Brit, bey, Justin, Etc. - Don't Expect Too Much EDM
Feel like JT's new single wasn't worth the six year wait? Then you may be in for a rude awakening when it comes to major releases this year. While there's no doubt we'll get a handful of dance singles here and there, it looks like some of pop's biggest names are looking to release more R&B inspired jams or urban club hits.
We've already gotten a taste of this treatment as Rihanna has shockingly shunned the obvious single choice of the David Guetta penned "Right Now" for the less explosive "Pour It Up" and "Stay". Destiny's Child fans were also a little caught off guard by how "Nuclear," (which Michelle Williams confirmed to be a new track on Twitter rather than a recycled b-side,) was more of an easy-listening track than the expected hard-hitting club anthem.
We also know that our Beyawnce has chosen to fill her album with retro inspired beats that will be reflective of Prince and other rock and soul artists. She has worked hard with Timberlake, Pharrell and The-Dream on this album and spoke with GQ about how they all had ideas about bringing back the 90s sound. Pharrell has since spoke out about Miley Cyrus having the same musical ideas as Timberlake
Following this news, I've recently had confirmation from a writer (who has chosen to remain anonymous until his own music is released) that his dance song pitches were turned down with her team stating, "We're staying away from dance this time." Now take that with a grain of salt, because the original Blackout album is considered more urban club music than dance.
Looks like music is once again making a major shift for the better as artists are focusing more on quality rather than hit potential.
Let's discuss the only relevant artist here: Britney Spears. I am getting more excited about album 8 :3