‘Broken Glass’: Rachel Platten Returns With An Unexpected, Empowering Dance Throb!

I feel it changing/ I can taste it/ I’m on the wave and I won’t waste it/ I have been patient/ But I’m not waiting anymore,” she declares…

And so begins the next chapter for Rachel Platten, 2015’s breakout star whose debut single “Fight Song” became a colossal commercial and inspirational success — peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling 2.5 million copies. It was basically the theme song for 2015.

It’s been a year and a half since the 36-year-old singer-songwriter dropped her album Wildfire, so now, it’s time to begin anew – and “Broken Glass” is our first taste of what’s to come from her second major-label album. Co-written alongside Jarrad Rogers and Nate Cyphert, and produced by powerhouse Norwegian production team Stargate, “Broken Glass” marks a sonic shift from Rachel‘s usual shtick, and also serves as one of her finest songs to date.

Boldly charging into mainstream trend-hopping territory, Rachel lays her signature soaring chops atop a pulsating, shimmering dance beat that carries on the island-lite sound that’s dominated the singles charts over the last year.

Yet while the beat is thoroughly Top 40, the base is still very much Rachel with just a little Sia influence, featuring empowering lyrics (“I’m gonna dance on broken glass/ On broken glass/ And I’m gonna make that ceiling crash/ That ceiling crash“) and the singer’s signature stomp-chanting. The result? An undeniably infectious earworm that could very well redefine Rachel if she plays her cards right. What do you guys think?

“Broken Glass” by Rachel Platten is also available on Apple Music and Spotify!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/18/broken-glass-rachel-platten-returns-with-an-unexpected-empowering-dance-throb/

Aly & AJ Demand Your Full Attention On ’80s-Tinged Comeback Single, ‘Take Me’!

The Aly & AJ comeback is now in full swing, and I honestly couldn’t be more thrilled.

After its accidental (“unfinished”) release on June 2nd, the former Disney Queens have finally revealed their brand new single “Take Me” in all of its wonderful, full finished glory.

While the sister-duo technically (briefly) returned back in 2014 as 78violet with their first single in five years, “Hothouse“, “Take Me” marks the return to their namesake duo, the one which brought us classic pop-rock classics like “Rush,” “No One,” and most importantly “Potential Breakup Song” from their still iconic 2007 album Insomniatic.

Take Me” is a blissful, ’80s-tinged rush of Aly and AJ‘s signature swooning that is equal parts shimmer and sass, as the girls confidently demand your undivided attention. “When you gonna take me out?/ Make a move and make it now/ When you gonna take me out?,” the girls shout across the striding synth-pop pulsations.

Like “Bullseye” off of Insomniatic, “Take Me” sees Aly and AJ unapologetically being aggressive in their come-on game: “I know that you would want it/ If I could sink my teeth into you/ First you gotta ask me out!” A welcome return to form after a less thrilling foray into folk-pop with the grungy, “Hothouse.”

Infectious pulsations. Dreamy crooning. Catchy melodies. This is exactly where Aly & AJ needs to be, they truly came through.

“Take Me” is also available on Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/18/aly-aj-demand-your-full-attention-on-80s-tinged-comeback-single-take-me/

Little Mix Team Up With CNCO For Official ‘Reggaetón Lento’ Remix!

Given that Luis Fonsi, Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito (Remix)” has become the biggest Spanish-language hit on the Billboard Hot 100 since “Macarena,” and its just two weeks shy of tying the record for the all-time longest running #1 hit (“One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men), it’s pretty safe to say there’s a demand for reggaeton-pop right now.

So naturally, never being one to miss an opportunity for a cash-in, Simon Cowell has arranged for his La Banda telly talent show winners, Latin boy band CNCO, to team up with the ladies of Little Mix to capitalize on the whole thing with a brand new remix of their Latin American smash, “Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)“! In case didn’t already know, “Reggaetón Lento” translates to “slow reggaeton.”

Yup – Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson have hopped on an official remix of the tune, trading mostly (new) English verses with the boys – Christopher Vélez, Richard Camacho, Joel Pimentel, Erick Brian Colón and Zabdiel De Jesús – across the reggaeton throb.

Sure, it’s a little bit of desperate-cito move, but I’m certainly not mad about it – the remix is fire!!

“Reggaetón Lento (Remix)” by CNCO x Little Mix is also available on Apple Music and Spotify!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/18/little-mix-team-up-with-cnco-for-official-reggaeton-lento-remix/

Shania Twain Embraces The Fighter In Her On ‘NOW’ Single, Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed’!

It’s a Shania Summer!

The legendary country singer has officially chosen the second single from her upcoming album NOW (due out on September 29th): “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed,” which she just performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday evening (August 16) and previously performed on Today, during her mid-June concert on the show.

Shania says “the fighter in [her]” is responsible for the track. “I was thinking of a boxer taking a swing, or a baby first coming out with his eyes and fists closed,” Shania expressed in a statement. “They can’t even see yet and they’re swinging with their eyes closed.”

