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First Listen: Tori Amos Releases Her New Single ‘Trouble’s Lament’

"Hey Ginger, Danger's loose behind his wheels"
"Trouble needs a home girls, Trouble needs a home."

Yesterday we got our first look at the cover art for Tori Amos‘s new single Trouble’s Lament, the first from her upcoming new album Unrepentant Geraldines which is due out on May 13. Today we FINALLY get to hear new music from Tori! Click the video embedded above to hear Trouble’s Lament in full and get your first taste of this new era of Tori Amos music. After a few listens (well, about 25, actually), I can honestly say that I am in LOVE with this new song. If this single is representative of the whole album, then I think longtime Tori fans are going to be very happy. The song sounds like it would fit in nicely on Tori‘s masterpiece album Scarlett’s Walk. Have a listen above then click below to read a quote from Tori about the inspiration behind Trouble’s Lament. More »

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‘P. Diddy’ Will Become ‘Puff Daddy’ Again For His New Album ‘MMM’

"You can go to any hood, bet they know me"

Sean P. Diddy Combs has decided that in honor of the release of his firs solo album since 2006 he is going to revert back to his old name as Sean Puff Daddy Combs. Puffy is readying the release of a new album titled MMM and is teasing his new single Big Homie with the preview video you can see below. It’s unclear if this name change will be a permanent one or if Puff Daddy will only exist for the duration of his next music era but it sounds like it might be time to give a Peace the Spork Out to Diddy and welcome back with open arm the original Puff Daddy. More »

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First Listen: Sia Releases A BIG New Pop Song Titled ‘Chandelier’

The famed songwriter keeps a hit for herself
"Help me, I'm holding on for dear life"

Singer/songwriter Sia, who has made a name for herself in recent years for penning MASSIVE pop songs for stars like Beyoncé (Standing on the Sun), Rihanna (Diamonds), Britney Spears (Perfume) and more, has released a new single that she recorded herself. That’s right, Sia finally decided to keep and release one of her big pop songs for herself. The song is titled Chandelier and it can be heard in full by clicking the embed above. If you like what you hear, and I think you will LOVE what you hear, you can head over to iTunes HERE and download a copy of the song for yourselves. Does Chandelier mark a new beginning for Sia’s own singing career? Stay tuned.

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First Listen: Justin Bieber Shares A Snippet Of His New Song ‘Life Is Worth Living’

"So live another day"

Justin Bieber, who has been the talk lately since video of his ridiculous deposition testimony made its way to the Internets this week, appears to be trying to get things back on track with the recording of his next album. JB has been bizzy in the recording studio as of late and today shares with the world a snippet of a new song that he’s working on titled Life Is Worth Living. The Biebs posted this song snippet on his official Instagram profile, but you can hear the clip in full below. More »

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First Listen: Prince & Zooey Deschanel Release Their Song ‘FALLINLOVE2NITE’

As featured last month on 'New Girl'

Remember last month when Prince made a guest appearance on the Fox TV series New Girl on the episode that aired directly after the Super Bowl? If so, you may recall that Prince performed a new song on the show titled FALLINLOVE2NITE and that song featured New Girl star Zooey Deschanel on guest vocals. Today we get to hear FALLINLOVE2NIGHT in full, courtesy of I Heart Radio. Altho we have no information regarding a new album from Prince, it’s very possible that this new track will be featured on Prince‘s new album … er, if there is a new album on the way. Click below, have a listen to Prince‘s duet with Zooey. More »

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Listen: Daft Punk Teams Up With Jay Z On A Song Titled ‘Computerized’

"Everyone will be computerized"

A previously unreleased (possible demo) Daft Punk song titled Computerized has leaked its way to the Internets and as you can hear below, it features Jay Z on guest vocals. It’s unknown when the song was recorded nor is the song’s production credit known but it is rumored that Kanye West may have had a hand in the song’s creation. The song sounds like it would’ve fit nicely on the Daft Punk soundtrack for the 2010 movie Tron: Legacy but because the song’s recording history is unknown, we can’t be sure what the song was originally intended for. Click below to have a listen to Computerized and hear what Jay Z sounds like when he raps over a Daft Punk track. More »

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First Listen: Kylie Minogue Streams Her New Album ‘Kiss Me Once’ In Full

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 »

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First Listen: Timbaland Releases A Snippet Of A New Michael Jackson Song Titled ‘Slave To The Rhythm’

Timbaland Thursdays

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 »

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First Listen: Jennifer Lopez Unleashes A New Song Titled ‘I Luh Ya Papi’

And it's pretty damn sick
I Luh Ya Luh Ya Luh Ya Luh Ya Papi

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.

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Listen: Here Is A Britney Spears Demo, Produced By Bloodshy And Avant, That Was Rejected From ‘Britney Jean’

'I'll Remember You'
An unearthed treasure

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.

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