After conquering broadway in Spring Awakening and dominating the charts with the cast of Glee, it was only a matter of time before Lea took a shot at pop stardom (in all honesty I’m surprised it took her this long to do it). ‘Cannonball’ serves as her first official single off her upcoming debut album Louder, and it’s kind of everything I expected from her. I’m not going to be blasting ‘Cannonball’ on repeat but that’s not to say it’s entirely bad. I’m sure her fans will flock to this one, but I don’t really see mainstream audiences latching onto it like they did with Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ or Miley’s ‘We Can’t Stop’. If you like what you hear, you can purchase a copy of it right now on iTunes by clicking here.
The soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s latest high-end refurbishing of a lived-in classic, doesn’t try to re-imagine Jazz Age tunes in a modern context. Instead, it attempts to transplant the sensibility of the 1920s to the hip-hop era, with genre-busting collaborations overseen by Jay-Z.