
It’s official: Dido will release her third album, “Safe Trip Home,” on Nov. 4.
The new release, which was postponed several times due to the death of the British singer-songwriter’s father in 2006, will be the follow-up to 2003′s “Life for Rent.”
A track, “Look No Further,” is already available as a free download from her website, DidoMusic.com.
The first official single is called “Don’t Believe in Love” and will be released digitally and on CD at a later to-be-announced date.
The album, which also features a track co-written by famed music producer Brian Eno, was co-produced by Dido along with Jon Brion and her brother Rollo Armstrong.
Dido’s first album, 1999′s “No Angel,” is the U.K.’s biggest selling debut album by a British female artist.