Eoin Butler’s guide to downloads, singles and free audiostreams
VARIOUS ARTISTS Tiny Dancer (A Song for Lily-Mae) Recorded in aid of little Lily-Mae Morrison from Claregalway, who suffers from a rare and extremely aggressive childhood cancer of the nervous system, this charity video adheres to most of the established conventions of the genre. Footage of musicians arriving at studio? Check. Two singers sharing a single mic? Check. Random musicians mysteriously quarantined in an adjacent studio? Check. Headphones unnecessarily pressed against singers’ ears? No? No headphones? Seriously? Bloody amateurs...
Brand New Me RCA On her latest single, the multiaward-winning Hells Kitchen native debuts a “brand new me”. This comes hot on the heels of her last single, in which she claimed “this girl is on fire”. So I guess the insurance covered it.
BIG BOI ft LUDACRIS & TI
In the A Def Jam On this track from the Outkast rapper’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumours album, the star turn is by guest artist Ludacris, who talks about financially supporting his mother, smoking so much weed he suspects he may be responsible for the California bushfires, and having “chicks hugging my [genitals] like a Speedo”. Now there’s a unique set of boasts, admissions and dilemmas.
OLLY MURS ft FLO RIDA
Troublemaker Epic Meanwhile, on planet pop, Olly Murs’s guest rapper is moaning about a girl who “knows just how to work that back and make me forget my name”. Dude, your name is Flo Rida. Its a pun on the name of the state you grew up in. And you’ve been the guest artist on just about every crappy chart single since about 2008. Any of this sound familiar?
Don’t Deny Your Heart Domino In this brilliant, footballthemed video directed by comedian Peter Serafinowitz, rival team captains resolve their differences the oldfashioned way: by performing a dance routine together and then snogging each other.