Hilary Duff makes a comback with “Breath in. Breathe Out.”

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Hilary Duff will be releasing her new album, “Breathe In. Breathe Out,” tomorrow in the US.  It’s her first album in eight years and unfortunately it shows.

Now don’t get me wrong, the album itself is a good album. It’s just nothing that really stands out, especially when summer is the peak time for releasing music. The songs are decent songs, some way better than others, but there doesn’t feel like the album had any direction whatsoever. It’s compromised of two different styles: First half is Dance, teen pop, like her earlier works, and then the second half is folk pop, like “Chasing the Sun” and “All About Me.” Honestly, the folk pop part is way better than the half of the album. I liked her folk pop stuff because it was different work for her and actually seemed more adult. “Sparks” and the rest of her dance music is also very good too. There is a nice transition with one song being dance folk pop, I think I just made up a genre, but it still doesn’t hep with the album not having direction.

Overall, the album is a good listen especially if you are a fan of the Duffster. But it’s definitely going to get lost in the summer music shuffle.

 

Steven’s favorite tracks: Sparks, My Kind, Tattoo, Lies, and Night Like This to name a few

 

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We’re just Prettay

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Feeling Pretty? You should be because Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea released the music video for “Pretty Girls” and it’s like a 90’s comedy movie that you just can’t help but watch. Picture “Clueless” meets “Muppets From Space” (just the alien part and not the muppet part).

In the video, Britney Spears is chilling out by the pool when Iggy’s ship crashes into the pool. Iggy raises up like she’s a sexy alien and Britney decides to give her a makeover. After Iggy kills her TV, they drive around the city singing, possessing boys to dance with Britney, all before Iggy steals from an ATM and dances with Britney in money. They then go to a club with Brit’s friends for an amazing dance break before Iggy abduct Brit.

The video is pretty much a standard weird 90’s music video and  rather refreshing. One can look at the video and deduce that it’s a message saying that one can get away with things like robbery because they are pretty. But that is just looking at it, way too much and too deep.  The video is a very well done throwback video.

The only complaint I have is that I wish there was more to the video and that the song would be longer. But overall, the music video is enjoyable and one that will make people want to buy/listen to the song. Here’s the video that you can watch:

 

Rating: 4 Samsung sponsorships out of 5

 

What do you think about the video? Let us know in the comments below

 

Pretty Girls is a summer hit

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It’s an exciting day today because it’s the release of Britney Spears’ new single “Pretty Girls.” Featuring the talented Iggy Azalea, the song is feels like it’s the sequel to the mega hit “Fancy,” which I hoping that someone will make a mashup of it. Britney is killing the vocals on the song and it kinda reminds of her early days…when she would sing like she was a real person. The song is extremely catchy and lyrically isn’t something that isn’t too deep. It’s about being a pretty girl — plan and simple. Don’t believe me? The hook is this:

All around the world, pretty girls
Wipe the floor with all the boys
Pour the drinks, bring the noise
We’re just so pretty!
All around the world, pretty girls
Jump the line, to the front
Do what we like, get what we want
We’re just so pretty!

Yeah, it’s a very shallow song but that is how we like it. It’s 100x better than her last album (minus a few songs) mainly because it sounds like will.i.am didn’t touch a thing and they didn’t rush recording it. The vocals during Iggy Iggy rap is the best. It’s really shows off her voice. Iggy also kills her rap, she even references Brit’s first single “Baby One More Time.” The only thing I didn’t like about the song was the fact that end didn’t have a big climax. It just kind of ended like “okay, Iggy was featured so lets call it a day.” I wish they had the vocals during the rap also at the end. Pretty much, I wanted to hear Britney belt it something, it could have been her saying “ah” and I would have just died.

Overall, the single is going to be a smash summer hit and it will the summer’s “NOW That’s What I Call Music CD,” because people still actually by that. Brit’s ninth album is definitely going to be an awesome album. Here’s the single for your listening pleasure:

 

 

Rating: 5 Britney’s number one singles out of 5