Brace yourself for another intergenerational duet on Madonna‘s new album. The pop legend shared lyrics on her Instagram account last night (July 28) and tagged Miley Cyrus (and “Wrecking Ball” songwriter MoZella). That’s a pretty strong hint that they’re working together but the twerkin’ 21-year-old basically confirmed it by replying to the post with a cheeky selfie.
The unlikely duo joined forces for Miley’s MTV Unplugged special earlier this year, so it’s not that surprising that they would work together again. Particularly given Madonna’s penchant for collaborating with much younger artists to remain relevant. (In her defense, everyone in the game is much younger at this stage). See the Queen of pop’s lyrics and her potential duet partner’s reply after the jump. More »
Iggy Azalea has another runaway hit on her hands with “Black Widow”. The Rita Ora-assisted anthem is already top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 without a video (or a single TV performance) and just broke into the iTunes top 20. At this rate, it’s only a matter of time before The New Classic spawns its second summer smash. Take that, haters!
Helping the song snatch wigs and kill careers is a new house overhaul from Justin Prime. While “Fancy” failed to deliver any memorable club remixes, the Dutch DJ does an admirable job of turning the hook-heavy hip-hop anthem into a booming floorfiller. He ups the BPM during chorus and lets Iggy do her thing over a massive drop. Listen after the jump. More »
Jasmine V is all grown up! The former teen queen, who came to fame as Justin Bieber‘s love interest in “Baby” before dropping surprisingly fierce singles like the still great “Werk”, has joined forces with Kendrick Lamar on sexy R&B club banger “That’s Me Right There”. It’s the first taste of her long-awaited debut EP (due on Interscope Records later this year).
“That’s Me Right There” is definitely a new direction for the 20-year-old. I enjoyed the dance-pop of recent — buzz? — singles like 2013′s underrated “Paint A Smile” but this knocks and the inclusion of Kendrick will expose the budding diva to a whole new audience. “That’s me right there, yeah that’s my man!” Jasmine schools the club over chunky beats. Listen to the catchy banger after the jump. More »
Releasing her stunning, ever-so-slightly danceable track “Beggin For Thread” last week, LA songstress BANKS — real name Jillian Banks — just premiered the haunting video, which veers in an almost spooky, Corpse Bride-esque direction.
Unlike her previous hypnotic clip for “Drowning,” ”Beggin For Thread” is filmed completely in black and white. BANKS surrounds herself with a gaggle of gorgeous dancers, whose bodies all seem to have been carved by Michelangelo himself, as they contort in unfathomable positions and almost try to suffocate her. BANKS remains flawless, however, even when she seemingly impersonates a sort of freaky zombie bride by the end of the clip. Oh, and as if it wasn’t ethereal enough, random glimpses of a majestic white stallion flash throughout, making the visual all the more mesmerizing to watch. More »
Doesn’t Miley Cyrus have an album to promote? I know she’s touring but what happened to that rumored fourth single from Bangerz? It would be nice to look at a new video or TV performance instead of her increasingly creepy Instagram feed. Which is basically a repository for photos of the 21-year-old’s chewed-up fingernails and bad tattoos.
On the bright side, the “Adore You” diva did put in some work this morning (July 29) by posting a bunch of grainy bedroom selfies. Miley does the usual stuff — poke her tongue out and canoodle with her dog — but also shows a bit of boob because, you know, self-expression and stuff like that. See the pop star’s impromptu photo shoot after the jump. More »
While her plastic bag-filled visual for “Little White Lies” remains floating in our brains, UK indie-pop darling Florrie just threw a curveball, covering Kiesza‘s “Giant In My Heart” in a brand new acoustic session. Worlds collide!
The stripped down cover of the fast-rising dance diva’s Hideaway EP jam turns the bouncy House anthem into a truly gorgeous, gentle guitar-led production — that is, before she starts riffing loudly against a lively guitar strum. The cover showcases not only Florrie’s more than capable chops, but her ability to really kill it as a guitarist. (If you’ll recall, she’s also a master drummer!) Talent all over the place. Now then, can we arrange for some sort of fun electro-House duet between the two?
Check out Florrie crooning Kiesza up top, and let us know what you think of the arrangement in the comments below. More »