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Title: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on December 29, 2012, 05:32:55 PM
How very cool.

Bonnie McKee is a frequent collaborator with Max (see Wikipedia site)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_McKee#Discography

She now wants to become a star herself and a show is helping here.

http://idolator.com/7328542/bonnie-mckee-pop-star-in-training-teaser-1
http://idolator.com/7343962/bonnie-mckee-pop-star-in-training-teaser-2
http://idolator.com/7355892/bonnie-mckee-hair-flips-popstar-in-training-video-teaser

Hope she will work with Max and Shellback.



Quote
Number-one singles
The following singles co-written by Bonnie McKee have reached a #1 chart position in North America and/or the United Kingdom
"California Gurls"
"Teenage Dream"
"Hold It Against Me"
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
"Part of Me"
"Dynamite"
"Wide Awake"
"How We Do (Party)"
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee Is A ‘Popstar In Training’
Post by: georg_e on December 29, 2012, 07:49:12 PM
       Well even if she doesn't,  I think she's the best lyricist out there now...."C'mon'' is latest example. I love "How We Do" (Rita Ora)  lyrics too. She has a style....the only other pop lyricist I feel that way about is Billy Steinberg.  (Ooops forgot......Gaga is good too! :-)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee Is A ‘Popstar In Training’
Post by: Linda on December 30, 2012, 02:02:17 AM
I can't see her as a popstar.
She is a brilliant songwriter though.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee Is A ‘Popstar In Training’
Post by: Rebecca on December 30, 2012, 10:28:48 AM
I agree, she is a fantastic lyricist. I look forward to seeing what she does. Hopefully she will work with Max and Luke.
Title: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: musicgeeker on March 21, 2013, 12:27:01 PM
Found this from Bonnie's twitter
Seen there Max plays a percussion and guitar , Dr. Luke plays a guitar and Bonnie gets a maracas. There is also a part that Max shouted.


Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Raul_esp on March 21, 2013, 12:54:52 PM
Found this from Bonnie's twitter
Seen there Max plays a percussion and guitar , Dr. Luke plays a guitar and Bonnie gets a maracas. There is also a part that Max shouted.
  • https://t.co/ShBBTaATMU (https://t.co/ShBBTaATMU)
  • https://t.co/nQG62tprt7 (https://t.co/nQG62tprt7)

Woww , it was amazing!!
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: nznexus on March 21, 2013, 02:11:06 PM
....woooow!!!

Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: royeei on March 21, 2013, 02:44:58 PM
Amazing, do your best to bring more videos like this.
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: turnaround on March 21, 2013, 03:40:04 PM
What a lucky girl to work with these guys.  :o
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Joshua on March 21, 2013, 04:27:50 PM
HAHAHA, fun times by the looks of it, they've probably gone mad from a long day in the studio! What's up with Luke's elf hat?
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: A.R.T. on March 21, 2013, 06:39:44 PM
Lol :D
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: B Steady on March 21, 2013, 08:21:29 PM
Holy shit!! Max got old!! :o
Still a great video of course!! :D

But why are the cuts so weird???

EDIT: I don't think Katy is in there. And Bonnie is hottt!!!
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Oroz on March 22, 2013, 12:02:18 AM

They were taken down fast! I didn't get to see them.
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: musicgeeker on March 22, 2013, 03:48:52 AM
Amazing, do your best to bring more videos like this.
Thanks =O)
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: max_martin_fan on March 22, 2013, 07:17:52 AM

They were taken down fast! I didn't get to see them.

same here. want to kill myself nao
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Rebecca on March 22, 2013, 10:55:14 AM
I missed it too!
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Joshua on March 22, 2013, 01:48:03 PM
They're both on YouTube, here they are as one clip...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGkw63Utx0A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGkw63Utx0A)

Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Oroz on March 22, 2013, 07:25:40 PM
They're both on YouTube, here they are as one clip...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGkw63Utx0A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGkw63Utx0A)

Awesome! Thanks!
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Linda on March 22, 2013, 10:16:31 PM
We need more clips!
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Rebecca on March 22, 2013, 10:52:13 PM
thanks for the youtube link! it's really funny, love Luke's elf hat, looks like they're having fun.
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: nznexus on March 25, 2013, 10:05:00 PM
where is katy, i only see bonnie mac kee and doctor luke, max...

haha doctor luke looks... funny with that magic hat
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: B Steady on March 26, 2013, 05:01:31 PM
where is katy, i only see bonnie mac kee and doctor luke, max...

haha doctor luke looks... funny with that magic hat

Due to the voice people think Katy was in there as well. Could also be Bonnie herself ...
Title: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: georg_e on May 27, 2013, 07:38:00 PM

            Dr. Luke tweeted about this song today, and I found this great live version  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-pN4A93bwg
  Best lyric of the year......"I was raised by a television"  :D  :D     ps she plays piano great!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: wiik on May 29, 2013, 02:51:15 PM
This is a great song. Especially when it comes to the lyrics.

"I wanna see all the stars and everything in between,
I wanna buy a new heart out of a vending machine"

Triple-rhyming along with words that really paint a picture, this is what makes a good song great in my book.

Awesome if Dr Luke is the producer, a song like this need a rock vibe to it.

Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Eddie Krommer on May 29, 2013, 03:08:36 PM
The verse sounds a lot like the verse in Jesse's Girl
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: georg_e on May 29, 2013, 05:22:10 PM
This is a great song. Especially when it comes to the lyrics.

"I wanna see all the stars and everything in between,
I wanna buy a new heart out of a vending machine"

Triple-rhyming along with words that really paint a picture, this is what makes a good song great in my book.

Awesome if Dr Luke is the producer, a song like this need a rock vibe to it.
    Yes, great lyrics :-)   And the song has like two hook sections (besides the verse) before it even gets to the chorus!  She really put this song across in that performance......you can tell it's a hit :-)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Rebecca on June 02, 2013, 01:30:46 AM
good song, I like the lyrics too. great that she can play the piano.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on June 26, 2013, 08:42:45 PM
She released it today! A music video will a bunch of celebrity cameos. (Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Jewel, KISS, Becky G, Jason Derulo, Nicole Scherzinger, Adam Lambert, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maclemore, Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers, etc) Sure to get the song/video/Bonnie great visibility.

