As the year of 2014 draws to a close, I look back at the highlights of this year’s music scene. I thought, if I was to compile an album based on the sound that would best represent my 2014 iPod library, what would it sound like? And it ended up sounding something like this…
First of all, apologies for the delay of this week’s post – I had a rather full-on week. Kicking off on Sunday with a shoot with Leanda, in which we shot two looks, both edited and posted within a few days (look 1 and 2)… During the week, I attended the A/W14 collection launch of Private White V.C. in Salford that you’ll read more of very soon. So make sure you follow my blog to get updates on that! In the weekend, I met up with Thai fashion blogger, and officially a friend of mine, Gail from The Equinox Fashion for some tea and scone in Castlefield Market. Finally, I wrapped up my week with another shoot in town for a semi-collab with a relatively local online retailer called Cat Called Esteban Vintage (website) which is edited and ready to be posted… just another reason to follow my blog!!
In other words, I had little time to catch up with last week’s music until now but there is definitely one clear stand-out track, making my job especially easy.
Sledgehammer is the second single from Fifth Harmony‘s debut album, Reflection scheduled for December release in the US.
/If you could take my pulse right now, it would feel just like a sledgehammer/If you could feel my heartbeat now, it would hit you like a sledgehammer/ This song nails the essence of a teenage crush. Vocally, the chorus sounds to me like it’s led by Camilla, the most preferable option but every member gets a fair share of their solo parts to show off how talented they are individually as well.
It seems as though the X-Factor girlies have decided to ditch sweet Disney for retro Dance in yet another upbeat track following their most successful single to date, BO$$ aka the ratchet, feministic Michelle Obama-jam. This time around they’re backed by the reigning queen of Pop charts everywhere, Meghan Trainor who co-wrote this very much radio-friendly tune and Jonas Jeberg, Danish producer with hits for Demi Lovato and Kylie Minogue under his belt. In terms of production, there is something very 80’s in the synth that I just can’t get enough of… it’s not like I was even liquid in that era, right? :/