Its a weird time for pop music just now. Female pop singers have stopped trying really really hard to sound or look like Lady Gaga, and the trends are shifting. Adele is probably the most successful pop singer currently, and she is market more as a ‘real artist’ instead of a ‘fun dance singer’ like she easily could be. And that’s fine with me, Adele has some jams, and Rolling in the Deep is gonna be at karaoke bars for years. But I’m afraid of all the serious artist image copy cats that are soon to follow in her foot steps and be really bad at it. Though Gaga could probably pull it off. So before everyone gets all sad and bad at being super serious, I’m turning to a young rising star for my pop music needs!
The adorable Ariana Grande is here to fix everything! I have seriously played that song like twenty times today, cannot stop. Its brilliant marketing too, first half is classy fun pop music, where she shows off her killer voice. Totally good enough to get the attention of new serious artist Adele fans, almost Mariah Carey-esque in some parts, very impressive. But then the second half is a straight forward cover where she gets all dancey! Perfect to attract fans of fun danceable pop music! She can pull off both halves flawlessly, giving me hope for a fun transition period between Lady Gaga/Adele. Or at least a solid Ariana Grande album where she has a wide range of pop jams!
This is the first single from that album, and I think her only non-cover on the internet. At first I was afraid she was gonna be like a female Bruno Mars, tons of talent in covers, but then like no good songs when they have to make an album. But this is a pretty solid first song, pretty catchy, one of those ‘songs with a message’. It should be sandwiched between adorable songs about love or flowers or whatever, you know, the good stuff. Also I found this awesome live version of a new song and its a guaranteed jam. Her album just became one of my most anticipated for the twenty twelves! <3
Here she is with a platonic friend displaying some very solid impersonation talents, and being real real cute. Like a whole new level of cute compared to Miley and Selena, or Demi if you’re a metal fan who white knights her. She’s on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, which I’ve maybe seen two episodes of, and might start watching now because of her. Never thought the main girl had a good chance of making pop jams, but Ariana seems to be the funny/cute friend turned break out star! And luckily for the world, there are tons of cute GIFs of her!
You can follow her on twitter HERE, add her on facebook HERE, and go to her website here. Gonna totally buy this sweet shirt in her store, even though they only have it in ladie’s sizes. No fucks given, and I have a hot friend to give it to if it fits all weird like it might. She’s got a new video coming out on Valentine’s day featuring “butterflies, classic hollywood MGM musical movies, really girly things and ridiculous pink dresses”, all cute shit that I love. Can’t wait <3