Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Return Of Matisse!

I'm so excited I can hardly breathe. My girl Matisse hasn't been thrown on the pop scrapheap after all! Thank you, La Toya God! Perhaps, I should back track for a second. Some of you might remember my original post on America's new Queen of pop. Matisse first came to nobody's attention as one half of the twintastic girlband Brit & Alex. After scoring one (very) minor hit, Brit changed her name and went solo. Her tens of fans hoped for the best but I don't think anyone expected her to change the face of pop music forever. I'm not exaggerating. "Better Than Her" is the defining anthem of 2010. I fell in love with it the first time I heard it and still spin Matisse's amazing RedOne knock off on a daily basis. Sadly, the song never took off despite the diva's amazing tour of shopping centres. As far as I'm concerned this is the biggest travesty since Suzy Ray's stunning "Disco In My Car" failed to chart! Happily, Jive finally realised that they have the second coming of Madonna of their hands and shelled out for a new remix with Akon (below). It took a couple of listens to get used to but now I'm feeling it. Sure, it's a bit desperate and not a patch on the original but anything that brings Matisse to the masses is a good thing. Now, hurry up and film a video!


10 comments:

Paul said...

frankly i'm still just waiting for the return of Debbie Gibson. Surely an update of shock your mama is due?!

tommie said...

OMG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZRKu2BXP-I

Poster Girl said...

No way--the label hasn't given up on her? Amazing news. This song deserves to be huge. Even if Akon's parts here are a bit superfluous, I'd still happily listen to this version. Whatever it takes for the song to have a chance.

Anonymous said...

both versions are great. but love Akon version more. let it grow on ya.she's got a lot of reallly good songs!

Anonymous said...

"Once thought to be the next big thing by industry heavy weights, now seen as a commercial failure"

undisco_me said...

Am I the only one who loves Better Than Her simply because I always imagine her doing the tongue-in-cheek-with-hand-action gesture that we all do as sign language for blow job?

the writer said...

The remix is fantastic! It sounds like a hit!

Mark said...

You know I love this!! Thanks for posting, I was dying to hear this after all the teasing tweets from Matisse! Can't wait for it to be available on iTunes

Matt said...

lol i cant believe shes back again!!

Mike said...

Tommie - Best performance EVER.

Poster Girl - Yeah I'm so happy that Matisse is getting another shot. Better Than Her is too good to waste!

Gordon - LOL! I think you just brainstormed the video clip for Jive Records.