Sunday, May 11, 2008

You're bad news, boy

Just a quick post today: as I mentioned a week ago, Dutch dance-pop singer EliZe (or Elize, which is probably less correct but which I tend to slip into using) is back with a new single. Given how much I love "Automatic," I was definitely interested to hear what she'd give us for this upcoming new album, and, though I'm awful at judging how much I'll love dance-pop songs over the long term--I can never tell how much staying power they'll have for me--I'm enjoying this latest single at the moment. "Lovesick" is very much an Elize-sounding song, and that goes beyond it just being catchy dance-pop; it's just got effects and a feel to it that mean that it doesn't feel out of place for the singer of "Automatic" and "Into Your System" to be singing it. One of the things I like about Elize is that, despite sometimes releasing music videos that fit into that "typical dance video" category, she gives off this strong independent feel--or that's part of her persona, anyway; that's played up in "Lovesick" even more: instead of singing to boys about how some other woman is/will control them, she's made an empowerment anthem. Which, yes, I realize there are millions of in pop and dance, but that doesn't mean we can't use more. I'm glad she's back, and I really hope she gives us a great album.

Lovesick

I honestly have no idea where you can buy the only album this single is on so far, Dance Smash Hits 2008 Vol. 2, but Elize's earlier work is in international iTunes stores; for example, her album In Control can be bought from iTunes here.

Next up: I'm really note sure--maybe that Belgian singer.

7 comments:

D'luv said...

Dammit! I always forget you use Zshare, and everytime I got to click on one of these song links, I get the Mac "spinning pinwheel of death" that freezes my internet! It's more a problem to do with the fact that my poor laptop is about all used up as far as memory. One of these days I gotta get an external hard drive.

That said, I like Elize's font!

Baszjuh said...

it's a good song :) but it's still nowhere near Automatic or Into Your System. Let's hope the new album isn't a let down like her previous one was...

Poster Girl said...

It GLITTERS!

Is Zshare a problem for some people? Eek--I could see how all the ads and stuff could cause trouble, though--hmmm...I may have to do some investigating and see if there's a better option!

I'm really, really hoping, Baszjuh!

jonathan13 said...

I LOVE Zshare !! Please do not change your host cuz we can hear the song before downloading it :p
I like Lovesick it's a great song :) thanks poster girl !

D'luv said...

No, Zshare is only a problem on my home laptop... I can use it fine at work. Don't change for me!

Poster Girl said...

I do wonder, though, if you've got problems (even if just in one place) if that means there are other people out there who might as well...don't worry, though! I've got no immediate plans to change, and even if I did, it would definitely be to something that let you listen to the song before downloading it--that's very important to me.

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