12 Days of Brumotions: Union J – ‘You got it all’ Album Review

On the 1st day of Christmas, Brumotions gave to you….

A Union J Album Review!

Union J - You Got It All

               JJ, Jaymi, Josh and George are back with their second studio album, which we have already fallen in love with.

‘You got it all’, which shares it’s title with one of the tracks featured on the new album, was released on December 8th and we’ve had it on repeat ever since!

Check out our track by track review of Union J’s new release below!


Tonight (We Live Forever)

After catching the lads performing this energetic track at Fusion Festival earlier this year, this was definitely a great way for the lads to kick off their second studio album – It shows the Union J boys at their finest – Four young lads living their dream and having fun whilst doing so. We love it!

You Got It All

You Got It All is our favourite power ballad from the album! – Written by Canadian genius Nasri from Magic! (You know, the lads that wrote the UK chart topping track: Rude!) – although we weren’t sure how this track would fit on the album as the lads are more known for their energetic singles, we were definitely pleasantly surprise – especially after their stunning X Factor performance and undeniable vocal talent.

All about a Girl

Initially, this track reminds us of an old school 90s boyband track (our childhood right there!) with a Union J twist and we think it’s incredible… we also like to imagine it’s written about us, but that’s another story.

We currently have the incredibly catchy chorus stuck in our heads and have been walking around singing Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na for the past few hours, which makes us pretty excited to hear this track live.

One More Time

One More Time brings the party vibe that was missing in the first three songs, while also ensuring to display the amazing vocals that the lads have. It is slightly odd to be featured on this album though, as we’re nearing the end of the year, but this track speaks about the end of Summer, but it’s still a great song to celebrate the nearing of the New Year and will obviously make it on our end of year soundtrack! We would love to see this track released as the group’s next single.

Together

It’s already an obvious crowd pleaser and we cannot WAIT to hear this track live. Together is a fun loving, edgier sounding track about having fun and living life to the fullest.

I Can’t Make You Love Me

Although About A Girl sounded like a 90s track, I Can’t Make You Love Me truly IS a 90s track. That’s right! Union J have recorded their own version of the 90s country pop single, originally released by Bonnie Raitt. But like all of the tracks on the new album, the lads have placed their own stamp on the song and it sounds incredible!

She’s in my Head

This track screams Union J; it’s energetic, hyper and features incredible vocals and harmonies! It’s definitely a lot more edgier than we were expecting from the lads, but it fits the rest of the album perfectly!

Midnight Train

Once again, we’re faced with another incredible track that we’d like to imagine the gorgeous lads from Union J had written about us. We can definitely see this song being amazing during a live performance as it sets a great atmosphere.

I Love to Watch You Sleep

Who doesn’t want to imagine sharing a bed with Union J? We volunteer!

In this track, we see the lads turn into our very own Prince Charming(s) in this ballad, which has us (and we would be guessing you too) swooning over the handsome lads. It reminds us of a lullaby with the soft, crooning vocals that are very easy on the ears.

Central Park

On the other side of the spectrum, we have Central Park which is a slower song about heartbreak.

Although the lyrics explain a sad story, we absolutely love this track as it shows the more emotional side of these lads.

Girl Like You

This track is a Brumotions favourite; it’s upbeat, fun and has a real feel good atmosphere. Girl Like You will be perfect to brighten up those dull winter mornings and a track you will find yourself playing on repeat and singing in the shower.

YOLO

YOLO!

We’re glad that YOLO means ‘You Only Live Once’ because we wouldn’t be able to only listen to this song! It’s a great addictive and hyper track, however, we can’t help but feel that it would’ve been better to be released back when YOLO was still a thing.

Get It Right

This song gets a little lost within the powerful pop tracks on the album; however, we were excited to hear JJ’s vocals on the track, which we feel should feature more throughout the album. We weren’t overly impressed with this song, though we do want to ask “can we please have more singing parts from JJ?!”

Song for You and I

This track is a nice end for the album as its cheesy pop at it’s finest! Josh really jumps and succeeds at the opportunity to show off his smooth vocals and the entire song makes us smile and sing along. However, we believe that one of the previous tracks would have been the much better choice to finish the album.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This one was released at the perfect time! And it’s great to hear Union J’s take on this centuries old classic! It’s a great festive track, which we will definitely have on repeat up until the New Year… at least until next Christmas.



Overall, the album is pure and powerful pop at its best and we’re absolutely in love with it! The whole album is inoffensive, features incredible lyrics and vocals and is great to dance around to. However, we can’t help but think a few of the tracks are lost among the other incredible ones.

