Wynter Gordon ‘Buy My Love’ Single Cover and Remixes

Here we go with round three!

Dance music siren Wynter Gordon will release her third single ‘Buy My Love’ here in two weeks. The playful summery track – produced by Axwell – is an instant favourite with everyone who has heard it, effortlessly connecting us with the infectious pop sensibilities of her previous hits ‘Dirty Talk’ and ‘Til Death’.

There will also be a slew of utterly ferocious ‘Buy My Love’ remixes coming our way soon – featuring mixes by DJ Chuckie, Crazibiza, Fareoh, Tujamo, Justin Sane & Mikael Wills, The Potbelleez’s Jonny Sonic, Loud Manners vs Bassmonkeys and Jealous Much?. Most of them are underground or upcoming DJ/producers – I’ve had a listen to all the remixes and let me tell you, every single one of them is bloody sick’ning! Our gurl is about to shut it down in the clubs again.

UPDATE – Preview all the ‘Buy My Love’ remixes now, right here:


 
Wynter is currently touring North America with Fall Out Boy spunk Patrick Stump, breaking her music to listeners who might not otherwise be inclined to check out dance pop. It’s an exciting time and opportunity for the rising star who, despite her multi platinum-selling status here in Australia, is still relatively unknown in the States.

Her breakthrough single ‘Dirty Talk’ has achieved unparalleled mainstream success here in Australia where it not only spent weeks at #1 earlier this year but has to date gone four times platinum. The spectacular follow up ‘Til Death’ was a Top 20 success here and it’s currently making rounds in America, where it has so far peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Dance/Club play charts.

Wynter‘s debut album With The Music I Die remains as one of the best albums I’ve heard all year. I am so not biased, y’guys. I know a lot of you love it and have come up to me expressing your disappointment that the album didn’t make Top 20 in Australia but y’all have got to trust it when I say, she is only breaking out now. The material is quality – which is the most important thing – I mean, how many artists have you seen step out with one hit single, drop the album and it goes Top 20, then disappear from the face of the earth a month later?

Her manager and team are on to it, you’ll see. Every track on the American With The Music I Die EP has earned a placement on TV or a movie that’s coming out in the next few months. In terms of giving her exposure, Wynter has a bunch of collabos lined up for the next few months. I’ve blogged about her forthcoming Play-N-Skillz single with Pitbull, then there’s another new track with Steve Aoki titled ‘Ladi Dadi’ and of course, the long-awaited ‘Speak Up’ with Laidback Luke.

As for ‘Buy My Love’, let’s hope Australian radio support it and go hard with it in the way they did for ‘Til Death’ and ‘Dirty Talk’. I don’t see any reason to hesitate on a killer pop track like this.

Footnotes:

Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Buy My Love’ will be released and serviced to Aussie radios on 22 August.

Keep up with the latest and fangurl with me on my Wynter Warriors Tumblr blog.

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Leak Report: Wynter Gordon ‘Til Death (Rock-It Scientist Remix)’

Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of ‘Til Death’. Is this the urban reinvention you had in mind?

Wynter Gordon had only just left Australia after launching her album and performing ‘Til Death’ on prominent prime time programs like Dancing With The Stars and Sunrise – and now comes a new urban electro remix of the single.

Take a listen to the Rock-It Scientist remix featuring Ricky Blaze and tell us what you think:

 

Are you living for the rap reference to Dancing With The Stars? When was this written and how did he know?

I appreciate that the remix breathes new life to the frenetic dance/pop track which is always exciting, but for me, the beats feel a little hollow and it just doesn’t do the triumphant hook very much justice. Right now, the feeling plateaus between the verses and the chorus. There is no lift off, and if you’re familiar with the Australian Denzal Park single version, you’ll know just the kind of immense roof-raising lift-off I’m talking about.

