Bonnie McKee should have been apart of my “Music of June” post, but I didn't find out about her latest release until after it was queued up.
The name Bonnie McKee shouldn't be familiar to you. Her list of song credits should. Think “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz, “Hold It Against Me” via Miss Britney Spears, and any number of Katy Perry hits ranging from “Roar” to “Teenage Dream”.
I have sporadically been watching Bonnie McKee's career since she released “American Girl” back in 2013 from her still upcoming studio album. I heard this song on the radio of all places. I heard multiple times all in the same day and it was clear. I was either going to love it or I was going to hate it. I really thought this song was going to blow up. It didn't.
The woman knows her way around a hook. She's the backbone of Katy Perry's career and yet some how her own music doesn't warrant radio play. It would seem she's the perfect candidate to rule the top forty.
This song didn't do well. Although, I still watch the video once in a while. It's sexy and fun and very summer. She followed “American Girl” up with a song and a video. However, they were just for her fan's enjoyment??? She's honestly not a big enough star to warrant that. “Sleepwalker” had zombies hot girls, a house party, and enough make out sessions to make the casual pop fan happy. It was fun if not impressionable.
The song was good. If not number one material. All of 2014 there is no news from Bonnie McKee until almost December where she drops a Christmas song complete with video entitled “California Winter” which is perfectly catchy. This was not meant for top 40 domination. What was Bonnie McKee doing.
Then, I find out in late may that she has dropped “Bombastic” with an EP release coming on June 30th. The titular lead single “Bombastic” is rife with plenty of memorable tidbits that could easily send it to the top of the charts. The video has a dated eighties theme that's been played out before. This time with twerking and cardio. A Jane Fonda work out video with Bonnie McKee heralding the flag. It's sexy. It's the definition of summer.