Let us know what you think!

BREAKING NEWS: The Vamps + Union J =???????

The Vamps + Union J = #UnionVamps

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Yes that’s right!

It has been revealed today (5th November) that two of the hottest boybands in pop are teaming up AGAIN! Not only for a joint tour next year but ALSO for a ‘re-vamped’ release of Union J’s latest single ‘You Got It All’ (see what we did there!).

This news was announced earlier today over Union J’s twitter where Jaymi said:

“Did you think Stereo Kicks were the only 8 piece boyband? #UnionVamps version of You Got It All PRE ORDER NOW! http://smarturl.it/UnionVamps  -Jaymi”

*Cue happy dancing from us Brumoters*

This collaboration will premiere tonight over Union J’s Firework Party livestream which starts at 9:30pm and will be released on 1st December and can be pre-ordered NOW!

Are these new super boybands here to stay? Especially after the success of McBusted and the new 8 piece X-Factor boyband Stereo Kicks.

Let us know what you think!


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Brumotions Playlist of the Week – Fusion Festival Special!

Our BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK is back with a special FUSION FESTIVAL edition!

With less than a week left over until the Birmingham based festival, we figured… why not have an amazing playlist packed with the videos from the incredible acts gracing this year’s stage!

So here are 22 AMAZING tracks, including Saturday’s headliner Pitbull, with his newest track ‘Fireball’ and Sunday’s headliner Jessie J, with her incredible track ‘Bang Bang’ (featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj).

And don’t forget to suggest some tracks of your own to feature in the next BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK, which will be available on September 7th!

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Brumotions Playlist of the Week!

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IT’S PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK TIME….

And this week here at Brumotions we have pulled together some of our favourite not so distant past, present and possible future hits and placed them in one big playlist.

This week has seen the release of Kingsland Road’s debut single ‘Dirty Dancer’ AND their show in Birmingham as a part of the ‘Kingsland Road Show’…us Brumoters loved it so much we though let’s include the single in our playlist AGAIN! (Click to read a review of their live show)

We have also seen an epic collaboration from three big female vocalists, Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj in Bang Bang which we LOVE.

And that’s not all ….

Rixton are also back with a brand new track – ‘Wait on Me’ which we think could be their best yet! (Click to read a review of their first single)

Check out the full playlist and make sure to let us know of your favourite songs by your favourite artists and they may just feature in our next playlist of the week.

 



 

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T-Live is BACK!

With festival season well under way, T-Live is BACK! With not ONE but TWO nights of jam packed musical fun on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th August!

Based in Telford, T-Live is an event for all the family with an 80’s party night on the Friday featuring Rick Astley, ABC : Go West and Jaki Graham.

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Where Saturdays line up is headlined by a Brumotions favourite Lawson (Check out a review of their set at OMG Live) with special guests including Union J, Harvey and new comers Only The Young.

Tickets are on sale NOW! and to find out more information at http://www.t-live.co.uk/

 

Fusion Fest is the place to be!

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Here at Brumotions, we LOVE festival season (Even the British weather can’t damper our love of Music Festivals)

And we’ve reported TWICE already on the INCREDIBLE line-up for this years Fusion Festival in Birmingham!

And we have news that another 5 acts have been ANNOUNCED!

Fusion Festival is based at Cofton Park in Longbridge and promises to be an AMAZING show, which will be bigger and better than last year – which seems like a hard task, but this line-up is proving this statement to be true.

With amazing acts like RIZZLE KICKS and M.O joining this year’s FANTASTIC headliners PITBULL and JESSIE J, the weekend looks to beat last years by miles!

With performance’s from the incredible DIZZEE RASCAL, THE VAMPS, OLLIE MARLAND and PIXIE LOTT!

and the newly announced bunch: RIZZLE KICKS, WILKINSON, M.O, NINA NESBITT and AIDAN DAVIES!

We are unable to contain our EXCITEMENT!

Tickets for this years Fusion Festival are CURRENTLY avaliable – With Weekend Tickets and Day Tickets available for everyone (VIP and Golden Circle Weekend & Sunday Tickets are now SOLD OUT!) – in support of the Prince’s Trust.

So GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!

If you haven’t already, why not check out what you can expect at the Festival, by watching last year’s highlight reel:

Brumotions Playlist of the Week!

Our BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK is back with another load of INCREDIBLE TRACKS!

With the FABULOUS weather we are having (for once…) here in England, we figured… Why not have another amazing SUMMER inspired playlist!

So here are 15 AMAZING tracks, featuring some great artists, including ‘Dangerous Love’ by FUSE ODG, who will be performing at this years Fusion Festival!

