If I could be anyone for Halloween it would be Maggie Rose. For this weeks #NMM we are going to focus on a bit of blonde ambition and begin by way of Maggie, Danielle Bradberry, Kelsea Ballerini, and Taylor Swift. All of which dropped new tracks this past weekend. I am starting off with Maggie Rose because 1. I want to be her when I grow up. She is just that effortlessly cool. And 2. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND how she is not all over the radio waves already!!!! DO NOT!!!
Maggie Rose - "Pull Me Through"
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Maggie Rose is legit!! Mkay?! Vocals, Soul, Writing, Stage Presence, Social Media likeability, etc. She is the real deal and I am completely baffled by how she is not receiving any regular air play. BAFFLED!! Her voice is the kind of voice people pretend to have when singing in the car or shower. It is so perfectly sweet and soulful that you get stuck in it like walking through caramel. I feel as though if you have not added Maggie to your play lists you are seriously doing yourself a disservice!! I feel that radio is doing you a serious disservice by not playing her more frequently. Write her name down, because I truly think that despite radio's current ignorance in not playing her every hour on the hour like they do a few other, less gifted "artist", she is gonna be someone you see in the furutre. Awards shows, number ones, video's, etc. girl has "it". Go! Now! Spotify! iTunes! Get it!!!! Now! Give the above audio from her Friday release "Digital 45" and decide for yourself.
Next, Danielle Bradberry, former winner of The Voice, Team Blake. After the release of "Heart of Dixie" and a few other singles, Bradberry did a bit of a M.I.A. Leaving fans wondering if she was done with the tunes or if she was just cooking something up to knock socks off. Turns out, it was the cooking up. Danielle has said in varied interviews and live streams that she took the time to find her own musical, lyrical voice in creating this first full length record. "Sway", "Human Diary", "Hello Summer" and now "Potential" are all pre-released tracks you will receive when pre-ordering, "I Don't Believe We've Met". I am a hesitant fan of reality competition winners. I mean, American Idol, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Etc. have all produced some serious musicians, but I also believe they have produced almost as many popular reality television personalities. If that makes sense to ya?! How many have we never heard from again? Too many to count and I feared that Ms. Bradberry would be one of them. Which would have been a true shame considering she actually has a beautiful voice and I think is a serious vocal talent. I can see her moving into Carrie Underwood territory if she continues with tunes as solid as these four pre-release tunes. "Potential", was released Friday and all I can think is where was this tune when I was in High School and College??!! This song has so been my heart in loves past. I have a horrible habit of seeing potential that others don't. I say it is horrible simply because they don't tend to see it for themselves. "Potential" is a beautiful piece of work and worthy of your play list. Give it along with "Sway", "Human Diary", and "Hello Summer" all a listen and pre-order "I Don't Believe We've Met", ASAP!!
Danielle Bradberry - "Potential"
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Kelsea Ballerini - "Miss Me More"
Kelsea Ballerini, the bride to be, released "Miss Me More" on Friday as well. "Unapologetically" is merely two weeks away and Ballerini has also been doing some pre-release tunes for those who pre-order. She has a home town show planned at her Alma Mater of Central Highschool in Knoxville, TN just before the official album drop. Tickets sold out in something like 3 minutes. Insaine, but not at all surprising considering the three number one's Kelsea scored on her first album, "For the First Time". Ballerini is engaged to Morgan Evans a up and coming Aussie bred country star and has also been in the process of planning a wedding. I imagine touring with Lady A, planning a wedding, and working on this album has kept her plate not just full, but over flowing. The first track from "Unforgettable" was "Legends" which she debuted at an awards show. It took me a second, but I am a fan of it. The video however is emotional abuse, LoL!! She has also pre-released with pre-order "High School" and now "Miss Me More". With "Miss Me More" I smell single, lots of radio play and that fourth number one that Ballerini has been eye balling since "Peter Pan". Personally, I LOVE this jam!!! Again, where have you been all of my life wicked sweet tune??!! If Bradberry's "Potential" was my heart in the midst of something then "Miss Me More" is certainly the after math. Add it to your Spotify and let me know in the comments what you think of the tune?!
Lastly on our Blonde Ambition Tour is our single drop and pre-release veteran, Taylor Swift with "Gorgeous" from "Reputation". So, T. Swizz has not done any press yet for "Reputation", but she has been dropping singles like she got a hole in her purse. However, I think that is very Taylor. I love "Look What You Made Me Do", do not care a ton for "Ready for It" and so far I am not all that down with "Gorgeous". It hurts me to say that. I think Swift is very talented, but I don't know why exactly, I am just not feeling these second and third tunes in pre-release prep for "Reputation". My fear is that she has gone so far in trying to prove she is not one type of artist that she may have become a little lost. Fingers crossed, I am wrong. We will see with the drop of "Reputation" in full and I will for sure report back, but for now, give the three tracks a listen and let me know what you think of the "new Taylor".......cause currently....I am in mourning for the "Old Taylor", here's to hoping she is just on life support and not really dead.
Taylor Swift - "Gorgeous"
Alrighty music addix, that is this weeks musical love and recommendations from New Music Monday. Who are you listening to? What new albums are you anticipating? Do you have feelings yet on these new tracks? Feel free to share in the comments below! Check ya next week! Happy Trick-or-Treating!! Save me some Mike and Ikes!!