She had a hit years ago and fell off hard. It’s not surprising as this is somewhat the norm in an artistic industry. But when Olivia popped up on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop, I took another look at the once vaguely popular R&B songstress/rapper. “December,” released in an attempt to woo record labels and bring back a fan base, is actually a pretty fantastic track. Is it the most radio friendly? Not by a long shot. It is a track that showcases a decent singing voice that belongs to a very attractive woman who is determined to snatch the spotlight once again.
Their self-titled debut LP blew my mind and Pala was no different. There was growth in terms of their sound while still maintaining what I love most about them: the ability to make a song so perfect for a high octane fashionable scenario. The soundtrack to a runway show, background beats for Gossip Girl or just staging one’s own mental rendering. And the lead singe, Ed MacFarlane, has a voice of sex. Don’t ever cross my path, Ed, or I will JUMP you. Just stating facts.
After the jump, take a look and listen to my top 5 music moments of 2011!
And then there were all of those music videos. Didn’t it seem like we were treated to a new Beyonce music video about once every other week for a period there? Home girl knows how to work it every single album and she’s always got tunes to make any “Party” hot.
At the same time, I really want Britney to go away and take some time for herself. Maybe her engagement is the perfect excuse! I envision her running off and having ridiculously amazing sex with her new fiance, gets married, has more great sex and then returns all limber and ish ready to spin on the dance floor like a dradle. Until then, I’ll just keep on dancing “Till the World Ends.”
So, to all of the heartbroken out there, listen to this song! If you’ve gone back and forth with someone and it never seems to get better, maybe you should end the war and move on. It might suck because there’s a comfort level in having a partner around but is it worth it if you do more crying than smiling? More arguing than laughing? More goodbye’s than embraces?
That being said, Kelly sings the absolute truth on “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” when she says “The day you left was just my beginning…” which is why this song will most definitely be playing on New Year’s Eve at some point. And PS, I love seeing Kelly dance. Calls back such fond memories of From Justin to Kelly.
I bet you didn’t think this post would deliver end of the year therapeutic advice, did you? Well, that’s what I do! Tell me, what are some of your favorite music moments of 2011?