Most blogged artists: Feist releases first single from upcoming album
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Canadian singer Leslie Feist, known as Feist, debuts in The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart in the number one slot after releasing the first single from her upcoming fourth album,
Metals. Also debuting in the top ten on August 16 is American pop star Britney Spears with a remix of her track "Till the World Ends" by Swedish producers Korallreven.
Four years ago, Feist made her commercial breakthrough with her third album, The Reminder, "a relatively low-key LP that went stratospheric when single '1234' appeared on an iPod advert," writes The Guardian's music blog. The new single, "How Come You Never Go There," is a "laid back slow-burner" featuring "Feist's smoky vocals," writes blogger The New Gay. "Based on this first taster track," adds blogger The Needle Drop, "it's going to sound pretty similar to her previous albums, which isn't a bad thing."
Korallreven is the project of Swedish musicians Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder (the latter is also a member of indie pop band The Radio Dept.). To tease the release of their upcoming mixtape, A Dream Within A Dream, the two dropped a reworking of the Spears track that is "epic," writes blogger Surviving the Golden Age, adding that it builds "from quiet tension to a big, live drum-filled crescendo."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on August 16 at 9:00 GMT:
Clock Opera (+5)
Blitzen Trapper (+5)
Active Child (reentry)
Britney Spears (new)
No Ceremony (new)
Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy mp3s.
Listen to an audio-only clip of Feist's new single: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h65YIvjIV7E
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