Sexy video, Not-so-great song
It’s hard/impossible to think of a Ciara video that wasn’t sexually charged and designed to make you want to go to the gym, and/or take all of the dance classes. Dance Like We’re Making Love is really no different in terms of being incredibly hawt and a great showcase for Ciara‘s whole… situation. Unfortunately, I just don’t think the song is that great, and the video doesn’t quite do enough to rectify that. My suggestion? Watch this… then go watch Ride, which is what I’m about to do. Peep the video for more!
Coming in September
The electronic Scottish group Chvrches have announced the forthcoming release of their sophomore album, set for release in September. The follow-up to the group’s smash debut album The Bones of What You Believe has been titled Every Open Eye and will be preceded by the release of the first single from the album titled Leave A Trace. Chvrches released the official album cover art for Every Open Eye, as well as the album’s tracklisting, on their official Facebook profile and, I understand, the single will be released officially today (after it leaked online briefly yesterday). Click below to see the cover art for the new Chvrches album and learn all the known info about the September release of Every Open Eye. More »
"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
The TV Guide
The last few days have been a whirlwind of fun … it’s been a lot all at once but, truly, a string of really great days full of amazing experiences with some of the best people I am blessed to call family and friends. For my birthday yesterday, I awoke to an onslaught of the sweetest birthday messages from people all around the world! Readers in Australia got the party started on Saturday and, friends, I have been touched by each and every one of your birthday messages. Thank you all so much for taking the time. I love you all so dearly. My day got started at Disneyland with friends, my evening was spent hanging out with Veruca Salt and my night wrapped up with a late dinner hang with Tamar. It is no exaggeration to say that I really enjoyed the Best. Birthday. Ever. More »
Madonna released the music video for her new single Bitch I’m Madonna last month. This month, she unleashes a new music video for a remix version of the song. Bitch has been remixed by Sander Kleinenberg, giving the song an entirely new feel … and the video remix has a new feel, as well. This remix of the song is very clubby, which I’m sure some people will enjoy. The video, IMHO, is much improved. It looks like a music video and it handles the quick celebrity cameo appearances much better. Have a look above, see what you think. I’m not sure if this remixed version of Bitch I’m Madonna will make waves on the music charts but I think it’s a damn fun upgrade to a just OK song.
Due to OVERWHELMING DEMAND
Last month, Janet Jackson unveiled the first set of concert tour dates in support of her forthcoming new album, which is set for release this Fall. As some of you may recall, the first set of dates was not all inclusive and many folks were worried that Janet might not be coming to their town on tour. Fear not, fans, because Janet is coming. Janet has revealed a new set of tour dates for the 2nd leg of her Unbreakable World Tour that will span the first 3 months of 2016. Click below to read the official press release announcement and see the set of dates for the 2nd leg of JJ‘s new tour. More »
THIS VIDEO IS SO WEIRD I THINK I LOVE IT?
The other day I finally watched Kendrick Lamar‘s video for Alright and I was just so thrilled that we were given this interesting video with something actually going on in it. It was artistic, bold, violent and beautiful. Drake is stepping up and making a similarly artistic attempt with his new video for Energy, although the concept is completely different from Kendrick‘s. Drake channels a whole host of famous faces with these incredibly bizarre visuals, and I think I love it. Drake as Bieber, Drake as Miley, Drake as a Ken Doll? Here for it. Peep the video for more!
"No disrespect to anyone..."
Even I have to admit that in a game of Who’d You Rather [listen to], it’d be a difficult task to choose between Miguel and Frank Ocean. Both are incredible talents, and both are responsible for some serious bangers. You all can probably guess that I’d choose Frank, but I also have to admit that I’m not as familiar with Miguel‘s work (though I’ve definitely fallen in love with a few of his songs and am currently bumping Coffee). Now that his album has dropped, he’s making a strong case for why we should be listening up—and he’s taking shots at Frank Ocean in the process. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Frank Ocean, Miguel
Rihanna‘s Bitch Better Have My Money video received an incredible amount of attention when it was released last week—and much of it was negative. Critiques of the video addressed the issue of violence against women and many people (myself included) have offered counter-critiques, defending the video. Others are arguing that the feminist perspective is specifically that of white feminists, which limits the perspective. And now we have this—an odd cartoon parody from PopToonsTv and Chibi Toons wherein Rihanna actually kidnaps and tortures Taylor Swift (who she might have had some beef with in the past). Click inside for more!
"Yall gotta have a chill button"
I’m not ashamed to admit that last night at a cookout, the subject of Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill came up, and stayed up fro about 15-22 minutes. The general consensus among a group of experts in attendance (myself included, obviously) was that it is incredibly difficult to take this relationship seriously, after watching Nicki have one of the most private long term relationships in the history of celebrity. Safaree, we believe you’ve been done dirty, and we support you. At the same time, I want to be optimistic and say that Nicki and Meek are a real-life couple and therefore deserve to be happy in peace. However, I’m not the only with opinions about this couple, and rapper Joe Budden (who’s always down for a good Twitter debate) took to his podcast to let the world know why he isn’t feelin’ them. Click inside for more!