The Jonas Brothers returned to music with comeback single ‘Sucker’

The day was October 29th, 2013. It was two days away from Halloween, but for many, it was scarier than what they would experience at the end of the month. For millions of girls across the world, they cried into their pillows as the Jonas Brothers broke up in order to “get their shit together.” Apparently, it took them six years and countless family dinners to “get their shit together.” After weeks of speculations, the Jonas Brother’s official Twitter announced that there would be a new single come into our lives at Midnight. They didn’t disappoint. AT ALL

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You’re the medicine in the pain, the tattoo inside my brain

“Sucker” is an upbeat pop song. It continues the sound that the Jonas Brothers presented in their song “Poms Poms” and “The First Time.” The sound for this song is matured and more well rounded. The best way to describe it is that they took the DNCE sound, mashed it with Nick’s sexy lyrics from his solo career, and just added Kevin Jonas. When you listened to “Poms Poms” and “The First Time,” it just didn’t sound like them nor did it sound like something they wanted to put out.

The song’s lyrics are about their relationship and just being totally in love with the person you are with. This was obviously taken from real-life experience, with a call out to Nick’s recent marriage to Priyanka Chopra in the song lyrics. It’s mainly Nick and Joe on vocals but that’s to be expected as that was the case for most of their career. Kevin was only majorly on vocals during the first album “It’s About Time.” Honestly, I would have had like to have had all three brothers on vocals but that’s just me nitpicking.

The video itself is extremely adorable and rather iconic. It’s pretty much them and their significant others just having fun in a mansion. It has an Alice in Wonderland theme to it and frankly, I really liked it. I liked how they had their actual wives/girlfriend to play themselves and it just seemed like a fun time. It came across very well on the screen.

The only problem with “Sucker” is that it sounds too similar to the music that’s on the radio. Like I mentioned before, it sounds like a DNCE song. While there really isn’t too much they could do to not make it sound similar to what’s on the radio, it would have helped to try to make not sounds like that.

Let’s rate Nick Jonas

because why not

It’s Nick Jonas….he’s muscles are showing. 10 out of 10. Here’s a gif of him in a tub. You’re welcome.

Again, you’re welcome

Verdict

“Sucker” is an excellent start to their comeback. The only thing really working against them is the fact that the song sounds like everything else on the radio. I don’t think it will get lost in the shuffle because of the hype but the similarity to DNCE, and other music similar, isn’t going to do it any favors. I still love the song though.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Mötley Crüe teams up with Machine Gun Kelly for ‘The Dirt’

On Friday, February 22nd, glam metal/rock band Mötley Crüe released their first new song since 2015. The song is off of the soundtrack for their Netflix biographical film “The Dirt.” You might be thinking to yourself, “Why are we talking about a rock song on a site that has pop in its title?” My answer to that is I do what I want and I cover pop culture. Nothing screams pop culture like a Netflix biographical film. I’m glad it’s not on Lifetime.

Let’s take it to the top and watch it burn

“The Dirt (Est. 1981)” is a fast pace, in your face, catchy hard rock/glam metal song. It starts off slow and eery before really kicking into high gear. I really like the opening riff. It was just something cool. It’s honestly just something that you just can’t help but rock out to. Vince Neil’s vocals are still just as good. Everything about this song was just well-produced. The best part for me was Mick Mars’ solo. Dude is almost 70 and he can play guitar better than guitarist half his age. As their first song back, “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” didn’t disappoint. The video is just scenes from the movie and them performing the song in the studio. It’s a promo video.

When you look that it’s a Mötley Crüe song with Rapper Machine Gun Kelly on it, you are expecting it to royally suck. It’s two things that really shouldn’t go together. But it actually goes together really well. Like I couldn’t even tell that it was MGK at first. He blended in so well that it was a perfect fit. No matter what music genre, when you have rappers as feature artists on songs, its either hit or miss. A lot of times, it’s a miss. It’s just awkward and out of place. Luckily, it isn’t this time.

The song is off of the soundtrack for the movie. The soundtrack is pretty much the greatest hit album with three original songs. There’s also a cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.” I’m honestly interested to see what the cover sounds like. As for the movie itself, I’m skeptical of it. I think it will be good but I don’t think it going to great. Hopefully, I’m wrong.

Verdict

“The Dirt (Est. 1981)” is a very good example of how Mötley Crüe hasn’t really missed a step after their four-year hiatus. It’s a catchy, addictive and just rocks out hard. Machine Gun Kelly also just kills with his part. Does it rank up there as their best single? Nope but that’s okay. It doesn’t need to be. It’s can still be a good song without having to be the best single. The soundtrack and the movie “The Dirt” will be released on Friday, March 22.

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The Fall and Rise of Jojo’s ‘Disaster’

It’s a new month and a new year. Since it’s January and this artist just re-released all of her old music, it’s only fitting to dedicate a whole month to her. Welcome to Jojo January. No, it’s for JoJo Siwa and her obsession with big bows. That’s all the jokes I’m going to make about her since she’s only like 8 years old. I’m talking about the original teen queen Jojo. There are four Fridays in January and she happens to have three albums and two extra songs on iTunes.

