There has certainly been no
shortage of contenders for this year’s potential Song Of The Summer 2014 — from Ariana Grande
and Iggy Azalea
to Iggy and Charli XCX
to Jason Derulo
But across the pond, two pop powerhouses — who also just happen to be former girl group starlets AND X Factor judges — served up their own contenders this week: The Pussycat Dolls‘ Nicole Scherzinger with “Your Love,” and Girls Aloud‘s Cheryl Cole with “Crazy Stupid Love.”
For this week’s Ibrawlator, we want to know: Which kind of love do (doo-doo-do-da-doo!) you prefer? Did Cheryl’s crazy stupid abs win you over? Or did Scherzy’s sultry beachside manner have you falling deeper in love? Vote below. More »
hasn’t put a foot wrong this era. “Your Love”
is a hypnotic ’90s house-infused club banger with an inescapable vocal hook (“do do do do”) and, now, a very appealing visual that finds the former PCD diva taking a stroll along the beach in a variety of skimpy outfits. It’s simple but suits The-Dream
-produced jam perfectly.
The video treatment probably read a little something like this: “Nicole looks super hot in a pair of short shorts on a nice beach at sunset”. There’s also a dude breakdancing in the sand but that’s essentially it. However, the concept works because of the 35-year-old’s stunning beauty and the fact that the song screams summer smash — making a fun-in-the-sun visual only fitting. Watch up top. More »
Lyric videos can often prove to be tiresome forays into the unnecessary, and the one for Nicole Scherzinger
‘s “Your Love”
is no exception. Still, if you’re like us, then you were likely caught off guard by the overall catchy nature of Scherzy’s new collab with The-Dream
and Tricky Stewart
, and so the song itself transcends any need for flash with these types of promo gimmicks.
Above you’ll see palm trees zip by on what looks like a tropical island while some video tech plays around with the color tinting. More teasing for the actual music video, which looks to be a summery, beachy affair? Watch and see. More »
delivers her first truly great single since “Don’t Hold Your Breath”
today with “Your Love” (sorry, “Wet” fans). The onetime Pussycat Doll
had been teasing
the housey track over the past week
, and while the snippets sounded promising, they didn’t indicate just how infectious “Your Love” really is.
Hit-makers The-Dream and Tricky Stewart (Rihanna‘s “Umbrella,” Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies”) are behind the cut, and it’s ’90s dance flourishes — while certainly not unheard of with pop fare in 2014 — mark a clear change in sound for all involved. The song has a July 2 release date, which will be just in time for Nicole’s summery, beach-themed video to premiere.
We’re certainly on board for “Your Love.” Give the doo-doo-doo-da-doo-filled gem a listen below and see if it also has your heart going pitter-pat. More »
‘s much-anticipated new single “Your Love”
is even closer than we thought. The stunning 35-year-old kicked off her comeback last week by releasing a snippet of The Dream
-produced dance anthem as well as sharing pics from the glamorous beach-themed video shoot
The puakenikeni aficionado posted another snippet of “Your Love” on Instagram today (May 28) and it basically confirms that she has an absolute monster pop song on her hands. This time, she shares a taste of the chorus and it really lets Nicole cut loose with those often underutilized pipes. The diva also drops a bombshell at the end of the clip, revealing that it drops tomorrow. Listen after the jump. More »
got the internet buzzing earlier this week by announcing the release date (July 2) of comeback single “Your Love”
. She also posted a couple of pics from the beach-themed video. Today (May 23) we get our first taste of The Dream
-produced club-banger and it sounds like a surefire smash. (Not that I had any doubt).
“Something about you so enticin’ even when I try to fight it, knock me out like Michael Tyson,” she coos before launching into the pleading pre-chorus: “I’m never letting you go baby, I love you so baby!” Everything about this is on point. Nicole’s vocal is smooth and sexy, and she rides the hypnotic beat like a true pop veteran. Listen to an 18 second snippet of “Your Love” after the jump. More »
After more stops and starts than a vintage car, Nicole Scherzinger
is finally ready to reclaim her stop at the top of the pop ladder with new single “Your Love”. The future smash — I have faith! — will be released on July 2, with a surf-themed video to follow shortly thereafter. It marks the PCD
diva’s first release since “Boomerang”
, which reached the UK top 10 in January 2013.
So where has Nicole been hiding? Well, for starters, she swapped record labels — signing a $5 million deal with Sony. The 35-year-old also finished up judging duties on X Factor UK and designed a range of clothing for Misguided. Fingers crossed the music veteran has better luck this time around. Killer Love was a great pop album that deserved a much better fate than being shelved by Interscope. See pics from the “Right There” songbird on the set of her new music video after the jump. More »
is busy making new music for Sony UK (not to mention judging talent on X Factor
) but somehow found the time to design a clothing line for British brand Misguided
. The former Pussycat Doll has made her signature look available to fans at an affordable price and even models the clothes to guarantee their hotness.
If Nicole’s road trip-themed shoot is any indication, her fabulous fashion is best worn while hitchhiking, hanging out in empty pools or getting drunk in dingy diners. After all, you might as well look like a supermodel when traversing the dusty highways of America! Everything is extremely figure-hugging and very, very sexy. Peruse the collection up top. More »
While Nicole Scherzinger
toils away in the studio on her sophomore/debut album (depending where you live), a demo apparently from her underrated Killer Love
opus has surfaced online. “Part Of Me” — sadly not a Katy Perry
cover — is a simple piano ballad that showcases the former Pussycat Dol
l diva’s impressive pipes.
“I left a piece of me for you, that’s gotta count for something,” she sings over tinkling keys. “You took much more than you care to see, I left a part of me.” From there Nicole continues to pour out her heart, reminding her loser boyfriend exactly what she’s missing. This is a good sound for the 35-year-old. Hopefully, she can incorporate it into her next album. Listen after the jump. More »
The 2014 BRIT Awards were held in London today (February 19) and the event attracted the who’s who of the British music industry as well as a smattering of international stars. The fight for red carpet domination was fierce but heavy-hitters include Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue
who rocked a giant bow on her sexy dress and cute couple Rita Ora
and Calvin Harris
Haim added a touch of California chic to the proceedings, while Iggy Azalea underlined her status as a upcoming fashionista in a stunning gown. Gaining attention for all the wrong reasons were Lily Allen, who looked like a villain from a Marvel comic book, and Jessie J. She rocked a figure hugging jumpsuit that was more awkward than awesome. More »