Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A taste of La Toya

The first taste of La Toya's pioneering autobiography soundtrack EP is finally here! "Starting Over" sounds like it was recorded in 2003 - and it probably was - but that doesn't stop the future #1 smash (on the bubbling under of the Billboard dance radio airplay chart) from being one of the year's finest singles. I love the perky beat and Toy Toy's Grammy winning lyrical genius is on full display:

All on my own and I'm finally startin' over,
Tonight let's celebrate until I say this party's over


Janet who? And then there's the stunning breakdown that gives me shivers and an erection. You will well and truly feel her funk when the pope of pop unleashes the full power of her one octave range vocals and sassily sings:

I don't need no cure, there ain't no lookin' back
I don't need no cure, no I don't have regrets


Bring on the rest of the EP! I think we can safely say that La Toya has album and single of the year already in the bag. Listen to a preview of her next first hit below.

11 comments:

Bruce said...

That's HOT! Song of the Summer 2011 AND 2012!!!

Is it me, or is that the same music from the Star Ice commercials?

Matt said...

@Bruce: My partner said the same thing!

As for the song, I'm surprised they've stuck with the original 2009 version of the track and not used one of the updated mixes they've commissioned as the main version.

tommie said...

Toy Toy does it again! No one but a true legend!

Me said...

Beyond Fabulous! The Pope Of Pop returns to save us from the Titless Blunder!

As good as it is though, its not a patch on JWD or FTW...

Anonymous said...

i just had multiple toygasms!

John said...

Are we listening to the same track? This sounds like a filler track the DJ played back in '94 before he mixed in Real McCoy.

ToySoldier said...

well done toy!! this is amazing!

noelster said...

i honestly cannot wait for this to be released! definitely #1 with a bullet for Song of the Summer, if not the century! All i wanna do is blast it on infinite repeat and dance like it's 1993 all over again till the sun comes up!

Anonymous said...

This is rubbish!

Mike said...

It is not!

And oh lord - I think this is the Star Ice jingle. Only Toy!

Jamie B said...

I think I have just seen the gates of heaven open before me, La Toya has created a masterpiece with this one. I can hear the classic soul of Patti Labelle (On My Own)and Diana Ross (Love Hangover) channelled and reframed for a new generation through Toy's subtle new groove. Let it never be said that our queen would deny her roots, as we can also hear that early 90's pop vibe being pulsated throughout this dizzy delight. She has truly done it again. The lyrics give us a sneak peak into La Toya's depths we'll uncover in her latest tome. I am so excited for her, and Toy Soliders everywhere.