Okay, Drake Is Kind Of Winning Right Now
We just saw Drizzy Drake on the new cover of GQ magazine and one thing he talked about in his interview was his drive and focus when it comes to his work. I don’t think anyone out there can honestly say that Drake doesn’t put in work. I mean, little Jimmy from Degrassi coulda chilled out a long time ago and just rode the child star wave but he’s done a helluva lot more than that. His new album is coming out in September and we’ve already heard a few tracks that I really like… mainly that Girls Love Beyoncé song. Whew! And now we have four new songs and an official album release date! Click inside for more!
Back to Basics
The Backstreet Boys won’t release their new album until July 30 but today we get our first listen of their new song In a World Like This which will be featured on the group’s upcoming album. As you can hear in the embed above, BSB is taking things back to their roots of good old fashioned ballad crooning … and I think the song works really well as a laid back summertime single. Give it a listen, see what you think. Doesn’t this sound like the BSB that we come to know and lurve?
'Symphony In H'
So … Kanye West just this week released his new album Yeezus just a couple of days after Jay-Z announced to the world that he is releasing a new album titled Magna Carta Holy Grail early next month … which means that Ye and Jay have got the lock on the biggest rap music releases this year … right? Not necessarily. A minute and a half long snippet of a new song by Eminem titled Symphony in H has made its way to the Internets today. Click below to get your first listen of this portion of the new track and find out when we’ll be able to hear the song in full. More »
What's Good for the Goose ...
John Mayer is back and he’s got a new song that he wants to share with the world. Mayer‘s new single is titled Paper Doll and the just released lyric video for the song features that crazy lady Joanna Rohrback who rose to viral fame a few weeks ago as the Prancercise lady. While that, in and of itself, is kinda blogworthy and interesting, it’s the lyrics to the song that are getting all of the attention today. Taylor Swift famously wrote a song about John Mayer once upon a time … and it’s possible that this new song is a song about her. HMMM. Click the embed above to hear the song while watching the lyric video, then click below to read the lyrics and see what you think. More »
The First Single from her new album 'Matangi'
M.I.A. is back with a riotous new single titled Bring the Noize, her first from her upcoming new album Matangi. M.I.A. teased the single release on her official Twitter account last week and today she lays it on us. The song doesn’t sound all that different from the kind of music she’s released in the past … which may or may not be a good thing. Click below to hear Bring the Noize in full and get a taste of what’s to come when M.I.A. unleashes her new album later this year. More »
"People will be surprised with this album. It's really different"
Our dear Britney Spears debuted officially her new single Ooh La La on the On Air with Ryan Seacrest morning show on KIIS FM here in LA just moments ago and while that in and of itself is great news, she also spoke a bit about her upcoming 8th album … and revealed WHEN IT WILL BE RELEASED! The embed above features the final mastered audio of Ooh La La, the lead single from The Smurfs 2 soundtrack due out next month, which doesn’t sound all that different from the leaked “demo” version that hit the Internets in May. Click the embed above to give the song a listen … then click below to learn more about Britney‘s new album from our dear Brit Brit herself. More »
His Own Direction
Harry Styles, 1/5th of the wildly popular pop group One Direction, has teamed up with fellow British singer Sam McCarthy on a new song that is being touted as Harry‘s solo debut. The song, Don’t Let Me Go, made its way to the Internets yesterday and appears to be doing well with fans of 1D and Styles specifically. Harry has yet to comment publicly on the track but his collaborator Sam McCarthy took to Twitter to thank folks for the positive response:
Click the embed above to hear Harry‘s solo debut and see what you think. Are you impressed? Do you think this means that Harry is ready to leave the One Direction down one member so he can go his own way?
Another New Song From 'Yeezus'
Last month we learned that Kanye West was the featured musical performer at the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala and today we get to see video from his live performance for the first time. Vogue.com just made the video available today and it features West‘s performance of a new song titled Cold, which will appear on his upcoming new album Yeezus. I believe this is the first time anyone who did not attend the Met Gala has gotten to hear this particular new song. Click the embed above and give the video a look, give the song a listen. Do you like what you see/hear?
Take A Listen
Kelly Rowland will drop her new album Talk A Good Game a week from now and altho she has already given us our first listen of some amazing music from the album already, today we get to hear another new track in full. Back in May, when the tracklist for Talk A Good Game was released, we first learned that Kelly teamed up with Wiz Khalifa on a song titled Gone. Click below to hear this song in full and find out which classic song she sampled for the track. More »
“I just talked to Jesus, and he said, ‘What’s up, Yeezus?’"
Birthday boy Kanye West was among the featured performers at the 2013 Governor’s Ball on Randall Island in NY this weekend and he used the opportunity to debut new music that will appear on his forthcoming new album Yeezus, due out this month. Kanye performed his new tracks New Slaves and Black Skinhead but he also performed a brand new song titled I Am A God. I suppose it should come as no surprise that a man that would name his album Yeezus would pen a song titled I Am A God. The embed above features a long clip of the track with my favorite line of lyrics being:
I just talked to Jesus
he said, ‘What’s up, Yeezus?’
and I said, ‘Shit, I’m chillin’
trying to stack these millions.
Honestly, based on what I hear from this live performance, I dig the track … a lot. I like all of the new music that we’ve heard thus far that will appear on West‘s upcoming new album, so, yeah … I’m excited to hear more. What do y’all think of I Am A God? Are you impressed?
UPDATE: Kanye West debuted another new song, reportedly titled On Site, in his performance which you can watch below. More »