The studio version rocks. An undeniable summer smash. Production (that infectious classic guitar riff), lyrics, harmonies, vocals all on POINT. Loving this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNXA0YjJkgs&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: J_A24 on June 26, 2013, 09:51:00 PM
She's an amazing songwriter, no doubt she's headed for pop stardom. Can't wait to listen to her album.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on June 26, 2013, 09:54:22 PM
i didnt like the song... boooring

sorry.

!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Raul_esp on June 26, 2013, 11:06:22 PM
Great song!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on June 26, 2013, 11:19:38 PM
Not bad, quite sweet, but I hope they have some better songs on the album. Especially some Max stuff.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Feelgoodlies on June 27, 2013, 12:16:01 AM
I liked it actually. She falls in the same cateogry of Katy Perry and Kesha!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on June 27, 2013, 02:20:00 AM
I liked it actually. She falls in the same cateogry of Katy Perry and Kesha!

which makes perfect sense considering she's written with/for them.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: AdamKhan on June 27, 2013, 02:29:52 AM
That chorus melody is very dope!!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: georg_e on June 27, 2013, 03:02:12 AM
   I was really looking forward to this studio version, but I feel like the whole thing is pitched too high........vocal and instruments, almost like "The Chipmunks" lol  .....to me it lacks punch...... LATER:  listened a 3rd time, louder in my headphones...sounded better......maybe I miss hearing just a touch more low end in the instrumental......
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Joshua on June 27, 2013, 12:09:14 PM
Like it, but don't love it. This to me is the equivalent of Carly Rae Jepson's "This Kiss". It's nice, the elements are mostly there, but all in all it's too weak to really be the take off hit she's after.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: wiik on June 28, 2013, 01:51:05 AM
The production is somewhat disappointing. Not that there's anything wrong with it, it just sounds exactly like any other Katy Perry style pop song out there. Even her voice sounds similar. If anyone has seen her youtube series "Breaking Bonnie", I find it interesting that every artist wants to do something really original, be outside the box or whatever, and when it comes down to it still sounds just like the rest of 'em. But maybe the album will be different?

I am however not sure about Bonnie's star quality as an artist. But best of luck to her! And the song is still awesome :)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on June 28, 2013, 02:30:26 AM
Song = hot
Video = hotter
Bonnie McKee = the hottest!!!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on June 28, 2013, 02:32:05 AM
She released it today! A music video will a bunch of celebrity cameos. (Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Jewel, KISS, Becky G, Jason Derulo, Nicole Scherzinger, Adam Lambert, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maclemore, Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers, etc) Sure to get the song/video/Bonnie great visibility.

The studio version rocks. An undeniable summer smash. Production (that infectious classic guitar riff), lyrics, harmonies, vocals all on POINT. Loving this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNXA0YjJkgs&feature=youtu.be

don't you forget Karmin! :D
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on June 28, 2013, 07:51:28 AM
The production is somewhat disappointing. Not that there's anything wrong with it, it just sounds exactly like any other Katy Perry style pop song out there. Even her voice sounds similar. If anyone has seen her youtube series "Breaking Bonnie", I find it interesting that every artist wants to do something really original, be outside the box or whatever, and when it comes down to it still sounds just like the rest of 'em. But maybe the album will be different?

I am however not sure about Bonnie's star quality as an artist. But best of luck to her! And the song is still awesome :)

knowing that she's written with Katy and Ke$ha, etc, it makes sense that she's gonna go after that similar guitar-driven pop sound. if anything, Teenage Dream (the popular singles) sounded like Bonnie. saying it sounds like a Katy Perry style pop song is sort of ironic - when Bonnie was part of crafting that very sound.

I feel like American Girl is very Bonnie-esque. That nostalgia, her vocal adlibs (that Katy doesn't do in her songs - those high notes and melismas), the lyrics, her general tone of voice.
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: musicgeeker on June 28, 2013, 09:55:36 AM
Update for new album by Katy from her new Instagram. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE SHE IS IN MAX MARTIN'S STUDIO IN STOCKHOLM! :)
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/awesome_screenshot/2430835?AWSAccessKeyId=0R7FMW7AXRVCYMAPTPR2&Expires=1372406769&Signature=pdxX4Hm9pSXlxTx%2BDXc%2BZCyyXgw%3D)
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: B Steady on June 28, 2013, 10:31:39 AM
(http://static02.mediaite.com/gossipcop/uploads/gallery/celebrity-twitpics-32/screen-shot-2013-06-22-at-8-39-40-am.png)

Oh Max <3

only one screen tho! ???
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: turnaround on June 28, 2013, 11:55:00 AM
Amazing :D
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: B Steady on June 28, 2013, 12:06:32 PM
btw the guy in the background is me, I was just watching Max if he's doing it right!

jokes aside, who is it?? :D
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Feelgoodlies on June 28, 2013, 02:03:36 PM
Max as usual is taking the lead and the others are just watching lol...

That girl is most likely Katy.
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: saethor on June 28, 2013, 02:17:22 PM
Looks like Klas Ahlund..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klas_%C3%85hlund

(http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Robyn+Klas+Ahlund+D_hkoNv7JJQm.jpg)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: saethor on June 28, 2013, 02:22:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNXA0YjJkgs

Seems like it's written by Bonnie, Oliver Goldstein and Josh Abraham.. Probably produced by the latter two as well..

