Well, it’s the end of an era: Sky Ferreira is officially putting her critically acclaimed debut album, Night Time, My Time (our Best Album of ’13!), to bed.
The “Everything Is Embarrassing” singer-songwriter tied together the remaining strings of her campaign, which gave us everything from “You’re Not The One” to an opening set on Miley‘s Bangerz Tour to “I Blame Myself”, with a handful of live shows on the West Coast over the past few days. In a post on Instagram yesterday, Sky reflected on her 2 year stretch of touring and provided some insight into what’s coming next.
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Hold on to your wigs, #RihannaNavy! Rihanna just pulled a fast (and highly unexpected) move on Instagram, choosing to switch out her usual sexy selfies for an actual song snippet! Yes, this is NOT a drill!
The brief preview only lasts for a few seconds, but it is just enough of a tease to hold us over for what’s to come from the Bajan songstress. It features a looping and ominous hook (“Ain’t none of this shit promised/Ain’t none of this promised) over a wobbly, alt-R&B production. No words when #R8, the nickname for Rihanna’s eighth LP, will be released — but let’s just hope it’ll be a Christmas treat.
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With her upcoming album The London Sessions, Mary J. Blige decided to escape her R&B-heavy comfort zone and try out a fresh sound. All of the songs that have been released so far seem very promising, and now the full LP is available for stream!
The London Sessions is a smooth blend of R&B, soul, dance and ’90s-inspired UK house — which is fitting since the singer gathered some awesome artists for the project. Sam Smith, Disclosure, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy and Jimmy Napes all took part in the LP, either by writing or producing. It includes tracks like “Right Now,” “Follow,” “Nobody But You” and “Therapy.”
You can take a listen to The London Sessions over at iTunes Radio before it officially releases on December 2. Let us know what you think in the comments below! More »
Still feeling a tad creeped-out by Little Boots‘ thought-provoking “Taste It” video? A good remedy for that might be two new songs from the British singer’s upcoming Business Pleasure EP: “Pretty Tough” and “Heroine.” The former is a slow-burning synth jam that sounds like moody music lifted from John Carpenter‘s cinematic ouvre, while the latter is a throwback house track that picks up where Little Boots’ astounding 2012 single “Every Night I Say A Prayer” left off.
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Jordin Sparks‘ relationship with Jason Derulo may be over, but that’s not stopping her from recording tunes about him. But don’t get it confused — this one is not a love song! Sparks remixes Drake‘s “How Bout Now,” and spills some truth tea about her former man over the tense hip-hop production.
It even includes the revealing and shady line: “Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for ya?” “How Bout Now” is off Jordin Sparks’ mixtape, appropriately titled #ByeFelicia (yes, there is a hashtag). It is set to be released this afternoon.
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Today, David Guetta is a household name.
Although the French producer had been making waves on the dance floor back in his homeland well over a decade ago in the early ’00′s, it was his 2009 collaborative record One Love — the one that spawned global smashes like “When Love Takes Over” with Kelly Rowland and “Sexy Bitch” with Akon — that effectively turned the DJ into an overnight pop star in his own right.
His now tried-and-true formula, the pairing of distinct vocalists and some of the world’s biggest pop stars with pulverizing House beats, has since become status quo in an EDM-saturated world (an era for which he is largely responsible), influencing fellow DJs like Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Avicii — even Giorgio Moroder‘s forthcoming artist album feels like a response to the Guettafication of dance music. And with his sixth studio album, Listen (out November 24), Guetta shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. More »
It feels like every day, we’re treated to a new excerpt from the diary of K. Michelle.
Today, the talented Love & Hip Hop starlet-turned-R&B siren has unveiled the fourth track from her forthcoming studio album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, following the release of “Love ‘Em All,” “Maybe I Should Call” and “How Do You Know?”
The synth-filled electro-R&B jam sees the songstress slipping down beneath the surface, baring her soul and expressing her doubts. “Who’s gonna pick me up? Who’s gonna give a f–k? Oh, who’s gonna go the mile? Fly me to the clouds?” she cries. Like her past few releases off of Anybody, “Going Under” proves that K’s diving deeper lyrically and providing more depth production-wise on her highly anticipated follow-up.
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