+1sambo9 wrote:Good cover!
I hope the album is pop-dance throughout. The two singles from this era so far are far better than the stuff she released from her debut (in my opinion!).
Usher appeared on Ciara's album, I mean Ciara had her succes years back but in the time they collaborated, Ciara was everything but major.Rock_Steady wrote:I doubt Usher will be on Alexandra's album... Usher is too major for Alexandra. So to speak.
DELUXE EDITION (iTunes):Wolfsmagik wrote:TracklistingSource1. Heartbreak On Hold
2. Elephant-Feat. Erick Morillo
3. Let It Go
4. This Love Will Survive
6. Between The Sheets
7. Daylight Robbery
9. Love You That Much
10. Oh La La
11. Sitting On Top Of The World
12. What Money Can't Buy
There is with me but there doesn't seem to be generally. I'm hoping with album sales really low at the moment she'll manage a top 5 debut just from fan sales.SG1401 wrote:Is their even any anticipation for this?
Like all great pop music Heartbreak On Hold effortlessly wraps lyrical sadness in songs that make you want to dance. It's not by accident. “I'm that person who always wants to turn a negative into a positive because it's just the way I think,” explains Alexandra. From the frustrated stomp of first single "Elephant", a song written about a relationship that was slowly stalling and an immediate favourite of Alexandra's because it 'it just felt right', to the exuberant throw-your-cares-away dance rush of second single "Let It Go", Heartbreak On Hold is an album that acknowledges the hard times but offers a window of opportunity for people to forget about it all.
“Yes it's upbeat and uptempo and I want to get you dancing but I want people to understand the deeper meaning behind the album.”
While "Elephant" and "Let It Go" both slot nicely into the pop trend for dancefloor stompers, Heartbreak On Hold also displays Alexandra's love for 90s dance, specifically the emotional house music of Robin S or the soul-inflected dance of Soul II Soul, as heard most obviously on the heart-burstingly bittersweet title track. Featuring a vocal that almost erupts with emotion (“I tried everything to get over you, trying to make it through but nothing ever seems to work”) it's the kind of song that makes you want to dance while tears stream down your cheeks.
Elsewhere the “very sexy” "Between The Sheets" and "Daylight Robbery" bear a stronger R&B influence, whilst the fluttering synths and four to the floor beat of "This Love Will Survive" marries Alexandra's survival extinct (“Sometimes if you really want something you've got to fight. It's telling the other person 'we will survive'”) to a beat that Alexandra rightfully says you'd have to be dead not to dance to.
Then there's the ballad. Of course there's a ballad, that closes the album and features a lone piano and Alexandra's raw emotion speaking directly to the listener.