And the video features about a million celebrities!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on June 28, 2013, 02:42:07 PM
http://www.swedishsongs.de/smf/index.php?topic=1725.0 ;)

yeah she was also tweeting pictures with Oliver and Josh. and since the track sounds like a weaker Max/Luke production it make sense that it's produced by Oliver/Josh because they have a very similar sound
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: B Steady on June 28, 2013, 02:43:34 PM
That girl is most likely Katy.

it IS katy ;)

thanks @ saethor !
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Raul_esp on June 28, 2013, 03:46:48 PM
Cool pic!
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: J_A24 on June 28, 2013, 06:13:20 PM
Yeah that's Klas for sure
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: B Steady on June 28, 2013, 07:42:24 PM
I guess Max Martin's son is actually sitting on the chair and Max is teaching him how to produce hits! But you can't see that little boy due to his height. Just imagine! :D
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: J_A24 on June 28, 2013, 09:51:20 PM
Klas is like:


"I hate him, he's so good."
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: wiik on June 28, 2013, 10:53:54 PM
knowing that she's written with Katy and Ke$ha, etc, it makes sense that she's gonna go after that similar guitar-driven pop sound. if anything, Teenage Dream (the popular singles) sounded like Bonnie. saying it sounds like a Katy Perry style pop song is sort of ironic - when Bonnie was part of crafting that very sound.

You are right, but the pop crowd does not have this information. And they do not care for it, that is why there are so few users on this forum :) To the general population this will likely sound like a new Katy Perry single. If you create a sound that will prove to become popular and give it to an other artist, you have given it away. You cannot both have the cookie and eat it, as we say.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Joshua on June 29, 2013, 01:07:32 PM
don't you forget Karmin! :D

I'd been trying so hard to, please don't remind me!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on June 29, 2013, 01:10:27 PM
I'd been trying so hard to, please don't remind me!

See I've been waiting all day
For you to call me baby
So let's get up, let's get on it
Don't you leave me broken hearted tonight

:D
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Linda on June 29, 2013, 03:54:52 PM
Klas is like:


"I hate him, he's so good."

  ;D
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Elias on June 29, 2013, 11:35:26 PM
Klas is like:


"I hate him, he's so good."

HAHA! ;D

Fun fact:  Max martin, Klas Åhlund and Alexander Kronlund went in the same school as kids.
They must've had a hell of a music teacher...
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 30, 2013, 12:50:48 AM
Actually, is Klas Ahlund. He was married with a friend of mine and she even recorded an album with her, with Alexander Kronlund collaborating.
And one of these songs ended up on Robyn's Body Talk.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 30, 2013, 12:52:36 AM
Actually I think is co-produced by Cirkut, just because of the sounds the FXs in the guitars.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: max_martin_fan on June 30, 2013, 02:22:08 AM
The verse sounds a lot like the verse in Jesse's Girl

good catch. the verse and the chorus too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk9GjbbueHo

the song is great anyways
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Joshua on June 30, 2013, 10:17:07 AM
See I've been waiting all day
For you to call me baby
So let's get up, let's get on it
Don't you leave me broken hearted tonight

:D

You forgot my favourite part, "Come on, that's right, cheerio" ::)
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Joshua on June 30, 2013, 10:26:55 AM
Klas is like:


"I hate him, he's so good."

Hahaha, his face totally looks like he's thinking that... or maybe the song is sounding disastrous and everyone's too afraid to tell him.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on June 30, 2013, 10:39:48 AM
You forgot my favourite part, "Come on, that's right, cheerio" ::)

Hahaha I know it's your favorite part! :D
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Rebecca on June 30, 2013, 12:24:07 PM
HAHA! ;D

Fun fact:  Max martin, Klas Åhlund and Alexander Kronlund went in the same school as kids.
They must've had a hell of a music teacher...

wow, the three of them went to school together? I knew Alexander and Max went to school together but not Klas as well. fantastic.
and great that Katy is working with Max and Klas, I wonder where Dr Luke is?
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: B Steady on June 30, 2013, 12:31:51 PM
I wonder where Dr Luke is?

Probably in the states!?
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Rebecca on June 30, 2013, 12:47:18 PM
The video is boring, why have all those celebrities in it? we see so much of them on tv as it is. The video should have more of Bonnie. The song is good but not amazing to me.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on June 30, 2013, 12:52:55 PM
The video is boring, why have all those celebrities in it? we see so much of them on tv as it is. The video should have more of Bonnie. The song is good but not amazing to me.

In Germany we don't see them that much, so I really like the video :)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Joshua on June 30, 2013, 02:28:11 PM
The video is boring, why have all those celebrities in it? we see so much of them on tv as it is. The video should have more of Bonnie. The song is good but not amazing to me.

I totally agree. Having cameos is one thing, and I'm sure the idea was to introduce her as someone who's worked with all these amazing people... but they're just webcam/phone quality shots that look like they've been e-mailed in as a favours. It doesn't make for a well made video, and it ends up giving Bonnie a back seat to everyone she's written for, which has been her problem all along.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: georg_e on July 01, 2013, 01:44:34 AM

      Completely changed my mind on this....I love it now, all of it, including that slightly sleazy synth melody in the bridge -- very 80's!!
I think I was just expecting this to be by Dr. Luke, and when it wasn't, I was disappointed, but this has some really good s**t in it, and I hope it catches on!!!
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Oroz on July 01, 2013, 04:02:22 AM
Update for new album by Katy from her new Instagram. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE SHE IS IN MAX MARTIN'S STUDIO IN STOCKHOLM! :)
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/awesome_screenshot/2430835?AWSAccessKeyId=0R7FMW7AXRVCYMAPTPR2&Expires=1372406769&Signature=pdxX4Hm9pSXlxTx%2BDXc%2BZCyyXgw%3D)

Thanks! What's her new instagram if I may ask? : )

Best regards!
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: turnaround on July 01, 2013, 10:30:36 AM
Klas is like:


"I hate him, he's so good."
Someone should do a sspeech balloon and make this a gif. I love it lol
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: Axel on July 09, 2013, 10:13:39 AM
I first thought it was one of the Backstreet Boys guys in the background.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Axel on July 09, 2013, 11:15:52 AM
I love this song. I've been following her for quite a long time now and it will be interesting to see whether her second shot at establishing her as an artist will be successful. I wish her the best of luck in any case.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on July 11, 2013, 11:01:02 PM
Must read interview. Max is mentioned. And a medley

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/exclusive-video-premiere-hits-a-musical-portrait-bonnie-mckee/#_

Quote
SYMONDS: Are you pretty good at predicting which songs you write for other people are going to end up being super successful?

