Sunday, June 1, 2008

Cyndi Lauper - Bring Ya To The Brink

Cyndi Lauper, born June 22, 1953, is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and MTV VMA-winning video and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. She became a household name in the mid-eighties with the release of the album, She's So Unusual, and became the first artist in history to have four top-five singles released from one album. She has released 11 albums, over 40 singles, and has sold more than 55 million albums worldwide.

From Cyndi's official website:

(New York, April 22, 2008) ? Pop music icon Cyndi Lauper will release her highly-anticipated new album, Bring Ya To The Brink on Epic Records, May 27th. Cyndi, well known for her vocally superior and emotionally intense live performances, will be heading out to celebrate the second year of her 25-city True Colors Tour. The tour, which raises awareness about gay rights, features icons like B-52s, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as well as up and coming acts like Tegan and Sara, The Cliks, Regina Spektor and many more.

On Bring Ya To The Brink, Cyndi maintains her total immersion in the creative process, co-writing and co-producing every track, while working with some of today's top dance producers including Dragonette, Kleerup, Basement Jaxx, Axwell and more. The album showcases an edgy new sound evident on the first single, "Same Ol' Story," co-produced by Rich Morel, known for his hit remixes of songs by Nelly Furtado, Mariah Carey and the Killers. The 12 songs on Bring Ya To The Brink showcase Cyndi's matured songwriting while taking her music in an exciting new direction.

"This is an album that can be experienced in two completely different ways," Cyndi says, explaining that Bring Ya To The Brink is, "A dance album that you can move to and enjoy on a surface level. But if you want more than that, there's a lot to discover inside the lyrics . . . these songs get pretty deep."

I've chosen to feature the song Give It Up, so far my favorite song on the new release. Love the beat, the lyrics and the total feel of the song . . . I could listen to it over and over again (and I have). Simple lyrics about being in a rut and bored with life . . . LOVE IT!

Bring Ya To The Brink . . .
I love the whole CD . . . run out and buy it, you won't be disappointed . . . unless you don't like dance/pop disco style. I've seen lots of comments and reviews of disapproval . . . I wholeheartedly disagree with them!

Give It Up | Cyndi Lauper

Pressure on me
Can't get out
Situation it's a melt down
Nine to fiving, want to shout
New direction, got to
get to high ground

I've got to get back to the floor
Just grab my keys
and pop the door

Going to give it up
Get on down
Little by little going to
turn it around...

Wash the week out
Of my mind
Slap my face on
Now I feel sublime
Put some sounds on
To unwind
Caught the moment
Just about the right time

I've got to get back to the floor
Just grab my keys and
pop the door.. yea
Going to give it up
Get on down
Little by little...

Make my heart sing
like a wild thing
Yea yea yea

Give it up....

Join Cyndi & Friends On Tour In 2008

True Colors Tour 2008

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