Dumblonde in "dreamsicle" video

Dumblonde in “dreamsicle” video

I wasn’t that impressed with Dumblonde’s debut offering “white lightening,” but the former Danity Kane members get it right with “dreamsicle.”

The infectious synth pop offering is only elevated by the fun, colorful Alfredo Flores-visuals. There are kaleidoscopes, colorful backdrops, fun props (a giant ice cream cone to cover the naked ladies) and sexy fashion.

“We won’t wake up, the dream is never done,” the ladies sing repetitively during the song, which was co-written by Aubrey O’Day’s ex boyfriend Travis Garland.

Dumblonde is scheduled to release their self-titled debut album on Sept. 25.

If they keep releasing songs like this, I think the duo could actually have a chance in the indie dance/pop lane. Continue reading

Dumblonde in "white lightening" video

Dumblonde in “white lightening” video

The silver lining in Danity Kane breaking up (if there is one) is that the three final members are all still making music.

Dawn Richard (or D∆WN) is preparing to release a new EP, RedemptionHeart, and Aubry O’Day and Shannon Bex are preparing to do the same.

Whereas Richard is already an established solo artist, O’Day and Bex are introducing the world to a new group and sound.

The ladies have become a duo under the moniker Dumblonde. According to a press release from a few months ago, the duo is striving to make “independent alternative dance/pop.”

Their debut song “white lightening” certainly falls into that category. Unfortunately, it also gets swallowed into the generic sound of it, making for a pretty bland debut.

The electronic production is predictable and the ladies’ vocals and lyrics lack any memorable moments. But that hasn’t stopped it from reaching no. 6 on the iTunes’ Dance chart.

The duo is scheduled to release their self-titled debut album on Sept. 25, meaning there is plenty of time for me to be sold on this new sound. Continue reading



Remember when Danity Kane reunited? And then there were four…then threethen none

Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex aren’t going to let a little drama get in the way of their creativity.

Less than a year after Danity Kane’s second breakup, the ladies will henceforth be known as Dumblonde, an “independent alternative Dance/Pop duo,” according to their website.

The announcement continues, “Their indie pop debut has strong dance and alternative influences reminiscent of acts like The Ting Tings, and La Roux. The combination of their iconic blonde appeal, transcendent harmonies and powerful stage presence is a style unique only to Dumblonde.”

Oh, boy.

I’m all for this if they can actually deliver on this sound AND stay together. So far there is no official release date for any new music.

Still, I really feel like Aubrey O’Day should be going on Marriage Bootcamp with Dawn Richard instead of her boyfriend Travis Garland. Since you obviously don’t have to be married to be on the show, I’ve decided I’m much more invested in getting Danity Kane back together than I am about Aubrey and Travis as a couple.