"I've done so many bad things, it hurts"
Back in June we learned that singer Sinéad O’Connor has returned with a new look and a new album that is due out this month. Today we get to see the official music video for the first single from her album I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss. Click the embed above to see the video for Take Me to Church and see how cleverly Sinéad used imagery from her music video for Nothing Compares 2 U in an interesting way for this new era of music. I’m not totally crazy about the song but I’m looking forward to hearing more from O’Connor. What do you think? Do you love Take Me To Church?
"OMG, Lookat Her Butt"
A few days ago we learned that Nicki Minaj decided to push back the release of her new single Anaconda for someone unknown reason but that didn’t stop the song from leaking to the Internets anyways. A low quality version of the track made its way online and as you can hear below, it features a BRILLIANT sample of Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s classic rap track Baby Got Back … and now the NSFW cover art for the Anaconda single makes all the sense in the world. Click below to hear Minaj‘s Anaconda in full and do try to not fall in love with how fun (yet raunchy) the song is. More »
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My friend and PITNB reader Erin was in attendance at Tori Amos‘s concert performance in Austin, TX last night and she sends video of Tori‘s BRILLIANT performance of Beyoncé‘s song Crazy In Love. She tells me that her friends Kristen and Joe requested the Crazy In Love cover at a couple of Tori‘s meet and greets and she played it for them live last night. As you can see in Erin‘s video embedded above, Tori first performs her song Crazy (from her album Scarlet’s Walk) and then seques into Crazy In Love at around the 3:10 mark of the video. Tori doing Beyoncé is EVERYTHING! Please enjoy, I know you will.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL (I DON'T THINK)
So, I hope you’re sitting down because if you’re not, there’s a HUGH possibility that you might end up on the floor after you read this blogpost (that is, if the headline alone didn’t leave you #DEAD). Sound engineer Ian Cross sat down for an interview with Barefoot Sound and, you know, just casually let the world know that he has been working on Janet Jackson‘s upcoming new album, which is set for release soon. Um, HELLO?! JJ hasn’t released an album since 2008 so … THIS IS ONLY THE MOST AMAZING NEWS THAT HAS NEVER BEEN! Click below to learn all the known information about this alleged new album from Janet, Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty. More »
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She's done it again
Katy Perry has unleashed upon the world another one of her music video masterpieces, with a lotta help from her brilliant music video director Danny Lockwood. This Is How We Do is, IMHO, one of the funner tracks on her album Prism and I’m very happy to see that the video reflects the spirit of the song. Click the embed above to watch the clip in full and be on the look out for cameos by Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin‘s hat. Enjoy!
Because when rappers get hella emotional, it's always epic!
Last week for #ThrowbackThursday we took it back to 1998 and it was a blast. This morning I did something I do almost every morning, and I went to YouTube to watch Three 6 Mafia’s Stay Fly video, which eventually lead me to Int’l Player’s Anthem and it got me thinking about how good it feels when rappers spit love songs. OMG. It feels so good. So today we’re looking back at some of the mushiest, gushiest rap songs of all time. Click inside for more!
Last month we saw photos of Tori Amos and her daughter Natashya Lórien filming a music video for their duet Promise, which is included on Tori’s new album Unrepentant Geraldines. Today we get to see the video in full. As you can see above, the video is very simple in that it features Tori and Tash singing to one another — no special effects, no storyline, no setting changes. Tori, Tash, singing. It’s a surprisingly beautiful video to watch. Click above, have a look.
Lana Del Rey has released another of her trademark music videos, this time for the title track of her new album Ultraviolence. Despite the fact that LDR tends to say ridiculous things in interviews (likely, for attention), she does manage to consistently put out music videos that keep her 100% on brand. In this new video, Lana plays a bride bathed in grainy black & white who looks forlorn and heartsick. Click the embed above and have a look. I love this song, I don’t mind the video. More of this and less interviews, LDR. For both our sakes, please.
Her debut solo album 'Crush Songs' is on the way
Karen O, the frontwoman for the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, announced last month that she would be releasing her first solo album later this year. Today we get our first look and listen of her debut solo single Rapt. Rapt is the first song released from her new album Crush Songs, which will be released on September 9. As you can see above, the video is a nice compliment to the sparse acoustic track. I love Karen O. I’ve been waiting for her to release a solo album for years now, so this is very welcome news for me. Check out the video and prepare yourselves for what will undoubtedly be an amazing album to come.
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Not even the members of *NSync knew this album was coming out
Yay! Guess what, *NSync fans! There is a NEW *NSync album out TODAY! That’s right, years after the group released their last album Celebrity back in 2001, *NSync has released a new greatest hits compilation album titled The Essential *NSync. The album release is not only a surprise to fans but it is also a surprise to the members of *NSync themselves. Lance Bass posted a tweet about the release of this new album that makes very clear that he and the other members of the group were not told by their record company that a new *NSync album was being released. Click below to see the album art for this new album, read Lance‘s tweet about the album and learn more about the music included on The Essential *NSync. More »