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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

New Single Alert - Katy B - Crying For No Reason

Women dominate pop music today. Look at any chart in any country for proof. Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, and a slew of other pop goddesses made 2013 a divalicious year. But even with so many musical sirens already serenading us, Crying For No Reason shows us why we should make room for one more...

Katy B is simply a very talented artist (and surprisingly not a portmanteau for a Katy Perry and Bun B relationship, though can you imagine the possibilities there?)

Unfortunately, with so many ladies already at the top of the pop mountain, it can be hard for a newcomer to even start the climb (obligatory Miley Cyrus reference...sorry...not sorry.) And talent doesn't necessarily guarantee a thing in this industry...

Bonnie McKee is one of the most prolific pop songwriters of the last decade. She penned many of the uberhits of the last 10 years, but her attempt at a solo career of her own crashed and burned pretty quickly. Then there's poor Carly Rae Jepsen, the victim of being way too successful way too soon. And Lorde is currently on fire, but Lorde only knows how long that will last (see what we did there?)

But Katy B deserves a shot as much as, if not more than, any of these divas. Crying for No Reason is the third song released from her upcoming album, Little Red, but it's the best by far. Her voice sounds phenomenal on this track. And not just phenomenal in how it sounds, but phenomenal in that it has that Adele-don't-need-autotune-and-neither-do-I quality. When Katy lets loose on the notes at the end, well...just grab onto something. 'Cause girl will blow you away.

And it's not just the strength of her voice, it's the soul in it. That's right. Soul. Many a diva often belt out notes just to remind us they're better than we are even though we picked on them for being talented in middle school. And we're not naming any names, Christina. Wait... Oh well.

The lyrics in this song are quite moving, despite the perfect pop electronic beat. When we picture Katy singing them, we can see the pain in her eyes, and the grip of her hands on a very regretful microphone. She sings about holding her feelings in until they burst out of her, and that's exactly what happens when she sings here. It makes us cry, except we know the reason. It's the beauty of this song.

We're excited that Katy's star seems on the rise and hope this song continues to get her some well-desrved attention. The album won't be out until February 2014, but you can scope out her musical catalogue at iTunes here, and check out a stirring live performance of this song below..!

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