The past few days have brought some seriously hot jams across my radar, so I’ve gotta share them with all of you, ’cause that’s what I do.
– Toni Braxton “Make My Heart” – I already shined a light on “Yesterday“, single #1 from Toni’s upcoming CD Pulse, but single #2 just takes it to another level. While “Yesterday” was the sound of the moment that you could have just as easily heard Leona Lewis or Jordin Sparks singing, “Heart” is a serious club-banger that I don’t think sounds quite like anything out in the marketplace right now, and that is a good thing. Pulse comes out May 4th, and if this is the direction it is going, I’m right on board. Check out this clip of her performing on the Wendy Williams Show with some slammin’ choreography going on. You can also check out her interview here. Seriously, she tears it up!
– Tania Foster “SupaWoman” – There has been a LOT of Sugababes-slagging going on over the past few months, and based on how the singles from the still-upcoming release Sweet 7 are going, this may be their last gasp. So it’s encouraging to see someone actually pick up the torch that the ‘Babes should have been carrying and run with it like they know what they are doing. Tania has done back-up work for several folks in the UK including Tinchy Stryder, who she has sang and written with. Within a day of each other, I received an email from her management, along with reading Mike’s praise-filled post, and I was hooked. While some might take the Sugababes comparison as a slight, I mean it as a compliment. The trio working with RedOne looked like a good plan on paper, but the execution has been less than stellar. Tania’s sound is more authentic, and if this is only the first taste of things to come, count me in. “SupaWoman” deserves to be a hit, and hopefully she can do it with an assist from some of the connections she has already forged.
– Livvi Franc “Automatik” – Mike’s going to get a double-shot of props from me today, because he also tipped me off to the new Livvi Franc track “Automatik”. What is it with this girl that she changes up her k’s and her c’s? Doesn’t matter, though, because this track picks right up where Cascada’s “Evacuate the Dancefloor” left off. The song on a lyrical level isn’t brain surgery, but it is fun. After a couple of listens, that chorus will be wedged into your head.