Brittany Lee's Blog
Hey Music Lovers,
Today is your lucky day. A Buzznet favorite, Jesse McCartney, has released a brand new album called 'In Technicolor'! I got to get a first listen and honestly had it on repeat all day at my desk. I got to see Jesse live WAY back in the day and more recently on tour with The Backstreet Boys and he still gave off the same energy from when we were kids. Jesse has ALWAYS been a fantastic songwriter but this album shows off his growth and a side of him I feel he has never shown before which I appreciate.
To get YOU hyped for his new album I am going to share my 3 favorite songs!
1. "Back Together"
This was his first single and it had me hooked for days! I was so into the retro, dancy aspect of it and how it was such a fun uplifting song! Seeing him perform it live in a blue suit defintiely tied it all together!
2. "The Other Guy"
This song is last on the album but it surely is not least. This song has strong raw vocals that hit your heart, plus the piano is a beautiful touch. This one takes you back to that one specific, relatable situation in your life...definitely is a "blast this in your room when you're alone" kind of song. le sigh.
I loved this one because it makes you feel exactly the way it wants you to...Superbad. Whether you're a girl strutting her stuff in new clothes or the man getting to watch it happen, you feel good in all the bad ways ;)
The rest of the songs are all just as good so if you like what you have heard so far be sure to pick up 'In Technicolor' on iTunes HERE!
Ok so we have the battle of the big dogs in here and it is the battle of the crop top and abs!
Britney Spears was everyone's "ab idol" at one point and I feel like as of now Miley Cyrus is my current "ab idol" SO I wanted to hear YOUR thoughts on this!
The older I get the more I look back and think...WHY DID I DO THAT? Well the answer is because it was a trend and that is all we know as kids. I mean I remember watching commercials around the end of the year and let that be how I decided what I wanted for Christmas!
Here are 5 things I loved in the 90s:
Teen Spirit Deoderant:
I didn't fully understand the necessity of deoderant then but I knew it was pretty and made me smell nice so...good job Teen Spirit!
Yes, I definitely wore my silver lipstick to my NSYNC concert...don't hate.
I was the queen of Pokemon, I caught them all and then some. If you didn't like Pokemon in my circle of friends...you HAD to be weird.
I mean even JT rocked them. In fact I had a pair/may still have a pair of yellow tinted NSYNC sunglasses that I wore with that silver lipstick I mentioned previous...yup definitely was a fashionista.
I couldn't get enough Warheads, Sour Patch Kids, Poprocks and Bottle Pops!
What were some of your favorite childhood things that you miss now?
This week's evolution is on one of my personal favorite bands; Our Last Night. I went to High School in NH and grew up in MA so one of our bigger/well known bands was always this band and I am so stoked to look back on all of their videos...here we go!
I feel like I can't start this off right unless we start with 'Escape'
Here is a live performance of "Escape" but this is from 2009 and its featuring Devin Oliver of I See Stars!
Here is another good one from 2010!
This is an incredible live performance for "Age Of Ignorance" from 2012 in Japan!
This is one of my favorite cover songs they have done, it is a cover of "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus!!
Last but definitely not least, here is one of their newer music video...SO GOOD!!
What is your favorite Our Last Night song?
More For You:
Hey Fellow Music Junkies!
I have some new music for you to check out.
Verre is a 5 piece band out of the suburbs of Los Angeles whose music is looking to throwback to 90s hip hop with new-age alternative undertones. The name "Verre" means "glass," a name they chose due to the fragile tone of their music. They're looking to maintain anonymity and focus their growth in the industry entirely on their music as a band rather than as individuals. Currently, they're working with producer Danny Score (best known for his work with Jez Dior) with whom they just finished a 6-song EP. Their last song "mad" was labeled as the sexiest song of the year by popdose!
Follow the band HERE:
What do YOU think of Verre?
It has been a WHILE since I have done a "Crew Love" spotlight. If this is new to you, I basically spotlight the amazing crew that help out your favorite bands on the daily! This spotlight is on a great friend, Troy Lusk!
Here is his story:
For people who don't know you, tell us a bit about yourself!
Hi, my name is Troy Lusk. I am led by a passion to help others and an inner drive to be a person who leads within the music industry.
I was Tour Manager of Every Avenue from 2009-2012, where we toured successfully through the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Australia. Before my managing gig, I was a Tour Marketing Assistant at Fearless Records. Recently, I continued to progress in my music business development with internship efforts at Synergy Artist Management and Sight In Sound, while simultaneously focusing on completing my college degree. I earned my B.A. in Communications, Entertainment and Tourism from California State University, Fullerton in May of 2014.