And the INCREDIBLE tune, ‘Ugly Heart’ by one of our new, favourite girlbands G.R.L, make sure to check these lovely ladies out in our playlist below!

And like always! Don’t forget to suggest some tracks of your own to feature in our next BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK, which will be available on July 28th!

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Birmingham Fusion Fest continues to impress!

Just last month, we at Brumotions reported on the AMAZING line-up for this years Fusion Festival!

And earlier this morning another 7 incredible acts were announced!

Fusion Festival is based at Cofton Park in Long Bridge and promises to be bigger and better than last year – which we believe will be hard to match as it was an INCREDIBLE show!

However, we Brumoters are pretty estatic with the line-up announced so far!

Including, one of our favourite boy bands who will be performing at their ONLY festival show of the summer, THE WANTED!

And the lads who supported them on their last UK tour before their hiatus, THE VAMPS!

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And guess what guys?! They haven’t finished announcing all of the fantastic artists who will be appearing on this year’s line-up!

With ELLA HENDERSON, PIXIE LOTT, BECKY HILL, THE LOVEABLE ROGUES, THE VAMPS, OLLIE MARLAND and THE WANTED, joining the already UNBELIEVABLE headliners PITBULL and JESSIE J and those already announced – the night already looks to beat last year’s event by a mile!

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With a number of performances from some of our personal favourite artists (and some of those we’ve already review), including LAWSON, UNION J and ELYAR FOX!

And the newly announced artists! And those who have yet to be announced!

We are currently unable to contain our excitement! Who’s with us!

Tickets for this years Fusion Festival are CURRENTLY available – With Weekend Tickets or Day tickets available for everyone (With VIP, Golden Circle and Standard tickets being sold) – in support of the Prince’s Trust.

However, GET YOURS QUICKLY! as tickets are – unsurprisingly – FLYING OFF THE SHELF!

Or… Internet, we suppose…

However, if you are unable to get tickets, then DON’T WORRY! Fusion Festival have partnered with 4Music, who are now the OFFICIAL BROADCAST PARTNER for Fusion Festival’s second annual weekend music event and will air the concert as part of its summer festival coverage!

If you haven’t already, or weren’t in attendance at last year’s event, why not check out what you can expect by watching last year’s highlight reel:

 

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Brumotions Playlist of the Week!

Here we are again guys!

It’s time for BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK!

This playlist is so fresh, that 5 Seconds of Summer’s BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO has also been included!

Like always, we’ve made sure to include both ours and YOUR favourite artists!
Including The Janoskians with their newest track Real Girls Eat Cake!

Check out the playlist below! And don’t forget to suggest some tracks of your own to feature in our next playlist!

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Stay Positive with Leo ‘Golden Child’ – PART 2!

So yesterday, we introduced you to the amazing Leo ‘Golden Child’ (If you haven’t already, check out Part 1 now!) and due to an incredibly hilarious and… long interview, we want to introduce you again with PART 2!

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Featuring both Leo himself, 23, and his manager, Mark Tolliss, here is the second half of our amazing interview alongside some of YOUR questions from Twitter.

Enjoy!

And make sure to check out his music video, ‘Stay Positive’, below and read the interview with the amazing, Leo ‘Golden Child’!:


– So you’ve been added onto the Osfest line-up, how did that come about?

Leo: Well at the start, we had a lot of supporters saying that we should get involved with Osfest, so I brought it across with Mark and he said “We will get you into Osfest” with no hesitation, he just said that. So Mark went direct… and in a nutshell, after weeks of consistency, he made it happen and once again, it goes right back to the message of the music – Mark was talking about the genuineness, the school tour and the message and giving something back to the point where something had to give – they were more than happy to have me there and they want me there.

Mark: Carly Woodwood, the Events Director at Osfest is a lovely lady, but she must receive so many requests from people wanting to join the line-up. For me, as I said earlier, we’re nothing special, but we’re doing good because we want to and because it’s fun. So I just spoke to her and emailed her, telling her – this is what Leo is about, this is what we’re doing – my role is to be his manager, mentor, guide and guardian, I’m not here to make money. I told her that our ethics are exactly the same as the message we’re sending out.

Leo has been around for a couple of years, with his Union J stuff and onwards – from that, you don’t get a position on Osfest like that, it doesn’t happen. So the fact that it’s happened – we’re working hard, but it seems easy.

Leo: And enjoyable. We’ve had lots of positive feedback from the fans and I’m still not over it to be honest. Like I said, it’s the same if you’re studying… or you’re a manager, if you work hard – something has to give – So as much as it’s been a shock, it’s what we’ve achieved… It’s what our hard work has achieved.


