Monday, December 24, 2007

BREAKING: We didn't die when we watched the new Ashlee Simpson video

We find it very, very difficult to like Ashlee Simpson, if only due to the fact that all of her songs are awful and she's merely the bi-product of her father trying to get rich off of his offspring. It's creepy and gross and not what pop music should be about. We'd like to go on a rant about parents ruining the lives of their pop star children but WE SHALL REFRAIN.

Anyway, a friend told us to check this out, so we did.

We were pleasantly surprised. It seems like vocoder/autotune is totally back, Cher circa 1999-style (can we also talk about the fact that "Potential Breakup Song" hasn't made any year-end lists yet... egregious), and since no one is asking Ashlee to sing a note by herself, all the better. Timbaland produced this (it's called "Outta my Head" BTW), so there's at least a modicum of awesome instrumentation, and dare we say it, the video is kind of cute.

While this new development does not change our overall outlook on Ashlee Simpson's "oeuvre" we will say that the song is worth a spin and we're looking forward to jumping around to it at a nightclub during the holidays.

Case closed on "Outta My Head" then. Well played, Simpson, well played.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

(1) I get a "What You Waiting For" vibe from the new Ashlee song.

(2) I totally agree that "Potential Breakup Song" hasn't gotten enough props in the year end lists.

10:57 PM  
Blogger CEC said...

I think, Elizabeth, the vibe you are feeling isn't "What You Waiting For" as much as it is "Grade-B Gwen Stefani"/"Pseudo Lewis Carroll-style surrealism". BUT I totally see where you are coming from. As long as A. Simpson doesn't go Hatajuku...

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else thinks she looks like Sarah Michelle Gellar when she's brunette and then Britney when she's in a straight-jacket?

11:22 PM  
Blogger Abz said...

you need to ask yourself if that person really a friend.

10:09 PM  
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