We have now gotten into the depressing part of Jojo January. It’s time that we get into the part where she didn’t give the world a third album until 2016. Yep, it took her 10 years for her to get us the highly anticipated follow up to “The High Road.” I feel like this has turned into a series about Jojo. I’m okay with this. Let’s cover what would have been the first single off of her third album “Jumping Trains.” This one will be the original version because the video is still up on her VEVO page.

Click here to read the previous review: “Jojo” |“The High Road”

You shot the bullet that killed me

Before we get into “Disaster,” here’s the cliff notes version of what happened. It’s a lot that happened to young Jojo. Oh, I’m not going to cover “Demonstrate.” It’s not an official single. It’s apart of her story so I’ll post my thoughts on it.

“Disaster” was released in 2011. It was supposed to be the first single off of her then third album “All I Want is Everything.” The album was actually completed back in 2009 but was waiting for her then-label Blackground and Da Family Entertainment Records to sign distribution rights to release it. When they failed to do so, she sued them and won. After she won, she was released from her contract and Blackground Records set up for the album to release on Interscope Records.

That ended up falling through. During this time, Jojo also remade her third album. They planned on having “Demonstrate” being the new first single for the new third album called “Jumping Trains.” It wasn’t until 2013 that Jojo was fully free from Blackground. That came at a price as her discography and back catalog under Blackground records. Hence, why she re-recorded and re-release all her old music. I hope that all made sense because it’s a lot. Oh here’s the court complaint aka the tea.

The song

“Disaster” is what I would consider the sister song to her hit “Too Little Too Late.” It has the same feeling of that song. The song is catchy and upbeat and just feels like an anthem. It has a pop rock/power pop feel to the song. It’s kind of like the 2010’s version of “Since U Been Gone.”

The song is about being in a relationship going south and just not being like it was first like was. There’s also lyrics suggesting that there’s some deep shit going on. It just adds to a song that really got the raw end of the deal. Besides the behind the scenes crap, the song was criticized because it wasn’t “showing her progression as an artist.” This was mainly by the critics but I don’t think they were really paying attention. Jojo helped write the song when she was 21 years old. I know when I was 21, I was writing about this kind of stuff.

Thoughts on “Demonstrate”

“Demonstrate” was suppose to be released the summer of 2012. It was the new first single off of her third album. I don’t think it’s a bad song but I do think that “Disaster” is definitely a strong single. Demonstrate is a slow and sexy single that is definitely something that we didn’t hear from Jojo. But it was a step in the right direction overall. I wish we could hear both versions of the third album before it became “Mad Love.” Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Verdict on ‘Disaster’

Personally, I think “Disaster” is a bop. I think it got too much hate on it for being too similar to “Too Little Too Late.” While I consider it to be the sister song, it’s definitely more mature than “Too Little Too Late.” It’s honestly it’s underrated. I think it got a bad rap just because they focused too much on it being similar to “Too Little Too Late” and not on the growth itself. The new version that she re-released is amazing but honestly, nothing compared to the original. It’s something about Jojo’s music that makes it so special. It’s a shame that some people aren’t able to have both versions to listen to. Greed is a dangerous drug.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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‘7 Rings’ are few of Ariana Grande’s favorite things

Once upon a time there was girl named Ariana Maria Grande-Butera, Miss Butera if you’re nasty. She was a princess in the land of pop. Miss Butera sang and sang and love and love but then her heart kept breaking. She was sad and her loyal subjects send her so much love. Until one morning, Miss Butera woke up, look in the mirror and said: “Yup, I’m that bitch.” It was then when we saw a princess become bad bitch. Then she gave everyone “7 Rings.”

Click here for the reviews of “Thank u, Next”|“Imagine”

Who woulda thought it’d turn me to a savage?

“7 Rings” was released on January 18th after weeks of speculation. It’s an R&B pop song that takes part of “My Favorite Things” from the musical “The Sound of Music.” Because of this, I really hope someone makes an Dame Julie Andrews and Ariana Grande duet.

The song is an ear-worm. It will get stuck in your head. The lyrics are very self-aware and iconic lines. It’s pretty much just Miss Butera talking about how she can enjoy the finer things in life because she’s rich. It’s a song that you can listen to that will make you feel like a rich bitch. I listened to the song on my way to work and I just felt like a rich hoe.

The entire song is based on the events that inspired after her public breakout with her ex Pete Davidson. Miss Butera went out a bought all of her friends rings. She happened to buy seven rings. Hence the title of the song being “7 Rings.” Because of this, it’s safe to sat that the common theme of her next album “Thank, u next” is going to be growth and just celebrating friends and yourself.

The video was also released at the same time as the single and it’s just one big party. It’s like Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” video met Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry” video in the upper east side and had a baby. That baby was the video of “7 Rings.” The video is just Ariana and her friends having fun and celebrating life.

Verdict

“7 Rings” is an excellent song that is iconic enough to take your wig. I do wish it was a little bit longer but at the same time it’s just long enough to where it’s everything. The song hypes up Miss Butera as a pop icon as well as her upcoming album that we are patiently waiting for.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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