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December 21, 2014 by Dusk411
Nelly Furtado

Waiting For The Night

Album: The Spirit Indestructible

Year: 2012


               Nelly Furtado wants to be asked out by her crush  in the brooding “Waiting For The Night.”


          Searching synths open the single, setting an anticipating tone.  She checks her phone again. He should be calling soon. She looks ou...
December 20, 2014 by Dusk411
S Club 7


Album: 7

Year: 2000


          Jo O’Meara encourages her friends to try in the square “Reach.”


           A jaunty saxophone opens the single, setting a quaint tone. She puts her arm around her best friend who is sobbing. Her best friend says she can’t believe her teacher would be so hurtful. She tells her friend to not listen to ...
December 19, 2014 by Dusk411
Jordin Sparks


Album: Battlefield

Year: 2009


          Jordin Sparks and her boyfriend aren’t getting along in the straight             “Battlefield.”


            Anxious synths open the single, setting an uneasy tone.   He tells her that he wishes she could just li...
December 18, 2014 by Dusk411

Worst Behavior

Album: Nothing Stays The Same

Year: 2014


          Drake calls out the people who didn’t believe in him in the foaming  “Worst Behavior.”


          Stretched beats open the single, setting an unwieldy tone.  When he visits his old neighborhood, he found he has friends who didn’t he had. Other people judge his music. Th...
December 17, 2014 by Dusk411
One Direction

Night Changes

Album: Four

Year: 2014


            Harry Styles and his girlfriend live life to the fullest in the blissful “Night Changes.”


          Dreamy synths open the single, setting a lovestruck tone. Zayn Malik takes the first verse. Her mom asks him about how English test went as they wait. He said it was ok but his eyes move to ...
December 15, 2014 by Dusk411
Jason Derulo

  Stupid Love

  Album: Talk Dirty

  Year: 2014


         Jason Derulo is being the dream guy for his girlfriend in the shell-shocked          “Stupid Love.”


           Enchanting strings open the single, setting a bewildered tone. He scoops the poop on the grass and pats Patches on the head...
December 14, 2014 by Dusk411
Lilly Wood, The Prick & Robin Schulz

Prayer In  C

Album: N/A

Year: 2014


          Lilly Wood believes  people will eventually see through her ex-boyfriend in the           scant “Prayer In C.”


           A hardened guitar opens the single, setting a karmic tone. They were supposed to meet for ...
December 12, 2014 by Dusk411
Bea Miller

Young Blood

Album: Young Blood EP

Year: 2014


            Bea Miller sees the future full of possibilities in the thoughtful “Young Blood.”


              Echoing “whoa-ohs” open the single, setting a vast tone. She opens the letter and squeals. She received her scholarship. It was widely sought after scholarsh...
December 11, 2014 by Dusk411

Halfway Gone

Album: Smoke & Mirrors

Year: 2009


              Jason Wade has checked out of his relationship in the jaded “Halfway Gone.”


            Resolved guitars open the single, setting a finished tone.  She tells him she has something to do for work. They’ll get together next weekend and she’s r...
December 9, 2014 by Dusk411
The Veronicas


Album: Hook Me Up

Year: 2007


           Jessica Origliasso is missing something without her crush in the good          “Untouched.”


                Picturesque strings open the single, setting a devoted tone. She glances over to him to see how he’s doin...
December 9, 2014 by Dusk411

Talkin’ To Me

Album: All I Have

Year: 2002


         With one glance, Amerie knows what her boyfriend needs from her in the        genial “Talkin’ To Me.”


           Easygoing synths open the single, setting a comfortable tone. Her boyfriend turns his head away from her. She knows she said something wrong. Sh...
December 6, 2014 by Dusk411
Teddy Geiger

These Walls

Album: Underage Thinking

Year: 2006


             Teddy Geiger feels confined by his shyness in the willful “These Walls.”


             A purposeful piano opens the single, setting a hopeful tone.  The sleeve of his shirt is soaked. His face and bangs are wet. He gets up from the floor and gets a tissue...
December 5, 2014 by Dusk411

Stay Together For the Kids

Album: Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

Year: 2002


                Mark Hoppus resents his parents’ inability to work things out for the family in the self-pitying “Stay Together For The Kids.”


            A wistful guitar opens the single, setting a wondering tone.  The house...
December 4, 2014 by Dusk411
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk

Album: Uptown Special

Year: 2014


         Bruno Mars time travel to the 70s in the fabulous “Uptown Funk.”


           A cool talkbox and handclaps open the single, setting a modern tone. He says the song is going to be a hit. It will make people think of Scarface, starring Michelle Pfeiffer. It’s going to make the ...
December 3, 2014 by Dusk411
Vance Joy


Album: Dream Your Life Away

Year: 2013


             Vance Joy has found a pretty girlfriend in the self-absorbed “Riptide.”


         A serene guitar opens the single, setting a philosphical tone. As a child, the sound of the drill and his grasps onto the chair, his knuckles turning white. He would start crying and he was mom would ha...