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Friday, May 28, 2010

Fedora-loving, Def Jam crooner Ne-Yo has returned with the first single off his upcoming album, Libra Scale. With “Beautiful Monster”, Ne-Yo, like so many of his current pop cohorts, seems to be making the move from electronic-influenced R&B to full on Ibiza-style dance music. While earlier hits like “Ms. Independent” mixed gleamy synths with his trademark harps and acoustic guitars, “Beautiful Monster” is a full-on slice of Euro-pop, built by Ne-Yo and his production friends, Stargate, entirely out of trance-y keyboard lines and a throbbing drumbeat. Ne-Yo’s Michael Jackson-esque wails and screams are still in full effect, however, so expect to hear this one blasting out of the speakers at pretty much every club for the rest of the summer.


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