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You + Me cover Sade's "No Ordinary Love"

You + Me cover Sade’s “No Ordinary Love”

When I saw “No Ordinary Love” listed as a track on You + Me’s debut album rose ave. I hoped it was a cover of Sade’s 1992 hit. And, luckily, it was.

The duo, comprised of Pink and Dallas Green (aka City and Colour), delivered a bleak cover of the song atop a piano backing for their version, which they recently performed live in Santa Monica, California.

Obviously, it has nothing on the original, but the two singers’ voices blend well together. It’s quite beautiful.

It’s enough to make me miss The Civil Wars. You + Me sound good, but the new folk duo doesn’t have the chemistry that the now defunct group had. Their connection was palpable.

rose ave. is in stores now. Continue reading

RCA

RCA

Side projects are nice for many reasons. They allow fans to hear new music from their favorite artists that may not be in the same genre or sound that they’re used to. This is the case for Pink and Dallas Green’s (aka City and Colour) new side project. Under the name You + Me the duo will release their first joint album, rose ave. next week.

The album is a lot different than the massive kiss-off pop anthems we’ve grown used to from Pink, but that’s a part of it’s appeal. As much as I love Pink, her singles were beginning to get redundant. This is the perfect way to deliver a new sound and put some distance between her solo projects.

The folk-leaning album features minimal instrumentation that captures both Pink and Green’s beautiful voices and lyrics.

The album is currently streaming on iTunes leading up to it’s Oct. 14 release date.

It features a cover of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love” so you have to listen to this project. It’s not even optional at this point.

Stream the 10 tracks that make up rose ave. here.

RCA

RCA

Speaking of artists announcing new albums and taking a subtler approach sonically, Pink has announced a new album and released a new song this morning, too. But, it’s not a solo effort. She’s joined forces with Dallas Green aka City and Colour to form the duo You + Me.

We don’t know much about how the duo joined forces to create their forthcoming album, titled rose ave., but we do know the project will be released on Oct. 14. It will feature 10 new tracks, including one that is named after the group.

“You + Me” is a folkish cut that features City and Colour echoing Pink over twangy riffs and acoustic guitar chords.

“You can be flawed enough but perfect for a person. Someone who will be there when you start to fall apart. Guiding your direction when you’re riding through the dark,” the two sing during the song’s hook.

It’s sweet love song that showcases the best of what both artists have to offer.

Collaborative albums like this are always great treats for both of the artists’ fan bases because they offer music that the artists may not have released separately. Continue reading

CBS

CBS

For the most part the 56th annual Grammy Awards was a snooze fest, packed with mediocre performances. The night kicked off with a much anticipated performance from Beyonce and Jay Z. This was the first live performance from Beyonce since she dropped her fifth studio album in Dec., but the “Drunk In Love’ songstress left much to be desired, even with a “surfboard” breakdown.

The best performances of the night occurred when stars teamed up to collaborate with one another. Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons performed “m.A.A.d. city” and a new version of “Radioactive,” while Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Queen Latifah, Madonna and Mary Lambert married over thirty couples to “Same Love.”

Watch some of the performances and tell me what the highlight of the show was for you below! Continue reading

Pink and Nate Ruess in "Just Give Me A Reason" video

Pink and Nate Ruess in “Just Give Me A Reason” video

Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Pink and fun.’s Nate Ruess, and more will perform at the 56th Grammy Awards in January. The award show announced the first group of performers this morning.

Imagine Dragons, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton are also scheduled to hit the stage when the awards show airs on CBS on Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. EST.

This will be Daft Punk’s first televised performance since performing together at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008.

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Miley Cyrus in "Wrecking Ball" video

Miley Cyrus in “Wrecking Ball” video

Miley Cyrus and Rihanna pull double duty on Vevo’s Top Ten Most Played Videos of 2013 list. Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” tops the list with over 396 million views and “We Can’t Stop” follows the Bangerz single, coming in at number two. Rihanna snagged the fourth and eighth spot on the list with “Diamonds” and “Stay,” respectively.

The list is based on Vevo’s view counts, in addition to statistics from AOL, YouTube and Yahoo.

One Direction, Naughty Boy, Robin Thicke and Will.I.Am also landed on the list. Find out how they ranked and what other artists had popular videos this year below!!! Continue reading

Pink in "The Truth About Love" video

Pink in “The Truth About Love” video

Pink’s The Truth About Love was released over a year ago, but the singer is still promoting the project. The singer released a video comprised of tour footage for “Walk This Way” yesterday.

The Truth About Love tour footage shows Pink dancing and flipping around stage, bringing some fun to the song about doing the embarrassing walk of shame the morning after a spontaneous hookup.

I was hoping for a two-part video for “Slut Like You” and “Walk of Shame,” but this was a fun way to promote the album and tour.

Pink will be touring in Canada and the U.S. throughout the rest of the year. Continue reading

Miguel covers "Just Like A Pill" on Fifi & Jules

Miguel covers “Just Like A Pill” on Fifi & Jules

Doesn’t a headline like that make you super excited?!

Miguel stopped by the Fifi and Jules show while in Australia and performed an acoustic cover of Pink’s “Just Like A Pill.” Miguel’s vocals are sultry and inviting, as usual, but, unfortunately, he didn’t know the words and even his cell phone couldn’t help him keep up at times.

Here’s to hoping he tries this again once he’s learned the words, because this could really be something cool. Continue reading

Pink in "True Love" video

Pink in “True Love” video

Pink’s husband Carey Hart should be used to making appearances in her music videos by now, but another Hart made an appearance in the “True Love” video, outshining both of her parents. Willow Sage Hart appears in the video playing with her toys and her parents, before footage of Pink performing and assaulting her husband with flower petals is shown. Lily Allen Rose Cooper also makes an appearance in the video, angrily chopping vegetables.

It’s probably the cutest thing you’ll see all day. Continue reading

Pink & Nate Ruess (of fun.) in “Just Give Me A Reason” Video

Last year, Grammy nominated artists Pink and Nate Ruess (of fun.) teamed up for the emotion-driven single “Just Give Me A Reason.” Today, Pink released a video for the new single from her sixth studio album The Truth About Love. In the clip, Pink and Ruess sing to each other of a love gone wrong, in between shots of Pink and her lover (played be her real life hubby Carey Hart) floating on a bed. It’s beautiful, and artsy. We’d expect no less from Pink.

The Truth About Love is nominated alongside fun.’s Some Nights for Best Pop Vocal Album at this year’s Grammys. fun. is also set to take the stage and perform when the show airs on Feb. 10.

Watch the “Just Give Me A Reason” video below and share your thoughts! Continue reading

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