This Week in Music: Selena Gomez’s Leaked “Love Will Remember”

What’s life without a little bit of leaked music, eh?

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Yesterday, Selena Gomez’s song “Love Will Remember”, which will be released on the Stars Dance album on July 23rd, got leaked.

She doesn’t seem that upset about it either. She embraced it, posting a video to her YouTube sending fans to the song via Soundcloud link.

Yay?

The big hype about this song is the fact that the intro features a voicemail. Said voicemail might be a real voicemail from her ex Justin Bieber.

Well.

I will admit that it does sound like Bieber. And its a pretty sweet message.

Is it wrong that this little detail reminded me of that article I read on Hollyscoop about Justin Bieber (aka Bitter Bieber, haha) banning all Selena Gomez songs from his photoshoot?

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber (Jelena)

I bet this song is at the very top of his banned list now!!

Selena Gomez admitted to InStyle that the song is about Bieber. “That’s the most personal track on the record, for sure. I think it’s a sweet way of releasing it. It’s not an aggressive approach to what people are probably expecting,” she said.

“Love Will Remember” is a ballady type song. It’s not too slow, but the tempo is light enough to evoke more of an appreciation for the lyrics.

I think the lyrics are the best part of this song. Writers Antonina Armato, Desmond Child, David Jost and T. James did a mighty fine job of working with Selena to create such profound lyrics.

My favorite lyrics from the song are the first verse and the bridge. I especially like the part that goes:

Now’s all we got,
And time can’t be bought,
I know it inside my heart
Forever will forever be ours…

I also really like the bridge where Selena Gomez sings, “Somewhere in forever we’ll dance again.”

So romantic! Brings a tear to my eye!

I think the underlying “Oh”‘s in the chorus are a nice touch as well.

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t really like the song too much when I heard it the first time. It took three listens to really get into it.

Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album later this month!

Taylor Swift Look-a-like Gets Beaten Up

For what reason you may ask?

Well, if you must know, for the simple coincidence of looking like country-pop star Taylor Swift.

Yeah.

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From buzzfeed.com

18 year old Xenna Kristian, a student at Walford and North Shropshire College in England, has it all: the blonde locks, the bangs, the blue eyes and the innocent face.

So, since she realized how much she resembled Ms. Swift, she acted on it. Xenna became a professional impersonator after hearing from so many people that she looked like the singer.

I don’t see anything wrong with that. To be honest, if I looked like a famous person I’d totally do the same.

In fact, she looked so much like Taylor Swift that after Swift broke up with Harry Styles she says, “young girls [would shout] at me, ‘Leave Harry alone.’”

Wow.

Unfortunately, there are many Taylor Swift haters out there, so what did one of her colleagues decide to do?

Break her jaw. Because, that’s what you do when someone resembles a person you hate right?

“All of a sudden she came from behind me and grabbed me by the hair, pulled me backwards off my chair and onto the floor and started kicking me in the face,” said Kristian, recalling her attack. “I tried to get up but she just kept kicking me,” she said.

Authorities at school could do nothing about it, since they aren’t allowed to touch students during physical fights.

Watch her and her mom talk about the incident in the video.

I’m appalled.

There’s too much violence and hatred in this world.

Just because you don’t like a person, it doesn’t mean you should become violent towards them.

In my head, the way it works, is, if you don’t like someone, you try your best to avoid them.

That would mean you steer clear of them in the halls if its someone at school, and if its a celebrity you don’t listen to their music on YouTube and leave mean comments.

Because all you’re doing is making them more famous.

Like Xenna. Now she’s all over the internet because of this one stupid girl who decided it was okay to kick her face in.

As Justin Bieber, another hated celebrity, said in an interview with Teen Vogue, “Every time a hater visits my YouTube page I get, like, four cents. So I tell the haters to keep hating, keep commenting, because I’m making money.”

So you’re really not harming anyone you little internet hater trolls. You’re just making them richer.

Haters gonna hate.

I hope Xenna recovers soon, and is not discouraged from doing what she’s doing.

Because I’m sure the haters love her.

Read the in depth article at ibtimes.com.

This Week in Music: Mike Tompkins’ “Shake the Ground”

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 was a big day for Mike Tompkins.

Why?Shake the Ground

The genius of a musician released his first original single.

ORIGINAL.

NOT A COVER.

For those of you who have yet to meet the Canadian YouTube phenom, I’ll show you what this guy is about:

Yeah. His voice is his instrument. Literally.

He does covers like this regularly. Most of the songs he remixes with his mouth are of the pop genre, including Demi Lovato, Rihanna, and even Owl City.

You can imagine how excited his fans were when they learned of his original single.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to song beats, since he can rely on his own instrumentation. So would he choose a ballad or something fast paced? Heavy base or loud snare? Vocals or instrumental?

I was itching to know. So I went onto Spotify and listened.

And I loved it.

At first I was kind of disappointed. I stared at my computer thinking, no, Mike Tompkins can do way more than just a chorus of “Oh”s and a steady snare.

And then the beat dropped.

He went electronic on us.

Holy crap, that was unexpected!

“Shake the Ground” is a song about what it feels like to be in the party scene, or even on stage, where the flashing lights transform you.

He sings, “Somehow I feel born again tonight.” The feeling of bursting out of your own skin to show the world who you really are shines through in the lyrics of this song.

This song should definitely be on your next party playlist.

“Shake the Ground” probably describes exactly how Mike Tompkins felt when he performed his original song at Playlist Live.

The lyric video features scenes from his performance at Playlist 2013. No word of an official video yet.

Have a listen here. I dare you to challenge his Skrillex-like capabilities!