“Forget You” songstress and perpetually underrated pop star Cady Groves released a new song yesterday called “Take My Hand,” and it’s a stunner: A midtempo ballad with acoustic guitar, a skittering backbeat and an emotional vocal delivery from Cady. Produced by Kevin Rudolf (Selena Gomez, Nelly Furtado), the track was written in honor of Groves’ brother Casey, who passed… More »
Swedish-Australian songstresses Say Lou Lou are one of those rare pop acts that don’t seem to be capable of releasing anything subpar: Each song is a pristine little pop gem, with perfectly dreamy production that swirls around their high, frosty vocals.
Their latest effort, then, is just par for the course, following up their genius… More »
M.I.A. has twisted the Credo That Drake Built for her Matangi track “Y.A.L.A” (as in, “You Always Live Again”) which is a sly, if nonsensical, twist on the “You only live once” rallying cry of Generation Y.O.L.O. Maya posted a preview of the song on her Soundcloud, accompanied by the tweet, “If you only live… More »
Tegan And Sara made one of the best pop records of the year with their impeccable Heartthrob — its only shortcoming was that it was too short — which is why their new song, “Shudder To Think,” serves as such an excellent bonus. A b-side taken from the soundtrack for the upcoming Matthew McConaghuey vehicle The Dallas Buyers Club, the song feature… More »
Here are the highlights of the video for The Wanted’s new single “Show Me Love (America)”: Max George in a police uniform. Got it? Good — we’re all clear.
No, but really! The boys of The Wanted are back with a new visual for their latest single, a big, swooning orchestral number, and the black-and-white video… More »
Stevie Wonder covered John Lennon’s “Imagine” at this year’s Global Citizen Festival, in efforts to advocate stricter gun control laws. “Can you believe that they let blind people carry guns? Come on,” he said. The crowd laughed as the blind singer mimed a misfire.
The one-day festival, on September 28 at New York’… More »
On the eve of dropping his latest mixtape with DJ Drama (featuring the Freddy Krueger-esque title Dreamchasers 3) Meek Mill — the most energetic challenger to Kendrick Lamar’s current rap crown — leaked the auto-tune soaked track “Make Me.”
Mill shows off the harder-edged version of Drake’s sing-song style rapping, which he put to such good use on hi… More »
Toronto-based PBR&B progenitor Abel Tesfaye, cryptically known as The Weeknd, is still riding the wave from his proper big label debut Kiss Land (which we enjoyed very much) doling out clever promotional treats for fans like handing out his personal phone number and making his first live television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live just a week ago. No stranger to eerie,… More »
With the recent revival of Arsenio Hall’s late night talk show, viewers have gotten spoiled with nightly live performances from hip hop’s elite, including sets from Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Nas. Last night, Kendrick Lamar’s former intern and Detroit native Big Sean took Arsenio’s stage to throw down with “Fire,” the fourth single from his recently released… More »
Sometimes the world can be a terrible place that makes you feel like burying your head under a pile of rocks. Really big rocks that weigh too much. But not today! Because not only did this gent Spencer Stout seemingly orchestrate the most adorable marriage proposal ever for his boyfriend Dustin — one that involved… More »
Well, The Voice is coming back, and we can’t stop it now — not even if we tried. The good news? The talent competition show is bringing back some friendly faces for Season 5 — namely, Christina Aguilera, finally back from her whirlwind Lotus promotional tour and generally seeking justice for Bionic, and Cee Lo, all Goodie Mob’d out. More »
While doing some pop music journalism in Stockholm last week (namely, an in-depth investigative report into why Sweden produces the very best pop in the world — more on that to come), I was lucky enough to snag some face time with one of my very favorite Swedish superstars in the game: the great Agne… More »
Australian pop chanteuse Ricki-Lee has been through a couple different incarnations (and a fairly dramatic weight loss transformation!) but one thing has remained consistent: The songs are super, super good.
Her latest single is “Come & Get In Trouble With Me,” and it’s a blistering slice of house-inflected pop, a monster Guetta-style beat that leads into a huge po… More »
Danity Kane made their triumphant return to the music scene last night by walking hand-in-hand on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet. The fabulous foursome took a minute to talk to reporters and promptly dropped some juicy details about their reunion and new single. Namely, they will be going for a rock sound and… More »
Justin Timberlake and Timbaland take us behind the scenes of The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2 in a new trailer for the sequel. The making-of footage doesn’t preview any new music from the album (which drops September 30), but it shows the dynamic duo working in the studio and talking about “the craft,” as Justin Bieber… More »
Danity Kane has confirmed what the paparazzi and photos have hinted since May — an official reunion is in store. Now a quartet, the group debuted a new website and promo shots for what may be its first new music in five years.
Once signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, the Making the… More »
*NSYNC joined Twitter on August 24, one day prior to its rumored (but also confirmed) reunion at the MTV Video Music Awards. Like Prince, the boy band — Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass — treated its first-ever tweet like a mic check: “…. is this thing on?!”
While… More »
In between takes of his “Give It 2 U” video, Robin Thicke described the scene in one sentence. “It’s a Diane Martel dream, and I’m just happy to be here,” he said. Director Martel, of Thicke’s VMA-nominated “Blurred Lines” and Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop,” has created a clip equally as wild and tasteless, only… More »