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First Listen: Charli XCX Releases A New Song Titled ‘Boom Clap’

From the soundtrack of 'The Fault in our Stars'

Charli XCX is back with an amazing new song titled Boom Clap which has been released as the first single from the forthcoming motion picture soundtrack of the movie The Fault in Our Stars (which has been adapted from the novel of the same name). Charli has unleashed the single on the world for our listening pleasure and SHOCKER of shockers, it’s only the most perfect pop song. Have a listen below. More »

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Listen: Angel Haze Puts Her Spin On Beyoncé’s ‘Drunk In Love’

"I'm just an open letter, you scribbling on my pages"

Rapper Angel Haze just released the studio version of her remix of Beyoncé‘s Drunk In Love and as you can hear below, she uses Bey‘s song to rap about a love affair of her own. This remix features much of Beyoncé singing parts of her song but Angel inserts a few rap verses throughout the song, giving us a bit of insight into Angel Haze‘s lurve life. Have a listen below. More »

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Lana Del Rey Announces The Title Of The New Single From Her New Album ‘Ultraviolence’

Nope, it's not that leaked song 'Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight'

A few days ago, a previously unreleased Lana Del Rey song titled Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight surfaced online and it was widely speculated that the song might be the first single (or, at least, an album or b-side track) from LDR‘s upcoming new album Ultraviolence. When asked about the track on Twitter yesterday, Lana revealed that Pale Moonlight is a song written “for someone else 4 years ago” … and then she announced that her new single is actually titled West Coast. Click below to see the new photo that LDR released on her official Twitter profile along with the news about her new single and have a listen to Pale Moonlight even tho it sounds like it may not be released officially. More »

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Listen: Drake Releases A New Song That May Contain A Few Rihanna References

'Days in the East'

Drake, Drizzy, Aubrey Graham — whatever you like to call him — just dropped a new song on the Interwebs titled Days in the East and a careful listen to the lyrics of the slowish jam seems to reveal that Drake is making reference to his reportedly ladylove Rihanna. While the title may be a reference to the Scarborough district on the East side of Toronto, he does sing about “waking up in Amsterdam with the boy” (he and Rihanna spent a bit of time in Amsterdam together recently) and also sings “ain’t the first time cause I’ve lost you before” which seems to make reference to the fact that he and Ri Ri were involved before. Click below to hear the song in full and see if you can hear any shout-outs to Rihanna. More »

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Listen: Janelle Monaé Puts Her Spin On The David Bowie Song ‘Heroes’

#FUTBOLNOW

The utterly and completely amazing Janelle Monaé has teamed up with Pepsi to record her own unique cover of David Bowie‘s classic song Heroes for use in the cola company’s #FUTBOLNOW campaign. The idea is to celebrate music and futbol (ie. soccer) with an ad campaign that features musicians and global futbol stars. Honestly, I’m not at a all a fan of professional soccer so I’m really only here for Janelle and her inventive take on Bowie‘s song. Click below to hear Janelle Monaé‘s cover of Heroes and see her cameo alongside a few futbol studs in a new commercial for Pepsi. More »

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First Listen: Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar Release ‘It’s On Again’ From ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Soundtrack

"There's no day off for heroes"

Alicia Keys has teamed up with rapper Kendrick Lamar for a new song titled It’s On Again, the first single from the forthcoming soundtrack to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. As we countdown the days until Spider-Man 2 is released in theaters in May, we can also look forward to the release of the film’s motion picture soundtrack. Thus far, the full tracklisting for the soundtrack has yet to be revealed but with the release of this first single, I suspect we’ll be hearing more from the Spidey 2 soundtrack soon. Click below to hear Alicia and Kendrick‘s new song It’s On Again. More »

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Listen: Daft Punk Teams Up With Jay Z On A Song Titled ‘Computerized’

"Everyone will be computerized"

A previously unreleased (possible demo) Daft Punk song titled Computerized has leaked its way to the Internets and as you can hear below, it features Jay Z on guest vocals. It’s unknown when the song was recorded nor is the song’s production credit known but it is rumored that Kanye West may have had a hand in the song’s creation. The song sounds like it would’ve fit nicely on the Daft Punk soundtrack for the 2010 movie Tron: Legacy but because the song’s recording history is unknown, we can’t be sure what the song was originally intended for. Click below to have a listen to Computerized and hear what Jay Z sounds like when he raps over a Daft Punk track. More »

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Listen: Arcade Fire Performs A Brilliant Cover Of ‘Controversy’ By Prince

"People call me rude / I wish we were all nude"

Earlier this month we got to see video of Bruce Springsteen performing his cover of Lorde‘s Grammy Award winning song Royals and today we get to hear another inventive cover by another inventive band. Arcade Fire, who were themselves Grammy Award darlings a couple of years ago, performed a cover of the Prince song Controversy and as you can hear below, the delivered a most excellent tribute to his Purple Highness. During their recent concert stop in Minneapolis, MN (hometown of Prince), Arcade Fire busted out their version of Controversy during the show’s encore. Click below to have a listen and see if you think Prince would be proud of this tribute to his 1981 song. More »

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First Listen: Kylie Minogue Streams Her New Album ‘Kiss Me Once’ In Full

Right Here, Right Now

We are one week away from the worldwide release of Kylie Minogue‘s new album Kiss Me Once but today — right here, right now on Pink is the new Blog — you can stream IN FULL Kylie‘s new album. All 11 songs of Kiss Me Once are available below, courtesy of Ms. Minogue, and as you can hear for yourselves, it’s an ambitious pop effort. As you may know, this album is Kylie‘s first since joining Jay Z‘s Roc Nation management team and it features songs written/produced by folks like Pharrell, Stargate and Sia — who also executively produced Kiss Me Once with Kylie herself. Click below and have a listen. I know I’ll be listening to this album stream for the next week as I count down the days to album release day. Please enjoy. More »

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First Listen: Timbaland Releases A Snippet Of A New Michael Jackson Song Titled ‘Slave To The Rhythm’

Timbaland Thursdays

Last Summer, producer Timbaland announced that he was planning to release previously unheard music from Michael Jackson by year’s end but no album, no single has been released. Apparently, the project was sanctioned by Epic Records honcho L.A. Reid but for some reason, nothing has yet come from those plans. Today, tho, we get to hear a snippet of a new song titled Slave to the Rhythm that teases Timbaland‘s involvement in this project. As you can hear below, the song definitely features MJ‘s vocals … but is this Timbaland produced song worthy of release? Have a listen. More »

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