Karolina Rose’s ‘Objection’ is a sultry, alluring cover tinged with darkness (Song Review)

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Taking a go at covering Shakira is no small feat. Attempting to cover ‘Objection’, a deep-cut classic is downright risky. But that’s what Karolina Rose seemingly does best: dances with danger. Her version of ‘Objection’ is sultry and alluring: dressed with rose-gold vibes of modern pop – a noir-coated visage of music. It’s tinged with darkness, as opposed to Shakira’s original lighter, Tango-infused track; but it isn’t darkness of a heavy, stifling kind. Instead, Karolina takes Sharkia’s lyrics and splashes a little bit of the night’s sky over them – but even in the darkest […]

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Marina sparkles at her ‘Love + Fear’ London gig (Tour Review)

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Stood waiting in a crowd filled with around 5,000 fellow Diamonds, the energy in the air was electric. All eyes peeled to the stage, waiting for Marina Diamindis herself to step out and sing her little heart out. And she didn’t disappoint. The pop songstress might have dropped the ‘Diamonds’, choosing for a more simplistic stage-name of just ‘Marina’, but she’s shining brighter than ever. Opening up with ‘Handmade Heaven’, the ethereal lead single from ‘Love + Fear’, Marina immediately set the tone for the entire gig: light, elegant, with a splash of pure pop […]

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‘Need You’ makes us want to be more than JST FRNDS (Review)

Reminiscent of The Chainsmokers meets Halsey (wait… that actually happened), JST FRNDS perfectly capture what listeners are looking for in a good pop song, without selling out who they are as a brand. ‘Need You’ is one of those tracks that is a true ear-worm, the infectious chorus wiggles its way into you mind so that you’re singing it for the remainder of the day, attempting to hum the electronic beat along with the poignant hook of the track. Contrary to most catchy pop songs, though, this one doesn’t get tiresome. You’ll find yourself hitting repeat […]

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