Archive for the First Listen Category

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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Watch: Bruce Springsteen Performs ‘Royals’ By Lorde In New Zealand

"I rule in my fantasy"
You can call him 'Queen Bee'

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 :)

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First Listen: Danja Releases 3 Previously Unreleased Britney Spears Demo Songs

Songs meant for 'Circus' & 'Britney Jean' and a HOT remix
This is What Could've Been

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.

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First Listen: Justin Bieber Releases A New Song Titled ‘Broken’

Featuring his homedawg Blake Kelly
"I cannot be broken"

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.

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Watch/Listen: Miley Cyrus Teams Up With Cedric Gervais For A Remix Of ‘Adore You’

Clubby
Miley Cyrus vs. Cedric Gervais

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.

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