MCKEE: Sometimes. It's funny—I work a lot with Max Martin and Dr. Luke. I remember the first time it happened was with "Teenage Dream," after we finished the song and vocals and listened back to it and Max Martin turned to me and said, "I wish I could bottle that feeling," and I was like, "What feeling?" because I've never had that feeling before. And he said, "When you know you wrote a hit." So I said, "Oh, is that what this feeling is?" [laughs] I have those feelings occasionally, but then there are other times where I write a song I'm so crazy about and love so much and it does nothing. I don't know if I have a great barometer for that, but the ones that are big, you feel when they happen.

SYMONDS: You've been working with Max Martin and Dr. Luke for four years. What are some of the best lessons you've learned from them?

MCKEE: Every time I write with them I learn something new. They are melody geniuses. I know this may sound like it becomes formulaic—in a lot of ways, pop music is formulaic, but they're like mad scientists. They've got it down to a mathematical equation, but they still somehow manage to write heartfelt, artistic pieces of music. It doesn't feel canned to me—it never does to me. There's something about their songs that always still strikes a cord and plucks at the heart's strings. It's very Warholian in a way, where it's mass-produced but it still makes people feel something.


Is this really true?

A mathematic formula?
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on July 11, 2013, 11:04:45 PM
"They are melody geniuses. I know this may sound like it becomes formulaic—in a lot of ways, pop music is formulaic, but they're like mad scientists. They've got it down to a mathematical equation, but they still somehow manage to write heartfelt, artistic pieces of music. It doesn't feel canned to me—it never does to me. There's something about their songs that always still strikes a cord and plucks at the heart's strings. It's very Warholian in a way, where it's mass-produced but it still makes people feel something."

Thank you Bonnie McKee for describing perfectly how I feel about Max' and Luke's music!!! :)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on July 11, 2013, 11:14:09 PM
Is this really true?

A mathematic formula?

haha that was my reaction as well! :D I think this is not meant to take it literally! more like "they have elements that they use in almost every song" or they have some hard rules.


this is so amazing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox2ggXhc-wA&noredirect=1
funny how she plays a wrong note at the very beginning but after that it's simply flawless.
so many hits, I love em all!!! <3
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Raul_esp on July 12, 2013, 12:05:07 AM
Must read interview. Max is mentioned. And a medley

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/exclusive-video-premiere-hits-a-musical-portrait-bonnie-mckee/#_

Is this really true?

A mathematic formula?

Great interview! , I think the same , Max is a perfecionist , a genius , he has formules for write perfect pop songs.
Title: Bonnie Mckee - American Girl
Post by: Chris Kleiner on July 12, 2013, 04:21:40 PM
Here is another POP SMASH Hit from the Magic Duo!!!!
Written by Bonnie Mckee & Max Martin
produced by Dr Luke!!!!

http://www.directlyrics.com/bonnie-mckee-american-girl-lyrics.html
Title: Re: Bonnie Mckee - American Girl
Post by: B Steady on July 12, 2013, 04:26:18 PM
--> http://www.swedishsongs.de/smf/index.php?topic=1725.0

btw it's produced by Josh Abraham & Oliver "Oligee" Goldstein ;)

this song has actually nothing to do with Max & Luke
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on July 12, 2013, 04:36:14 PM
Imagine this would have been the new single by Katy Perry from her upcoming album.

Do you think this would be a success?
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on July 12, 2013, 04:43:43 PM
Imagine this would have been the new single by Katy Perry from her upcoming album.

Do you think this would be a success?

If it was Katy, it would've been produced by Max & Luke :P which stands for a hit!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Feelgoodlies on July 13, 2013, 01:29:12 AM
Imagine this would have been the new single by Katy Perry from her upcoming album.

Do you think this would be a success?
Of course with a more Max and Luke touch I guess cause this sounds like an unfinished leftover from Katy!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Joshua on July 13, 2013, 08:10:50 AM
Of course with a more Max and Luke touch I guess cause this sounds like an unfinished leftover from Katy!

I agree, considering the amount of awesome tracks she's worked on, this is the best she came up with for herself? It's just not strong enough. I'll be very surprised if this goes anywhere at all.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Axel on July 15, 2013, 10:14:25 AM
To me it's a bit of a mystery. Why didn't Luke and Max take the lead on her album? Did they think she could flop due her first effort when she was 16? I mean, if there's one person who has access to them, it's gotta be her. Why did she settle for anyone less than Max & Luke?

I totally love "American Girl", and yeah I think it would have been successful it was sung by Katy. What bugs me is that Bonnie doesn't have a unique recognition factor so far. But then again, there are many out there who don't have that and still are successful. I really really hope she can pull it off.

By the way... considering that the song is available for free, she can't show up in the charts anyway, right? I guess it's all just a promo track to establish her. Same goes for the clip with the cameos. That was just to get as much press as possible. She automatically reaches out to all the fanbases of all the artists who had a cameo, plus you get listed on all their fansites etc... Quite a good idea to get a lot of promo, particularly since she has all these guys'n'girls in her address book. :)

I hope she makes it.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on July 15, 2013, 10:45:57 AM
What is weird:

http://www.amazon.com/American-Girl/dp/B00DVXYA54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373878021&sr=8-1&keywords=bonnie+mckee+american


They will release the song in a few weeks despite giving it away for free too.

I anyway think the song is TOO good to give it away as a free download. It has so much potential I live for it these days.  8)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Girl_%28Bonnie_McKee_Song%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Girl_%28Bonnie_McKee_Song%29)

And the credits are really interesting of the song:

Quote
Bonnie McKee, Jon Asher, Alex Drury, Jacknife Lee
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: georg_e on July 15, 2013, 03:58:42 PM
To me it's a bit of a mystery. Why didn't Luke and Max take the lead on her album? Did they think she could flop due her first effort when she was 16? I mean, if there's one person who has access to them, it's gotta be her. Why did she settle for anyone less than Max & Luke?

I totally love "American Girl", and yeah I think it would have been successful it was sung by Katy. What bugs me is that Bonnie doesn't have a unique recognition factor so far. But then again, there are many out there who don't have that and still are successful. I really really hope she can pull it off.

By the way... considering that the song is available for free, she can't show up in the charts anyway, right? I guess it's all just a promo track to establish her. Same goes for the clip with the cameos. That was just to get as much press as possible. She automatically reaches out to all the fanbases of all the artists who had a cameo, plus you get listed on all their fansites etc... Quite a good idea to get a lot of promo, particularly since she has all these guys'n'girls in her address book. :)

I hope she makes it.
       I think maybe (?) they all had to be a little careful not to make her record sound EXACTLY like a Katy Perry record using her producers, but still not totally different.....so they used different guys. And now I actually like that it has a different sound to it, although it threw me on first listen.  I'm really hoping it does well when it's released too :-)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on July 15, 2013, 04:06:45 PM
Bonnie McKee = Katy Perry II
Abraham & Oligee = Dr. Luke & _____ II

so it makes sense actually :D
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: royeei on July 21, 2013, 12:44:28 AM
Can someone please explaine me how do i insert image?
Title: Re: Max, Dr. Luke, Bonnie, & (Katy?) in the studio
Post by: B Steady on July 21, 2013, 01:05:37 AM
Can someone please explaine me how do i insert image?

just klick on "insert image" (below the "B" for bold) and put your link in between
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on July 21, 2013, 02:55:36 PM
Quote
Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ Almost Kept By Songwriter Bonnie McKee

 :o

The whole "Teenage Dream" era would have been different.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/860923/katy-perrys-teenage-dream-almost-kept-by-songwriter-bonnie-mckee/#zpFVt0j7F7sizxjs.99




Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on July 22, 2013, 06:13:25 PM
Music Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uh6VZF0R5U

Love it
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Joshua on July 22, 2013, 06:28:26 PM
Music Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uh6VZF0R5U

Love it

Well it's good to know they weren't expecting the last promo video to suffice, this is much better!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on July 22, 2013, 07:31:10 PM
And here is a medley where she is singing songs she co-wrote:


http://taylordswift.tumblr.com/post/55204471693
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on July 22, 2013, 08:04:59 PM
video of that too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIpANtDtbes

interestingly enough, someone must've recorded the audio you posted live, cuz the youtube video has tuned vocals and more of a studio recording feel.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on July 22, 2013, 10:50:02 PM
I really love this now. This is so fresh and lovely. Great track for the summer. This might be a fantastic album, I just hope she doesn't collide with Katy and that they won't be too similar.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on July 24, 2013, 07:56:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uh6VZF0R5U

I TOUGHT SHE WAS A SONGWRITER NOT AN ARTIST?
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on July 24, 2013, 08:01:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uh6VZF0R5U

I TOUGHT SHE WAS A SONGWRITER NOT AN ARTIST?

https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singer-songwriter
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on July 24, 2013, 08:15:08 PM
something tells me she knows what she is doing. atleast if she co-wrote so many songs.

 :P
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on July 25, 2013, 08:03:29 PM
american girl is such a generic song title
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on July 25, 2013, 08:15:19 PM
american girl is such a generic song title

Don't have 99% of pop songs generic titles?
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on July 25, 2013, 08:20:12 PM
Don't have 99% of pop songs generic titles?

they do

but this song didnt need one :-*
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on July 25, 2013, 10:38:00 PM
american girl is such a generic song title

in the best way possible - it's broad, simple, and memorable. California Gurls, was that basic? what would you rather have the song called? "Raised by a Television"?
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on July 25, 2013, 10:44:43 PM
"Raised by a Television"?

lol! :D
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: J_A24 on July 25, 2013, 10:57:24 PM
I'm not sure if the song lyrics are meant to be ironic at how American girls are pretty much just puffs of air, specifically girls from California. But if it is, it's pretty clever.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on July 25, 2013, 11:37:02 PM
Is this going everywhere on iTunes/airplay-wise? Last time I checked it wasn't even Top 100.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on July 27, 2013, 07:14:27 PM
Is this going everywhere on iTunes/airplay-wise? Last time I checked it wasn't even Top 100.

i doubt this song will make sucess..
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on July 27, 2013, 10:45:35 PM
what would you rather have the song called? "Raised by a Television"?

no.. :)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: J_A24 on July 30, 2013, 03:00:50 AM
Oliver are awesome tho'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmhXmeSfav8

Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on July 31, 2013, 06:37:47 AM
bonnie mc kee..

chicken mc nuggest..

? :D

Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Axel on July 31, 2013, 08:32:45 AM
She posted that American Girl is number 1 on the Twitter music charts.

I didn't even know that exists. :-)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on July 31, 2013, 02:10:15 PM
Me neither. Where will this enter the charts?
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on August 02, 2013, 08:11:12 AM
Oliver is really good, they are actually trying to break it as songwriters/producers: actually got some placements on Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and Ciara latest releases.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Feelgoodlies on August 03, 2013, 11:32:41 PM
So far she is a flop, she didnt even chart on the iTunes top 40!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on August 04, 2013, 12:47:23 PM
Billboard performance and hit medley.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/5523510/bonnie-mckee-studio-session-watch-american-girl-performance-hits

Still love the track.

There is also a interview.

Really would like to know how much input she had on all those songs. It's always like "her hits".
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Alex Martin on August 04, 2013, 02:18:10 PM
Sorry but her voice when she sings live sounds particularly unpleasant :o :o :o
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Joshua on August 04, 2013, 03:15:30 PM
I don't think this song is going to go anywhere. Not sure her career as an artist will either unfortunately. It's like someone has seen her potential to be like the artists she works with, and then pushed her career in that direction. But for me it comes across as "hey I can sound like Katy because I write Katy Perry songs" rather than an artist with something new to offer.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on August 05, 2013, 01:51:34 AM
Well, actually it makes sense starting from the point that she co-writes these songs.
I think she's really talented, but if you want to be a global popstar you have to make that x factor that makes you likeable and pleasant to watch, and I don't think she have that factor.

