Has anyone figured out why Ellie Goulding is played on the radio yet? Or on TV? Or is famous at all?
I thought having one Macy Gray was bad enough. What’s with this new trend favoring raspy-voiced singers? It’s annoying, and unlistenable. I was hoping we’d be rid of Ellie after that horrendous “Lights” song played itself out. She’s apparently released new singles. Isn’t there enough suffering in the world already?
(The raspy thing is not, however, as annoying as the trend of singers doing raps that emulate the execrable Nicki Minaj, which is in turn nowhere near as annoying as Nicki herself. Karmin’s “Hello” is a pretty terrible example of this phenomenon.)
There’s a Christmas commercial for a European chocolate nut thing—I’m deliberately not saying the name, not out of respect but for the exact opposite reason—that has another raspy song. It drives my wife crazy, and I can understand why. The song is by Jasmine Ash, who I’ve never heard of. The name is apt; her voice certainly sounds ashen.
Speaking of bad music in commercials: Why, Google, why? Their new tablet has this horrible English rock thing that sounds like it’s trying way too hard to be one of the likeable-in-spite-of-itself hipster ditties that Apple so dearly loves.
And don’t get me started on K-mart’s commercials with “The lights that light the lights that light” repeated ad nauseum, also in a British accent. Who green-lit that song choice? I want revenge.