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First Listen: Justin Bieber Returns With The Release Of His New Single ‘What Do You Mean?’

He's back
Return of The Biebs

For the past year or so, Justin Bieber has been mostly out of the music spotlight due to various acts of questionable behavior that led to multiple arrests, criminal charges and public apologies. Now that the dust has settled a bit, JB has decided that time is right to make his return to the music world with the release of a new song titled What Do You Mean? For the past month, Bieber has enlisted the aid of his very famous friends to countdown to the release of this new song today and at last, it’s here. Click the embed above to watch the lyric video for What Do You Mean? and get your first listen of Justin‘s new music. Enough time has passed that his bad boy behavior is mostly forgotten and totally forgiven so now his focus can be on music again. As for this new single, what do you think? Does this mid-tempo, pseudo-electro pop track have the potential to be a hit? Do you like it? Are y’all happy for the return of Justin Bieber?

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First Listen: Demi Lovato’s New Song ‘Confident’ Leaks To The Internets

Cool for the Autumn

Back in June, Demi Lovato‘s smash summer hit Cool For The Summer made its debut online just a few weeks before the official music video was unleashed … almost immediately making it my fave song of the summer. Today we get our first listen of Demi‘s next offering, a song titled Confident which has made its early debut online (eg. it leaked). As I understand it, Confident was originally meant to be the song that Demi was going to release this summer (which was replaced by Cool For The Summer) so it makes sense that it would be the next song to come from her forthcoming new album. Click below to hear Confident and get your first listen of Demi‘s next HIT song. More »

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Listen: JoJo Has Released Her Long-Awaited ‘Tringle’ Which Features 3 NEW SONGS!

Listen to 'Save My Soul', 'Say Love' and 'When Love Hurts' NOW!

It’s only been about 95 years since R&B singer JoJo has been legally able to release music but the wait is FINALLY over, OMG. After many years of legal wrangling which forced JoJo into professional music silence, she is BACK with a new single which features 3 new songs for our listening pleasure. This “tringle” titled III. is out today and comes with the songs Save My Soul, Say Love and When Love Hurts. You can hear all 3 songs in full below and get your first taste of the first new JoJo music in eons. As you can plainly hear, JoJo still sounds absolutely amazing … have a listen. More »

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Watch: Lana Del Rey Releases A New Song Titled ‘Terrence Loves You’, Releases The Album Artwork For ‘Honeymoon’

'Honeymoon' is available for pre-order now

Lana Del Rey will release her new album, Honeymoon, on September 18 (and it is available for pre-order now) but before the album drops, she wants us to hear another track from the album beforehand. LDR has released the official audio for her song Terrance Loves You, which is the third song to be released from Honeymoon (previously she has released High By the Beach and the album’s title track). As you can hear below, Terrence Loves You is very reminiscent of the slower ballads that made LDR a star, which — coupled with the songs High By the Beach and Honeymoon — begins to show that she doesn’t stray far from the dreamy music style that is famous for. Click below to hear Terrence Loves You in full and check out the official album art for Lana‘s imminent new album Honeymoon. More »

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First Listen: Janet Jackson Previews A New Song Titled ‘The Great Forever’, Confirms ‘Unbreakable’ Album Title

The album should be dropping soon

Just about a month ago, we got to see the official music video for Janet Jackson‘s new single No Sleeep, the first from her forthcoming new album Unbreakable. Today we get to hear a short snippet of the second song from her album, a track titled The Great Forever, which JJ previewed on her official Twitter profile. Janet‘s tweet featured a lyric sheet for The Great Forever (seen below), which also confirms officially the title of her new album. It is believed that Janet‘s album will be released in time for the start of her Unbreakable World Tour, which kicks off at the end of this month so … we should be hearing more from Janet really soon. Click below to hear this sample of The Great Forever and see the latest that JJ has to share from her new album. More »

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Listen: Ryan Adams Shares A Clip Of His Rendition Of ‘Shake It Off’ By Taylor Swift

CAN THIS ALBUM COME OUT ALREADY?!

Thus far, in the recording process of his version of Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album, Ryan Adams has given us previews of his renditions of Out of the Woods, Bad Blood, Style and Blank Space. Today, because he just LOVES to tease us, Ryan shares a clip of his rendition of Taylor‘s song Shake It Off, just about one year after she released the song herself. Altho we know that Ryan has recorded and produces a rough mix of his version of 1989, we still don’t know when (or if) we will ever get to hear the finished product. This clip of Shake It Off only makes my desire for the album’s release even stronger. Have a listen below. More »

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Listen: Ryan Adams Releases Clips Of His Taylor Swift Covers ‘Style’ & ‘Blank Space’, Has Finished Mixing His Recording Of ’1989′

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After we learned earlier this month that Ryan Adams is recording his own version of Taylor Swift‘s album 1989, he shared with the world clips of his renditions of her songs Out Of The Woods and Bad Blood. Today we get to hear clips from his covers of the songs Style and Blank Space from his 1989 recording sessions. We also learn today that his recording of 1989 has a “rough mix” now, which means that once mastered … the album SHOULD be ready for release … I hope. At this point, we still don’t know what will come of Ryan‘s recordings of Taylor‘s songs but OMG, he better release them all in full. For now, let’s enjoy the clips below of Ryan Adams‘s version of Taylor Swift‘s songs Style and Blank Space. More »

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Listen: Chvrches Releases A Lyric Video For Their New Song ‘Never Ending Circles’

The second song from their new album 'Every Open Eye'
"Here's to never ending circles"

Last month we learned that the band Chvrches is readying the release of their sophomore album Every Open Eye, due out in September, and we got our first listen of the first song from the album … a track titled Leave A Trace. Today we get to hear the second song from their new album and it is as gloriously perfect as the song we heard last month. The lyric video for Never Ending Circles is embedded above for your listening pleasure and as you can hear, it is so perfectly Chvrches, I can’t even. The music, the lyrics, Lauren‘s voice … perfect, perfect, perfect. This is the music I want to hear from Chvrches and I’m so glad they are giving us what we want. I know I am going to be obsessed with Every Open Eye when it is released. Until then, I’ll just gush and fawn over Never Ending Circles. Ugh, it is so good. Please enjoy.

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Listen: Ryan Adams Previews His Version Of Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’

"Love love love this song. Heartbreaker sounding version."

Earlier this week, we learned that singer/songwriter Ryan Adams started recording his version of Taylor Swift‘s album 1989 as if it were performed by the members of The Smiths. A day later, we got to hear a snippet of his rendition of her song Out of the Woods. Today we get another update from Ryan on the recording process of his version of 1989 and we get to hear samples of his rendition of her song Bad Blood. As you can read below, Ryan‘s final mastered version of Bad Blood appears to be completed and based on what we can hear from his preview, he is certainly on track for creating a stunning piece of musical mastery. More »

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First Listen: Lana Del Rey’s New Song ‘High By The Beach’ Leaks To The Internets

From her upcoming new album 'Honeymoon'

Back in June, Lana Del Rey released the title track from her upcoming new album Honeymoon, giving us our first taste of the new era of LDR music. Today we get to hear a new song titled High By The Beach which is intended to be the official first single of the Honeymoon album. Altho the song is scheduled for release on August 10, it has made its way online a bit early as tends to be the case when new music is released. As you can hear below, the song is very much an Lana Del Rey song in both tone and lyrical content. Have a listen and hear what LDR‘s new single sounds like. More »

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