Ayla Brown's Music Video Debuts, 'Cloying Vanilla Pop'

The video for 'Pick It Up' features, mostly, a distraught-looking Brown
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2010 10:41 AM CST
Updated Jan 28, 2010 10:50 AM CST

(Newser) – Not surprisingly, Ayla Brown’s EP was released Tuesday, a mere week after dad Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat—and months ahead of its original April release. The songs emulate “that cloying strand of '90s soft-pop that emulated '80s soft-pop,” writes Chris Richards for the Washington Post, but at least “Brown’s voice is agreeable enough.”

And the “vanilla-pop” lyrics “are as squeaky clean as you'd expect from a senator's daughter,” he continues. Despite the EP’s blandness, the first video—for girl power anthem “Pick It Up”—is a must-see. Don’t have time for the whole thing? Watch Ayla looking particularly overwrought at 1:01, inexplicably fondling herself at 1:40, or fake-crying at 3:08.

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |