At this point, living in the world of Flo-Rida, you might find yourself hoping for some sort of respite from hearing “Low” or “Elevator” every hour of every day. Be careful what you wish for, however, as the music biz powers that be have focused their efforts on two new stars-to-possibly-be that will make you wistful for the days of T-Pain.
Normally, any act is from Scotland is likely to earn an automatic placement on my iPod, but Duffy might be the exception. Already hitting number on in the U.K., Duffy seems like the Lulu to Amy Winehouse’s Dusty Springfield, but that seems to be the sort of thing people eat up these days. According to HITS, MTV and VH1 have decided to both give Duffy significant push as her May release date here in the States approaches.
Ferras, whose bio included a rather disconcerting story about being kidnapped by his father and taken to Jordan. His new single “Hollywood Is Not America” is this year’s “Bad Day”, heavily promoted by American Idol while montages of crying teenagers floods the screen. And it certainly fits that placement, with lyrics that appear meaningful in some vague sense, and wistful piano playing. As the most-added song on U.S. radio two weeks running, your days of avoiding Ferras are disappearing quickly.