STREAM: Awesome New Republic - Birthday (feat. Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl)
True - Blair Waldorf (i.e. Leighton Meester) plays prim, posh society gal with a cock-teasing mean streak on the hit CWTV show Gossip Girl, but rumor has it that the real Leighton Meester wants to be a singer-songwriter. Does she have pop-diva chops? We'll let you decide. We've included Meester's sexed-up version of Awesome New Republic's dance-pop song "Birthday" as well as the Miami-based band's original version for comparison. The good news is, either way, "Birthday" is a dance-friendly jam.
P.S. If you dig it, Awesome New Republic will be at Mercury Lounge April 15.
Sounds like: Pink, Katy Perry, Prince