If it’s a Jamaican-influenced reinvention they’re after with hints of electronica, they could possibly take a leaf out of Major Lazer‘s record and recapture that sick’ning marriage of dub step and dancehall. Those two elements coming together on one hard-hitting, grinding beat sounds like an exciting direction to take ‘Til Death’. The hook is totally where the money is for the song, so you want to do everything you can to make sure that it stands out and is positively jumping.

All in all, the beat also desperately needs to go harder because we’re in danger of sounding a little too lightweight and dated right now. Let’s reel it in with this one.

Footnotes:

‘Til Death (Rock-It Scientist Remix)’, taken from Wynter’s forthcoming US EP With The Music I Die – is set to impact as the new American single mix. The EP comes out on 28 June.

Wynter Gordon Interview: “With The Music I Die”

By the powers vested in me, I officially declare this to be Wynter Week in Australia.

Our favourite debutantess of dance Wynter Gordon is currently in the country to launch her album With The Music I Die – a flawless collection of fun, youthful and spirited cuts including the almost-four times platinum smash ‘Dirty Talk’ and current hit ‘Til Death’.

I reckon I’d have to be the luckiest Wynter Warrior in Australia to not only score an invite to her SameSame acoustic showcase in Sydney, where she gave me a lovely shoutout, but to also chill on the couch and chat with this rising superstar about her eagerly anticipated album.

It has been a bonkers week of promo where she’s checked off several commercial radio stations, major print media and magazines. On top of that, Wynter also did her first ever Australian TV performance on Dancing With The Stars (watch) and filmed a guest spot on our Aussie X Factor.

Here my gurl Wynter walks me through her favourites on With The Music I Die and explains her definition of dance music. The American singer/songwriter also opens up about how heartbreak inspired her and reveals plans to add more music to this collection.

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Chart Feed – 20.06.11

Sophie Ellis-Bextor‘s Make A Scene debuts at #33 on the main UK charts and #8 on the UK independent charts this week. After being notoriously delayed for over a year, the record finally arrives on Sophie’s own label but despite fervent TV and radio promo, I don’t think her stunning new single ‘Starlight’ is connecting very much. The absence of an actual hit UK single might’ve hindered the album’s chart performance but I reckon her fans are just happy to finally have it. All matters considered, #33 is really not that woeful.

Read this awesome interview SEB did with Digital Spy where she opens up about leaving Universal Music, plans to release ‘Off & On’ as the next single (yes, that ancient Calvin Harris collabo Roisin Murphy rejected) and her approach to songwriting. “I don’t think writing or co-writing my songs makes me a better singer, but I haven’t really got an excuse not to do it as I’ve got too many opinions!” she says. Check, pop star realist. To every singer that clings on in vain to a shit track they’ve written for egotistical reason and rejects a far superior song that was written for them, I ask this: do actors write their own scripts?

City and Colour‘s Little Hell debuts at #2 in Australia, making it the highest selling new entry here this week. This is the Alexisonfire singer’s third solo album and his highest charting record to date. I have yet to properly inspect Dallas Green‘s discography but I am well aware of his stunning vocals and his growing fan base. Major kudos for the runaway success of this album. Little Hell debuts at #1 in Canada, #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #43 in the UK.

Carrie Underwood‘s promo trip here has done some good in seeing Play On debut at #14. I mean, the album first came out in November 2009 so it’s technically as old as Vanessa Amorosi‘s Hazardous [Editor’s note: oh god, if you put like that…] but most Aussies are none the wiser. The local/New Zealand edition of Play On is padded out with Carrie’s previous hits like ‘Jesus, Take The Wheel’, ‘Before He Cheats’ and ‘Last Name’. Check out Pop Trash Addict’s review of her Sydney showcase. The country pop diva never fails to look stunning.

Stan Walker‘s ‘Loud’ breaks through to a new peak of #9 this week and along with the ascendance is Christina Perri‘s ‘Jar of Hearts’ moving up to #12 in Australia. Elsewhere, Benny Benassi‘s ‘Cinema’ cracks the main charts at #46 this week. The track has been living it up on the Australian club charts for over two months now and from what I’ve heard, all its accompanying remixes (courtesy of Laidback Luke, Skrillex, Alex Gaudino etc.) are fierce. Over in the States, Benny’s killer new album Electroman debuts at #11 on the dance/electronic charts.

Bass Kleph‘s ‘$pend My Money’ is buying itself back into the club charts with a 2011 mix entering at #30 this week. I first came across the fun track when it was serviced to radios two years ago but from what I can remember, the single didn’t really impact in the right way. I would actually like to see this re-serviced to the airwaves because where the timing and the market might not have been overly receptive then, it certainly is now for this brand of sinister electro pop.

Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Til Death’ picks up two spots to chart at #24 in Australia this week. Brace yourself for next Monday’s placement because she’s been working hard on her current week-long album promo trip. Ms Gordon has secured a feature in mX, the Herald’s Hit! Entertainment Guide, several commercial radio interviews as well as a stellar coup performing on Dancing With The Stars last night, so this should create plenty of mainstream awareness. Where possible, she has also been doing acoustic performances of ‘Til Death’ and ‘Dirty Talk’ around town.

I just got back from her exclusive SameSame showcase in Sydney over the weekend and she was stunning! Wynter performed a short acoustic set of three originals (‘Dirty Talk’, ‘Til Death’ and the next single ‘Buy My Love’) and three covers – a rendition of ‘My Boy’, Katy Perry‘s ‘ET’ and Arcade Fire‘s ‘Wake Up’. Y’know, I think I must be one of the first to formally review her album With The Music I Die. As you can tell by my constant fangurling and review, I was well impressed with it. Fingers crossed for a strong chart debut and for ‘Til Death’ to finally break Top 10 next week! With The Music I Die (Deluxe Edition) is currently #18 on our Aussie iTunes chart.

Watch Wynter do ‘My Boy’ at her acoustic showcase as a “warm up” song. She says ‘hey’ to me at the 0:08 mark. Bless!:

 

Calvin Harris and Kelis‘ collabo ‘Bounce’ enters at #2 in the UK, making it the highest charting new entry there this week. Coming in close competition is Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’ debuting at #3 and Tinchy Stryder and Dappy’s ‘Spaceship’ at #5.

Coldplay‘s ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ sinks to #28 in Australia on its second week. That’s understandable given that they haven’t started promoting it and there’s only so much the initial buzz can achieve. The single also sinks from #6 to #22 in the UK.

Take That returns to the top of the album charts this week thanks to the tour and Progressed repackage. The new single ‘Love Love’ also jumps back up the charts from #41 to #28.

Alex Gaudino and Kelly Rowland‘s ‘What A Feeling’ tumbles to #33 in the UK this week. Has the DC glamazon actually done any actual promo for the single? All this X Factor fuckery is distracting her from the big picture here. Elsewhere, ‘Motivation’ clocks it’s fourth week on top of the US R&B charts and starts moving up the American digital charts. It’ll be interesting to see how her next urban offering ‘Lay It On Me’ fares.

Britney is set to unveil the video for her third Femme Fatale single ‘I Wanna Go’ this Wednesday. The video is promising more “action” than the heavily choreographed performances of its predecessor ‘Till The World Ends’. Check out the video teaser here, retelling the same old folklore of Brit vs the paps again. Mami Spears dressing like an Avril fan from 2002 is a whole different kind of cringe we need to address later:

 

Lady Gaga‘s ‘The Edge of Glory’ picks up pace on the UK charts this week, rising back up to #16. Can we attribute this to the growing TV performances and to a lesser degree, the video premiere? Over here in Australia, the single goes from #33 to #26. Back in the US, ‘The Edge of Glory’ rises to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, picking up more radio airplay along the way.

Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Super Bass’ is still in the running to become the debutantess of hip hop’s biggest commercial success yet. The single is steady climbing reaching a new peak of #10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, #23 in Australia and #17 in the UK. It’s now officially her highest charting solo single on the Billboard 100 – shooting past ‘Moment 4 Life’ featuring Drake (#13) and ‘Your Love’ (#14). It’ll be interesting to see how Barbie’s Femme Fatale support gig will upgrade mainstream awareness of her music.

Katy Perry‘s ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ cops a sale boost thanks to the video premiere and accompanying digital campaign. The fourth Teenage Dream single rises to a new peak of #31 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Looking further down, Nicole Scherzinger‘s ‘Right There’ moves back up the chart to #80. All this press surrounding her stint on US X Factor can only be good news for the single. Speaking of milking your talent show gig, The Voice judges Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera will be duetting on the new Maroon 5 single ‘Moves Like Jagger’, which will premiere tomorrow on their program. The single will hit iTunes after the episode airs at 11pm EDT.

Jennifer Lopez‘s recent UK/Europe promo trip is reaping rewards. Her Love? album leaps back up the charts to #25 in the UK this week following a serving of hot tamale diva realness on So You Think You Can Dance and Alan Carr’s Chatty Man. Now that American Idol‘s done, she can actually hit the road and start flogging the record right. Here she is at Germany’s Wetten Dass – such an epic fest featuring a congratulating Heidi Klum and Cameron Diaz at the end:

 

Beyonce‘s ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ leaps to #75 on the US Billboard Hot 100 this week. Billboard.com published an interesting interview with an upcoming recording engineer who worked on her forthcoming 4 opus. DJ Swivel who is responsible for cuts like ‘Party’ – produced by Kanye West and featuring Andre 3000 – said the Queen Mother is “authoritative” but is a “sweetheart to work with when you’re on your shit”. He adds, “she’s on her shit, if you’re not, she’s gonna find somebody who is”. You don’t get to running the world by only being half on point. ‘School and Life’ – a track on the deluxe edition of 4 – is said to be rocking a Prince vibe. Can you believe the album drops in Australia this Friday?

Nerina Pallot‘s Year of The Wolf enters at #31 in the UK this week. She’s gotten much love and kudos on the blogosphere for a while now and yet, the closest I’ve come to her music is acknowledging that Joe McElderry covered her smash ‘Real Late Starter’ and Kylie‘s ‘Aphrodite’ was co-written by her and her producer husband Andy Chatterley.

Watch Nerina do an acoustic version of the album’s lead single ‘Put Your Hands Up’:

 

Selena Gomez & The Scene‘s iTunes promo single ‘Bang Bang Bang’ debuts at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. It’s sultry as hell and I can’t believe I’m actually saying this but, what time do y’all begin praise and worship in the Church of Selena? I’m converting. Heavily anticipating on her When The Sun Goes Down album, which features a fierce Britney Spears and Nicole Morier (writer behind Femme Fatale‘s ‘How I Roll’) co-write titled ‘Whiplash’.

Robyn‘s ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ accelerates to #2 on the US Billboard Dance charts this week, beating the #3 ranking of ‘Dancing On My Own’ and #5 peak of ‘With Every Heartbeat’ (her two mega dance hits in recent time). Another surprise mover there is actually Beyonce‘s ‘Run The World (Girls)’, rising to a new peak of #4. I mean, the slew of remixes are actually all pretty decent.

Jennifer Hudson‘s ‘No One’s Gonna Love You’ breaks through to #50 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts this week while the new album I Remember Me moves up slightly to #72. Another stunning album track and major favourite of mine – ‘Don’t Look Down’ (written by Alicia Keys) – is currently placed at #75 on the R&B charts.

Chart snack of the week:

We heard that independent pop sensation Florrie‘s Experiments EP managed to chart at #71 on UK iTunes when it came out last Wednesday. Major kudos! Take a listen to this set of dance remixes she has issued for one of the new tracks ‘I Took A Little Something’:

 

The song is definitely a fan favourite and it’s nice to see it reimagined with these Fred Falke and Loverush club-ready cuts.

Wynter Gordon ‘Dirty Talk’ and ‘Til Death’ (Live Acoustic)

Oh, she came correct for that radio interview.

