Ka-pow, pussycats! Mama’s got that poison.
I’m getting the shakes now, clearly unable to cope with a Nicole Scherzinger video light on hair flicks and ho-tastic moves.
Director Joseph Kahn (the man behind Kylie‘s triumphant ‘All The Lovers’ video) teases out the supervillain, in what’s arguably the campest thing Nicole has committed to film since ’Hush Hush’.
Here are three arresting scenes in the ’Poison’ promo:
1) Clark Kent gone femme fatale.
If looks could kill, these blokes haven’t got a chance against Mistress Nicole’s forces of evil.
2) The quick-change choreography.
The camp dance-fight may be unintentionally funny but you’ve got to marvel at the cleverly choreographed and edited quick-change sequence. Even if Janet‘s done it before in the ‘So Excited’ video, albeit with more nudity.
3) Fall back, weaklings.
BAM. Just the kind of response I get when I step into work.
This RedOne-produced track could be the key to turn Nicole’s solo career around. It’s been a long struggle to find “her sound” and stand out from the PCD brand but this feels like a step in the right direction.
All the talent show appearances she’s done so far – winning Dancing With The Stars and that extended guest judging stint on UK’s X Factor - has certainly helped acquaint us with Nicole, the solo artist.
‘Poison’ is out on 28 November in the UK.
Expect for there to be a few samples weaved into the Black Eyed Peas‘ forthcoming album.
The Beginning has been described as a sonic continuation of The E.N.D. but done with a retro reference. The lead single ‘The Time (Dirty Bit)’ samples Dirty Dancing‘s ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’.
Here’s the tracklisting for The Beginning:
1 – The Time (Dirty Bit)
2 – Light Up The Night
3 – Love You Long Time
4 – XOXOXO
5 – Someday
6 – Whenever
7 – Fashion Beats
8 – Don’t Stop The Party
9 – Do It Like this
10 – The Best One Yet (The Boy)
11 – Just Can’t Get Enough
12 – Play It Loud
The album will also be available as a two-disc affair featuring several bonus tracks and a second disc with all five The E.N.D. singles.
The Beginning drops in Australia on 26 November – the same day as Take That’s Progress, Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Friday and – fingers crossed – Kelly Rowland‘s heavily anticipated new album.
It’s the gift that keeps giving, isn’t it?
Ke$ha‘s ever-popular debut album Animal was only re-issued as a deluxe edition four months ago but nevermind that, here comes a new package complete with an EP of new material.
Here’s the tracklisting for Cannibal with bonus new videos filmed for two album tracks:
1 – Cannibal
2 – We R Who We R
3 – Sleazy
4 – Blow
5 – The Harold Song
6 – Crazy Beautiful Life
7 – Grow A Pear
8 – CU Next Tuesday
9 – Animal (Billboard Remix)
10 – Stephen
11 – Animal
12 – Take It Off (K$ N’ Friends Version)
‘Sleazy’, the Bangladesh-produced crunk fest, is reportedly going out as the new single. Hardcore Ke$ha fans are throwing a knowing glance at ’CU Next Tuesday’ – a leaked track that surfaced online before the glittery pop star made it worldwide.
Just like Gaga did with The Fame Monster last year, a stand alone Cannibal EP – pictured above – will also be available.
The savage compilation Animal + Cannibal hits Aussie shelves on 19 November. ‘We R Who We R’ and ‘Sleazy’ are both available on iTunes now.
It’s shaping up to be the year of the underdogs.
Director Dave Meyers (the man behind most of Pink‘s wonderful promos) gathers the crowd for an empowering video that chimes in on pop’s current trend of celebrating individuality.
If you check out this latest crop of new releases – think: Ke$ha ‘We R Who We R’ and Pink‘s ‘Raise Your Glass’, just to name a few – there’s a resounding anthem of throwing a fist in the air for the social outcasts.
Meyers told MTV they wanted to keep the video real and as far away from Hollywood as possible. The youths featured aren’t played by actors, they are your everyday folk.
“In the last scene, that wasn’t 250 extras – that was 250 hardcore Katy Perry fans. Finding two gay guys in Budapest was a challenge because it’s not as accepted there as it is in West Hollywood. I found an actual, real couple,” Meyers said.
Here are three pyrotechnic-flared moments to look out for in ‘Firework’:
1) These breasts…
Should really be on America’s Got Talent. Is there anything Katy Perry‘s mammaries can’t do?
2) The cancer patient.
It’s hard to not be a little moved when you see this depiction of a brave young cancer battler.
3) Vive la revolution.
The aerial view, the unreal fireworks and youth uprising in Budapest – what an atmosphere.
‘Firework’ debuted at #37 in Australia this week. Expect sales and radio rotation to pick up exponentially in the coming weeks as tickets for her Aussie tour go live this Thursday, 4 November.