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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Musical Snippets - Annie, Britney Spears, Guy Sebastian, Lady Gaga & More!

Britney Spears

Britney Spears - "Unusual You": Britney Spears...I'm over "Radar" and ready for a new single...and with that said, I'm hoping and praying this rumor is true. On The Prophet the other day I saw a report that "Unusual You" will be the fifth single off of Circus. The Bloodshy & Avant track has always been one of my fact...I voted for it when Brit's website gave her fans the chance to choose the new single. For the time being, I'll just treat this as a rumor...but a boy can dream.

Check out Britney Spears on the web: Official Site//MySpace//Facebook//YouTube//Twitter

Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian - "Like It Like That": The last time I saw Australian Idol Season 1 winner Guy Sebastian was on World Idol. I thought he was cute at the time and had quite the voice. I was rather impressed. Recently, I saw that Guy was on Twitter and I learned that he was moving to and doing shows in New York City. Something is brewing! Well, it appears that he's releasing an album here in the states on October 9th. Awesome! First single, "Like It Like That" is a fun little number. It's got a beat and really shows off Sebastian's chops. U.S. iTunes also has 2007's The Memphis Album, full of soul classics (I just downloaded his cover of Otis Redding's "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay" - not bad). His U.S. album is supposedly going to be a collection of both old and new tracks. I like Guy. I potentially could dig this album.

EDIT - Apparently October 9th is the Australian release date of Guy's new album. Due to some label personnel changes at Sony Victor, the U.S. release is up in the air. It seems likely that it will still happen, it's just not known WHEN or on WHAT LABEL. Bummer. Perhaps I'll pick up the Australian import? For more information, look HERE.

Check out Guy Sebastian on the web: Official Site//MySpace//Facebook//Twitter//YouTube

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga on the cover of Out Magazine: has a little teaser up of the September cover of the magazine featuring electro-pop goddess, Lady Gaga. Coincidentally, links back to Lady Gaga's official site for another "sneak peak" of Gaga's Out cover. It appears that Lady Gaga is going to be mostly naked. SWEET! Check back on August 13th to see the full cover, read the cover story and check out more photos of the shoot (photographed by Ellen von Unwerth). I'm sure it's gonna be hot.

Check out Lady Gaga on the web: Official Site/MySpace/Facebook/Twitter/Imeem/YouTube

Natalie ImbrugliaNatalie Imbruglia's "Want" is Properly Hot: Wow. The Popjustice Tuesday "Song of the Day" was the new Natalie Imbruglia single, "Want," that I blogged about previously. It's gonna be FIRE! It's a total 360 from the usual AC crap she puts out. Don't get me wrong...I've loved a few Natalie Imbruglia singles...but never more than 2 or 3 per album. Not enough to purchase the whole album. If this new single is any indication of what the rest of the album sounds like...I'll be buying the import.

Check out Natalie Imbruglia on the web: Official Site//MySpace//Facebook//Bebo//YouTube//Twitter//Vimeo

Annie - Don't Stop New Album CoverNew Annie Album Due in October: This is GREAT news! Norwegian electro-pop star Annie was due to release her second album (follow up to 2004's Anniemal) Don't Stop in September of 2008, however Annie parted ways with her label before that happened. Having signed an international deal with Island Records, the planned album release was preceded by first single, the Richard X-produced "I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me," and a promotional single, 'Two Of Hearts." At the time of the split announcement, Annie remained positive, adamant that her album would see the light of day. She delivered in the form of next single, "Anthonio," released digitally with a nice little remix package.

Annie Now on Smalltown Supersound, the album has been retooled. Gone are all three previously released singles ("I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me," "Two of Hearts," and "Anthonio"), nut never fear...there are some new tracks added into the mix. The album features collaborations with Richard X, Timo Kaukolampi, Paul Epworth, Brian Higgins, and Alex Kapranos (of Franz Ferdinand fame). The album is out in the UK October 19th and supposedly in the U.S. in November. Check out the track listing! I'm SO excited about this one. - Via Popjustice & Pitchfork

"Hey Annie" - Produced by Paul Epworth
"My Love Is Better" - Produced by Xenomania
"Bad Times" - Produced by Xenomania
"Don't Stop" - Produced by Paul Epworth
"I Don't Like Your Band" - Produced by Paul Epworth
"Songs Remind Me Of You" - Produced by Richard X
"Marie Cherie"- Produced by Timo Kaukolampi
"Take You Home" - Produced by Timo Kaukolampi
"The Breakfast Song" - Produced by Timo Kaukolampi
"Loco" - Produced by Xenomania
"When The Night" - Produced by Xenomania
"Heaven And Hell" - Produced by Xenomania

Check out Annie on the web: Official Site//MySpace//Twitter

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Blogger Soulfan said...

Hi Jamie,

Guy is great and this new album will be awesome. But unfortunately it will not be avaliable in America for a while yet. October 9 is the date of the Australian release. There have been a few hiccups with the US release. It will be happening, but due to some problems with the Victor/Sony label the release has been delayed. The album was due for release in the US in July, then it was moved to January 2010. It was going to have a 8 originals, and 3 tracks from The Memphis Album. From an interview Guy did with a music journalist today in Australia there may be some changes with the album and he may be switching labels, which is likely to make the release date even later. Guy would prefer his American release to be the same as the Australian album, rather than a hybrid album. He is returning to the States in September. I guess more light will be shed on the US release after that. If you look on you will find the interview there. It will explain it better than I have.

August 13, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Hey! Thanks for the comment and for reading my blog. That's a bummer. I was looking in a bunch of different places for this information but got it wrong apparently. Regardless, I love Guy and hope he gets a crack at the U.S. market. It's always difficult but I think he could pull it off with the right single. Thanks again!

August 13, 2009 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Soulfan said...

This news only hit in Australia yesterday, so it is not surprising you didn't know. I hope the US release is not too far off. Guy has a number of American fans impatiently waiting for it to be released. Just bad luck with all the stuff that happened at Victor. But maybe it will turn out better in the long run, as he seems much happier with the idea of releasing a fully original album. People can always download The Memphis Album from itunes to get a taste of his take on 60's soul. That album is an awesome tribute to Memphis soul and has had fantastic reviews from all over the world.

August 13, 2009 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Ahhh. Alright. Cool. Yeah, there's also a 3 track EP on U.S. itunes. I can be patient. :-)

August 13, 2009 at 10:27 PM  

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