Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Know I talk too much, but for you I'd hush

I can't say that I've ever listened to much Sweetbox, though "Over And Over" is great and "Addicted" is OK. To be honest, I can't see too much changing with the new solo career of former Sweetbox singer Jade Villalon, currently going by the name Jade Valerie. And I'm not even sure how much I like the following song--I imagine I'll be over it in a few days. Still, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't listening to a decent bit at the moment. It looks like the song I'm posting was originally released in a dual language version and was a collaboration between Baek Ji Young and Jade, but it's been recorded in just English and with just Jade's vocals for her new mini-album and the full album that'll be coming out later.

Crush--all right, yes, this features some pretty dubious lyrics (that first verse and its rhymes come to mind, but you could choose just about any part of the song), and yes, it's still working the Sweetbox thing of sampling classical music and using it for modern pop (in this case, it's "In The Hall Of The Mountain King," I think...maybe). "Crush" is trying to be a track with attitude, and probably trying to be a little urban-influenced, though any song that everyone seems to hear as sampling Inspector Gadget (even if that's not the case) really stands no chance in the coolness sweepstakes. It's more enjoyable if you don't take it all seriously. By the way, the sound quality of this is subpar--sorry about that.

To buy Jade Valerie's mini-album Out Of The Box, go here (physical).

Next up: maybe a Swedish singer.

8 comments:

Paul said...

i'm not overly fond of this track, or sweetbox, but really any song that possibly samples the inspector gadget soundtrack wins proper points with me. Now when the fug are the new spice girls and shayne ward singles going to leaky leak?

J'ason D'luv said...

You just know this broad wears those boots in the sack when it's time to plow the field.

Poster Girl said...

Oh, I don't think it actually samples Inspector Gadget--I think that classical piece I mentioned just happens to make people think of it. And more Shayne music needs to come out pronto.

That would be...interesting!

Conor said...

It samples the Alton Towers themetune lol
Wow that song is amazing, could you possibly upload anymore songs off her minialbum as it wont let me buy it from itunes :(

Poster Girl said...

Sure, I'll see what I can do! :) As of right now, the only other one that's jumped out me as a consistent song (as opposed to, say, a nice verse but not so great chorus) is the lead single "Just Another Day," but maybe one of the others will grow on me.

Ro Ro said...

I'm Currently obsessed with "You don't know me". I had the same problem with i-tunes it wont let me buy from japan the bastids! So i have an awful webrip of this. But it will work til i figure something out. Great blog btw loves it.

Poster Girl said...

Yeah, that's all I've got too :( Shame. But there's no way I'll buy a mini-album and then a full album later when it comes out, so I'll just wait for the real album and then get that. And thanks!

Ro Ro said...

I have wonderful news. My rich boyfriend ordered it for me lol. So it should be here in a few days if u want email me and i'll share it with you.