You used to tour, what was the hardest part of touring consistently?
The hardest part of touring for me was consistently being apart from close friends and family. Along with that comes missing important life events and accomplishments of theirs, as well as, family holidays. I am a strong believer in sacrifices, and everyday I tried to remind myself that I was doing something I really did enjoy and am very appreciative of. Touring is hard, but I had the best time of my life with Every Avenue!
What made you journey from the road back to school?
Getting a college degree was a personal goal of mine. I've always considered it such a big accomplishment and I wanted to achieve that. Timing was perfect, Every Avenue decided to take a hiatus and it was time for me to transition back into school, which I believed would heighten my knowledge and value for becoming an artist manager.
You have started a really cool project called The Assist Team, what is that all about?
The Assist Team started as an idea. I dreamed about being able to bring all the talented people I had met on the road together to help others bring their own dreams to life. That's what The Assist Team is really about, helping someone's passion lead to action and their dreams become reality.
What are your major goals for the rest of 2014?
My goals for the rest of 2014 are to continue loving every second of working on The Assist Team. Developing and growing the project into a company that people want to be a part of. Discovering and managing talent and putting them in positions to have their talent heard or seen across the world!
If you could get hired tomorrow as the talent manager for ANY artist or group, who would it be?
Sam Smith! The guy has magic in his voice, he's young and I love the UK fashion.
What inspires you everyday?
Other people inspire me everyday. I truly believe together we all accomplish more, that's why I believe in a TEAM and surrounding myself with good people doing good things.
Do you have any advice for the readers who are trying to follow their dreams?
Think about what your passion is and find "why"? Why is it you love that? Then dream about accomplishing every wildest goal you want to achieve. Finally, try. Try to achieve it using all your passion. True passion is believable and contagious, go for it.
Check out The Assist Team:
Ok so YAY it's time to celebrate, Paramore has scored their first Pop Radio #1 Single...but they wern't alone...
GAH YES! This makes me so so so so happy! 2 of my favorite gals in the game are not only on top but they are fans of eachother and supportive. It is rare to see that so we need to all embrace that genuine joy they have for eachother's accomplishments!
Here are the 2 singles that brought these lovely ladies to the top of the charts!
Do you think Iggy and Hayley Williams should collab?
New Music Tuesday is here!
"The day is finally here when people all over the world can hear our new album REAL. We really believe in what we created and I hope you'll enjoy your copy! See you on Warped Tour at the Monster Energy Stage!" - Telle Smith, Lead Vocals
Catch them in a city near your this Summer on the Vans Warped Tour!
VANS WARPED TOUR 2014
Jun 13 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Park
Jun 14 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jun 15 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jun 17 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Jun 18 - Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park
Jun 19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Luxor Lot
Jun 20 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jun 21 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Jun 22 - Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
Jun 25 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Jun 26 - Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Jun 28 - Southeast Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jun 29 - Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
Jul 2 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 3 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Jul 4 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater
Jul 5 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul 6 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
Jul 8 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 9 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul 10 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center)
Jul 11 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 12 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
Jul 13 - Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theater (formerly Comcast Theater)
Jul 15 - Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 16 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 17 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 18 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul 19 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Jul 20 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 22 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 23 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Jul 24 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
Jul 25 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 26 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
Jul 27 - Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 28 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
Jul 29 - Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds
Jul 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
Jul 31 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 2 - Salt Lake City, UT @ utah State Fairpark
Aug 3 - Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Ok so as you ALL know I am SUCH an Iggy Azalea fan, she is everything that I love. I have seen a ton of articles about her and Nicki Minaj having drama and I have chosen to not read it or feed into it because that kind of stuff just isn't my thing.
However I will ask you your thoughts on "Who Wore It Better" soo..give me your feedback!
1. The Black Dress And Red Heel
2. The co-ord
3. A Bomb Bathing Suit
Ok so what are your thoughts on each comparison? Who did it better?
I want to share a very talented friend of mine with you all named Noah Hunt! When I first heard his music, I couldn't get enough! It all brought me back to the days I would go to a millon acoustic shows a month trying to scout for new talent and take in the raw passion the artists were pouring out to the crowd! It was refreshing to find that feeling within someone's music again!
Support Noah by helping him raise the funds for his second EP! Get more details HERE!
What do you think of Noah's music?!