The Album Sounds ... Interesting
We are still a week away from the release of Miley Cyrus‘s new album BANGERZ which, as you may recall, Miley is really hoping will be an impactful and memorable album. Today, ahead of the album’s release, we get to hear 30 second clips of each of the 16 songs included on the deluxe version of BANGERZ. The clips have been posted for streaming online so that fans can get a taste of the music before they shell out the bucks to buy the album. I’ve listened to the clips a few times now and I have to say … I’m not really that impressed. Granted, it’s difficult to judge a full some from just a 30 second clip but based on what I’ve heard thus far, I don’t think BANGERZ will have the memorable impact that Cyrus is hoping for. More »
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Another Collab With A Cultural Phenom
We learned a while back that Lady Gaga‘s new album/app/experience ARTPOP would feature multiple collaborations with renowned artist from all over. So far, we’ve seen her work with legendary photographers Inez & Vinoodh as well as performance artist Marina Abramović. As the release date for ARTPOP approaches, we have some new deets about the album, including the cover art which will apparently feature the work of American contemporary artist Jeff Koons. Click inside for more!
A new album on the way?
Ariana Grande has been referred to as the second coming of Mariah Carey (and her performance of Mimi‘s Xmas classic All I Want For Christmas Is You, featured in the embed above, is a perfect example of why) and later this year, she may follow in Carey‘s footsteps with the release of her very own Xmas album. Ariana tweeted the following earlier this week …
Also recorded my 1st of a few Christmas songs for this year! Back to work, much to look forward to.. Love you! Go to sleep smiling tonight X
… and I’m PRAYING that she releases a studio version of All I Want For Christmas. If Grande is serious about snatching Mimi‘s wig, she’s going about it all the right ways. I have to admit, I really dig Ariana‘s new album and yes, I think it really does sound like a Mariah Carey album so … I’m willing to see what she’s got planned for Xmas … are you? As for her cover of Mimi‘s Xmas song above, do you like it as much as I do?
"I have to make sure every detail is perfect."
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That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
First of all, Pusha T is about to take over the game and it’s gonna be real awkward. Literally everyone, everywhere is predicting that his album My Name Is My Name is going to be the best [rap] album of the year. “Highly-anticipated” doesn’t even begin to describe the hype surrounding this collection and I’m pretty psyched for him. Now, here’s the crayest thing ever: somehow, some way, Oscar-nominee and celebrated actor Joaquin Phoenix ended up on what will surely be one of the biggest albums of the year. Y’all remember when he wanted to be a rapper, right? LMAO, well, it looks like he decided to do some things on the producing end instead. He and Kanye West (who went on the biggest rant ever about how Pusha T is that ISH) co-produced Pusha‘s new single King Push, and you can check out the song + visuals above. I cannot get over the Joaquin factor, but I’m definitely psyched for this album’s release.
Make It Last Forever, Le Deux?
A little while back Mariah Carey pushed back the release of her new album, but it looks like fans have some seriously hot tracks to look forward to. We love Mariah‘s Instagram account, because– even when she’s just sharing a picture of her with Dem Babies in bed– the diva quality comes through. But she also loves to share pics of her studio life, and this new picture is worth a thousand radio plays (probably more)! Click inside for a better look!
"Been saved again by the garbage truck"
Earlier today we got to hear a brilliant cover of Whitney Houston‘s song It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay by the British band Chvrches and right now we get to hear another brilliant cover. A guy who goes by the name Twin Shadow has been recording cover songs including the classic Tori Amos song Silent All These Years. I’ve heard a few covers of this song over the years but none by men (primarily because of the female-ness of the lyrical content). While no one can ever do the song justice like Tori can, I have to give it up to Twin Shadow for putting a very different spin on the song … giving it a strange new life. I hope you Amos fans will give it a listen and let me know what you think. I’m really digging this cover of Tori‘s song, are you?
From her Upcoming NEW Album
British singer/songwriter Charli XCX released her debut album True Romance back in April but she’s already looking forward to the release of her next album. Even tho her current album is only a few months old, Charli has released a music video for the song SuperLove, which will appear on her upcoming new album. Honestly, I’m a big fan of her current album (and her mastery of goth-pop) so I’m not sure why she’s ready to move on to album #2 already but … I can’t say that I’m complaining about the release of more music. Click the embed above to watch the video for SuperLove. It was filmed in the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo, Japan … one of the places HIGH on my must-visit list. Any Charli fans out there? Are you loving this new song or what?
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Chvrches are Down for Whitnay
The BRILLIANT band Chvrches paid a visit to Zane Lowe‘s radio program on BBC Radio 1 (the very same radio show where Kanye West talked for an hour about any and everything … which resulted in a spoof by Jimmy Kimmel which then resulted in a ridiculous Twitter rant by West) to promote the release this week of their debut album The Bones of What You Believe. In addition to performing live versions of their new songs, Chvrches also performed a cover of Whitney Houston‘s classic breakup song It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay. And what, pray tell, does this Whitney cover sound like? Click below and have a listen. More »
Also Hints At Possible JT/Timbaland/Pharrell Mash-Up
Justin Timberlake has been out promoting his forthcoming album The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2), and he stopped by KissFMUK to chat with the DJs. In a clip from the above interview he talks about working on an upcoming Pharrell solo album (awesome), and also kinda, sorta hints at a collaboration between himself Timbaland and Pharrell (awesomer). Oh, and– after all that beef (LOL)– he’d love to work with Kanye West. Peep the audio above for more! I hear a lot of dopeness in the future.