With musical guest Kendrick Lamar
Woody Harrelson, one of the stars of the upcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, is hosting this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live and as you can see in the video promos above, he is not above lampooning the Hunger Games franchise to promote his appearance on SNL … THANK THE GAWDS because Lorde knows we are in desperate need of funny on SNL. These promos give me some hope that this weekend’s ep of SNL will be fun … but I’ve been fooled before by funny promos so … we’ll see. Kendrick Lamar is the musical guest this weekend so, yeah, I’ll be tuning in — will you?
Inspired by female coffee producers in Costa Rica
Alanis Morrissette has released a video for her new song The Morning that was written for a documentary called A Small Section of the World that will open in select theaters and on VOD in December. The Coffee is inspired by the female coffee producers of Costa Rica and features percussion sounds created by Carlos Tapado Vargas utilizing coffee beans and the machinery that is used to make coffee. The project sounds very interesting and as you can hear above, the song sounds classic Alanis. Click the embed above to get your first listen of/look at The Morning.
This is the Anthem
Back in August we learned that Eminem is planning the release of a new Shady Records compilation titled ShadyXV and last month, we got to see the cover art for the album. Today we get to hear a new song from the album titled Detroit Vs. Everybody and as you can hear, the rap anthem features an all-star collection of Detroit hip hop artists … including Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick. The song contains some adult language so it is very likely NSFW but if you’re in a place where you can listen, you’re gonna wanna hear this great new song. ShadyXV will be released on November 24.
This is the rework
Last week Lorde released the music video for her new song Yellow Flicker Beat, which is featured on the motion picture soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 — an album that she curated. Today, we get our first listen of the Kanye West remix version of the song. To be completely honest, I am terribly unimpressed with this “rework”ed version of the song because I find the subtlety to be quite boring. The original version of the song is just fine the way it is … Kanye‘s remix doesn’t really add to the song, nor does it transform it in any interesting way. Still, I’m sure it was a thrill for Lorde to get Yeezus to remix her song for inclusion on this soundtrack so … good for her. Have a listen above, see what you think. Are you impressed with Flicker (Kanye West Rework)?
The video embedded above has been online for a few years now but it’s just now making the rounds again due to its very disturbing nature. When Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope was being filmed, a different voice was used for Darth Vader before James Earl Jones‘s deep, sonorous voice was added. The video above lets you hear what Darth Vader sounds like with his original voice, provided by David Prowse … and it is very unsettling. Ready to have all of your dreams dashed? Click above to hear what Darth Vader really sounds like. I’m so sorry.
La La La La La
In late September, Fergie Ferg returned to the music scene with her new single LA Love (La La) which has been released in lyric video form and remix featuring YG form. Today we get to see the just-released music video for LA Love (La La) (Remix Featuring YG) that was shot on the streets of Los Angeles last month. I’m actually very pleased that the video features the remix version of the song because I really dig the slightly different sound from the original single version … as well as YG‘s contributions to the song. Check out the video above and see if you LA Love it.
Redundant blogpost title is redundant
Mark Ronson has released a new song that is so damn funky you’d think we were still living in the funkadelic 1970s, my friends. Ronson teamed up with crooner Bruno Mars for a new song titled Uptown Funk and as you can hear above, it’s a sick track that would make even his purple majesty Prince jealous that he didn’t create this song. Honestly, funk isn’t my fave genre of music but because Uptown is very reminiscent for me of one of Prince‘s funkier songs, I really like this song a lot. Have a listen above and see what you think. Do you love it?
HBO has just released the first teaser video for Looking season 2 which was described last year as a gay Sex and the City. This new promo looks to me more like Looking has become a newer version of the somewhat revolutionary Showtime series Queer As Folk … but that is just my initial reaction based on this short promo video. Have a look above and see your fave Looking characters (and that bitchy character Agustín) as they will appear in the new season of the show, coming to HBO in January.
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Yes, 'Bed Of Lies' is a NEW song
Last month we learned that Nicki Minaj was tapped to host the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards live from Glasgow, Scotland and last night she did her duty as host of the MTV EMAs. Not only did Nicki host the show but she also performed as well. Click the embed above to watch a medley performance that features two of Nicki‘s hit songs — Super Bass and Anaconda — with a brand new track titled Bed Of Lies (featuring Skylar Grey) squeezed in between. The new song sounds interesting, even if the performance last night was mostly Skylar singing and not Nicki rapping. Have a look above if you missed Nicki‘s performance last night … or just want another look.