Justin Timberlake came out with a new album this week! It’s called The 20/20 Experience. It has 10 songs and my favorite is “Pusher Love Girl.” All the songs have a similar sound, and each is actually pretty long. (The shortest song is almost 5 minutes long.) I have been waiting for his album ever since Timberlake performed “Suit and Tie” and “Pusher Love Girl” at the Grammy’s this year.I was surprised when I first heard “Suit and Tie,” but I’ve grown to love that song. I was ecstatic when he confirmed that The 20/20 Experience is only half an album and the other half will be released at a later date. The last album he came out with was seven years ago, yet he is still extremely popular. Justin Timberlake is just great. He’s a triple threat! It may have been easy for him to start a solo career after being a member of the 90’s boy band N*SYNC. Fans who have followed him since the beginning of his career must be incredibly proud of him.
The Janoskians are a group of Australian boys who make YouTube videos. Now if you have heard of them you would know they are not really a music group, but they have released a single so I have an excuse to talk about them in this blog. Daniel Sahyounie, Luke Brooks, Beau Brooks, Jai Brooks, and James Yammouni do extremely disgusting things and many of their videos could be considered crude. I’m currently obsessed.
I don’t like them for their music, and you probably wouldn’t either. Their first single is called “Set This World On Fire.” It is a pop song and you can tell they used autotune. They’re not singers, but they have their own reasons for wanting to sign with Sony. It’s still a fun song, but I didn’t like it the first time I heard it. However, it is growing on me. It’s very stereotypical pop about going out and just having fun. They are bound to have a good following because of the fans they already made online. I think they could have done something a little more interesting to start off their music career, but what they actually do on YouTube is extremely “interesting,” and they should just keep going with that. They do a lot of challenges which involve food. They also like to pull pranks on the unsuspecting public. I think they are going to be get even bigger, not for their singing career, but because of the other stuff they do. They already have their own show on MTV in Australia so learn their name. It is hard for me to define them because I’m not even really sure what they do. The only way to understand is by watching their videos, but let me warn you first! They do use explicit language and some of their videos are pretty gross. They’re just boys living wild while they are young, and I really hope they don’t die soon. I only heard about them a little while ago, but I enjoy watching them.
P.S. They do have an official VEVO version of this music video, but I like this one. It’s weirder, and you get a better sense of who they are.
The first music artist(s) I want to talk about is a boy band called One Direction… Have you heard of them? You must have because it’s hard to avoid them, especially on the internet. A picture of them just popped up so they get the honor of being my first review. Since you know who they are, you probably know how they got started too. Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Liam Payne auditioned for The X Factor separately; Simon Cowell decided to make them a group. They chose to call themselves One Direction, made video diaries, lost The X Factor, and became worldwide sensations. Caught up? These four Brits and one Irishman are well-loved by their “dedicated” fans. I am a fan, but I am definitely not as insane as the other “Directioners” out there. They come out with a lot of catchy pop songs that are good for the radio (like “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing”), but I actually like their slower love songs a little more (like “Little Things”). Their Take Me Home album is sounds better than their debut album, Take Me Home, in my opinion. They have grown and their singing voices have really improved. Girls aren’t just in love with their voices or their appearances. People fall in love with their personalities. Each member is unique and loved for different reasons. They have a bunch of videos of them up on YouTube. From the videos they make themselves, you can tell they are five boys who got lucky, but they are just having fun and being themselves. From their interviews, we learn more about who they are and how much they appreciate their fans. These five boys may just be a group of singers, but they are inspirations to their fans.