Right Here, Right Now
We are one week away from the worldwide release of Kylie Minogue‘s new album Kiss Me Once but today — right here, right now on Pink is the new Blog — you can stream IN FULL Kylie‘s new album. All 11 songs of Kiss Me Once are available below, courtesy of Ms. Minogue, and as you can hear for yourselves, it’s an ambitious pop effort. As you may know, this album is Kylie‘s first since joining Jay Z‘s Roc Nation management team and it features songs written/produced by folks like Pharrell, Stargate and Sia — who also executively produced Kiss Me Once with Kylie herself. Click below and have a listen. I know I’ll be listening to this album stream for the next week as I count down the days to album release day. Please enjoy. More »
Last Summer, producer Timbaland announced that he was planning to release previously unheard music from Michael Jackson by year’s end but no album, no single has been released. Apparently, the project was sanctioned by Epic Records honcho L.A. Reid but for some reason, nothing has yet come from those plans. Today, tho, we get to hear a snippet of a new song titled Slave to the Rhythm that teases Timbaland‘s involvement in this project. As you can hear below, the song definitely features MJ‘s vocals … but is this Timbaland produced song worthy of release? Have a listen. More »
And it's pretty damn sick
Jennifer Lopez is hellbent on winning back the fans who fell in love with her music when she first burst onto the scene back in the late 90s because today, she has unleashed one of the hottest songs she’s released in probably the past 10 years. J. Lo teamed up with rapper French Montana for a new song titled I Luh Ya Papi (which is Spanglish, I believe, for I love you Daddy) and as you can hear in the video embedded above, she comes on strong with this return to her old urban sound. The song sounds deceptively simple but after one listen, I’m already hooked. Give it a listen, see what you think. I am now even more excited for the release of her next album. If this is a sign of what’s to come, I will be very happy to return to the J. Lo fold.
'I'll Remember You'
Earlier this week we got to hear 3 unreleased demo songs that were produced by Danja for Britney Spears but were never used in any official capacity. Today we get to hear another demo song, this one produced by Bloodshy and Avant (the geniuses responsible for Toxic), that was also never used on an official release. As I understand it, Bloodshy and Avant worked up this song, I’ll Remember You, for Britney Jean but for whatever reason, it didn’t make the cut. The song has been reworked into a version called simply You and will be released by a different artist … which TOTALLY SUCKS because, IMHO, this song would’ve sounded great on Britney Jean. Click the video embedded above to hear this demo song in full. Keep in mind, it sounds a bit pitchy and tinny because it’s just a demo but you can deffo hear the potential for it to have been a great song for our dear Britney. Sigh. Ah well.
"I rule in my fantasy"
The legendary Bruce Springsteen performed a concert at the Mt. Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand last night (well tonight there, last night here) and he decided to pay homage to one of New Zealand’s own by performing a cover of Lorde‘s world-wide smash hit single Royals. Yes, Bruce covered Lorde … as only Bruce can do. Naturally, he amended the lyrics a little bit to suit his needs but for the most part, he did his best to pay tribute to Lorde‘s Grammy award-winning song … much to her glee, I’m sure. Click the embed above to watch Bruce‘s cover of Royals and see what you think of his take on Lorde‘s song. As far as compliments go, this seems like a pretty significant one … I’m quite certain that Lorde is pretty pleased with herself right now :)
Songs meant for 'Circus' & 'Britney Jean' and a HOT remix
Ever since Britney Spears put out the KILLER album Blackout, which was mostly produced by the brilliant producer Danja (real name Floyd Nathaniel Hills), fans have been clamoring for more Britney and Danja collaborations. It was rumored that Danja would be producing some of the songs on Britney‘s latest album Britney Jean (the talk was that the album would sound like a Blackout II) but when will.i.am was named the album’s executive producer, that plan got nixed. Today, as a special treat for longtime fans of Britney/Danja, the producer reveals for us 3 demo songs that he worked on for Britney but were never released. Click the embed above to watch video of Danja explaining that one of the songs was intended for Britney‘s Circus album, one song was intended for Britney Jean and the third song is a remix of Hot As Ice. You can hear each of these three songs above and get an idea for what could’ve been had Danja been allowed to produce for Britney again. Danja remains hopeful (as do I) that he will work with Britney again in the future. Hearing these previously unheard demos makes me even more anxious for Brit and Danja to collaborate again.
Featuring his homedawg Blake Kelly
Justin Bieber has unleashed a new song titled Broken upon the world. As you can hear in the embed above, the song features vocals by Blake Kelly. For all you Beliebers, you are very welcome for the song. For everyone else, my sincerest apologies.
Last December, Miley Cyrus released her sexy ballad Adore You which garnered much attention because of how porny the video looked. Today, Miley drops a remix of Adore You that amps up the tempo of her ballad and turns it into a clubby dance track. Cedric Gervais is responsible for this remix and I have to day … I much prefer the song as an uptempo song to dance to. Click the embed above to hear the Miley Cyrus vs. Cedric Gervais remix of Adore You and see if it makes you want to dance. The video features all of the supersexy scenes that are included in the original music video for Adore You so you may want to watch with caution. Please enjoy.
Yesterday we got to hear a tiny portion of Kylie Minogue‘s new duet with fellow popstar Enrique Iglesias in the Kiss Me Once album sampler that I posted and today we get to hear a much longer portion of the song. Beautiful will be included both on Kylie‘s new album Kiss Me Once and on Enrique‘s new album Sex and Love and as you can hear above, the pair make beautiful music together (har har). Honestly, I’m not really crazy of the use of auto-tune in parts of the song but the lyrics are sweet and I can hear how this may turn out to be a really great ballad. I’d love to hear a more stripped down version of the song without the audio manipulation but, I guess, this is what the song will sound like in the final album version. Have a listen above and see what you think.
Preview every song on Kylie's new album
Kylie Minogue will drop her new album Kiss Me Once on March 18 and to get us all excited for its release, she is giving us an album sampler that lets us preview the 11 songs on the standard version of her album. As you already know, Kylie has released the album’s first single Into The Blue but to tide us over until the entirety of her Kiss Me Once album is released, she gives us snippets of the songs on her album in the video embedded above. Take a listen and see what you think. It’s hard to judge an album based on snippets but I am happy to say that I like what I hear thus far. The sound is classic Kylie but with an updated feel, exactly what she is hoping to go for, I think. Sample Kiss Me Once above and then let me know what you think below.