If you aren’t excited about the fact that Sia is set to release her new album soon, you should be. After writing hits for pop music’s biggest acts — most notably Beyonce‘s “Pretty Hurts” and Rihanna’s “Diamonds”, the downtempo Australian starlette is stepping up to the microphone. And picking up the pace. The first single, “Chandelier,” is just plain good. A perfect jam to bust through winter frostbite into spring sunshine.
As if that weren’t enough, Sia also co-produced Kylie Minogue’s new album Kiss Me Once and penned the track “Sexercise” which Kylie recorded a video for. The video isn’t quite released yet, but close your eyes and listen to the track and you’ll get the picture.
George Michael‘s much-anticipated new album Symphonica which features live recordings of new songs as well as some truly phenomenal covers, like this one of Terence Trent D’Arby’s heartbreaking “Let Her Down Easy.”
Berlin-based producer Juan Ramos kicks off the release of the remix EP for “Schizophrenic” ft. Jinkx Monsoon with a seismic kick and a stripped down arrangement sure to galvanize a dance floor. Lily Ackerman casts a spell with her deep afterhours remix suffused in subterranean bass and echoing synths. Orphan throws down an old-school rave-up, with Two Dudes in Love’s original mix rounding out the package.
And finally here’s a synthed-out track called “Pretty Boy” by newcomer Aline Queen that’s definitely rocking some ’80s glam nostalgia wrapped in modern drag androgyny.
I was shocked to hear Sia had worked on Kylie’s new album as Producer because the album is TERRIBLE. The songwriting is weak and the production is very dated – and not in a good retro way. I am very surprised Sia did such a poor job.
Kylie has taken a huge step backwards musically with this new album. Since the “Spinning Around” comeback single Kylie has always been cutting edge dance/pop. This new album is far from cutting edge. It is over-produced to cover up the very very weak songwriting.
^^ One opinion.
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