“Dance the Night Away” by Pope

It’s percolating with expectant energy in percussion and sleek modern house grooves littered with electronic array of sonics and synth-packed squiggle: “How can I resist you?” DJ-songwriter Pope’s “Dance the Night Away” is simply hard to resist. This latest electronic dance romp was the third to be cranked out from his EP series #jointhefaith following…

“Love on the Brain” by Rihanna

Cue up the psychedelic-prog electric guitar, hovering organ, and the swaying horn lines, you’ve got served with low-rolling doo-wop of Rihanna at her blistering best. “Love on the Brain”, her latest cut from her eighth studio album Anti, puts her hardware to good and emotional use in the soulful style of Etta James, Mariah Carey,…

“Holding Me Back” by Jon Klaasen

From his cool cover-tunes to the driving strings on the opener of his first single, “Coming Back”, singer-songwriter Jon Klaasen captures our hearts with his tight-wound pop-rock propulsion that has driven his young fanbase crazy. As promised, the former Simon Cowell protégé  who once part of Forever in Your Mind trio during his X-Factor stints…

“Let’s Get Started Again” by Live My Last

They sound like a real blast from the past. They rock like they breathe their last. Four-piece edgy alt-rock band “Live My Last” is a burst of energy on stage with their cathartically propulsive sets that can bust into the foray of post-hardcore. Originating in Ohio, this tellingly titled band has produced an EP called…

“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” by Adele

Soul moves British singer Adele. But pop doesn’t hurt her either. Having named recently as Billboard Music Awards’ Top Artist, the sentimental songstress launched her new video for “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” from her third studio album, “25”. The video singly features stern-looking Adele donned in D&G floral design long gown as…

“Bottle of Jack” by Mikey Wax

Mikey Wax is back. And he’s heading out for another swig from a “Bottle of Jack” like he’d never had a few too many. Wax’s meteoric rise to fame came after his first single, “In Case I Go Again”, was picked up by YouTube and featured on TV shows like Ghost Whisperer and Pretty Little…

“Time” by Electric Ego

The first thing you notice about Electric Ego is his rich, haunting voice. It has rootsy texture that gleans from his full-spectrum experience as a Jewish musician. There’s no doubt that he caught the world’s attention with his heartbreaking single, “She”, banking on its lyrical sincerity articulated by his tremulous yet tender vocals. After successfully…

“In Common” by Alicia Keys

In her latest single, “In Common,” RNB queen Alicia Keys drawls her political statement on individuality in fever-dream electro-soul ambiance sweetened by luscious reverbs. This has kept the Grammy laureate on pulse after the commercial success of her 5th studio album “Girl on Fire”. The onset of “In Common” release is on a cusp of…

“Me Too” by Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor finally added treble to the bass. And we’re thankful she just did. After the commercial success of her 2015 EP Title that caught everyone’s attention, including  the Grammys, the “All About the Bass” hitmaker is reinventing herself into a more mature artist with much arresting confidence, deepened musical tapestry, and lyrical attitude outdoing…

“Riot” by Mandy Rain

She’s a school girl no more. This Nickelodeon alumna has made it clear that she’s now a self-empowered woman ready to wreak havoc should you provoke her. Call it a creative rebirth, Mandy Rain’s EP called Riot tries to move forward by paying homage to the glory days of JLo or Debbie Gibson (in case you…

IED Rundown

I’m feeling random these days. I will just go fast as I can with these strings of reviews. Please bear with me. GIN BLOSSOMS:  LONG AS IT MATTERS Formed in 1987, American rock band Gin Blossoms, was noticed with the song “Hey Jealousy” from their major label album, New Miserable Experience. The success of the…

“Chainsaw” by Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas has pretty tough time venting all pent-up emotions. And we are all shock absorbers. His upcoming album seems a never-ending story that segues one heartbreak into the next. This time, it involves blades cutting the sofa and china being smashed to the floor, let alone razing the entire house to decimate any modicum…