Sunday Girl, Marina & The Diamonds and Anna Abreu are The Hotness!

Sunday Girl, Marina & The Diamonds and Anna Abreu are today’s feature artists on The Hotness, a daily look at 3 songs that are amazing, essential and sure to make you horny.

Sunday Girl is the recording moniker of solo artist, Jade Williams; who is the latest in a line of up-n-coming female pop singers in the UK, including Florrie, Natalia Kills, etc. She came onto my map back in 2010 with her Diplo-produced track Four Floors and since then I’ve been following her music closely through the release of several subsequent singles. I’ve enjoyed her previous singles, but none of them even hold a candle to the level of perfection she’s struck with her latest single “Love U More”. The song is a cover of a 1992 hit by Sunscreem and features absolutely everything I could want in a song going into autumn; including lyrics that tug at your heartstrings and production that recalls mid-to-late 90s eurohouse anthems such as Angelmoon’s “He’s All I Want”. If you’ve been following the site in the last couple of weeks you’ll know that this time of year tends to get a little emotional for me. Considering I’m the type of guy that enjoys his freedom and loves being single, autumn is always oddly a bit tough and makes me long for a little companionship. “Love U More” is the type of track that’ll  make you miss being in love, but still have you dancing around your room singing the words at the top of your lungs. I’ve had it ON REPEATTTTTTTTT for the last week or so and I’m sure you will all do the same upon listening to it below.

*Sunday Girl’s new single “Love U More” is out 30 October via Geffen Records.

http://www.wearesundaygirl.com/

 

Sunday Girl “Love U More”

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Marina & The Diamonds is the recording name of UK solo artist, Marina Diamandis, and one of my favorite new artists of the last couple of years. I made my fondness for Marina’s music well known last year when I ranked her debut album “The Family Jewels” as the #6 best album of 2010. From what I can gather, Marina was pretty puzzled as to why that near-perfect album didn’t end up resonating in the form of chart sucesss last year. Well, I’m pretty sure that’s about to change. No matter how much she says that she doesn’t care about chart success, the first few singles she’s released from her upcoming 2nd album “Electra Heart” have been by far her most radio-ready songs to date. To be honest, I was initially a little disappointed by both the ballad “Fear & Loathing” and the electropoppy “Radioactive” as they both seemed to lack any of the slight edge of Marina’s previous singles. But but BUT a new song leaked last week called “Scab & Plaster” that, while it still may lack a bit of that aforementioned edge, is one of the most pop-perfect songs Marina has ever recorded . Like many of my favorite songs, Scab & Plaster features a few different choruses, as well as Marina’s trade mark gorgeous voice and clever lyric play. I’m pretty sure you will all be diggin this one! Check it out below.

*Marina & The Diamonds’ latest single “Radioactive” is released on 3 October and her 2nd album “Electra Heart” will be out this fall via Atlantic.

http://www.marinaandthediamonds.com/

 

Marina & The Diamonds “Scab And Plaster”

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Anna Abreu is a Finnish pop singer who came into the public eye after winning Finnish Idol a few years back. I have no idea how I stumbled upon Anna’s music, but I was pretty addicted to her 4th album “Rush” upon its release this past spring. “Rush” is song-for-song one of the top 10 best pop albums of the year, featuring ace single “Hysteria” and a whole slew of radio-ready dance pop anthems jam packed with simple-yet-effective lyrics about love, obsession and more. Her new single is called “Stereo” and while it’s not one of my favorite tracks on the album, the video for the song is scandalous in a way that only Scandinavians seem to be able to get away with. It even features dancing nuns! Check it out below.

*Anna Abreu’s 4th album “Rush” is out now via Sony.

 http://www.anna-abreu.fi/in-english/

Anna Abreu “Stereo”

Rachael Yamagata: One Of My Favorite Songwriters Readies Album #3

Rachael Yamagata is one of the best songwriters of her generation; with a feminine husky voice and lyrics so beautiful, I have been left rendered in fetal position on more than one occasion.

