Danity Kane has revealed the first song off its post-breakup album, DK3.
Produced by The Stereotypes (Justin Bieber, Danity Kane’s own “Damaged”), “Rhythm of Love” is a tidy dance pop track where the Making the Band-formed girl group (now a trio) plead to get lost in the moment. Fans first heard “Rhythm of Love” live during Danity Kane’s reunion tour last spring, and based on how it sounds, it’s easy to see why the group jumped up and down while performing it.
“Rhythm of Love” will open DK3, out October 27. Hear the studio version below. More »
In 2007, Tori Kelly started uploading covers like India Arie‘s “Wonderful” and Beyonce‘s “Halo” to YouTube, as performed during school recitals. Now she’s a Capitol Records signee prepping her debut album, which may or may not feature Ed Sheeran. “Ed Sheeran was amazing to work with,” Kelly said to MTV. “We wrote a duet together, so hopefully people get to hear that soon as well.”
“I’m hoping that it ends up on my album,” Kelly added. “We’ve been kind of waiting for the right place for that song because it feels so special.” More »
Danity Kane has struggled this year to stage a comeback.
Last spring, the Making the Band-formed girl group released a new single, “Lemonade,” though unexpectedly as a trio. (Fourth member Aundrea Fimbres didn’t announce her departure until the first night of Danity Kane’s reunion tour.) Then the group split after a physical dispute between Dawn Richard and Aubrey O’Day, reportedly because O’Day and Shannon Bex recorded songs behind Richard’s back. (Cue “Damaged.”)
Just when the dust settled, though, Danity Kane announced its new album DK3, out October 28.
“What’s up, DK fans. I just want to let you guys know that I love you, I miss you so much, and because you guys never gave up on us, Shannon and I haven’t given up on you,” O’Day says in a video posted to Instagram. The announcement is sweet on the surface, though as fans noticed, Richard is conspicuously absent. She does appear on the album cover, though she’s yet to mention DK3 on social media.
See the DK3 announcement video below. More »
Ready to be seduced by four new, handsome players on the pop scene? Meet The Heydaze, a band from New York’s Upper West Side that consists of Jesse Fink (vocals, guitar), Andrew Wonderberg Underberg (producer, keyboardist), Andrew Spelman ([lead guitar) and Alexander Glantz (drums). “We classify ourselves as Windows Down, Stereo Up music,” Jesse says. “It appeals to a wide range of people, and it’s meant to be catchy and make you feel good.”
Case in point: The guys’ debut single “Don Juan,” a slick pop production with irresistible guitar licks, a danceable beat and an undeniable synth hook. As you might guess from the title, the song’s lyrics are a play on literature’s legendary lothario. More »
Kylie Minogue‘s Kiss Me Once Tour kicked off in Liverpool this evening, and as a celebratory gesture, the singer has offered up four somewhat experimental dance-pop tracks as free downloads through SoundCloud. Produced by Fernando Garibay (Lady Gaga), the EP-like release is being billed as Kylie + Garibay. And, hey — we’re always all for Kylie veering off the pop path and trying out new things!
The tracks included are moody dance jam “Glow,” mid-tempo reggae-pop cut “Wait,” clubby “Break This Heartbreak” and futuristic surf rock track “Chasing Ghosts.” Give a listen to all four below, then download each one for free! More »
British pop powerhouse Jessie J brought the heat earlier this week with the premiere of her storming new single “Burnin’ Up.” And now, we’ve got even more sweetness to enjoy from her forthcoming LP, Sweet Talker.
Today, the 90-second iTunes previews from each track on the record have arrived.
Co-helmed by a superstar cast of hit-makers — from Diplo to The-Dream to Pharrell to Max Martin — there’s certainly no shortage of huge pop hooks, top-notch production value and, of course, massively soulful vocal performances courtesy of Miss Jessie herself. There are plenty of fantastic assists too, including De La Soul and Lindsey Stirling, as well as songwriting contributions by the likes of Elle Varner and Sevyn Streeter.
Stream all of the snippets after the jump, and let us know what your favorite tracks are (so far!) in the comment below. More »
The New Classic is about to get even classic-er.
Earlier this month, Iggy Azalea announced that she’s working on a repackage of her debut album, which will feature six new songs — including a collaboration with Ellie Goulding. And now, Iggy’s Azaleans have a little taste of the track to look forward to.
The upcoming collaboration is featured in a new trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which just premiered online last night. More »
Gorgon City‘s debut LP Sirens is out in two weeks (on October 7), and ahead of that, the UK duo have released new track “Imagination.” The song features relative newcomer Katy Meditta, a London-based singer, on vocals. And like previous singles “Ready For Your Love,” “Here For You” and “Unmissable,” “Imagination” keeps in line with Gorgon City’s super catchy, trademark house sound.
Consider this another great appetizer before the pair serve up main course Sirens. More »
Tove Lo‘s debut album Queen Of The Clouds (set for a September 30 release) is shaping up to be an electro-pop stunner, and the LP’s latest single does not disappoint! After our premiere of “Timebomb” last week, the Swedish singer-songwriter follows up with the incredible “Thousand Miles.” (And no, it’s not a Vanessa Carlton reference.)
Queen Of The Clouds is split into three sections – “The Sex,” “The Love,” and “The Pain.” “Thousand Miles” falls into “The Pain” category, and for evident reasons. The mid-tempo tune tells a story of a girl struggling to forget a rocky relationship with an ex, which is revved up by the singer’s emotionally distraught vocals and the thundering drum rhythms.
Listen to the new track below. More »
Pentatonix fans have come out in full force today, as evidenced by the current iTunes chart placing of the vocal group’s latest release, PTX Vol. III — it’s at #3, out-selling such releases as Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga‘s Cheek To Cheek (#5), Lenny Kravitz‘s Strut (#7), LIGHTS‘ Little Machines (#15) and Jennifer Hudson‘s JHUD (#16).
One such curiosity from the PTX Vol. III tracklist we’ve had our eye on — and are now finally able to hear — is the quintet’s cover of Clean Bandit‘s current chart smash “Rather Be.” The truth is, you can be as cynical as you want, but we dare you to not crack a smile while listening.
Head below to hear Pentatonix’s giddy take on the British group’s infectious hit. More »