Since I started Tweeting last week, I’ve become relatively obsessed with Twitter! Where else can you “follow” (AKA cyber stalk) Lily Allen, Ashton Kutcher and John Cleese? Insanity…and with BlackBerry it’s even easier to Tweet. Anyway, Twitter is fast becoming my source for the latest in music news. For instance, I learned that advanced promos of the new Mandy Moore album (or single?) have been sent out (via ArjanWrites).. This makes sense as Mandy Moore reported on her own blog that the new album has been completed. Can’t wait to hear new Mandy! If you haven’t joined Twitter yet…DO IT (and “follow me” by clicking on the link on the right hand column).
Here is a bit of music news that learned through Twitter yesterday:
Black Eyed Peas: One of my new fav music blogs, We Are Pop Slags posted the new Black Eyed Peas single “Boom Boom Pow,” which is way more electropop than I was expecting. Just this past week Billboard reported that the new album, The E.N.D. would be out in June and that the single was soon to be serviced to radio and clubs (remixes?). Billboard also quoted will.i.am as saying that the album has “a lot of dance stuff, real melodic, electronic, soulful…we call it, like, electric static funk….” Interesting. I don’t know if I’m feeling the new single yet. It might take a few more listens and a few remixes. Check it out at We Are Pop Slags.
Cher: Looks like Cher is leaving her dance pop sound behind with her new album, as well as leaving retirement behind. So much for her multi-year “Farewell Tour.” Regardless, I’m excited for new Cher. When asked about her upcoming album in an Associated Press interview (via We Are Pop Slags), Cher said “It’s hard to put a label sometimes on songs, but it’s a little bit more guitar-oriented, a little bit more like “I Found Someone” feeling, and there’s some stuff that’s still sort of guitar-oriented, but it’s got a Southern feeling to it.” I’ll give anything by Cher a chance so bring it on!
Girls Aloud: On their official website, UK Girl Group (and Perez Hilton Favorite) announced that the 3rd single off their current album, Out Of Control will be “Untouchable.” Not only is this brilliant track their 3rd single off of the current album, it’s their 21st single overall! That’s a pretty big accomplishment, although not as big as their recent Brit Award for best single (for the “The Promise“). Congrats Girls Aloud! Looking forward to more brilliance in the future. Oh…and I’m with Perez on this one…come on over to the States! Check out the (long) video for “Untouchable” at PopJustice).