Archive for the First Listen Category

First Listen: Danity Kane Drops A HOT New Song Titled ‘Lemonade’

Quench your THIRST right here

Back in January we got to hear the “comeback single” by Danity Kane titled Bye Baby and while that song didn’t really set the airwaves on fire we get to hear today DK‘s new song Lemonade which is a SICK new song. Lemonade features Tyga on guest vocals and, honestly, is the best song that Danity Kane has released in years … possibly, the best song of their career. I am a HUGE fan of the DK single Damaged (from their Welcome to the Dollhouse album which came out in 2008) but Lemonade has just become my fave DK song of all time. Have a listen. More »

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First Listen: Mariah Carey Debuts Her New Song ‘You Don’t Know What To Do’ On The ‘Today’ Show

With a little help from Wale
The Premiere

The Today show kicked off it’s annual Toyota Summer Concert Series this morning and they asked Mariah Carey to be the first performer of the series. In addition to her hit songs Touch My Body and Always Be My Baby, Mimi debuted a new song titled You Don’t Know What to Do from her forthcoming new album Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse. MC had a little help from rapper Wale during her performance today and, honestly, I really love the song. Click the video above to watch Mariah Carey and Wale perform You Don’t Know What To Do and then click below to watch Mimi‘s performances of Touch My Body and Always Be My Baby. More »

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First Listen: American Hi-Fi Is Back With A New Album & A New Single

'Allison' is the first single from 'Blood & Lemonade'
The Return

American Hi-Fi, the band that brought us the infectious song Flavor of the Weak way back in 2001, is back with a new album titled Blood & Lemonade due out in September. The first single from the album, Allison, has been released for our listening pleasure now and can be heard in full above. I have LOVED American Hi-Fi ever since the band released their first album all those years ago. Lead singer Stacy Jones was the drummer for Letters to Cleo and then Veruca Salt before he started his own band. In recent years, he’s been the music director and drummer for Miley Cyrus‘s touring band (but I don’t really hold that against him). Click below to see the cover art for Blood & Lemonade. More »

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First Listen: Michael Jackson Releases New Songs Titled ‘Loving You’ & ‘Blue Gangsta’

More posthumous tunes for you
I just can't stop ...

Last week we got to hear the “new” Michael Jackson song Loving You Never Felt So Good which features Justin Timberlake on guest vocals and is included on his upcoming posthumous album Xscape. Today we get to hear two other “new” songs from the album. The video above features the song Loving You. Click below to hear Blue Gangsta. Of the two, I much prefer Loving You but they both are surprisingly entertaining. I have a feeling that Xscape might actually turn out to be one of MJ‘s most successful albums in years … which is pretty remarkable considering how long he has been deceased. More »

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First Listen: Morrissey Debuts 3 New Songs On The First Night Of His New Tour

'World Peace', 'Bullfighter' and 'Earth is the Loneliest' - LIVE!

Morrissey kicked off his new tour in San Jose, CA last night at the City National Civic Auditorium in front of a sold out house of rabid fans and, as expected, he debuted a few new songs from his forthcoming new album World Peace is None of Your Business (which is due out in late June/early July). Interspersed among his earlier solo songs as well as a few songs by The Smiths, Moz debuted the new songs World Peace is None of Your Business, The Bullfighter Dies and Earth is the Loneliest Planet. Click below to watch video of Morrissey performing these songs and get your first listen of this new era of music and see how a group of overeager fans forced the abrupt early ending of the show when they rushed the stage and forced Morrissey off the stage. More »

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First Listen: A Snippet Of Morrissey’s New Song ‘Earth Is The Loneliest Planet’ Hits The Internets

Acoustic

Last month we got to check out the tracklisting for Morrissey‘s upcoming new album World Peace Is None of Your Business and as you may recall, one of the stand out song titles was Earth is the Loneliest Planet. Today we get to preview that song now that a short clip of the song has made its way online. The snippet below sounds like an acoustic demo version of the song and is our first taste of this new era of Morrissey music. Have a listen below. More »

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Listen: Beyoncé’s Producer Boots Releases His Mixtape ‘WinterSpringSummerFall’

Incomplete

A few weeks ago we got to hear the new Boots song Dreams, which features Beyoncé on guest vocals. Today we get to hear Boots‘s just-released mixtape titled WinterSpringSummerFall … almost in full. The full mixtape features 16 songs but the playlist embedded below only features 10 of those 16 songs. This is our first really good listen of Boots‘s brand of music now that he’s stepping out of the shadows as Bey‘s producer and into the light as a solo artist. Have a listen below. More »

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First Look/Listen: Usher Releases A New Song Titled ‘Good Kisser’

"I done been around the world ..."
"... I done kissed a lot of girls"

Surprise! Usher has got a new music video for his just-released new song Good Kisser and as you can see and hear above, he is making a serious play at music superiority. The video features an often shirtless Usher busting out some sweet dance moves (when he’s not banging on his drums) to a funky dance track. The beat is kinda sick, I have to say. It’s been some time since I’ve been excited by an Usher song but this one has definitely caught my interest. I’ve given it a few listens already and I think it’s a hit. Have a listen, see what you think. Do you find Usher to be a Good Kisser in this video?

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First Listen: Nicki Minaj & Soulja Boy Drop A New Song Titled ‘Yasss Bish’

Surprise! Nicki's got a new album on the way

Nicki Minaj went and dropped a new song totally out of the blue at midnight last night/this morning in support of the NEW ALBUM that she’s got on the way titled The Pink Print. As you can hear below, Nicki teamed up with Soulja Boy for this new track and after a couple of listens, I have to say that I kinda love it. Have a listen below and see what you think. A new era of Nicki Minaj music is upon us and Yasss Bish gives us our first taste. More »

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First Listen: Michael Jackson’s ‘New’ Song ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ Features Justin Timberlake

HO.LEE.SHIZZ!!!!!!
MJ Never Sounded So Good

A new old song recorded by Michael Jackson back in 1983 and reworked for release on his new posthumous album Xscape has been released and it is, without a doubt, one of the best MJ songs released in the last 30 years — HANDS DOWN! Love Never Felt So Good was originally written and recorded back in 1983 but, for whatever reason, was never officially released. The song has been been updated a bit with vocals by Justin Timberlake for release now and folks, I’m not playing, this song is amazing. The song was world premiered during the inaugural iHeartRadio Awards which was held in LA last night with a special dance performance by Usher. Hear the song in full above and then click below to watch Usher‘s dance performance to the song last night. More »

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