Adam Levine – Go Now

If it’s true that Mr. Adam Levine fame level is now considered for some time as a personality of its own, it’s also true that the artist always seemed very loyal to the group of which he is leader of, Maroon 5. Of course, between The Voice and a very long list of featuring, his individuality has overtopped the band, even though in 14 years of career we never heard of a real solo single of his own. At least so far.

No worries ladies and gentlemen. Adam didn’t break up with the Maroon folks or is about to release a solo album. Quite simply for the first time in his career, he decided to take part into a movie project. The song, titled Go Now, is the leading OST of Sing Street, a comedy-drama directed by John Carney. The soundtrack has actually already been published last Friday, but only now the song has been confirmed also as a single, complete with a release of an official video clip.

Go Now is a downtempo with a very soft base which relies entirely on the interpretive skills of Adam, who always reaches amazing vocals on pop-rock basis of this kind. Shame that in their last EPs Maroon 5 songs like this were very few, but who knows…maybe in the next ones we will face a flashback to the She Will Be Loved times. But now, enjoy Go Now.

Melanie Martinez – Soap

Who remembers Melanie Martinez? This very young and talented girl enthused the stage of The Voice USA edition some years ago with a terrific acoustic version of Britney’s Toxic. But unfortunately, the talent show didn’t give the 20 y.o. singer the success she actually deserves. We know the biz doesn’t always reward who really deserves it, and it’s so damn sad!

But Martinez didn’t give up at all. And now she is ready to hit the mainstream with her last electro pop tasty album Cry Baby (out on August), anticipated by the debut single Soap. This song is the perfect example of a spotlessly packaged track with a so refreshing beat which reachs its peak during the chorus, fully covered with a bubble-beam-beat that takes the track on a complete new level. I am just scared that this track could be way too sophisticated to be understood by the mass.

I could think of Melanie as a happier version of Lana del Rey, stuffed with all the irriverence of Charli XCX. I really wish the best of luck to this artist. Yes, because she is an Artist (capital A). Enjoy Soap.