There's A LOT of talented people that just don't click as popstars, and it's just OK. In those cases we just have to enjoy the music.
It must be hard -you know, EGO!- but I can see a bright future for her as a pop songwriter.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Rebecca on August 07, 2013, 12:34:03 PM
yeah, I agree, she should stay as a songwriter, not everyone can be a pop star. She doesn't have that star quality to me. The song is good, but her voice is ear piercing. And that video! ugh! put some clothes on! if she was trying to make a statement about something, then Pink did it better in Stupid Girls.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: J_A24 on August 12, 2013, 07:09:35 PM
Billboard performance and hit medley.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/5523510/bonnie-mckee-studio-session-watch-american-girl-performance-hits

Still love the track.

There is also a interview.

Really would like to know how much input she had on all those songs. It's always like "her hits".

She's mainly the lyricist on all the songs she's been credited on, but she's a pretty good songwriter overall.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: gm33 on September 02, 2013, 01:42:00 AM
Bonnie singing all the songs shes co-written (mostly with Max or Dr. Luke)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIpANtDtbes (official music video)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: DSonthebeat on September 02, 2013, 07:28:14 PM
I think this can be compared to Becky G feat. Cher Lloyd - Oath, they could be taken as the 10s Pop manifesto as they are actually Pop hit prototypes of our time but they just don't cut through. They're not copies in terms of music because here you got the original lyricist and in Oath you got Dr. Luke and Cirkut who are top class producers but something's missing anyway. It all really is about producing the perfect Pop track. Art is not perfect and after all the public is only attracted by art, they have to feel the passion in it... this is music for producers, I love it because I can study and see all the production techniques that those producers use more often, there's no risk in this production, nothing new, it's only damn working good but the public doesn't care about that. And that's where everything falls, this is music made with formulas, only formulas, without any artistic journey, that's the result, people just ignore it.

Anyway, I love it... 8)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on October 12, 2013, 07:37:09 PM
After "American Girl" follows "Sleepwalker

video trailer:

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=dWtiao8SfG4

Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on October 17, 2013, 06:49:46 PM
Official video for Sleepwalker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj-97RuXFHQ&feature=youtu.be

love the production and lyrics. she knows how to write a good hook (obviously)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on October 17, 2013, 06:56:11 PM
Produced by Boys Noize, Siriusmo, Oligee and Cory Enemy.

All of these are masterminds.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Raul_esp on October 18, 2013, 12:16:53 AM
Official video for Sleepwalker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj-97RuXFHQ&feature=youtu.be

love the production and lyrics. she knows how to write a good hook (obviously)

I like it , it sounds Fresh.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on November 03, 2013, 06:02:38 PM
http://www.metrolyrics.com/news-story-bonnie-mckee.html

Bonnie talks about her story. It's quite interesting. She talks about the way she writes.
And talks about Dr Luke and Max.

"They are able to mass-produce art, but it still has heart"

She really seems to live the the american dream, the rags to riches story.  8)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: georg_e on November 03, 2013, 06:30:45 PM
http://www.metrolyrics.com/news-story-bonnie-mckee.html

Bonnie talks about her story. It's quite interesting. She talks about the way she writes.
And talks about Dr Luke and Max.

"They are able to mass-produce art, but it still has heart"

She really seems to live the the american dream, the rags to riches story.  8)
     So great, thanks!!  Love the part about "science" and "Warholian" and also her "tweaking" side, and her 10 year Christmas song project "I swear it's gonna be a masterpiece"....so funny :D
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on February 19, 2014, 07:15:50 AM
new song "I Wanna Fucking Call You" supposedly produced by Dr. Luke

http://music.yahoo.com/video/wanna-f-ing-call-bonnie-190018804.html

Super catchy chorus
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on February 19, 2014, 09:07:27 PM
one of the worst songs i have heard this year
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Eddie Krommer on February 20, 2014, 02:31:23 AM
Link is not working, but here's a live version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m4ysoSgGDU

I kindda like it, but it sounds too much like a Ke$ha or Katy song. I guess is like an stigmata for all of her solo songs to be compared to what she's written before.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Axel on February 20, 2014, 10:14:45 AM
I love it. She clearly knows her stuff. She'd totally deserve success as an aritist and not "just" as a songwriter. But I have my doubts if she'll take off completely.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Jules on February 20, 2014, 04:47:29 PM
I love the song but I think she is a horrible performer!  :-\

The song is fine as long as I don't watch her sing it. lol
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: georg_e on February 21, 2014, 04:01:58 AM
I love the song but I think she is a horrible performer!  :-\

The song is fine as long as I don't watch her sing it. lol
    Agreed, it's pretty awful, including that band "interplay" :-O     But I love the song too, especially the bass part -- it's perfect....it goes up into the higher octave on a couple of notes at exactly the right spots.....gives it so much emotional impact.....
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Jules on February 21, 2014, 11:45:26 AM
I think she's the type to be the singer of a band like Evanesence, something a little darker. She's not the pop girlie-type!! She's trying too hard.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Rebecca on February 22, 2014, 11:33:13 PM
Agree! That was not a good performance! and the song is boring to me. It's too young for her. She's way too mature for this sort of song.

Yes, if she was a lead singer of a proper band it would be much better.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: bugmenot on February 23, 2014, 03:00:31 PM
Is her friends can't tell her the truth?
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on April 07, 2014, 06:35:12 PM
Just realised that "Everything But You" is by Max Martin.

She peforms it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6Tdl0UcPK0

EVERYTHING BUT YOU
AHLUND JOAKIM FRANS
MAX MARTIN
MC KEE BONNIE LEIGH
NEWMAN JOHN   


Oh and there is a new song

S.L.A.Y.
http://instagram.com/p/meRXcdRVl1
http://instagram.com/p/meQUeERVka
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on April 07, 2014, 06:45:17 PM
she is soo kesha  ;D
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on April 07, 2014, 11:43:14 PM
Just realised that "Everything But You" is by Max Martin.

She peforms it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6Tdl0UcPK0

EVERYTHING BUT YOU
AHLUND JOAKIM FRANS
MAX MARTIN
MC KEE BONNIE LEIGH
NEWMAN JOHN   

John Newman? WTF!