I’ve been a fan of Rachael’s ever since stumbling upon her perfect debut EP during a late night Tower Records run almost 10 years ago. Since then, she’s been in and out of favor with major labels (RCA, Warner Bros) and released two criminally underappreciated albums, 2004’s Happenstance and 2008’s (heartbreaking) Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart.

Her last album took me on one of the biggest emotional rollercoasters that an album has ever taken me on. The lyrics on Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart were incredibly gut wrenching and really dug into me during a time when my own post-breakup emotions were raw and undealt with. Honestly I don’t know how I could’ve made it through that period in my life were it not for the words of both Rachael Yamagata and Kristina Train.

However, while I loved that album, I was still very happy to hear that Rachel had reunited with Happenstance-producer, John Alagia, for her forthcoming 3rd album, Chesapeake, mostly because I loved the more upbeat feel of that record.

The first single off “Chesapeake” is entitled “Even If I Don’t” and is (yet again) jam-packed full of lyrics I can relate to, such as:

I miss you most in the morning
Most every morning
I wake up thinking
I could call
I could come visit
I could come running
We could relive it

Thankfully, Rachael’s gone back to masking her longing lyrics with upbeat piano driven pop similar to many of the songs on Happenstance. Love the song, love the cute video, watch it below.

*Rachael Yamagata’s 3rd album “Chesapeake” is out 11 October via Frankenfish Records.

http://rachaelyamagata.com/

http://www.facebook.com/rachaelyamagata

http://twitter.com/#!/rachaelyamagata

http://www.youtube.com/user/RachaelYamagataTV

 

Rachael Yamagata “Even If I Don’t”

Jane Porter and Anna, The Waving Fetus, Fight Abortion In Ohio (VIDEO)

Bible Humptress, Jane Porter, has been carrying fetuses around with her for months in an attempt to drum up support for her Heartbeat Bill, which seeks to criminalize abortions in the state of OH. Frighteningly enough, the fetus-testifying strategy seems to be working, as the bill has actually *passed* in the Ohio State House and is currently headed to the Republican-lead State Senate for a vote later this year.

Her bill has been endorsed by everyone from Bert and Ernie to Big Bird, Snuffleupagus and Count Dracula…oh wait…I mean..

Her bill has been endorsed by everyone from fag hag, Michelle Bachmann, to Texas Governor, Rick Perry, to Newt Gingrich, a man so pro-his own-life that he left his terminally-ill wife for another woman..while she died of cancer. Yes, Janet Porter has done a fantastic job of rounding up as many mental midgets as she can fit into her fetus-stuffed purse in the hopes of criminalizing abortion and, thus, protecting the state of Ohio from the very real threat of tornados. Seriously.

Porter is in fact so sure that her ‘Heartbeat’ bill is going to become law that she recently said “I can see the end of abortion from here, that’s how close we are. Everything we have prayed is happening…God has been in this from the beginning.” (What exactly god has been ‘in’ is unclear, but I’m sure he communicates with her regularly, so we’ll just have to take her word for it, right?)

Last week, Porter decided to organize another fetus-speaking rally to drum up EVEN MORE support for her bill. And, as she’s done a few times now, Jane invited a fetus to speak on behalf of the bill; enlisting the services of Ducia Hamm of the Ashland Care Center to introduce everyone to fetus ‘Anna’ via ultrasound.

Luckily, while ‘Anna’ can’t really speak, good ole Ducia can, and just so happens to be proficient in the translation of Fetus-to-English. As you’ll see in the video below,  through her Fetus-to-English translation, Ducia was able to inform the audience that, via ultrasound, Anna is “screaming to you ‘I’m alive!’” AND and and and…..waving ‘hello!’

Oh, Anna…

On a side note, I’ve been digging and digging and digging, but I just can’t seem to find any evidence that acid has been legalized in the state of Ohio. Surely there can’t be any other explanation for fetus-speaking, can there?

Watch the video below.

Fred..

would like to wish all college women and married Republican men a very happy Bisexual Awareness Weekend.

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