Fiona Apple’s popularity has always been attributed to her authenticity. And her new single is no exception. It’s raw, it’s good, and it’s moving. She created the much-deserved buzz for her new album at South by Southwest, and she’s now released her single, “Every Single Night.” This will be her first LP in seven years. Listen below and enjoy.
Seattle native, Shaprece, released a mesmerizing double single, “Tell Me // Her Song,” and it’s worth a listen. After taking time off following her debut EP in 2011, the singer has returned with renewed strength. In fact, her 2014 SXSW performance was called “murderously good” by KEXP. The sultry singer is currently working on her debut, full-length album. Listen to both singles below.
The irony of Demi Lovato being told to “lighten up” by the chick who “artistically” vomited on Lady Gaga during South By Southwest, is that she’s hardly in a position to educate anyone on normalcy. According to Millie Brown, her and Lady Gaga were simply trying to challenge one’s concept of beauty by vomiting on each other, and were not “glamorizing bulimia,” as Demi suggested. I have a few things to say. First, if Lady Gaga moved people with her music she’d make the news for something positive, instead of desperate shock & awe tactics. Second, if I were “art,” I’d be offended. Despite the now popular belief that all art is subjective, I’d like to hop off the crazy train and definitively suggest the opposite. Art is supposed to be aesthetically pleasing, and I find it extremely haughty for Lady Gaga to think for even a moment that she deserves any type of treatment in that category. Third, Demi Lovato is correct. Shoving your fingers down your throat for any arbitrary purpose is irresponsible, and I need not elaborate. Why? Because it’s obvious and I’d rather not waste my time on peons looking for attention. Lastly, I find the idea of combining genres to be captivating (i.e. ART AND MUSIC). It’s too bad Lady Gaga has no idea how to execute it. I’d post a video of the event in question or a simple picture of Lady Gaga, but I wish to no longer promote her in any capacity. This article will be the end of it.
I first heard of Eliza Doolittle while researching the musicians who performed at South by Southwest. When I listened to Pack Up, I immediately noticed the resemblance to Lily Allen. I then googled Eliza Doolittle, and I’m apparently not the only person who noticed. Eliza has addressed the comments directly, saying, “It annoys me quite a bit. I do think our music is very different and we are different people.” Since Lily Allen entered the music scene first, I was curious if she was also annoyed by the comparison. Specifically, does Lily think Eliza ripped her off? The short answer is yes. Lily said, “I’m feeling for Eliza Doolittle, it seems she’s sick of being compared to me all the time. Then again, maybe if she’d gone in a different direction with her artwork and wasn’t riding around in a chopper in her new video . . . ” After researching the album covers in question, it’s abundantly clear that Eliza Doolittle’s self-titled debut album bears a striking resemblance to Lily Allen’s Alright, Still album cover. Since music producer George Kurstin worked on both their albums, this isn’t too surprising. It is; however, surprising that Eliza Doolittle wouldn’t acknowledge the overlap. Listen to a song by both artists below, and judge for yourself.