My gurl Wynter Gordon is currently here in Australia for a week-long visit promoting her debut album With The Music I Die, which came out in stores today, and when called upon for an impromptu acoustic performance on air – here’s what she turned out.

Here’s Wynter doing her #1 smash ‘Dirty Talk’, stripped back, like you’ve never heard before:

 

Now comes the flawless current single ‘Til Death’:

 

With The Music I Die is already pulling rave reviews from fans everywhere. The album is only available in Australia at the moment but the whole thing has inevitably leaked on the interwebs, which mind you, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s a great way to test the waters and from the responses I’ve read, folks are absolutely living for it.

Check out my full Wynter album review here on SameSame.

So now that you’ve heard With The Music I Die, what are your highlights?

I am actually flying up to Sydney tonight just to catch Wynter‘s showcase where she’ll do an acoustic set of several With The Music I Die tracks. The event is hosted by SameSame in conjunction with her label Warner Music Australia and Neon Records, and I feel lucky to have been invited.

It may seem a little ridiculous to spend all this money just to go up for one event but for me, Wynter is one of those artists I’ve supported since she was “underground”. Y’know, I’m pretty sure ‘Surveillance’ is one of the most played songs on my iTunes ever. I’ve had the privilege of interviewing her twice before when she was here to promote the singles and she’s sweet. I’m just happy to see her breaking out here.

This album is truly solid and some of the songs she has written over the years including two on this record have really touched my heart, so I think it would be special to share this moment with Wynter in an event that celebrates an important milestone in her ascending stardom.

Footnotes:

With The Music I Die is now out in stores in Australia and there’s an iTunes deluxe edition featuring two stunning bonus tracks that were previously only released in her UK The First Dance EP: ‘Renegade’ (featuring Static Revenger) and ‘Right Here (Famties Remix)’. The album is currently #19 on our Australian iTunes charts.

US fans will be treated to the With The Music I Die EP on 28 June.

Wynter Gordon “With The Music I Die” EP Cover and Details

Very well, my American friends. This one’s for you.

The gorgeous Wynter Gordon is ready to serve up her inaugural official American EP by the end of this month titled With The Music I Die. The six-track compilation will feature the original version of her current Australian hit ‘Til Death’ as well as the fantastic potential single ‘Still Getting Younger’.

Take a look at the final EP tracklisting:

1 – Til Death
2 – Buy My Love
3 – Don’t Stop Me
4 – Still Getting Younger
5 – Til Death (Rocker Scientist Remix) feat. Ricky Blaze
6 – Buy My Love (Extended Mix)

So a couple of surprises on board here that I don’t think the Australian public will be treated to just yet. There’s that “urban” remix of ‘Til Death’ that Wynter had tweeted about and also, an extended remix of the Axwell-produced ‘Buy My Love’.

I know some of her fans are pressed because here in Australia, we’re getting her full album next Friday but it’s OK – everything in its right time. Our gurl managed to find amazing success Down Under over the summer when ‘Dirty Talk’ went #1 and became certified triple platinum, her follow up single ‘Til Death (Denzal Park Edit)’ was a recent Top 20 smash, so naturally it made sense for the label to launch the album now while she’s hot topic.

Take a look at the full album tracklisting and my thoughts on some of the new tracks.

I have to say, I really wished this EP cover art was the album’s instead. She looks stunning in this closer shot and it’s actually a lot more personable than the full body shot they went with.

Footnotes:

Wynter Gordon‘s With The Music I Die album is out in Australia on 17 June, the EP will be out in the US on 28 June.

My gurl is set to perform a one-off intimate acoustic show in Sydney next Saturday, hosted by her label, and the only way you can win tickets to this exclusive event is via SameSame. Enter here!

Wynter Gordon “With The Music I Die” Album Preview and Tracklisting

The time has come for the grand unveiling, my friends.

Behold! Wynter Gordon‘s heavily anticipated debut album With The Music I Die.

