Bran-Bran has always had technically ridiculous chops, but after spinning Two Eleven for the past few days I can definitely say this is Ms. Norwood at her vocal peak. The control she has over her emotive tone, timbre, and vibrato is unreal at this point. She constantly slays with every crisp, cascading run she pulls (I mean, the one right after the first chorus [0:59] in this? YAASSSSS!!) and the ethereal layering of her harmonies is a signature Brandy stamp I can never get enough of.
Jordyn, I get it. You are the reigning world champ and your childhood dream is to compete in the all-around competition. But when you blurted out this exchange on the sidelines last night on TV right before Aly was about to compete on the floor to build your team’s score, you made it super awkward for your teammates…
Jordyn: OMG, I wanna make all-around sooo bad!
Jordyn: I wanna make all-around so bad!
GURL HOW YOU GON’ TALK ABOUT YOUR INDIVIDUAL GOALS AND WANTS WHEN TONIGHT IS ABOUT TEAM USA DON’T TALK ABOUT THAT STUFF UNTIL IT’S THE APPROPRIATE TIME. ~___~
So after I had finished DL’ing the entire leaked album last night (spanks Cho! ^_^), I quickly scanned the tracklisting. Out of the 18, my eyes focused in on this one. I mean, with a song title like that, you better be throwing out some next-level shiz to match, right?
I know I have given Ursh some flack for going the dance-pop route recently with his music, but I have to say he’s done this route right on Looking 4 Myself - with a strong nod to the Swedish House Mafia for the sparkly production. Euphoria is one part ~*GEIGH*~ club glitter and one part atmospheric electro-soul, with a dash of booty-bumpin’ bass thrown in for good measure. It’s fresh, crisp, addictive and anthemic all at the same time…and is only one treasure out of many found on the extensive LP, which I found to be just a very solid, well-rounded mainstream piece of work that should cater to his fans all across the board.