“Perfect Illusion” – Lady Gaga

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So…. The new Lady GaGa single came out last week and I’ve kind of been avoiding having to talk about it. But then again there’s a lot of music I should be talking about, but I just don’t…

But anyway, am I really gay & a true ~musique blogger~ if I don’t review it?

So here we are a week later and a day later after the music video premiered. Let me just say I actually like the song now. Do I love it? No. Can it hold a candle to really any other released song in her discography? Hell no. But it’s a bop! And honestly I think that if she had worked on it just a bit more, it would have been something truly amazing.

The problem is that it never properly erupts like her songs have in the past. I know, I know… I shouldn’t be questioning her artistique evolution as a musician but I really feel like she could’ve taken this to a whole new level. Remember when you heard “Venus” for the first time and it was a long series of hooks before it finally exploded into the chorus? That’s what I was expecting here and it just did not happen. The hook is catchy & angry AF don’t get me wrong but it sort of feels like a pre-chorus that never directly leads anywhere. In fact the song as a whole never really ~leads~ anywhere at all. I remember being on my toes a week ago in bed listening to this just waiting for that #moment and it just never happened. Sure the key change is good, but the song is short, chaotic, and a bit of a racket.

That being said… I like it now and it kind of makes me want to flip a table and crash my car into my exes house. I’m intrigued that GaGa has remained somewhat mysterious about Joanne but nevertheless I’m excited to see what she’s going to do this time around.

Oh and the video? The less said the better.

Watch below ~

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“ALL HANDS ON DECK” – TINASHE

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So the other day I was at a club, you know doing my thang, when all of a sudden a song I have never heard before started to fill the room. You know that feeling when you listen to a song for the first time and you immediately just KNOW. This only ever happens to me like two times a year so I immediately whipped out my phone like a major loser in the middle of the dance floor to Shazam what may be my new favorite booty poppin’ jam.

“All Hands On Deck” is a serious BOP. Co-written with the fabulous Bebe Rexha, the song is the perfect follow up to “2 On” in that it retains that chilly 2-kewl-4-U vibe that Tinashe embodies all too perfectly. Starting off with a twinkly minimal club beat that somewhat recalls “Gas Pedal” by Sage The Gemini, Tinashe’s vocals take the lead right away while coolly riding above the beat like the ethereal goddess that she is. “All hands on deck! All in the front all in the back just like that! Imma blow ya mind like that!” She cockily commands over the synth-stabbing chorus. Seriously her vocals are literally the aural equivalent of sex and I just… I can’t.

Many bloggers have predicted that she would change the game and now I am fully on deck (see what I did there LOL). I honestly just do not understand what took me so long to fully delve into her AMAZING debut album, Aquarius. She is the perfect R&B-pop star and I am loving it. She can dance, she can sing, she can write, and she’s gorgeous. Like seriously she’s the perfect little hybrid of Janet and Britney Spears circa 2003. Honestly if you don’t stan for Tinashe get off my blog right now. Tinashe is the truth, Tinashe is the future, Tinashe is E V E R Y T H I N G.

Listen below ~