– Is there anyone who you’re looking forward to seeing perform live yourself?

Leo: Conor Maynard I’d say… And meeting Union J again for the second time – especially as it’s more of a friendship now, so from Union J, who I’ve already supported, Luke Friend, Elyar Fox and Wiley, who I’ve already had a RT and comment back from on Twitter – So we’re at that stage now, where we’ve took it to another level, where it’s now a friendship. I’d probably say I’m most excited to see Union J though.

Leo & Union J


– So any new song releases to look forward to?

Leo: We have a song out for release this month –  but I can’t release too much information on it, including the name. But it’s going to be epic, like all my songs, this one has a meaning to it – it’s more of a happy song.

Mark: It’s like the end of hurting, cause every song he’s doing – they’re about his life.

Leo: I mean, if you notice – like Mark said, they’re about my life. If you notice, I don’t do covers, all of my music is original and for an artist to get established without releasing covers is a hard task to do.

Mark: The fact Leo doesn’t do covers is, again, an absolute testament to him and his talent. Artists don’t really ever get noticed early on doing their own material. They normally have to do a lot of covers to get on the ‘scene’ before introducing their material, but Leo has been a one off – thankfully.


– What was the inspiration behind you track ‘Stay Positive’?

Leo: My inspiration was my mum – My mum and life. It’s about the way I felt at the time I wrote it, it was about staying positive and at the time, I was thinking ‘how can I stay positive?’ – I needed some source of positive character cause I didn’t have one really. I didn’t have that father figure around me. I didn’t have anybody I could really ring at this point – So I needed to do something as a backup.

So I’d say my mum was the biggest inspiration for that song… definitely.


– Now, the video has quite a lot of fan involvement, why did you decide to get them involved?

Leo: To put a legacy on… I want everyone to be positive! I genuinely wanted for that video – loads of smiles, loads of smiles and lots of different faces. Some people weren’t up for doing it and yet, other people were. I wanted people to see different characteristics, not just myself, so I thought – why not get everybody as a unit involved in this video.

It was a good way to get creative and do something for a good cause with a good song.

The song isn’t just a song and wasn’t supposed to be just a song, it’s more of an act – with real people smiling and staying positive – I just wanted to do something good.


 

So speaking of you amazing fans! We received quite a few questions from you guys on Twitter, so we asked and here is what Leo had to say!

– Which artists do you look up to? – @jadesaltx

Tinie Tempah.

– Whose your celebrity crush? – @jadesaltx

I have two: Fearne Cotton and Tich.

– What’s your childhood nickname? – @jadesaltx

In school, I was bullied a lot, I went to a school where everyone was different ethnicities, backgrounds and such – And I used to be picked on for being the darkest of the group. However, I decided to make a name for myself to stop people from saying stuff, so I decided to call myself Chalky – to resemble a chalk board.

– What is the best moment of your career so far? – @DaniTurner00

Meeting Mark – Definitely, no questions about it. He’s my manager and mentor, but has become like a father figure to me and I owe him such a lot. I have learnt so much about the industry, performing, etc. but I have learnt about life from him too. Our friendship is long term and I am thankful for that.

Mark: Wow, Can’t say anything other than thank you Leo! And I’m here for you throughout the whole journey!

– Which venue has been your favourite to perform at? – @thevamps5sos13

Buttermarket!

Mark: He did a gig at the Buttermarket, he does a lot at the Buttermarket – and Grant from there, supported him – to the point where, he doesn’t put Leo on first anymore – he puts him on second or third, ready to open the place up. It’s like… Leo did a gig there on Saturday (April 12th), supporting Tich and he was third on stage.

– Is there any advice or motto you live by? – @DaniTurner00

I would say, ‘Fly high like an eagle’ and ‘don’t settle for average.’

– Explain your music in five words? – @DaniTurner00

If I had to explain it in five words, they’d probably be: positive, story, emotional, creative and original.

– If you were to take the Queen on a date, where would you take her? – @_ortisewilliams

I’d probably say TGI’s. That way we can get deserts and chill out with chocolate waffles.

– Will you marry me? – @jadesaltx

Yes, of course!


So there you have it!

Leo ‘Golden Child’ is definitely one to look out for this year, with a list of amazing opportunities lined-up, we wish him all the best!

With great talent and an even better message being spread through his songs, Leo is the one to watch!

Thank you for all of your questions!

You can follow both Leo and Mark on Twitter:

@UKLeonardoUK

@MarkTolliss

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