Friday, September 03, 2010

Talkin' fantasy right to my face

Newsbreak:

Xenomania News pointed out that several songs from Jessie Malakouti's time at Xenomania leaked recently. The best news about this fact? We finally get to hear the full studio recording of "Who's That Man." Though I'd rather have the opportunity to pay for the full quality version, with Jessie moved on to her Jessie and the Toy Boys project, it seemed unlikely we'd ever hear it, making this is something of a relief.



Magnus Carlsson has a new single coming out. It's called "The Best In Me" and is probably produced by Pitchline (based on how much he's worked with them and the fact that it's got a Pitchline remix). The cover can be viewed here, while the tracklist seems to be "The Best In Me," a solo version of "Crying At The Discotheque" (eek), "Feel You (Ruff & Jam Radio Edit)," and an extended remix by Pitchline of "The Best In Me."

On the "I'm way behind in reporting this" front, Nadine Coyle's debut single is "Insatiable," written by her and Guy Chambers. It's apparently not a ballad and bears a resemblance to the Bangles, though the latter is a comparison from the Sun so take it with a grain of salt. Fingers crossed--I really want this solo project to live up to Nadine's potential. Fellow Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole's lead single for her second album is called "Promise This;" there's a low quality clip here, but I'll need to hear at least the chorus to know for sure what to make of it. Speaking of Girls Aloud, I don't think I've mentioned here yet that Luciana Caporaso reported she was writing songs with Sarah Harding. As I've said elsewhere, that seems like it could be a good match; Luciana's punky pop-dance work might be a good way to channel Sarah's apparent love of rock and sometimes shouty vocals (and Sarah's solo Xenomania songs aren't a million miles away from Portobella songs like "Meet Me At The Y Bar" or Kylie's Luciana-penned "Cupid Boy").

The music video for Kylie Minogue's joy-inducing "Get Outta My Way," one of the songs of the year, is out. Floor choreography! Chair choreography! Actually, the choreography is nowhere near the star of the show--that's got to go to these moments. I usually try to hold the belief that everyone has a perfect right to like and dislike what they want, but if you don't enjoy "Get Outta My Way," it's hard to believe you like music.

Margaret Berger has posted some pictures from a recent photoshoot on her Facebook page, as well as stated her new single will be out this fall (maybe as early as September, but I may have misunderstood what she was referring to). We were told earlier to expect it as a spring/summer single so there could understandably be some skepticism, but hopefully we'll have new Margaret music soon. Now, if only Bertine Zetlitz would give us a release date...

a1's new album, Waiting For Daylight, is out October 11 in Norway. That's not news. What is news--or news-ish, anyway--is that you can see a tiny picture of the cover here.

On the subject of albums going to be released in Norway, Melodi Grand Prix 2010 contestant Bjørn Johan Muri's album, Airwaves, comes out September 13. The tracklist and cover are here.

Swedish Stereo broke the new about the tracklist and cover for Ola's third album, out September 15; you can view them here. At ten tracks, four of which are already available for purchase, it's a short album, but hopefully it's got the gems he's capable of being a vehicle for.

The summery new single from British boyband JLS, "Ay Mama" (which features Shontelle), sounds kind of nice, based on a live performance of it.

Alcazar are featured on an Anders Hansson/Sharon Vaughn song on the new Same Difference album. Details at Scandipop.

7 comments:

Paul said...

So so much good stuff here and thank you! It's the perfect way for me to catch up as I've been sans internet (pretty much) for a week. Obviously looking forward to Bjorn, Ola and A1 albums. Loving that Nadine might sound anything like the Bangles (wonder if it's more Hazy Shade of Winter than Eternal Flame though)... Intruiged by the JLS and Same Diff collaborations. And finally, EEK indeed to the Magnus b-side but yes please to a new single. Is his album ever being released?

kevin (ru) said...

Exactly my words regarding Bertine! Can't wait for some new gems from her.

Damian said...

It's kind of weird to get Magnus' version of Crying at the discotheque, very weird! I can understand Annikafiore deviding her music new music completely from her old mainstream disco-pop but singing cover of the band you've broken uo with...

Great news about A1 and Bjorn Muri, my beloved Didrik is going to release album soon as well, oh Gosh I hope next MGP will be not less amazing!

Nadine is going to make her version of Jade's "My Man", it's gonna be interesting.
http://www.oikotimes.com/v2/index.php?file=articles&id=8730

D'luv said...

Loving the Jessie song! But you really have me wondering who the best are that have been in Magnus... hmmmm.

Mike said...

Hell yes to new Margaret Berger!

JP.M said...

Hi I'm JPaul from France, I know your blog via swedish stéréo !!!
very great, thank you and soon...

Poster Girl said...

Now having heard that clip, the Bangles comparison seems kind of odd, doesn't it? You may have seen this by now, Paul, but Damian says the album is out Sep. 22, which is sudden but welcome.

Kevin, I know when she comes back it will be worth the wait--I just selfishly have trouble waiting.

Yup, Damian, my thoughts too (on Magnus). I'd forgotten about Didrik! I hope that album has some gems on it.

Robbie, for my sins, that was one of my first thoughts, too. Oh, that title...

Mike, it's taken long enough! Once again, I know there are mitigating circumstances, but as a fan you just want to hear new music as soon as possible.

Hey, JPaul--nice to hear from you! Damian's site is fantastic. Thanks for stopping by--I hope you'll keep doing so.