I also think she's trying too hard.
And she's more of a lyricist than a singer, she should be earning money from that and stop pretending she does have pop appeal.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: nznexus on April 09, 2014, 11:16:45 PM
i would laugh my friend off if next big thing is dr luke is going to become a gangsta rapper!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Rebecca on April 10, 2014, 01:07:31 PM
The song is only okay for me. Agree, Bonnie is trying too hard, yep, pretending to be Kesha
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: georg_e on July 07, 2014, 05:37:08 PM

         Not really "new", but to me her best song ......   Bonnie McKee "Right Now" live.....written by her, Dr. Luke/Cirkut.  Hard hitting!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-r-vxI0ozI   The drummer is on fire........
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on December 18, 2014, 11:54:18 PM
new song

California Winter

https://soundcloud.com/bonniemckee/bonnie-mckee-california-winter
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on December 19, 2014, 09:11:49 AM
actually really digging this; a very classic melody. the "take me to paradise" lyric reminded me of the similar lyric she wrote in Hold it Against Me.

ugh really want her album, it's a pop masterpiece waiting to happen.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: AlexanderLaBrea on December 19, 2014, 02:05:23 PM
Gotta agree with this. The fragments of S.L.A.Y that has been released to the public are pop gold!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on December 19, 2014, 04:18:12 PM
new song

California Winter

https://soundcloud.com/bonniemckee/bonnie-mckee-california-winter

It's a christmas song... couldn't care less.
Thank you :)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on May 25, 2015, 05:41:39 PM
Finally the EP is soon out:

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/bombastic-ep/id997774104

Tracklist:
 
I Want It All
Bombastic | Sean Walsh, Charlie Puth, Andreas Axident & Bonnie McKee
Wasted Youth
Easy



http://www.josepvinaixa.com/blog/bonnie-mckee-single-bombastic
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Rex on May 29, 2015, 05:07:42 PM
She writes good melodies, why does she work with lazy producers? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYgHiwTxe94
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Dr. Fleischman on May 30, 2015, 09:32:52 AM
Funny, because that song is the complete opposite of what you said for me. I really like the production, the backing track but I can't hear the interesting melodies.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Rex on May 30, 2015, 03:45:04 PM
Well, this song is not the case, but in American Girl the production was pretty weak and generic, for example.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on May 30, 2015, 10:58:21 PM
Actually, I think American Girl is a really good song but it doesn't suit her style.

And I wouldn't say that about producers, actually I think it's a direction problem.
That's why this is not working.

I didn't know she was released from her contract with Epic last year.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on May 30, 2015, 11:40:25 PM
She released the new EP without a label. I had to support her and to buy it.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 01, 2015, 06:57:41 AM
Believe me, after cowriting these huge global hit songs, she's not poor.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Dr. Fleischman on June 01, 2015, 12:11:54 PM
I think it's a direction problem.
That's why this is not working.
What direction would you see for her?

I would say that she's hot as hell but hey...the lady is thirtysomething acting like she's twentysomething.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 01, 2015, 07:39:40 PM
What direction would you see for her?

I would say that she's hot as hell but hey...the lady is thirtysomething acting like she's twentysomething.

She's amazingly hot.
I'd suggest her to keep it as a songwriter or stop the full pop thing.
She's really into fashion and trends and she could do some things really interesting with her image: maybe to tone down her image and stop singing in a higher register.
Everything is so over the top and seems forced to me.

I'm excited about a the song she recorded with Major Lazer, for example.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Romb on June 02, 2015, 02:12:23 AM
...the lady is thirtysomething acting like she's twentysomething.

Well, what to say about Avril Lavigne then? :)
I think the main audience is people under 30, or even less, so that's why they want to fit that age and not seem old for younger generation.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Dr. Fleischman on June 02, 2015, 07:31:55 PM
Well, what to say about Avril Lavigne then? :)
It's a good example - she didn't have a major hit since 2010.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on June 02, 2015, 07:45:39 PM
It's a good example - she didn't have a major hit since 2010.

And that was with Mr. Martin  8)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on June 24, 2015, 07:23:36 PM
Sampler of her EP coming out next week:

https://soundcloud.com/jusesuxx/sets/bonnie-mckee-bombastic-ep

Easy sounds excellent.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on June 30, 2015, 07:08:43 PM
EP is now available worldwide. Not a single song as good as "American Girl". But overall a nice teaser for the hopefully upcoming album. (With Max songs  ::))
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on June 30, 2015, 08:58:13 PM
Sampler of her EP coming out next week:

https://soundcloud.com/jusesuxx/sets/bonnie-mckee-bombastic-ep

Easy sounds excellent.

unfortunately that's the only song I like from the EP but EASY is really brilliant!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Jules on July 01, 2015, 11:17:49 AM
the hopefully upcoming album.

Not gonna happen.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on July 01, 2015, 07:20:54 PM
Bonnie being honest about her careeer.

In some ways, “Bombastic” takes me back to the raw sound of your debut LP from 2004.
You know, my first album is so painful for me to listen to.

Why is that?
I really can’t even handle it. It just came from a really dark time in my life. It was also before I had been touched by any of the industry songwriting rules — I hadn’t worked with Max Martin or Dr. Luke yet, so I didn’t know the songwriting rules. It was just my raw teenage instinct, so there are a lot of mistakes on it. When I listen to it I’m like, “Why did I do it that way?”, if I’d written now I would have done it so differently.

http://www.idolator.com/7598858/bonnie-mckee-interview-bombastic-ep
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: bugmenot on July 02, 2015, 07:39:15 AM
with all that rules her lyrics are still teenager like.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on July 02, 2015, 08:18:12 AM
Bonnie being honest about her careeer.

In some ways, “Bombastic” takes me back to the raw sound of your debut LP from 2004.
You know, my first album is so painful for me to listen to.

