Sorry for the lack of updates but it's been a crazy week. I've been filling in for someone on breakfast radio, writing articles for various websites, finding my feet in a new job and doing without the internet due to the death of my much-loved laptop. RIP La Toya.
Well, I'm back online and have a mountain of music to catch up on. I'll get around to writing about my faves later in the week but I thought I'd get the ball rolling with a song by a girl called Bridgit Mendler that has been burning up my iPod. "Ready Or Not" is American teen pop at its best. Think Selena Gomez meets Can't Be Tamed-era Miley Cyrus with a splash of vintage Vanessa Hudgens thrown in for good measure. Yes, it's really that amazing.
So who is this new pop powerhouse? The 19-year-old is yet another product of the Disney channel. She scored her big break last year when she starred in Lemonade Mouth, which is kind of like High School Musical for slightly cooler kids. The soundtrack reached the top 5 in America. A solo album was an inevitability and it's going to be pretty epic if "Ready Or Not" (below) is any indication. Written and produced by the guys behind such flawless anthems as Heidi Montag's "Body Language" and Demi Lovato's "Fix A Heart", the breezy jam hits all the right notes with its cheesy lyrics and addictive chorus.
Time will tell if Bridgit is the next Selena Gomez or is fated to follow Emily Osment's path to oblivion but this is a very promising beginning.