Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by xluvxduffxmusicx, Nov 17, 2008.
Sending Sparks to Adult Contemporary radio was the final nail in RCA's coffin for me.
Now give us a whole bunch of merch for the 15th anniversary of Dignity, Queen!
I want them to talk about Since U Been Gone and Matthew writing Someone.
I don't see that conversation happening.... "Girl! I didn't even know this till today but they just told me you were offered Since U Been Gone first? And you didn't record it because you can't sing as well as me? I mean girl there are days I don't sing it well either HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
Kelly will ask exactly one question about How I Met Your Father and the rest of their 10-minute conversation will be about their kids. You're welcome!
I've been listening to Sparks on loop. What could've been. We all know she dipped after album release week, but RCA clearly wasn't supporting her well while she was out there performing.
I still find it amusing that the label made the urgent call to have her back into the studio and literally reimagine the whole album after the first two singles' lukewarm critical reception only to let it perform on the back of the lead single alone. Also the way they unleashed the ad-plagued music video before dropping the real one as something "fan-demanded" because they knew no one would care to check it out if it was the reversed order. I know rollouts can get messy but everything about the era bar the music was just... both frustrating and hilarious at the same time.
I still fume that Outlaw isn't out there in lossless quality.
If All About You has been her reintroduction instead of Chasing the Sun, she probably could've gotten her original version of the album out. Not that it would have been a top 40 smash or anything, but it probably would've had created the amount of buzz it needed to move forward.
As much as I loved her original vision, I’m glad they flew her to Sweden and we got the album we got.
We got a great album. I said it before, but Sparks should've been sent to pop. It still reached the Hot 100 after promotion, but never made a dent on radio platforms because it was restrained to the AC formats. All About You underperforming shouldn't have been a sign she's too old for pop radio, just that maybe a folk-pop sound wasn't giving her hits in 2014.
Chasing The Sun was the real nail in the coffin from the get go. Awful first choice and it used up the ‘comeback intrigue’ and good will/promo. All About You would have been a much better choice.
That Let’s Get Pizza/Tinder mess….. Dubsmash promos, album cover revealed in a balloon, tracklist revealed ONLY 1 week before the album release…… war flashbacks
I love what we got (Confetti!) but the fact that Carry On (!), Feel Alive and Neighborhood never got an official release?
The way Scooter Braun's management is with her too. Say what you want, but we all know that campaign would've been handled way better (as long as she didn't get Carly Rae treatment).
Her relationship to music gives me such Gwen vibes, the uncertainty and second guessing. You are a star, Hil! We believe in you!
It's more baffling with Gwen because Gwen Stefani is legitimately a music icon and someone who had great influence over music and popular culture. With Hilary I think its more understandable because she really probably does see herself primarily as an actress who also had a teen singing career, and I think thats largely how others view her too. That she continued to make television her priority into adulthood (not just Younger, but auditioning for Two Broke Girls etc) makes it clear what she has always viewed as her primary talent.
I still can't fathom the reality of going to bed and waking up in the same bed with a renowned music producer and not itching to create anything musically. These pop stars really do live in different universes, don't they?
Oh for sure, Gwen's insecurities make even less sense. But I think most of us believe they're both overthinking it.
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