12 Days of Brumotions: Ben Haenow – ‘Something I Need’

On the 3rd day of Christmas, Brumotions gave to you…

A Ben Haenow single review

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This weekend saw the final of X Factor 2014, a series which has seen highs, lows, 8 boys standing in a row, oh and Stevi Ritchie.

X Factor season 11 has been hotly contested from the outset and climaxed to a competitive final between Ben ‘Sexy Rock God’ Haenow and Fleur ‘She’s got it all’ East!

Like the rest of the British nation, us Brumoters were left on the edge of our seats and we just couldn’t call the outcome.

After an array of stellar performances, Ben was crowned X Factor king, with his winner’s song – ‘Something I need’ which was originally penned by One Republic!

Something I need is a perfect track to showcase the raspy, yet soulful tone of Ben’s voice, which we loved from his initial audition.
Compared to the original, Ben’s version is just that little bit more upbeat and is one of those tracks you find yourself singing in the shower or after having one too many drinks at Christmas.

The Question is, will it achieve Christmas Number One, or will Ben get pushed from the top spot by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ newest collaboration Uptown Funk.

The single is available to DOWNLOAD NOW!

Syco will be donating 100% of it’s profits from the single to ‘Together for short lives’ – So get your copy now!

Canary Swing Just Wanna Dance With Somebody!

After touring around the country with FutureProof, Canary Swing ended the tour with a BANG at the London Islington Academy on June 1st, alongside artists such as Tich, Rewind, Kingsland Road and many more!

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Canary Swing, made up of Ben Crook (Bass), Sam Blake (Drums), Cory Gaffney (Guitar) and George Crump (Vocals & Guitar) entertained the audience with an array of pop/rock originals, each with a summery and feel good sound which left us humming along to the tunes hours after.

The group finished their set with crowd favourite ‘Second Star to the Right’, which gained an electric reception and is also the band’s latest single which can currently be bought through ITunes!

They also left the audience dancing around to Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ which was an unusual but incredible cover choice for the young, pop/rock band.

Canary Swing had great audience interaction as the lads entertained the relentless crowd – who were looking forward to the artists placed later on the bill – introducing each member as sexy, which gained large cheers from an array of dedicated fans, some of which had travelled far to see their favourites!

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Overall we enjoyed Canary Swing’s performance – although this band had previously gone unnoticed by our Brumoters, we were slightly unsure at first and took a little while to get into the group, but we instantly began to like the boys who grew on us throughout their set and therefore we would like to find out more about this band!

Canary Swing’s EP ‘The Flight’ is out NOW!

Brumotions gives them 4/5 Microphones!

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Covers of the Week – You & I

Once again it’s ‘Covers of the Week’!

This week we trawled our way through YouTube to find some of the best covers by the best new artists.

This weeks song is by one of our favourite boybands ….

One Direction – You & I

‘You & I’ was released yesterday, watch the One Direction version below and purchase it from Itunes!


Ebony Day & Shaun Reynolds – @ebonyday1  & @ShaunDReynolds


Brad Kavanagh – @BradKavanagh


The Midnight Beast – @midnightbeastuk

This is a Parody and therefore contains some strong language.


Roll Up Hills  – @RollUpHills


Nick Tangorra – @NickTangorra


So what do you guys think? Have we missed any of your favourites? why not suggest some of your own!

One Direction – ‘You & I’

Popular (and one of our favourite boybands), British-Irish boyband One Direction have released their new single, the incredible ‘You & I’ which features on their third studio album Midnight Memories with great success already!

One Direction, who were put together during their time on the X-Factor, consisting of Harry, Liam, Zayn, Louis and Niall (though we’d be surprised if you didn’t know this already!) released the track as their fourth single from the album on May 25th.

You & I is an amazing and elegant power ballad by the group, which has received an amazing response from the lads’ millions of fans from across the world (including the video which shows the boys looking just as incredible).

In an interview on Good Morning Britain, Harry said “You & I is a love song. It’s saying that you’re inseparable or nothing can get in the way of you and your love.”

The lyrics perfectly showcase the incredible vocal abilities from all five of the boys and show their defiance in the subject of love in the lyrics: “You and I, we don’t wanna be like them. We can make it ’til the end, nothing can come between You & I.”

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You & I already raced up the charts back when the lads released their third album Midnight Memories and we expect the boys to return to the charts fairly quickly with this incredible track.

One Direction remain as one of the biggest groups in the world with a load of top 10 singles under their belt!

And we can’t wait to see what the lads’ fourth studio album has to showcase to the world who are waiting patiently!

You & I is out NOW!

And why not check out their amazing video for the track below:

 

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Rita Ora – ‘I Will Never Let You Down’

Rita Ora’s new single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ has debuted at the top of the UK Singles Chart, making her the British Female Singer with the most number ones in the decade!

Rita Ora, 23 released the new track, which is a collaboration with her boyfriend Calvin Harris, on May 11th here in the UK.

I Will Never Let You Down is an amazing track, which due to it’s great position in the chart is also well loved by all of us.

The vocals and lyrics showcase Ora’s incredible voice and were definitely written with her gorgeous beau Harris in mind: ‘I will never let you down, when you’re feeling low on love, I’ll be what you’re dreaming of, oh oh, I will never let you down.’

I Will Never Let You Down is the debut single from Rita’s upcoming sophomore album, which if the success of the single is anything to go by, it will be racing up the charts.

Rita Ora is an incredible and young talent with a list of Number 1 singles under her belt already! We can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

I Will Never Let You Down is out NOW!

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