Song Review: You Ruin Me by The Veronicas

THE VERONICAS ARE back from their two-year-long hiatus and tapping into the sweet melancholy of Christina Perri in their latest single, You Ruin Me.

Vocals are en pointe – at once husky and low, then crystal-pure and soaring – and the raven-haired twins portray a rare vulnerability that bellies their customary rocker chick rebelliousness.

The twins look like the ghost of Amy Winehouse as they serenade an unfaithful lover with haunting lines like: ‘Cause you play me like a symphony/Play me till your fingers bleed/I’m your greatest masterpiece.’

The music video channels old-world ballet glamour with a splash of nightmarish Black Swan – classical theatres and violin orchestras, ribbon-slim girls practicing their arabesque and a muscular teacher who gets a little too handsy with our twin starlets.

We’re predicting that You Ruin Me will echo the fresh success of other broody ballads like Only Love Can Hurt Like This and Stay With Me.

It’s a wonder that between getting into sisterly squabbles and being stuck in label limbo, the twins managed to come up with something so spine-tinglingly impressive. No release date has been set for their third album, simply titled The Veronicas, but we can’t wait to take a listen!

10 MICS OUT OF 10

I BOUGHT ALL THE SONGS ON THE REVIEW POLL

To review them accurately and show my support to our readers, I purchased all the songs on the review poll! Not gonna lie, they’re all pretty good. Though I do have a favourite ;) Not gonna say who, don’t want to rig the vote. But currently Shower by Becky G is in the lead, closely followed by All About You (Hilary Duff) and Really Don’t Care (Demi Lovato featuring Cher Lloyd). They’re only one vote behind Shower! Then Bind Your Love (Cher Lloyd) and This Is How We Do (Katy Perry) are hot on their heels too!

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NEW SONG: Can You Believe What You See?

Can you believe, what you see?
It’s like the universe is telling us we were meant to be
You light my life, you make it bright
Cause you manage to see the truth in a world of lies

So stand back, ’cause our love, trumps everyone’s
So stand back, cause your hearts, are on fire

Can you see the star shooting across the sky?
Can you see the beauty of a starry night?
Do you believe in love at the very first sight?
Cause I do, with you, tonight

Can you please, take it easy?
Cause every move you make drives me just crazy
And I can’t, fall so quickly
This doesn’t happen ever only lately

So lay here, in this moment, keep it in memory
It’s like a scar, you can’t forget, but you just need it in your head

Can you the star shooting across the sky?
Can you see the beauty of a starry night?
Do you believe in love at the very first sight?
Cause I do, with you, tonight

C’mon
I wanna see you here for every tomorrow
You’re my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
The beautiful colours at the end of a storm
No more wind or wrath or cold

I wanna see you here for every tomorrow
You’re my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
The beautiful colours at the end of a storm
No more wind or wrath or cold
No more
No more
Hey

Can you the star shooting across the sky?
Can you see the beauty of a starry night?
Do you believe in love at the very first sight?
Cause I do, with you!
Can you the star shooting across the sky?
Can you see the beauty of a starry night?
Do you believe in love at the very first sight?
Cause I do, with you, tonight

Which Songs Do You Want Reviewed?

Hi All,

So with this new music review service, we have received a lot of requests already. So we thought we’d throw it to you! Vote for your fave here! Or suggest others! No idea when this’ll close, probably soon! Get voting! Can’t wait to hear from you!

Vote here ASAP!

Song Review: On My Way by Lea Michele

GLEE GAL AND certified Broadway babe Lea Michele exercises her Streisand-esque vocals in On My Way, a song which leaves listeners wondering if Babs and Idina Menzel were ever reincarnated in the same body.

If there’s one thing that can make a mediocre pop ballad replay-worthy, it’s Lea Michele’s powerhouse vocals. Girl’s got a voice like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s got muscles. That said, the song lyrics are fairly unremarkable. Lea sings about falling for a bad boy, the ensuing struggle of head versus heart, yada yada. Melodically, it’s catchy and radio-friendly. Maybe not as catchy as Cannonball, the debut hit in Lea’s new album, but it still showcases the force of nature that is her voice.

In light of its late-February release, Lea’s debut album, Louder, has been pretty successful, even skyrocketing to #1 album on iTunes. It’s not difficult to see why. Lea could sing out of a paper bag and make it a hit. Here’s hoping she has more hot tracks coming out in time for Christmas, the epoch of iTunes vouchers.

7 MICS OUT OF 10

A Short Blog Announcment

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Very happy to see Sebastian Starcevic (my friend ad a very talented writer) recognising this blog! And now writing our music reviews! Thanks Seb!

Originally posted on Demons and Folklore of Ancient Japan:

Hello, strange internet people. I recently began networking with a very, very talented friend who owns Free Unused Music Lyrics. I’ll be writing song reviews over there for a while.

Does that mean I’ll be neglecting this here blog?

Nope. Just the opposite, in fact.

Writer’s block is something which affects every creative individual, and for a while I’ve been stuck in a loop, revisiting the same projects and not getting terribly far. But all that’s about to change.

I know it’s not New Years just yet, but I’ve always fancied myself ahead of the times, so I’m going to make a resolution anyway. I’m going to post more often – ideally at least once a fortnight, life permitting. What this means is that there’ll be more weird Japanese critters coming your way.

I feel galvanised. I feel invigorated. Most importantly, I feel like writing again.

And that, strange internet…

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Song Review: Happy Little Pill by Troye Sivan

TROYE SIVAN HAD legions of fans even before releasing his hit single – courtesy of two million subscribers on YouTube.

And now that he’s got a sweet record deal with Universal Music Australia… well, let’s just say we’re expecting a lot more screaming and crying teenage girls in the future.

The moody melody, Happy Little Pill, quickly skyrocketed to the top of the charts after its release in late July. Critics have drawn comparisons between Sivan’s atmospheric style and the honeyed tones of sullen songstress Lana Del Ray.

While the song does come across as depressingly down-tempo, it’s impossible not to murmur along to lines like: “My happy little pill/Take me away/Dry my eyes/Bring colour to my skies.”

The music video stars a haunted-looking Sivan gazing out through a window, interspersed with shots of people going about their mundane daily routines and (mystifyingly) an owl flapping.

Watch the official video here! (And let us know what you’re thinking in the comments!)

SCORE: 9 MICS OUT OF 10