After teasing fans with a 30-second snippet, Fifth Harmony debuted their first single, “Miss Movin’ On.” The single is a booming pop anthem about, well, moving on! The track isn’t anything new sonically, it sounds like something one of the former Disney stars would make, but the vocal phrasing in the verses and chant-worthy chorus are sure to make people take notice!
Good job ladies! Continue reading
J. Cole is only two albums into the rap game, but the rapper’s confidence in his craft is that of a legend, a title he seems anxious for. The standard edition of Born Sinner features 16 tracks, a majority of which Cole produced himself. Ambitious? No doubt. But, with this release Cole still has a ways to go before he reaches legendary status, although he has cemented his spot as the voice of the forever grinding underdogs. Continue reading
Fifth Harmony has moved from covering other artists to releasing a teaser for their first single “Miss Movin’ On.” Based on the 30-second snippet, the forthcoming single sounds like the perfect introduction to the youthful girl group thanks to the sassy kiss off lyrics and explosive hook.
I have a feeling pop lovers are going to eat this one up! Continue reading
Kanye West isn’t your typical artist. While most musicians tease their return with promo, snippets, singles and appearances, West stayed overseas working on his album for months before returning to the states and debuting the album’s first offering, “New Slaves,” by way of street projections around the world. There is literally no artwork for the album, and West failed to release the tracklisting. Outside of his Saturday Night Live performance, West has shied away from traditional promo, only doing interviews for select publications earlier this week and letting his “no marketing” plan market the album. Until yesterday, when the album leaked days before it’s set to hit stores, West had managed to keep all studio versions of the music under wraps, instead giving fans a taste of the new material at festivals like the Governors Ball in New York and allowing critics to hear his hard work during an impromptu listening session on a loading dock in New York.
The hype of Yeezus has literally been created by the lack of promo and the album’s controversial title. But, despite it’s blasphemous name, Yeezus doesn’t touch on religion that much. Instead, the album focuses on social and racial issues and sex…graphic, aggressive sex. Still, even when West is switching back and forth between controversial topics, the productions hold it all together. Continue reading
We’ve seen this before, but deja vu has never felt so good.
“Bruno Mars” basically recreated his Billboard Music Awards performance (or is it vice versa?) for the video for his latest single “Treasure.” Mars does everything retro, so, as expected, the grainy footage features old school dance moves, transitions and backdrops.
Honestly, I think this concept never gets old because Mars always looks like he’s having fun.
Nostalgia, ultra. Continue reading
Paramore has one of the most amazing frontwomen in recent pop/rock history and the newly uploaded footage of Hayley Williams mastering their latest single, “Still Into You,” in one take is proof of that. Williams brought her iPhone with her to the studio and recorded herself laying down vocals for the track last year. Paramore is holding a “Paraoke” so Williams thought uploading her first take would inspire fans to submit theirs, but if anything this makes me want to keep my shaky vocals to myself. Continue reading
When you have a no. 1 single you can kind of do whatever you want. Robin Thicke and Pharrell performed “Blurred Lines” at the Myspace relaunch party earlier this week and the performance aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Not only did the boys recreate the video with Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo, but they brought out Miley Cyrus and another one of Pharrell’s artists, “Lolita” singer Leah Labelle, to party on stage during the performance.
Thicke revealed the tracklistng and relase date for Blurred Lines today. In addition to an appearance from Pharrell and T.I., the album will feature Kendrick Lamar (becasue, duh) when it’s released on July 30.
Check out the performance, recreated video and album tracklisting below! Continue reading
Alicia Keys works as a Las Vegas showgirl and a bar singer in “Tears Always Wins.” In the newly released video, Keys spends most of her time on stage performing, but life gets lonely when she leaves work and must deal with missing her lover and sleeping alone in motels. The clip, directed by Robert Hales, is beautifully shot and Keys is styled amazingly as she works and wonders through the busy city.
“Tears Always Win” is Keys’ latest single from Girl on Fire. Continue reading
When Kylie Minogue dropped “Skirt” on her 45th birthday last month I literally kept the song on repeat for a week. The fiery dance track, written by The-Dream, is pretty flawless if you ask me and today the singer released the lyric video for the sultry summer jam. Minogue doesn’t actually drop her
skirt dress as the song suggests, but she does lay on the floor and bathroom counter and gives a series of sexy poses, so I’m guessing fans will still be pretty pleased with the stop motion clip. Continue reading
Before she went by Skylar Grey she was known by her real name Holly Brook and one of my favorite songs from her under her former moniker is “Heavy.” Compared to her newer, darker material, “Heavy” is a gentle piano ballad in which the songstress sings almost completely in her head voice. If anything, “Heavy” is further proof that Grey has always been an amazing songwriter. “Heavy” was featured on Like Blood Like Honey, but the album came and went without garnering much attention so, prior to her image and name change, Grey was known mostly as the girl that sang the hook on Fort Minor’s “Where’d You Go.”
7 years later, Grey is currently preparing to release her latest project, Don’t Look Down. Continue reading