New artist Christian TV's 'When She Turns 18': Could this be a summer smash?

christian-tvImage Credit: Bryan SheffieldNew Motown signee Christian TV (real name: Christian Berishaj) has a warning for fathers all over: Keeping your daughter cooped up in her room is only going to lead to her busting out and going nuts once birthday number 18 hits and the law allows.

The 24-year-old’s debut single, “When She Turns 18,” is like the aggressive synth-pop version of John Mayer’s 2003 tune, “Daughters.” Back then Mayer explained to dads that parenting the beautiful young ladies in your home poorly is going to make them damaged adults.

Seven years later, Christian’s “18” promises that restricted girls will pack their duffles and leave their prison homes.

“She just wants attention and you won’t give it to her,” Christian sings on the cut. “Living in detention, she’s gotta get away. She’s got her life in a bag and she’s on the run. Girls really do just wanna have fun.”

Christian recently shot a new video to support the first single from his forthcoming as-yet-untitled debut album. But before he earned his record deal, the Detroit native made his own. So while we wait on the new version, check out his raunchy slumber party (NSFW) clip after the jump.

If the new video is as great as the song, “18” might become one of the songs of the summer. Katy Perry kicked things off. This guy might be next.

Think Christian’s got a shot? Let us know.

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  • chrissydissy

    yes!!!! love it!!!the next big thing

  • jr

    this was great!

  • victoria

    By the way, you described it, I thought this was going to be amazing. It’s not, it’s only “okay.”

  • Jay

    Wow – definitely unexpected. This is exactly what pop music needs right now. Great sound and edge.

  • dexter

    FOR REAL THIS RECORD IS GARBAGE… SONG WRITING IS OK… HE MIGHT MAKE IT TO THE TOP 10/100 BUT NOT CAUSE THIS IS A GOOD RECORD… CAUSE OF POLITICS TRUST…

    • Emily

      Actually “dexter” I know him, Ive known him for years, hes very talented weather you like his type of music or not. To say hes only making it is because of politics just makes you sound ignorant. You have no clue what your saying

      • HWG

        Actually Emily, no one cares if you know him. Most of us had no idea who he was, until his epic fail on SYTYCD.

  • dexter

    FYI I SAID POLITICS NOT THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN… JUST SAYING. THE KID IS OK BUT THE RECORD IS GARBAGE

    • simonds

      don’t hate the player hate the game

  • Capt. America (made in China)

    this is horrible. how could anyone listen to this crap. i will punch someone if they play this around me.

  • char

    this is great…….love the beat and the song..good listening

  • Jas

    i LOVE this song. even if you aren’t into the lyrics you have to admit that it is catchy. i’ll be playing it!

  • Nathan

    yeah, you can’t hate Christian…he’s a cool dude and he has worked really hard in the music biz to get where he is now. His old band was dope too; Love Arcade.

  • Jay

    If you didn’t notice this song has even been twittered about by Britney Spears – she called it her favorite song of the summer. You guys are on to something!

  • johnny

    wow, music has really hit an all time low.

  • Travis

    Hate it. Another Ke$ha wannabe. Ugh.

  • marie

    I just saw him perform last night & it was horrible, everyone including me was laughing…

  • Valerie

    I had the luxury of seeing him twice..on the 27th & the 28th of June. He was horrible! He has no stage presence at all and sing…no sir!

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