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New Releases Review: Naughty Boy ft Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin, One Direction, Hailee Steinfield

Naughty Boy ft. Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin- Runnin’ (Lose it All)

After successful collaboration with Sam Smith, Naughty Boy worked with one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Beyonce. Arrow Benjamin was also featured in the song. It was Beyonce’s latest recording release after “7/11”. From hip-hop and R&B tune, this time she turned to this EDM track. This song, however, reminds me of her song “Haunted”. Her voice showed her prowess as well as Arrow Benjamin, who didn’t fail with his part. This song may possibly be a hit once it was released and may be a start of working relationship of Beyonce and Naughty Boy. Despite the strong performances of the artists, melody-wise, not as catchy as many hit EDM tracts.

Rating: 7.5 of 10

 

One Direction- Infinity

After the huge success of “Drag Me Down” at the charts, One Direction finally released the follow-up for their upcoming LP they just named “Made in the A.M.”, which will be out ,as usual, on November. The song is a mid tempo ballad driven by synth and drums. The lyrics wa believed to be about former member Zayn Malik. The message is fine but it lacked more sincerity with the words. It’s just a short song to accommodate more words. The melody was good but not on par with “Story of My Life”. Many claimed, “Drag Me Down” was way bettef but I prefer this song.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

 

Hailee Steinfield- Love Myself

After her notable appearance at the successful musical comedy film “Pitch Perfect 2”, Hailee Steinfield didn’t waste her talent and pursued musical career. When I watched the film, she has a good voice and possibly can carry the next “Pitch Perfect” movie. When I heard this I was like she should’ve done a better musical approach with a voice like that. The lyrics, was also believed as suggestive in social media which Hailee denied as it is about empowerment. Melodically, it is catchy but expected better from her. The song was already released more than a month ago but just catching up interest recently.

Rating: 7 out of 10

 

 

New Releases Reviews: Pink, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez

P!nk- Today’s the Day

A new song from P!nk was just released and already entered the iTunes charts. The song was called “Today’s the Day”. It was not confirmed if the song will be the carrier single for a new album but what was confirmed is, it will be the new theme song of the hit talk show “Ellen”. It is a pop song with a slight touch of rock and EDM. The song has a positive message and the melody was catchy. It is appropriately written for the show and its concept.

Rating: 8 out of 10

 

Nick Jonas- Levels

Nick Jonas continues his streak of one word song titles. After the poppy “Jealous” and the matured “Chains”, Nick just released his new single which will be the first single for his upcoming  LP which will due next year, according to him. In this song, it has deviated from the sound of his self-titled album and followed the formula of what many pop stars did. From his R&B/pop album, now he seems trying out pop and EDM. However, the song sounds like a Max Martin song but with funkier sound. It is already making its way to higher “level” on the charts at the moment.

Rating: 8 out of 10

 

Selena Gomez- Same Old Song

Selena Gomez is getting impressive with her musicality as she deviated from her old pop (somewhat manufactured) to more maturity. Her music turns into a cool, dark and deep sound which started with her hit “The Heart Wants What it Wants”. She’s gaining acclaim from critics and fans and she’s heading the right decision musically and may have one of the most acclaimed album in coming season. This song which was co-written by British singer Charlii XCX and it was very distinct which the singer is at the song’s background. The song may soon break the charts as his previous song did.

Rating: 9.5 of 10