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July 20, 2015 by Dusk411

Bad Girls

Album: TBA

Year: 2015

              Tony Oller is in love with a reckless woman in the infantile “Bad Girls.”

                  Frisky synths open the single, setting an eager tone. He checks his phone. 508? He doesn’t know anyone that lives in the 508 area. He checks his messages and it’s somet...
July 19, 2015 by Dusk411
Demi Lovato

Cool For The Summer

Album: TBA

Year: 2015

                         Demi Lovato explores her sexuality in the primitive  “Cool For The Summer.”

                        Jumpy synths open the single, setting an untamed tone....
July 17, 2015 by Dusk411
Sam Hunt

Take Your Time

Album: Montevallo

Year: 2014

                  Sam Hunt doesn’t want to simply be a guy in the disjointed “Take Your Time.”

                  A chill guitar opens the single, setting an undemanding tone. He takes a breath and decides to go for it. At her table, he tells he...
July 16, 2015 by Dusk411
Crystal Waters

         Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)

           Album: Surprise

           Year: 1991

                       Crystal Waters wishes she could change the plight in her community in the     &nbs...
July 15, 2015 by Dusk411
Panic! At The Disco

I Write Sins Not Tragedies

Album: A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out Of

Year:  2006

              Brendan Urie gets a glimpse of the future with his ex-girlfriend and lets out a sigh of relief in the striking “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”

                  Suspensful synths open the single, setting...
July 14, 2015 by Dusk411
Jimmy Eat World


Album: Futures

Year:  2005

               Jim Adkins has a serious talk with his girlfriend in the grousing “Work.”

                  A rosy guitar opens the single, setting an eager tone. She tells him she’s heard enough. He asks her to please not shut him out. A talk will end...
July 12, 2015 by Dusk411
Nia Peeples


Album: Nothin’ But Trouble

Year:  1988

             Nia Peeples realizes she’s with a narcisstic boyfriend who will likely go psycho on her in the fierce “Trouble.”

                Chafed synths open the single, setting a ticked off tone. She reads through the credit card receipts. There’s a fe...
July 12, 2015 by Dusk411
Jellybean, Catherine Buchanan & Madonna

Sidewalk Talk

Album: Wotupski!?!

Year: 1985

               Catherine Buchanan is aware that she’s being gossiped about in the           “Sidewalk Talk.”

               Kinetic synths open the single, setting a zippy tone.  She p...
July 11, 2015 by Dusk411
Savage Garden

Truly Madly Deeply

Album: Savage Garden

Year: 1997

         Darren Hayes has found true love with his girlfriend in the  tender                    “Truly Madly Deeply.”

                  An adoring piano opens the single, setting an i...
July 10, 2015 by Dusk411
Gina G

Gimme Some Love

Album: Fresh!

Year: 1997

         Gina G wants an intimate evening with her boyfriend in the   hyper            “Gimme Some Love.”

                 Aroused synths open the single, setting an immediate tone. After he kisses her hello, she puts her head down, her han...
July 8, 2015 by Dusk411
Shawn Mendes


Album: Handwritten

Year: 2015

          Shawn Mendes is in deep pain after a breakup in the vexed    “Stitches.”

               Pitying guitar opens the single,  setting a dejected tone. She said he doesn’t ever let anyone in. Her’s incapable of truly loving someone completely. He stirs his coffee and s...
July 7, 2015 by Dusk411
Taylor Swift

Today Was A Fairytale

Album: Valentine Day’s sdtk

Year: 2010

                Taylor Swift falls in love at first sight in the  dearest “Today Was A Fairytale.”

              A cute guitar opens the single,  setting an appealing tone.   It turned into a special Saturday evening. In her white, l...
July 7, 2015 by Dusk411
Nick Fradiani

Beautiful Life

Album: TBA

Year: 2015

              Nick Fradini appreciates everything he has in the depreciated  “Beautiful Life.”

                 Jingly synths open the single, setting a nominal tone. He sits on the deck with his girlfriend, sipping on a beer. At the barbecue, are his uncle and cousin. A ...
July 6, 2015 by Dusk411
Alicia Keys

No One

Album: As I Am

Year: 2007

               Alicia Keys has found love in the  stripped  “No One.”

                     An enarmoured piano opens the single, setting an affectionate tone.  She kisses her hand and places it on the computer. Her husband, on the other side o...
July 6, 2015 by Dusk411
Kaya Stewart

In Love With A Boy

Album: TBA

Year: 2015

          Kaya Stewart experiences her first serious crush in the distant “In Love With A Boy.”)

               Keen synths open the single, setting an aloof tone. The chorus starts the single. She walks to her locker and there he is, joking with his friends. She laughs to herself. The joke is pretty fu...