not much time… so let me start...
Last week in covers:
> Janet Jackson : This artist got a bit of hype this past days because of a new (very underwhelming) single called “No Sleeep” for a maybe upcoming album called “Unbreakable” (which would explain an announced Unbreakable World Tour). But I was just listening to my favorite JJ songs - like “Again” and “All Night (Don’t Stop)”. :P
> Kiesza : Research context. I was looking for material for a party playlist. That is all. :P
> Obtrusive : Music project context. (see last week’s journal entry)
Most played artists:
> Archive : So I’ve listened to their latest album and decided that it is actually not my cup of tea. :/
> Jack Savoretti : New album alert. And, yes, “Written In Scars” is better than I expected it to be after his last album.
> Austin Mahone : Flashback alert. Even if a flashback like this refers to only a few year. Idk but seems a song like “What About Love” so 2013 to you? Whatever, his “Secret” EP/album was better than I had it in mind. But what about his future? :P
Most played tracks:
> Close Your Eyes : Oh yeah, if I was making music, this could be such a song. I really like it. Even though I know hardly anything about the artist. Fantastic tune.
> Eyes : If you think of Joy Division and New Order, you most likely have an idea of what The New Division might sound like. But tbh it’s not so bad. :D
> Love Is Free (feat. Maluca) : Hm, now this could be a true gem, if it was a bit shorter. Anyway… nice party tune. Can’t wait for the video.
> Duran Duran are back. The new single is called “Pressure Off” featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers. The upcoming 14th album “Paper Gods” will come out in September.
> Also 50 Cent will have a new album coming out in September - it’s called “Kingdom”
> Foxes’s 80s-inspired “Body Talk” video/song must be the best thing I’ve ever seen from her. Great tune.
> “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” by Flo Rida featuring Robin Thicke and Verdine White must be the most generic party anthem of this summer. I even couldn’t stand the whole video.
New in the German charts:
 Goodbye (feat. Lyse) : Hm, WTF? I don’t see any reason why this song is among the top ten. But maybe I am just too old for this kind of music. :D