Archive for the First Listen Category

First Listen: Jennifer Lopez’s New Single ‘First Love’ Leaks To The Internets

"You're makin' me feel so fly"

Jennifer Lopez was due to officially release her new single First Love tomorrow but as is usually the case these days, the song has made its way to the Internets a bit early. First Love is the second single from her forthcoming new album, due out in June. The song was written by the amazing Max Martin and as you can hear below, it’s a fun pop single worthy of single release. Have a listen. More »

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First Listen: Justin Bieber Releases A New Song Titled ‘We Were Born For This’

"Your love doesn't go unrecognized"

The SirBizzle Soundcloud page strikes again with the release of a new Justin Bieber song titled We Were Born For This. As you may recall, JB released another new song titled Hard 2 Face Reality over the weekend and today he drops another new song as well. Either Justin is so in love with his new music that he cannot WAIT to let fans hear it OR he’s sitting on these songs that will never be released officially and he figured it’d be a good idea to release them online in this manner. Whatever the case may be, the release of these new songs is a boon for Belibers the world over. Have a listen below of this new Bieber track. More »

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Watch: Robyn Teams Up With Röyksopp For ‘Do It Again’ (And It’s AWESOME)

How Swede It Is
"One more time / Let's DO IT AGAIN"

Swedish pop star Robyn has teamed up with Norwegian duo Röyksopp for a mini-album titled Do It Again, set for release on May 26. Today we get to see the just-released lyric video for the title track that shows just how epic this pairing truly is. Click the embed above to watch this video for Do It Again, then click below to hear a snippet of another new song titled Monument and learn about this fun mini-album headed our way. More »

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First Listen: Justin Bieber Releases A New Song Titled ‘Hard 2 Face Reality’

With Poo Bear

Awwww snap. Justin Bieber just dropped a new track on the world and as you can hear below, it’s a mellow R&B jam full of awwwws and oooohs. This new track, Hard 2 Face Reality, is a collaborative effort that JB did with his songwriter BFF Poo Bear (né Jason Boyd) and seems to have been released as a one off. The song was debuted on Justin‘s semi-official Soundcloud page attributed to Sir Bizzle so, yeah, he deffo wants us to hear this track. Click below, have a listen, see what you think. More »

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First Listen: Ariana Grande Debuts ‘Problem’ LIVE At The Radio Disney Music Awards

The World Premiere
First Listen

Earlier this month we learned that pop newcomer Ariana Grande has teamed up with Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea for her new single Problem, the first from her forthcoming sophomore album. A few days later, we got our first listen of the song when Ariana shared a snippet of music on Instagram. The song isn’t due for official release until tomorrow but she did world premiere the song last night in a live performance at The Radio Disney Music Awards. Sporting a pair of cute glitter Mickey Mouse ears, Ariana performed Problem in full (Iggy Azalea did not perform with her, tho). The song features the same horny horns saxophone sound that Paula Abdul utilized in her song Vibeology way back in 1991 so, duh, I love it. Check out Ariana‘s live performance of Problem above. Do you like?

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First Listen: Lily Allen Namechecks Rihanna, Lorde, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga & More In Her New Single ‘Sheezus’

Plus, check out the 'Sheezus' album tracklisting
She is Risen

Back in February Lily Allen announced that her new album would be named Sheezus and in March she dropped the music video for her most recent single Our Time. Today we get our first look/listen of the title track of Lily‘s new album which, as you can hear above, namechecks a few of Allen‘s popstar contemporaries … Beyoncé, Lorde, Katy Perry, etc. The song is a slower jam (produced by DJ Dahi), the lyrics are fantastic (I’ll take the hits, roll with the punches / I’ll get back up, it’s not as if I’ve never done this / But then again, the game is changing / Can’t just come back, jump on the mic and do the same thing) and the video itself is kinda freaky. Sheezus has risen, y’all. After you watch the video above, click below to see the full tracklisting for the Sheezus album which hits stores on May 6 here in the US. More »

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First Listen: Beyoncé Features On The New Boots Song ‘Dreams’

Beyoncé‘s BFF producer Boots (who worked on much of Bey‘s new album) has just dropped a single titled Dreams and, wouldn’t you know it, Ms. Bey is featured on the track as well. Beyoncé sings back-up and one verse on dreams but Boots is the real star of this song. The track is a sexy slow jam which should appeal to folks who are into that kind of thing (I’m more of a club-banger, high energy song fan but even I enjoy this song). Have a listen below and get to know Boots. More »

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First Listen: Courtney Love Returns With A New Song Titled ‘You Know My Name’

The Double A Side
"I'll never change"

Earlier this month, Courtney Love announced that the original members of Hole would be reuniting and then had to backtrack on that announcement because, apparently, she spoke too soon. Undaunted, Courtney is moving forward with the release of her own solo music and today delivers unto us a new song titled You Know My Name. This new track will be featured on a double A side single along with the song Wedding Day, set for release on May 4. Click above to get your first listen of C. Love‘s new music. I must admit, her voice sounds very strong — which I like very much — but I’ll have to listen to the song a few times to get a better sense for it overall. What do you think?

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First Listen: Miranda Kerr Makes Her Singing Debut On A Duet With Bobby Fox

'You're The Boss'
Miranda's Singing Debut

Yesterday we got our first listen of supermodel Gisele Bündchen singing the Blondie hit Heart of Glass in a new ad campaign video for H&M. Today we get to hear fellow supermodel Miranda Kerr making her singing debut on the new single You’re The Boss by Irish singer Bobby Fox. You’re The Best was a duet famously recorded by Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret, so clearly Bobby and Miranda are going for that same sexy vibe. Click the embed above to have a listen and see what you think of Miranda‘s singing ability.

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First Listen: Ariana Grande Teases Her New Single ‘Promise’ On Instagram

Her duet with Iggy Azalea

A few days ago we got to see the cover art for Ariana Grande‘s new single Promise, which is set for release on April 27, and today we get our first taste of the song itself. Ariana posted a short video clip on her official Instagram profile that features a portion of the lyric video for the song. As you may know, Promise features guest vocals by Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea but this clip only features Ariana‘s vocals. Have a listen, get a taste below. More »

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