Recently, your favorite neighborhood blogger had a celebrity run in with everyone's favorite chart topper singer songwriter Bonnie McKee. If you've been reading this blog long enough, you know of my unconditional love for her.
She's written for all of music's biggest stars. Katy Perry, Kesha, Britney Spears, Taio Cruz, Christina Aguilera, Adam Lambert, just to name a few.
Now I did not just stumble upon Bonnie McKee in everyone's favorite corner convenience store as I told my parents. I saw her live and in concert when she performed at a Pride. The woman is fantastic live. The vocals are raw. The bass is loud. She can do an upside down booty clap live and in person.
I heard her say to a fan that her upcoming album should be released sometime “next year”. I'm glad someone asked the real questions. I just told her how pretty she was and how “obsessed” I am with her. It might not have been the best choice of words.
She's still promoting 2015's fantastic EP Bombastic. It features four songs that show off her range and deftness as a songwriter. She's also noted her intention to make it a “visual EP”, although a music video for final song “Easy” has yet to be released. After seeing her live it reignited how in love I was with it and proves why she's one of pop's most desirable hitmakers.
“I Want It All”
Key Lyric: I Want Your Fear/ I Want Your Life/ I Want It All
The latest music video to be released from the singer. It features an eighties dance battle and a killer chorus. It's no wonder it was chosen to open the tracklist. The most straight forward pop of the album, it's arguably my favorite. It sparkles with new shine on the Vicetone Remix
Key Lyric: I Know You've Heard About My Reputation/ You're Gonna Need A Vacation
In the hands of a major record label this could have been Bonnie McKee's breakout hit. It has an overly sexualized visual aid, a sea of instantly quotable lyrics, hooks that come in from each side with the“I came to win, win, win” or the reverberated “woah oh oh oh” at the end of every chorus. It's quirky and a radio standout.
Key Lyric: We're Bored And Jaded/ Sharing Bubble Gum
The midtempo ballad centers the EP the idea that youth is wasted on the young. The visual finds people taking baths in fruit loops, girls adjusting booty shorts, fights in bubble wrap suits, and most scandalously people jumping in the pool with their clothes on. More importantly the track finds her flexing her vocal ability.
Key Lyric: I Didn't Mean To Tumble Into Your Arms/ They're Not My Baby's But They're Keeping Me Warm
McKee revealed before she started this song that it was inspired by the break up of an eight year relationship. She fell into the arms of a tatted man, dark and handsome, who wanted more then she was able to give. It's a touching ballad that finds her addressing the inability to give oneself completely to another after heartbreak and just wanting something “easy”. It's yet to receive the visual treatment, but that's sure to come.