This is the record she has been working towards for over five years, taking shape as she travelled the world and grew as an artist. It’s been described to me as a very “classic” album gliding us through various styles of dance/pop music and Wynter herself has either co-written or written every track here with an eclectic roll call of producers including Nick Littlemore (Empire of The Sun), Ace of Base, Axwell (Swedish House Mafia), Robbie Rivera and more.

The album is, of course, headed up by her current Top 20 smash ‘Til Death’ and the triple platinum-selling Australian #1 single ‘Dirty Talk’. If the sticker is anything to go by, the third single might be the track she did with Axwell: ‘Buy My Love’. As opposed to ‘Still Getting Younger’, which was announced as her second US single.

I’ve been privvy to listen to six tracks from the album (two of which are the aforementioned singles) and here are my thoughts on the cuts:

Buy My Love – This track glistens with a fluorescent summer sheen that instantly brings you a good feeling akin to hearing the ice cream truck arrive on a 40 degree day. Lyrically, we’re treated to the same cheeky Wynter that toyed with us on ‘Dirty Talk’, except she’s now baiting a sugar daddy. But don’t get it twisted. This ain’t a dependency situation but rather a matter of why spend mine when I could spend yours? [Editor’s note: Lil Kim reference circa ‘Lady Marmalade’? Dave, you’re such a hoochie.] Instantly enjoyable.

Key lyric: “I’m gonna let you spoil me just for the day… No need to thank me, baby. Your credit card will do!”

Still Getting Younger – An instant classic and what should easily be the centre piece of the album. Wynter told me that ‘Still Getting Young’ is her favourite song of all time and that it was written from a personal place. She didn’t need to explain the latter. I felt the emotions powering the song. Sonically, I’d describe it as a sun-soaked dance track designed to sound like it was captured straight from your mama’s radio in the 80s. This track is flawless. Honestly cannot stop listening to it.

Key lyric: “Our love is growing and getting younger. Still getting younger!”

Don’t Stop Me – A stomping petulant dance/pop number that connects the relative spaces between Zoe Badwi and Alexis Jordan‘s records. I can see myself strutting around town to these feisty lyrics. Watch out for that spoken word breakdown. It is at least four levels of fierce.

Key lyric: “Open up your eyes and see the light, let me take you out into the night. You’re giving me the look. You want it!”

Back 2 U – An ethereal introspective ballad with iridescent synths. This cut straight to my heart in the first listen and is yet another stunning showcase of Wynter‘s songwriting prowess.

Key lyric: “You don’t know that when I lie in bed I touch myself to you. All the creepy thoughts my mind designed to cope with loneliness when I pushed away my one true chance to live in happiness.”

Check on the full With The Music I Die tracklisting here:

1 – Til Death (Denzal Park Radio Edit)
2 – Dirty Talk
3 – Don’t Stop Me
4 – Buy My Love
5 – Still Getting Younger
6 – Drunk on Your Love
7 – All My Life
8 – Rumba (feat. Kevin McCall)
9 – Back to You
10 – In The Morning (feat. Robbie Rivera)

Note that the original album version of ‘Til Death’ (produced by Tom Neville) won’t be on the record but rather the radio/single cut done by our boys Denzal Park. A ten-track album is a very concise album so to me, this speaks quality over quantity. Yes, ma’am – let it be so.

Let’s take a look at the cover art. I do have a problem with the distinct omission of her WG logo, which has been present on all her solo singles. In fact, at a glance, the With The Music I Die artwork conveys sombre songwriter’s tale of metamorphosis and visually disconnects from the impression fans have constructed from ‘Dirty Talk’. Maybe that was the intention after all.

Footnotes:

Wynter Gordon‘s With The Music I Die hits Australian stores on 17 June and to launch the record, my gurl will be back in the country for a week-long promo trip which includes a performance spot on Dancing With The Stars.

Why, that’s gotta be Wynie‘s first Aussie TV performance, am I right?

Read my recent interview with Wynter where she talks about the album and her love for Australia.