Sunday, November 11, 2012

Stooshe - Waterfalls (TLC cover)

It was quite a bit since UK released a whole female R&B funky soul group. I just can't remembr any since All Saints reign in the late 90s. But here it comes a band that I really think will last quite long: Stooshe.

Stooshe is made of Alexandra Buggs (black), Courtney Rumbold (blondie) and Karis Anderson (ginger). Those three girls were put up together when producer Joe Perry decide scouting across UK fashion retail Topshops to discover some girls who got the presence and the sound. That's why Stooshe was selected as the band name: a stoosh indeed indicates a girl who think it's nicer than she actually is. And guess he made a really good work. 

Basically Stooshe is a more modern version of TLC. They got same style, same sound and now even the same song of the 90s American R&B group. As fans of TLC, the three girls released an home made video of Waterfalls on Twitter and they immediately grabbed the attention of Mrs. T-Boz who personally congratulated with them. That's why the UK trio decided to release the song as leading single. A big surprise in the video. Guess what? In the closing scenes you can see former TLC member T-Boz and Chilli who make a brief cameo. It just gave me chills. 

Waterfalls hasn't changed so much actually. The three UK babies just add some acoustic guitars and pushing drums, but basically the melody remains identical to original version. The only change links to the rapping verses sang by all three singers, while in the original version it was Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes' dedicated part. R.I.P. Lisa.

Wish all the best to these three British chicks. Let's see where they can reach for.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rihanna - Diamonds video

And finally here it comes. The new video of lady RiRi's Diamonds has just been premiered on MTV. I definetely think this is the best video that the Bajan singer has released so far. Thanks also to the big help of music stars director Anthony "Tony" Mandler, who collaborated also with Beyonce, Nelly Furtado and Maroon 5 just to mention some.

The video is mainly a collection of RiRi's black&white close ups spaced out by different widescreen shots, like a couple of horses running through green hills. It seems that now singers just can't get enough of the horses. Just think about Scissor Sisters' Only The Horses video in which the fiery animal is the one and only protagonist. It leaves me puzzled.

By the way Rihanna is enchanting more than ever in Diamonds. And I am sure she will be ven more in her forthcoming Unapologetic album. No official tracklist has been released yet, but I am sure we will definetely have news soon since the album release is set for November 19th. Let's wait. For now, enjoy Lady Rihanna and her stunning beauty in Diamonds.