SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY):?? Brielle – “Catch a Star For You”

Dancey europop always works for Sunday Funday.? The best way to describe Brielle is probably as a Scandinavian cross between Inna and Alexandra Stan.? The slow to fast intro pulls you in (and would sound great on the radio) with Brielle’s polished pop voice singing like a 2013 take of Fragma.? The production sounds like a poppier version of a Calvin Harris with an insanely polished sugary feel.? The vocal chants and hooks are so catchy that you can’t help but sing-along by the time the second chorus comes in.? For a Sunday Funday singalong pop song, you can’t do much better than “Catch a Star For You.”

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SONG OF THE DAY: Inna – “More Than Friends”

For a while there, it seemed like there was a new Inna single popping up on seemingly a weekly basis. Since her music originates in Romania and then filters through continental Europe, then England, and eventually the US, different singles in different markets gave the Romanian Kylie a commanding omnipresence. Her new single “More Than Friends” highlights her musical progression from the trademark Romaninan sound (think Edward Maya/Alexandra Stan) to a more international sound, bringing in a Latin flavor. Previous singles “Caliente” and “Un Momento,” were steps to this new sound, and bringing in reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee for a forthcoming version definitely cements it. “More Than Friends” is an unashamedly sugary europop confection reminiscent of Paulina Rubio’s “Sexual Lover” and [email protected] “Airhead,” with incessantly catchy hooks and a singalong chorus. Together with the internet buzz single “J’adore” (which featured the aerobics-ready lyric video), “More Than Friends” makes us quite anxious to hear the rest of Inna’s forthcoming third album Party Never Ends.

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