It was only a matter of time before these guys were signed up for a Comic Relief single - and more power to them, reminds me of the days of big pop bands having massive success with these types of releases in the 90s (see: Spice Girls' 'Who Do You Think You Are'). Here's hoping the video has some good ol' pop/comedy gold...
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
The TLC-alum brings forth an early contender for 2013's "Crappiest Cover" award. I feel like I'm staring at a tramp stamp of some wayward hussy who couldn't decide between Viner Hand ITC or some kind of oriental typeface to use for her beloved's name, just above her ass... #ratchet
The next single from her up coming 'Rock-A-Bye Baby' mixtape, Cassie keeps it golded out errythang...
Another British export to try her luck cracking America is J-j-j-jessie Ware. Just like The Saturdays though, Ms. Ware's artwork feels a little safer then her earlier covers... obviously it's gotta sell - but the '110%' artwork still sits in my mind as so peacefully beautiful. Step it up!
To celebrate the beginning of their US charts assault, The Sats are releasing a 4 track EP to coincide with their new E! show 'Chasing The Saturdays'. The artwork is not as delicious as some of their earlier, block colour pieces - but it's cute (are they going for the "look how British we are - eat us up, America!"?).
Friday, 25 January 2013
Monday, 21 January 2013
Ooft, check out #DemLegsAndUnderBoob - if there's one way to get something popping, it's getting your stems and tittays out! Loving Leah's sound, throwback R&B with a twist that only Mr. Pharrell Williams could give. The only downside, the kerning on the type feels a little off, but overall simonsez approves!
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Glad to see Ms. Kelly is taking the artwork into a different direction from the 'Here I Am' era - as the 'Ice' single cover was a little too close in visuals to her last set of artworks, in my opinion. Give it to us, K-Row!
Thursday, 17 January 2013
As well as revealing her new single artworks, this week saw Rihanna grace the cover of 'Complex' magazine. The shoot took her on a trip down memory lane as she shot 7 different covers, each one channeling one of her 7 album's artworks - whether through pose or styling. Tuck in below as we take a walk down memory lane:
'Music Of The Sun'
'A Girl Like Me'
'Good Girl Gone Bad'
'Talk That Talk'
Also have a look at the behind the scenes video below, which shows Rihanna getting into the character of each era and generally rolling around half naked taking selfies....
Riri took to her Instagram today to unveil the artworks for Double-A side singles 'Pour It Up'...
Actually really liking the lo-fi look to 'Stay's cover (reminding me of Sky Ferreira's latest trippy videos)... 'Pour It Up' on the other hand looks a hot-MS Paint-mess! She should've kept with her original look for it.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Ooh-wee! This week saw new Destiny's Child music appear online and today sees the return of another voice we haven't heard in some time - Mr. Justin Timberlake. The sound of this single is not where I thought 2013 JT would be, but it's a grower and the artwork is straight up style 'n' sexiness. simonsez approves!
p.s. Are we meant to be calling him JT now?
SO SO glad this version has emerged - Big Boi's verse originally taken out as OutKast's record label didn't want the duo reforming on Ocean's album.
Sunday, 13 January 2013
The Girls Aloud alum is really hitting the right notes with her solo artwork (all from debut album 'Centre Stage'), now releasing the cover for first single 'One Day I'll Fly Away'. I love that her and Nicola have come into their own with their solo efforts, visually and musically, it really highlights how other members got a little lost with theirs...
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Destiny's Child are preparing to release a new compilation album titled 'Love Songs' (following on from 2012's 'Playlist : The Very Best Of Destiny's Child'), a collection of their most romantic music along with (hold your breath) A NEW SONG! Like 'Playlist', the artwork is a rehash of an old photoshoot (these images originally being used for the 'Lose My Breath' artwork) and while the girls haven't seemed to age since 2004, it would've been nice to have all new images...especially as the editing on this one is a little off, with Kelly's arm falling a little short of the border...
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Thursday, 3 January 2013
Oh Fanny.... she is ticking all simonsez's pet hates:
1. Artwork being the wrong shape. How hard is it to design an artwork as a square 500x500?
2. Covering up your name with your any part of your body. Unless you're an A-lister on the cover of "Vogue"...don't do it!
3. Ugly-ass fonts that don't match or have any relation to the image.
4. The official cover artwork (this) having no connection visually with the buzz artwork (this).
BUT the one redeeming factor she has brought to the table that overturns all the above?
1. She looks fine and fierce as hell. Getchose Fantasia!!