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Hot Video Alert: Natalia Kills - Kill My Boyfriend

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hot Video Alert: Natalia Kills - Kill My Boyfriend


"Kill My Boyfriend" is the final brilliant single taken from her equally brilliant debut album, Perfectionist which came out in the States last summer on Cherrytree Records/Interscope.  The song was produced by French DJ/Producer/Songwriter Junior Caldera, who co-wrote the song alongside Natalia and Julien Carret.  The song is pure pop PERFECTION at it's best and as good pick as any for a final single off the album.  The song recalls material from Lady Gaga's debut album, The Fame, at least in terms of production and overall sound - "Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" is what I'm thinking of specifically.  Unfortunately, as high quality as "Kill My Boyfriend" it's completely failed to chart anywhere. Such a bummer.

It's frustrating to me that someone as talented as Natalia Kills isn't a bigger music star right now.  Chalk it up to "the industry," I guess, but Kills has talent for miles and I'm hoping she remains as persistent with her career as she has up till this point.  Back in October of last year, when I interviewed Natalia Kills, I asked the talented artist when the album would be released.
"I believe the world revolves around desire and I'd really like to build up a desire, a necessity for my music to exist within so that it has a purpose immediately, rather than being left floating around for people to like or not like."
Well I don't quite know what to say. Clearly, given the relative commercial failure (in the States anyway) of Perfectionist and it's preceding and subsequent singles, the obvious conclusion one might draw would be that there was no "desire" for her type of music. I would like to think that's not the case.  I'd like to think that it was more a matter of promotion (or lack there of).  I guess a good percentage of an artist's success is determined on demand, but if the public don't know someone exists, how is there going to be a demand? It's a catch-22.  I take it, based on her answers to my questions as well as what I've read about Kills, she's not going to curl up and die after one failure.  She's going to keep trying and perfecting her act and her art until people take notice, and even if people don't take notice - she's going to have a cluster of fans around the world who know, love and respect her talent and that will take her where she needs to go.

In the States, Perfectionist debuted at #6 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart and #134 on the Billboard 200.  Over in Europe, Perfectionist debuted #129 on the UK Albums Chart and in entered the Top 40 in both Austria and Canada.  Kills' most successful single release to date was her official debut single, "Mirrors," which peaked at #2 in Poland, #5 in Slovakia, #10 in Germany, #18 in Belgium and in the U.S. at #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart.  Check out the fantastically futuristic/retro dark & twisted video for "Kill My Boyfriend" below and download the song on U.S. iTunes HERE.



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4 Comments:

Blogger Joey said...

oh my god thank you for introducing me to her! i've never heard of natalia kills until now, i've listened to KMB and Mirrors so far and am starstruck!

February 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Jamie Sward said...

You're so welcome! She's fantastic!

February 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Joey said...

CRAP i just watched her video for Wonderland now, I'm hooked!

Like all of my new music I listen to comes from you now, haha, I just keep forgetting to thank you!

February 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Jamie Sward said...

That's what I'm here for :-)

February 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM  

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