THE NEW BRITISH INVASION
THE BRITISH ARE COMING, THE BRITISH ARE COMING! By SHELIKA BAEZ
2006 ushered in the new generation of British musical revolutionaries with James Blunt. His song, You’re beautiful, captured the #1 spot on the billboard charts following the footsteps of Sir Elton John’s earlier accomplishment.
Younger act, Corinne Bailey Rae has since joined in with her self-titled album debuting at #17 on the Billboard chart, making it the highest any British artist has accomplished. Her song, “Put your records on” captures the soulful and optimistic sound that is Corinne Bailey Rae.
New Brits to be making an entrance are whimsical musician Mika and comical bad girl Lily Allen. Mika’s album, Life in Cartoon Motion, includes theatrical hits such as Grace Kelly and Love Today. His creativity and colorful lyrics “I could be brown/ I could be blue/ I could be violet sky/I could hurtful/I could be purple/I could be anything you like”, give the falsetto artist a weapon to conquer the new wave of pop music.
Along in the brigade is Lily Allen. The witty bad girl’s album, Alright, still, gives new meaning to revenge. Her popular single, Smile, has captured the with hysterical lyrics “At first, when I see you cry, it makes me smile/ yeah it makes me smile/ At worst, I feel bad for a while/ but, then I just smile/ I go ahead and smile.” The music video is a must see for any girl with a bad break-up experience.
Thanks to the help of iTunes, downloading these musical treats are as simple as a click of the mouse.
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