By James Dinh
Let’s call it a brand-new O’Day!
Despite her weekly serving of kickass as one of the strongest players on this season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” Aubrey O’Day has forged ahead with her musical comeback by releasing a brand-new single, “Wrecking Ball,” on Monday (April 23). Straying away from the slick Pop&B she delivered with Danity Kane and even songs heard in her “All About Aubrey” reality show, “Wrecking Ball” treads waters that Miss O’Day has never ventured before, most notably highlighting her vocal talents.
Trading in her stilettos and hairflips in favor of some touching runs about heartbreak, the mid-tempo “Wrecking Ball” finds Aubrey channeling her inner Kelly Clarkson as she reflects on a seemingly picture-perfect relationship that she’s left behind. Co-produced and co-written by David Hodges, Steven Miller and “American Idol’s” own Pia Toscano, the breezy song sounds like something that’d fit comfortably with mainstream radio criteria, while standing out among the Top 40’s dance craze.
“You think you can read my mind / But this is not another love song / Don’t even waste your time / I’m already gone / Maybe in another life baby / Nothing you can do could ever make me stay / Cause I’ll just break down these walls / Like a wrecking ball,” she croons during the song’s hook.
It appears only an appropriate time to release some new music for her Aubtourage as the pop star won the most recent challenge on “Apprentice.” On Monday night, MTV’s favorite underdog took to “The Jay Leno Show” to dish about her current reality stint. “It’s really a game about who’s the most talented, who can help, who can push something forward,” she said. “And it’s never been to me about feelings or emotions. It’s been about business. Not everyone can separate those two things and I do, and I think’s that’s why sometimes I’m a controversial person on the show.”
“Wrecking Ball” serves as the entertainer’s first release since last year’s delishciously energetic “Automatic,” a single that was released at the end of her Oxygen docu-series. After the season finale, the Adonis-produced song immediately rushed up the iTunes charts, but failed to generate longevity and a music video. And yet, O’Day still prevailed and was signed to SRC Records/Universal Motown later on.
Since wrapping up “Apprentice” filming just a few months ago, the comeback kid has announced that she’s readying a Vegas-styled music show and an EP release.
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