Nicki Minaj Pushed Back The “Anaconda” Release Date By A Week

Jul 28th, 2014 // Comment
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We’ll have to wait seven agonizing more days before we start overdosin’ on Nicki Minaj‘s new single, Barbz: The “Pills N Potions” rapstress just announced last night that her highly anticipated new track, “Anaconda,” is now being pushed back to Monday, August 4.

“My darlingz, I’ve pushed the release of Anaconda to next week, Monday 8/4. I promise you will understand why before the week is out. Loveeeeeeee uuuuuu” she Instagrammed, posted with a similarly eye-popping shot of the diva working on her fitness. “Trrrrrruuuuuuusssssstttttt,” she then tweeted.

Of course, we already know she does have “Bang Bang” to promote alongside Ariana Grande and Jessie J, — but was she hinting at something else in store? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

And, since we’re on the topic, check out some hilarious fan interpretations of Nicki’s already iconic and very cheeky “Anaconda” single art posted on Nicki’s Instagram account after the jump. More »

Hilary Duff’s “Chasing The Sun”: Review Revue

Jul 28th, 2014 // Comment
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Hilary Duff‘s got us wishing we were hanging out by the beach on this Monday afternoon with her breezy new comeback single, “Chasing The Sun.”

While the airy, “folkier-type” Colbie Caillat-penned tune had us remembering Metamorphosis (and Sheryl Crow‘s “Soak Up The Sun”), we were also sort of left hoping for a bit more of a bite from Hil’s big comeback tune, concluding: “It’s sweet, but certainly no ‘With Love.’”

But what did the rest of the world think? Here’s what the blogosphere is saying about Hil’s big comeback. More »

The Narrative’s “Chasing A Feeling” Video: Idolator Premiere

Jul 28th, 2014 // Comment
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It’s been four years since The Narrative released their self-titled debut LP — and since Idolator shined a spotlight on the indie-pop act in our Popping Up series. And since then the Long Island band have pared themselves down to a duo (consisting of Suzie Zeldin and Jesse Gabriel) and gotten to work on their sophomore LP.

The first offering from the upcoming album is the summery single “Catching A Feeling” (buy on iTunes), which finds Suzie and Jesse sharing vocal duties and harmonizing beautifully atop a gorgeous, layered blanket of synths and guitar licks. Today we’re premiering the music video for the track, which you can watch above. More »

Madonna’s ‘Erotica’-Era Demos “Shame” and “You Are The One” Leak: Listen To Both

Jul 28th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Those who don’t think Madonna‘s Erotica is one of the best pop albums to emerge from the 1990s need a good thrashing with a cat o’ nine tails. And any longstanding Madge fan knows one of the legendary holy grails of unreleased music out there is the Rain Tapes, which contains snippets of scrapped Madonna tunes circa the early-’90s. But — surprise! — two songs from the era have finally surfaced in full, thanks to a leak.

Idolator’s very own Bradley Stern — aka MuuMuse — points out that “Shame” and “You Are The One” are tracks done up by Erotica producer Shep Pettibone (“Erotica,” “Deeper And Deeper”) and writer Anthony Shimkin (“Bye Bye Baby,” “Bad Girl”). Granted, neither of these gems have the bitch-slappery of, say, “Thief Of Hearts.” But they are funky, housey gems worth bending an ear toward, nonetheless. If anything, its a good whetting of the appetite ahead of Madonna’s next release.

Listen to both leaked cuts below. More »

Ariana Grande Teases More Of Jessie J & Nicki Minaj Collaboration, “Bang Bang”: Listen

Jul 28th, 2014 // Comment
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We’re nearly there now! After Jessie J teased the first bit of her upcoming Max Martin-produced summer power pop production “Bang Bang,” Nicki Minaj came in with an assist weeks later with her own verse. And now, My Everything pop princess is rounding it out with a teaser of her own contribution.

“She might’ve let you hold her hand at school, but I’mma show you how to graduate!” the little diva yelps at one point in the brief snippet. (Admittedly, it’s kind of hard to understand what she’s singing.) But those powerful pipes sound as great as ever, ensuring that tomorrow’s majorly anticipated collabo will be one to remember in 2014.

Check out Ari’s brief “Bang Bang” snippet after the jump, and let us know what you think about the song so far in the comments below. More »

Azealia Banks’ “Heavy Metal And Reflective”: Listen If You Must

Jul 28th, 2014 // 6 Comments
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Azealia Banks‘ first single since departing her label, “Heavy Metal And Reflective,” personally has me reflecting upon hopping on that motorbike featured in the song’s music video tease from last week, revving it up and speeding off a cliff. Azealia, sorry, baby — but this trap-lite trash is less of “an ASS-CLAPPERRRRRRRR” (as the rapstress herself described it) and more of an exercise in how artists who spend too much time projectile-vomiting hate on Twitter ought to get it together and actually focus on not making shit music.

Enjoy below. More »

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