Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Nickelodeon Boy Band 'Big Time Rush' Samples Blur's "Song 2" For Their New Summer Anthem Song "Windows Down"

From Examiner.com:
Big Time Rush samples Blur for new summer anthem

Big Time Rush at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Big Time Rush is hoping to make their mark on the music industry with their new summertime song, “Windows Down,” the song made it's world premiere on Cambio last night. The potential hit song sample's Blur's “Song 2” and band member Kendall Schmidt thinks it's a song that will appeal to people of all ages. “I'm 21 years old and I would blast this thing day in and day out,” Kendall tells Celebuzz.

FIRST LISTEN: "Windows Down" - Big Time Rush

With fellow boy bands like One Direction and The Wanted topping the charts and being all the rage right now, Big Time Rush is ready to make a name for themselves in the mainstream music scene. From the moment the song starts you can tell this isn't your typical boy band from back in the day. The rock beat and fast pace lyrics give it a club vibe that's sure to have your speakers cranked up and 'windows down' when you're driving.

Big Time Rush made up Carlos Pena, James Maslow, Kendall Schmidt, and Logan Henderson have been on the music scene since 2009 but haven’t been making as much noise as their UK counterparts. Although they have been very consistent in terms of growing in popularity and sales. Their previous singles "Boyfriend" and "Music Sounds Better With U" both reached the Mediabase Airplay Chart top 30 with MSBWU going into the top 20. They have over one million sales digitally, a gold record in the U.S. and Mexico, and have performed the National Anthem on a NFL Thanksgiving game.

In addition, the boys recently completed their first headlining tour, The Better With U Tour, which featured a nearly sold out show at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield. And they're prepping for an even bigger summer tour, The Big Time Summer Tour, which features over 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada, unfortunately Denver isn’t one of those cities.

“Windows Down” hits iTunes and other digital retailers on June 25. What do you think of Big Time Rush's newest song?