Friday, 2 November 2012


Did everyone have a good Halloween? I certainly did, although I did spend the rest of the following day in a horribly hungover special and was in bed before my flatmates for the first time since moving in with them.

Fancy listening to some new music..?

Amelia Lily - Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got)
Released January 2013.

I don't like to mention this, but I was living in France this time last year, meaning I didn't get to see very much at all of the previous series of The X Factor. Therefore the first time I actually got to hear anything from Amelia Lily was when she released her debut single earlier this year, You Bring Me Joy. It wasn't my favourite song in the world, I'll admit, but over time it started to grow on me.

This follow-up single wastes no time easing into the message of the song, and opens with Amelia Lily sing-shouting "shut up and give me whatever you got" before the intro kicks in. The verses start and we hear Amelia singing about "waiting for a session" and "feeling pressure" Session. LOL. 

By the time the chorus gets going, it basically sounds exactly like something Girls Aloud would release as a second single.  Which is why it's not exactly surprising to hear that it was produced by Xenomania, who've produced every Girls Aloud single to date, as well as Amelia Lily's debut You Bring Me Joy. Well done Xenomania for making some brilliant songs as time has gone by.

Overall I like it. There are bits where she goes "oooooh" which are lovely, and you can't argue with a song called Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got), can you? The only thing is, when she's really going for it Amelia Lily's voice isn't the MOST pleasant thing to listen to in the world. It's not the most unpleasant either, though, and the song is really very good. However, it's neither as good as Shut Up And Let Me Go by The Ting Tings nor Shut Up And Drive by Rihanna, which is a shame.

Listen to it for yourself here:

As a tribute to the fact that Amelia Lily is a North East lass herself, today's rating will be based on "Greggs sausage rolls". But how many "Greggs sausage rolls" out of 5 has Amelia managed to score?


 Ludacris - Rest Of My Life, feat. David Guetta and Usher
Released 2nd November.

We all know what David Guetta is capable of. He's capable of  Titanium, he's capable of When Love Takes Over and he's capable of Without You. And he's also capable for a myriad of dance tunes which  are all OK-at-best and all sound exactly the same. Question is: which one is his new Ludacris collaboration?

Well, to be honest, this is nothing we haven't heard from David Guetta a million times before. Usher sounds lovely on the track, but Ludacris's lyrics include "written on my tombstone will be women, weed and alcohol" and "I feel inner peace when I'm out of my mind", which pretty much sums the song up. It's pretty unoriginal, even by David Guetta's standards, and that's saying something.

Give it a spin yourself here:

How many sausage rolls has it earned, though..?

Daniel Bedingfield - Secret Fear
Available for free download now

I shit you not, everyone. Daniel "The Bedster" Bedingfield is back. It's been seven long years since his last proper single which featured the lyrical genius "Jesus, Jesus, never changes". He certainly does love the Lord. 

So, what can we expect from his comeback? More of the same, perhaps a nice ballad along the lines of If You're Not The One or the even more nauseating Never Gonna Leave Your Side?

Well as it turns out: no is the short answer to that.

In fact Secret Fear starts off as a dark, moody and actually a little bit creepy ode to not being able to get over a past love with hushed vocals and a guitar accompaniment. THEN THE CHORUS KICKS OFF AND IT ALL GOES OFF AND IT'S ACTUALLY QUITE EXCITING. As if all that wasn't enough, its accompanying music video features full-frontal nudity and graphic violence-- WHAT WOULD NATASHA SAY???

Seriously, though, I'd say this song was "surprisingly good" but actually it shouldn't be a surprise, some of Daniel Bedingfield's past songs are really good indeed. It's clear in the time he's been gone, he's done some "growing up" and clearly someone has driven him a little bit mental because he seems like a right old crazy bitch when you listen to him singing "I can't swim without your love, I can't eat without you baby". Bloody mentalist.

Check out the song for yourself, as well as his nob, in the video below:

A genuine extract from Daniel Bedingfield's Wikipedia page reads as follows:

These injuries required him to wear a head brace and took six months to heal. Daniel used the lyrics in his most famous song 'Gotta Get Thru This' as inspiration and did in fact 'get through it'.


You've seen his sausage, now see his sausage roll score (a tenuous link, I know, I do apologise):

That's it!