I’m swingin’ with my eyes closed / Got my hair down / A wide-open road / I’m swingin’ with my eyes closed / Only God knows how far it goes…,” Shania croons on-top of the blaring horns, foot stomps, soaring strings and island-inspired beats.

Unlike the devastatingly heartbreaking feel of “Poor Me,” “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed” is a purely, signature Shania tune. Ya dig?

“Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed” by Shania Twain is also available on Apple Music and Spotify!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/18/shania-twain-embraces-the-fighter-in-her-on-now-single-swingin-with-my-eyes-closed/

Miley Cyrus Reaches Dreamy New Heights With New Single, ‘Younger Now’!

Change is a thing you can count on… and for Miley Cyrus, that change means growing up, even if she feels “so much younger now.”

Earlier this week, the “We Can’t Stop” hit-maker announced that the title track of her sixth studio album, Younger Now, would be released as the official follow-up to “Malibu” following her absence from the 2017 Teen Choice Awards. “To my dearest fans & all of those watching… I want to say thank you from the very bottom of my heart for presenting me with #TheUltimateChoiceAward!,” Miley wrote on Instagram. “I am beyond bummed I couldn’t make it to the show as I had every intention of being there to accept and celebrate this honor! I created an unrealistic schedule for myself which leads me to this announcement! I’ve been tryin to keep the secret but I can’t hide it any longer! My new single / music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday, Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you!”

And today (August 18), along with the gorgeous artwork and tracklist for the anticipated LP, Miley has dropped off “Younger Now,” as promised, along with its accompanying music video.

Younger Now” instantly plays out like a clear shining highlight from the upcoming LP, and Miley and her signature full-bodied vocals are, of course, the undeniable force driving the song’s folky-tinged greatness: Those infectious relaxed melodies in the verses (“Feels like I just woke up/ Like all this time I’ve been asleep?“) and that joyride of a chorus, which soars through the speakers like a nostalgia-evoking, leave-all-your-worries-behind anthem catered perfectly for a liberating windows-down, hands-in-the-wind late night drive.

No one’s day is the same (oh, oh)/ You know what goes up must come down (oh, oh)/ Change is a thing you can count on (oh, oh)/ I feel so much younger now (oh, oh),” Miley declares across the dreamy acoustics and propulsive drum beats. It’s hardly anything life-changing and bit cheesy, yes, but there’s something quite euphoric about it. The Miley we see today seems like a very happy and sure of herself Miley. I quite like it.

1. Younger Now
2. Malibu
3. Rainbowland
4. Week Without You
5. Miss You so Much
6. I Would Die for You
7. Thinkin’
8. Bad Mood
9. Love Someone
10. She’s Not Him
11. Inspired

“Younger Now” by Miley Cyrus is also available on Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/18/miley-cyrus-reaches-dreamy-new-heights-with-new-single-younger-now/

Logic Brings Awareness To Suicide Prevention In Heart-Wrenching ‘1-800-273-8255’ Video!

You’re going to need some tissues for this one…

Logic continues to bring awareness to suicide prevention with the truly powerful music video for his latest Everybody single “1-800-273-8255,” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid!

The California-based rapper’s “1-800-273-8255” was already powerful to begin with, but now paired with the song’s official visual, its message has been lifted up higher to new heights. Written and directed by frequent Logic collaborator Andy Hines, the cinematic clip tells the story of a young man, played by Coy Stewart (Bella and the Bulldogs), who falls in love with his classmate, played by Modern Family star Nolan Gould. But when their parents (played by Don Cheadle and Matthew Modine) disapprove of their connection, sadness falls upon them, leading one of them to contemplate suicide.

It’s a stunning visual that does the talking for itself. With so much hate in the world right now this message couldn’t be more important and timely, especially to P.O.C, the LGBTQ community, and the trans community. For anyone struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide, please call this number. Thank you, Logic.

“1-800-273-8255 (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)” is available on Apple Music and Spotify now!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/17/logic-brings-awareness-to-suicide-prevention-in-heart-wrenching-1-800-273-8255-video/

Wale Hits The Beach With Dua Lipa & WizKid In ‘My Love’ Music Video!

Summer ain’t over yet, folks! Wale hits the beach with Dua Lipa and WizKid in the summertime-themed music video for “My Love,” the Major Lazer-produced single off of his fifth studio album SHINE.

In the clip, directed by ACRS, we see Wale surrounded by palm trees and bikini-clad models as he kicks back and soaks up some rays with his collaborators Dua and Wiz. The visual also comes loaded with colorful animation, popping in and out of the video. The splashes of color work well with the Miami beach setting, and together they accentuate the perfect summer vibes.

Now if we could only we could give this song a proper push at Top 40 radio… is that too much to ask?!?

Wale’s new album SHINE is also available on Spotify and Apple Music!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/17/wale-hits-the-beach-with-dua-lipa-wizkid-in-my-love-music-video/