Song Review: “Something Better” by Audien featuring Lady Antebellum

I think as both a person and blogger my focus has been on three things: being different from the rest, having an escape, and giving a new perspective on things. I try to have a little bit of all three meanings brought into my blog posts, but until today all three have never been in one post and track.

Audien is still somewhat of a newbie for me. I’ve only heard maybe one other track by him and I don’t think I cared too much of it, but I saw a tweet earlier this month that caught my eye. It was from a radio station saying that they were going to premiere this song late that night and immediately I was like, “oh, I’m not going to remember but sounds great!” Like I sI figured, I missed it. I didn’t hear it until maybe two days later. When I finally heard it, I thought it was a remix. I mean, Lady Antebellum doing a song with a DJ? It’s kind of unheard of because DJ’s are working with mostly rappers and pop singers. Lady Antebellum has been on the pop charts before, but they’re a country group! This was mind-blowing for me when I realized that song wasn’t a remix at all. It was completely new for both sides and it actually works.

Since LA being in the country world, and Charles, Hillary, and Dave all have that southern twang in their voices. You don’t think that it could ever work in a dance track. I mean, I never thought it would. I like the uniqueness of it. It has some elements of the two genres colliding together! Two sides working together as one is amazing! It’s always been a weakness for me and I think it will always be! It’s definitely not what we are used to hearing coming out of the EDM side. I’ve been looking for something new from this side for the past couple of months and I’m glad that I haven’t given up because missing this would have been a disaster! I hope you climbs the charts and I’m being dead serious here! If there were more DJs willing to use different musicians from the normal pop, hip hop, I think everybody would enjoy and look forward to hearing dance music on the radio again!

What do you think of this song? Do you think using Lady Antebellum was a good choice? What are your thoughts of using different styles of music into the more dance-y tracks?

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I’m doing the opposite of what I thought I’d do today. I wanted to switch attitudes from yesterday since I had the right attitude for the wrong day. I wanted to be lazy and stay in day and just be relaxed for tomorrow. Its Thanksgiving tomorrow and we’re all going to my nana’s again and I know from experince that my back is going to be hurting like hell. Might as well say this, “Bring On The Pain!” So instead of laying down today I’ve been up since I got up at noon and gotten my hair washed and been in my wheelchair on our computer that I hate. The only reason why I use it is because it has iTunes.

So last night was the finale of Dancing With The Stars, it was a bittersweet thing because after it started I could feel myself crying from the inside. I was so happy to have the whole cast back–some more than others. It was surreal that it was almost over  and thinking that wasn’t any better either. I can only imagine what the finalists were thinking during this whole thing. It was a two hour thing. It started at nine and got over at 11pm. I was watching it alone during the first hour and beginning of the second hour until my mom got home from work just before they told us who finally won the trophy. My parent’s wanted J.R. and I wanted Rob. Go figure! Well I lost for the second year in a row.

I like all three of them, but even I knew it would be between J.R. and Rob. When they were playing Ricki’s moments after she got third place I could feel my eyes get all watery but I don’t cry like I thought I would. I could feel it starting up though but I stopped myself. Some of the other cast members did new routines and some redmened themselves from the first time around. Chynna and Tony did over their Mission: Impossible dance, she blanked during their first try and got eliminated the night after. Not like nobody saw it coming though. She was the second person to go surprisingly. Kristin and Mark did a whole new routine. They did the Jive I think and it was very good! Another dance that was just amazing was Carson and Anna’s dance. He danced to Madonna’s song “Vogue” and he got to dance with one Chmerkovskiy, he teased Tom that there was still the wrap party to get the other one, meaning Maks.

I wasn’t in the mood to watch Metta and Peta. They left the first night and that was probably a good thing because he was bad. I realized as the show kept going on I was like, “oh god, they’re going to show Elisabetta and Hope dance again.” Thankfully Metta and Elisabetta did their original first dances and surprisingly Elisabetta did better this time around than her first round. If you’re wondering she left second week into the competition. Then by the last half an hour of hour two. Hope and Maks came out and did one of their original dances. I didn’t watch them dance especially how last week went. Magazines were saying she took one interview and burst into tears and rejected to do anymore. So I definitely was happy to never see her dance again.

After they went through everybody’s dances and Lady Antebellum performed twice. I just reminded myself that I need to find that first song they performed. I loved it. It was so good. The final two couples had to do a instant Samba to Ricky Martin’s “Shake Ya Bon Bon.” I thought both were good, but I thought J.R. and Karina’s was too slow. Didn’t do much shaking his “bon bon” but Rob and Cheryl were another story. They were good. He definitely shook his “bon bon.” Then it was the last minutes of the show and my mom and I were sitting in my room holding our breath pretty much and then Tom announced the winner was J.R. and Karina. I was upset I lost (again!) but was happy for him and Karina. He earned Karina’s first mirror ball trophy.