So I was watching America's next top model All Stars and for a challenge they all have to write and record a song.
Most of them are pretty generic poppy dance songs that are good but not that memorable.
But one them, Allison Harvard, actually had something that could have sounded really interesting. While she was singing it in studio it sounded great, but then the finished project was completely destroyed by those like 'introductions' that taint music these days. Whispering at the start "Allison, you're an all star".
Had they left the song bare it actually would have been really good, not to mention the fact that Tyra decided they all had to incorporate 'Pot Ledom' (Top Model Backwards) into their song.
Then they shot a music video and ALL of the music videos were destroyed by Tyra and Keenan Cahill (Who apparently is an internet sensation, I've never heard of him before) doing awful cameos.
This is the song I was talking about, you can see from her picture that the girl is totally beautiful and weird looking. When she was recording the song it seemed like it could almost have a Lykke Li feel to it.http://www.youtube.com/v/pscDr-Wu1Zw
And yes I know: It's America's next top model, what do you expect?
But I have to wonder what exactly Tyra thinks she's doing and if she thinks any of what she does is genuinely a good idea?
But it also fuels my annoyance at the incessant 'branding' of music these days, does everyone have to say their name at the start of a song? And can nobody do a song on their own anymore? It seems everything is 'featuring', probably somebody you've never heard of. So much music would be saved if we could only remove the terrible intro and senseless talking.
Don't even get me started on Lady's 'Bonafide Bitch' mix tape and how every 40 seconds it says "DJ motherfuckin' Rell"....I swear I listen to decent music too (otherwise I wouldn't be here!)