B.o.B’s “So Hard to Breathe” is heavy track that explores the dark side of success and how it’s so easy to get caught in the blur of fame. ”Since day one I said f*ck the fame and everything it dealt/but the fame is really here to facilitate the wealth,” raps B.o.B.
The track is from his upcoming sophmore album Strange Clouds, which will be out on May 1. We love the laid back guitar riffs by Sean Garrett.
This is the second track we’ve heard from the album, after his collaboration with Taylor Swift called “Both of Us.”
Listen to “So Hard to Breathe” below:
Taylor Swift came out of left field with this one, mildly shocking us all with a B.o.B collaboration, but I LOVE it. The song, “Both of Us” manages to fuse country and hip hop. It’s also another one of those songs that I want to put on after a long, hard day because it makes me feel a little bit better: “I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us,” she sings.
The song is on B.o.B’s forthcoming album Strange Clouds, which will be out on May 1. Though Swift only contributes two lines in the chorus, the harmony works.
Listen to the “Both of Us” here and the solo version below.
Carrie Underwood has two different sides in her new “Good Girl” video. On one hand, she’s sweet frilly and pink but she also has a darker alter-ego — you know, the type of girl who wears black clothes, leather and sheer tights.
The new video is for the lead track from her fourth album Blown Away, which comes out on May 1. There’s not much of a plot line for the new video, but it does feature lots of drool-worthy clothes and artsy shots of heels. We see floral Carrie, hipster-glasses Carries, seductress Carrie and we can’t forget Stepford Wife Carrie.
It all comes down to this movie. Over the past few summers we’ve been watching some bearable and some insufferable superhero movies so Marvel could slowly build up to their gigantic mega-movie muscle The Avengers.
Though the newest trailer doesn’t tell us much about the plot, we know the superheros are called to save the world and catch a quick glimpse of the Transformers-esque aliens. I’m not huge into some of the more recent superhero movies but this one looks pretty epic. The music alone is reminiscent of Inception.
The superheros are Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk — who were successful in recent summer blockbusters. Then we also get the Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury who have made appearances in in Marvel films.
The film, which is directed by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon, will be out on May. Will you see it?
There’s a promising country twang to Carrie Underwood’s new “Good Girl” single and it makes me wish summer were coming sooner.
The song is about a well-bred “good girl” who strays to the
dark mildly naughty side, ie having drinks with the gals, flirting with the guys and YouTubeing NBD Worldwide. Oh! Living on the edge aren’t we Carrie?
The song is a catchy anthem for prepsters who secretly think they live life a little more dangerously than the rest, just because they wear their shirts a little too tight and their skirts a little too short. That said, Carrie kills the song (in a good way) and it will probably be stuck in my head all day.
“Good Girl” will be on Underwood’s still-untitled fourth studio album, which will be out on May 1.