Posts Tagged ‘Jessie J’

Jessie J – “Who you are”… My Thoughts

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Jessie J - Who you areSince January last year I have been waiting for this album to drop. Well it is now in my possession and it is totally not what I expected and if I am honest I’m a little disappointed. It might be that my first sightings of her were stripped back/acoustic versions that results in this album feeling a bit too complicated and over produced in places.

Since the start of the year the whole industry has been hyping about Jessie J. How she is the truth and a shinning star for the UK. Maybe with the disposable nature of the industry in 2011 that this album got rushed through production to make the most of the hype. Bringing the release date at the peak of a wave, was always going to be a good idea for the exec’s.

I’m not doubting her song writing ability or the quality of her voice just the whole “Who you are” project just seems a little rushed and the production has yet to win me over, which for me is a massive part of an album. Obviously this is just me looking in as an outsider, at the end of the day this is the music business and it’s about making money.

For me the two lead singles stand out from the rest of the album, which all follows a similar theme. Do it like a dude is so damn random compared the rest of the album (this was written for Rihanna originally, this is obvious when it sits with the other material on the album). Other tracks that stand out as possible singles are Abracadabra, Who’s Laughing Now nothing else leaps out at me after a couple of listens.

I’d still give the album a 7/10, just something about it that doesn’t quite sit well with me….maybe it will grow on me! Price tag will easily be my Top 10 singles of the year…if the album makes it into my Top 10 is another question!

Jessie J – Price Tag

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I am in love with this track, first took notice last year when it dropped as an A64 and was instantly in love. The chorus is pop perfection so glad this is getting an official release B.O.B’s feature verse fits in nicely and the production works perfectly for a Radio edit!

Interestingly this is the first track to air on radio and instantly be available for LEGAL purchase. Should be interesting to see if this improves its sales figures. My guess is it will be a slow burner as it will take a while for it to get around via radio/video airplay but I’m predicting a number one at some point. So confident that I tweeted this will get to #1 and if it doesn’t I will donate £20 to charity!

Here’s the video! Cannot wait for the album!

p.s. the acoustic version is also nice! Download the EP here!!

Look for me 2011…

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Last year I predicted big things for the following artist in 2010 Tinie Tempah, Willoe, Bluey Robinson, Plan B, Wiley.

Not bad Tinie absolutely tore down the charts! Plan B had massive commercial success! Wiley caused a stir on Twitter dropped his label and released the “Zip Files” for free! Bluey is currently prep-ing his Mixtape/Mashup (coming soon) hopefully see more of him in 2011! Willoe is no longer, Willoe she is releasing music under the name Maiday – new material expected in 2011…

Here are my prediction’s for 2011 – lets see what these five do in 2011 this time next year!

Tips for 2010 - Jessie J, Yasmin, Daley, Ed Sheeran, J Cole



Jessie J – Do It Like a Dude

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

This is going to be absolutely massive… like massive, massive! I like it but I do prefer Price Tag (the chorus & hook are like musical crack) but this has more mass appeal I think!

p.s. If you check this post from 13th January 2010 you’ll notice I pointed her out as one to watch – just saying ;-) !

Jessie J – A64

Friday, October 1st, 2010

SB.TV does it once again thanks to Jessie J….just watch this and thank me later #drake.

New Artists – Jessie J/Mayer Hawthorne

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Couple of new artists I’ve been getting into of late thanks to some Twitter & Radio chatter

#1 Jessie J

Writer of Miley’s “Party in the U.S.A” – hated it to be honest this isn’t her fault just Mileys a bit shit. Quick check of her myspace proved that this girl is undoubtedly a talent to look for in 2010…

Check out her myspace for yourself

Jessie J

#2 Mayer Hawthorne

Closest thing I can compare this guy to is Rapheal Saadiq but I really like his vibe – modern soul if you like or just soul…

Check Mayer Hawthorne’s myspace here

Mayer Hawthorne