And now for an end of the day giggle. As you’ll recall, Taylor Swift was being sued by musician Jessie Braham over claims that she stole lyrics for her hit song “Shake It Off” from his song “Haters Gone Hate”. He alleged that 92% of the lyrics were his, especially the part where Taylor sings, “Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.” Unfortunately for Braham, United States District Court Judge Gail Standish ruled he “did not provide enough factual evidence in the case and that his allegations did not rise above a speculative level.” And yes, she did it with Taylor lyrics. More »
"Just another time I'm caught inside every open eye"
Ever since Chvrches announced in July that they would be releasing a new album this month titled Every Open Eye, they have blessed us with 2 songs from the album … Leave A Trace and Never Ending Circles. Today they bless us again with another song from the album, this one titled Clearest Blue. The band says that this new song will be the last one they’ll release before Every Open Eye is released in full on September 25. I really dig this song but of the songs that have been released thus far, I think Never Ending Circles is my fave of the bunch. Have a listen above, learn the lyrics, get ready … we are almost upon a new Chvrches album. Woot!
Posted under: 'Clearest Blue', Chvrches
The album is out in one month
Yesterday we got to see the (what we now know to be) official album artwork for Janet Jackson‘s much-anticipated and long-awaited new album Unbreakable and today we learn when Unbreakable will be released and what songs will be included on the album. At last, Janet has released a press release announcement giving us more information about Unbreakable, including the revelation that it will be released on Rhythm Nation Records, so that we know when we can get our hands on her new release. I noted in yesterday’s post that I was hopeful that Janet‘s album would be released by the time I see her in concert next month and I got my wish! Unbreakable will be released on October 2! Click below to learn which songs will be featured on the album and read the text of her press release announcement in full. More »
Back in mid-July, we learned the very exciting news that Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees was asked to compose a piece of music for the series finale episode of Hannibal. Over the weekend, that episode of Hannibal — The Wrath of the Lamb — aired here in the US and we finally got to hear this new piece of music. Siouxsie collaborated with Brian Reitzell on the song Love Crime and as you can hear above, it is a hauntingly beautiful song that not only speaks to the dark beauty of the show but also reminds us of Siouxsie‘s immeasurable talent. Click the embed above to hear the song in full and then click below to read the lyrics. More »
For the past year or so, Justin Bieber has been mostly out of the music spotlight due to various acts of questionable behavior that led to multiple arrests, criminal charges and public apologies. Now that the dust has settled a bit, JB has decided that time is right to make his return to the music world with the release of a new song titled What Do You Mean? For the past month, Bieber has enlisted the aid of his very famous friends to countdown to the release of this new song today and at last, it’s here. Click the embed above to watch the lyric video for What Do You Mean? and get your first listen of Justin‘s new music. Enough time has passed that his bad boy behavior is mostly forgotten and totally forgiven so now his focus can be on music again. As for this new single, what do you think? Does this mid-tempo, pseudo-electro pop track have the potential to be a hit? Do you like it? Are y’all happy for the return of Justin Bieber?
The album should be dropping soon
Just about a month ago, we got to see the official music video for Janet Jackson‘s new single No Sleeep, the first from her forthcoming new album Unbreakable. Today we get to hear a short snippet of the second song from her album, a track titled The Great Forever, which JJ previewed on her official Twitter profile. Janet‘s tweet featured a lyric sheet for The Great Forever (seen below), which also confirms officially the title of her new album. It is believed that Janet‘s album will be released in time for the start of her Unbreakable World Tour, which kicks off at the end of this month so … we should be hearing more from Janet really soon. Click below to hear this sample of The Great Forever and see the latest that JJ has to share from her new album. More »
The second song from their new album 'Every Open Eye'
Last month we learned that the band Chvrches is readying the release of their sophomore album Every Open Eye, due out in September, and we got our first listen of the first song from the album … a track titled Leave A Trace. Today we get to hear the second song from their new album and it is as gloriously perfect as the song we heard last month. The lyric video for Never Ending Circles is embedded above for your listening pleasure and as you can hear, it is so perfectly Chvrches, I can’t even. The music, the lyrics, Lauren‘s voice … perfect, perfect, perfect. This is the music I want to hear from Chvrches and I’m so glad they are giving us what we want. I know I am going to be obsessed with Every Open Eye when it is released. Until then, I’ll just gush and fawn over Never Ending Circles. Ugh, it is so good. Please enjoy.
"I know I need to feel released"
A few days ago we learned the really great news that Chvrches have set September 20 as the release date for their sophomore album, titled Every Open Eye. Today we get to hear the first single from the new album in full. Chvrches have released a lyric video for the new single, Leave A Trace, which you can watch above. The song, I’m happy to hear, is very much in vein with the sound that Chvrches have become famous for. I absolutely LOVE the sweet, poppy, electronic music that the Scottish group crafts so expertly. If Leave A Trace is a sign of what we can expect when Every Open Eye is released, then we are in for a treat. Have a listen, see what you think. It’s a really great song, yeah?
Posted under: 'Leave A Trace', Chvrches
"We both know the history of violence that surrounds you"
Back in January, we first learned that Lana Del Rey named her upcoming new album Honeymoon. Today we get to hear the album’s title track in full, courtesy of LDR herself. Click the embed above to hear Honeymoon and read the lyrics of the dreamlike ballad. The song is classic Lana Del Rey, which means longtime fans will likely love this track. Have a listen, see what you think.
Posted under: 'Honeymoon', Lana Del Rey
"I just wanna look good for you, good for you, uh-huh"
For a few weeks now, Selena Gomez has been hinting that she would be releasing a new single, just in time for the summer music season. Today we get our first listen of Selena‘s new single, Good For You, which features a guest rap performance by A$AP Rocky. The song is a slower jam, which is nice, but as always, I was hoping for a more upbeat, poppier dance track. The song is OK but I can’t say that I’m really feeling it. The lyrical content, which is meant to be a sweet love song for her man, does’t really jibe with me. Click below to have a listen, read the lyrics and see what you think of Selena and A$AP Rocky‘s new song Good For You. More »