Why is that?
I really can’t even handle it. It just came from a really dark time in my life. It was also before I had been touched by any of the industry songwriting rules — I hadn’t worked with Max Martin or Dr. Luke yet, so I didn’t know the songwriting rules. It was just my raw teenage instinct, so there are a lot of mistakes on it. When I listen to it I’m like, “Why did I do it that way?”, if I’d written now I would have done it so differently.

http://www.idolator.com/7598858/bonnie-mckee-interview-bombastic-ep

great read. explains the issue with her album that was supposed to come out last year. also looks like there might be hope to hear all those songs she did while on Epic.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Dr. Fleischman on July 02, 2015, 10:25:33 AM
great read. explains the issue with her album that was supposed to come out last year. also looks like there might be hope to hear all those songs she did while on Epic.
                                                                                                 
Very good read indeed. Those pric*s in major labels are unbelievable. They delay everything. I can see that happening with the people I work with. It looks like even superstar writers and artists are treated the same way.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on July 02, 2015, 12:33:18 PM
                                                                                                 Those pric*s in major labels are unbelievable.

prices for what?
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Jules on July 02, 2015, 01:00:20 PM
prices for what?

Hahaha Benny, I think he meant "p.r.i.c.k.s".  :P
But you know, the extremely harmful words are censored on here, as our admin is half Chinese half Iraqi. Lol
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: AlexanderLaBrea on July 02, 2015, 01:12:54 PM
with all that rules her lyrics are still teenager like.

Yes, and?
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on July 02, 2015, 01:35:31 PM
"Pricks" is NOT censored
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Jules on July 02, 2015, 01:48:05 PM
"Pricks" is NOT censored

It was until an hour ago. I typed "pricks" and it automatically changed to "prices".
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on July 02, 2015, 02:12:39 PM
Most definitely NOT. I have not changed anything recently regarding ban lists.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Jules on July 02, 2015, 04:44:35 PM
Most definitely NOT. I have not changed anything recently regarding ban lists.

Well since there's no way for me to prove the opposite - I'll just change my mind and trust you more than my own eyes. lol
::)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on July 02, 2015, 07:18:50 PM
She's clear about her career though, good for her.

And I don't think her lyrics are weird, nonsense or teenage. Like everyone else, her craft have high and low points.
For example, I never liked I Don't Care -recorded by Cheryl Cole- and now I kind of like it.

I loved her point about songs you think could be smashes and ended up being nothing.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on July 02, 2015, 10:09:38 PM
                                                                                                 
Very good read indeed. Those pric*s in major labels are unbelievable. They delay everything. I can see that happening with the people I work with. It looks like even superstar writers and artists are treated the same way.

And there's other major labels that let artists release full-lengths with, in my opinion, a lot less momentum.

for example, Ciara's full length with Dr. Luke productions got released with little promo. Ryn Weaver, a brand new artist, had her LP released on Interscope. Even Hilary Duff finally got her album out.

I feel like Bonnie had it going after American Girl. It was a viral hit, I heard it in shopping stores, she did live performances. Epic is so shady. I really hope Bonnie signs with another major. She says in the interview that she's open to it... It's cool of her that she wanted to be independent so she could release music. 

I'm really hoping she gets legal ownership over all those songs under Epic and doesn't have to re-record them.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on December 11, 2015, 08:13:49 AM
A bunch of snippets leaked online; a couple sound promising

https://mp3ape.xyz/mp3/die-bonnie-mckee-hallelujah-snippet.html
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on December 20, 2015, 07:09:22 PM
http://www.josepvinaixa.com/blog/bonnie-mckee-debut-album/

In The Wild produced by Diplo leaked.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on June 17, 2016, 06:44:40 PM
Back with a new version of her song "I want it all"

https://open.spotify.com/track/59KCneEvdDLNpfw79mckFW

Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on September 08, 2016, 09:13:37 AM
A new song, for Quest nutrition bars  :o

https://soundcloud.com/questnutrition/stud-muffin-official-song-of-blueberry-muffin-quest-bar

It's a nice pop song with some good melodies.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on September 08, 2016, 09:34:50 AM
lol, this sounds a like a mashup of the latest Fifth Harmony album.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: georg_e on September 08, 2016, 02:36:54 PM
lol, this sounds a like a mashup of the latest Fifth Harmony album.
  "And now, here's Katy Perry to tell you how to BE a stud muffin with her new single "Rise (The Viagra Song)" :-D
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on September 08, 2016, 07:28:13 PM
Uhm.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: DashD on November 07, 2016, 10:45:00 AM
Video for "Easy" released a couple of days ago. As mentioned earlier in this thread, the song is great. The video too. She looks different - maybe less make-up?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aV4JYdx380 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aV4JYdx380)
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: Dr. Fleischman on November 10, 2016, 10:24:45 AM
She's so underrated as a solo artist. Great song!
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on December 17, 2016, 06:01:03 AM
New song and video from 2014 that she just released, "Stars In Your Heart"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWw-nMU-3DA&feature=youtu.be

It's a great tune
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: onepass on February 06, 2017, 03:36:53 AM
I like her stuff from late 2000. She probably made bank but it seems like they wasted her good years writing for other people when she had better chops that Perry.  :P
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: melodicmoonlight on August 18, 2017, 08:42:12 AM
She's back with a new single "Thorns"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gi6T12MzcA

Kyle Shearer, Nate Campany & Bonnie Mckee
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on August 18, 2017, 11:16:00 PM
Kyle was a forum member, actually.

Not really feeling the topline.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on August 24, 2017, 11:11:04 PM
Bonnie found notes of "Wide awake" and mentions Max Martin too.

https://www.facebook.com/BonnieMcKeeOfficial/videos/1198542256916742/

Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: B Steady on August 29, 2017, 10:32:28 AM
Bonnie found notes of "Wide awake" and mentions Max Martin too.

https://www.facebook.com/BonnieMcKeeOfficial/videos/1198542256916742/

loved the part with her dog :D

besides that, very interesting insights and she's got an amazing voice

btw, I edited your comment as you originally wrote "Wike awake"
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on August 29, 2017, 08:15:01 PM
Cheesy Max, isn't it? Haha.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on October 29, 2017, 11:26:50 AM
Jessie E. Malakouti
Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll
Bonnie McKee
Oliver Nelson


Riding Shotgun
Kygo, Oliver Nelson, Bonnie McKee


Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: j.fco.morales on October 31, 2017, 03:15:09 AM
Sounds a bit like Oliver.

And Bonnie's partner is a half of Oliver.
Title: Re: Bonnie McKee "American Girl"
Post by: turnaround on May 13, 2018, 12:30:47 PM
Bonnie has a new one