It feels like Ariana Grande has been teasing her “Love Me Harder” music video for forever now, and the mini-diva is taunting fans once again with a behind-the-scenes look at the forthcoming visual. The brief clip shows Grande performing with The Weeknd in a dark stairway, being surrounded by a pool of water, floating on a cloud and even a cameo from choreographer Casper Grant (a.k.a. J. Lo‘s ex-boo).
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Ariana Grande has debuted her “Love Me Harder” lyric video – essentially, an extended behind-the-scenes peek into the actual video to come.
Like her teasers so far, the hazy footage shows the My Everything star dressed in a lace bralet top and skirt, casting knowing glances at the camera from an antique bed and seat. Aside from when she meets featured vocalist The Weeknd in a stairwell, the “Love Me Harder” lyric video bears a striking resemblance to a standard Victoria’s Secret commercial. More »
Ariana Grande has already landed two huge hits from sophomore set My Everything in the form of summer smash “Problem” and Zedd-assisted EDM excursion “Break Free”. It’s a pretty safe bet that she will make it three from three with mid-tempo synth anthem “Love Me Harder”. A duet with The Weeknd, the earworm has been singled out by most critics as the best song on her LP.
While it’s definitely more palatable than the album’s first two cuts, “Love Me Harder” still feels stuck in second gear to me. A new remix by the ever-reliable Country Club Martini Crew remedies that by transforming the cute bop into a raging club-banger without destroying the original’s sweet appeal. Listen to Brazilian DJ’s latest dance overhaul after the jump. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Drake broke The Beatles‘ record for the number of singles to be featured on the Hot 100. His remix of ILoveMakonnen‘s “Tuesday” became Drake’s 72nd song to enter the chart, besting the Beatles at 71. (Glee still has the most entries of all time with 207.) [MTV]
:: Speaking of Drake, he also “hosted” his own, rap-oriented version of the Grammys, #HoodGrammys, on Instagram. ILoveMakonnen‘s “Tuesday” was named Best Latin Club Anthem, natch. [The FADER]
:: Nicki Minaj covers the latest issue of L’Uomo Vogue, the men’s version of Vogue Italia. Fittingly, she appears in menswear-inspired ensembles. [The FADER]
:: Lady Gaga revealed in a recent Reddit AMA that in high school, she was in a classic rock band and was inspired by Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant‘s vocals. “Im [sic] certain that side of my musicianship will seep through the pores of music in the future,” she says. [Reddit]
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Ariana Grande Streams 4 Songs From ‘My Everything’: Listen To “Why Try,” “A Little Bit Of Your Heart,” “Be My Baby” & “Love Me Harder”
Already, there’s a lot to love here, from her piano-led power ballad “A Little Bit Of Your Heart” to the marching Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder-crafted anthem “Why Try,” to the slick throwback R&B stylings of the Cashmere Cat-assisted “Be My Baby.” Best, though, might be “Love Me Harder,” the Max Martin and Savan Kotecha-crafted “Love Me Harder,” featuring The Weeknd, an irresistibly smooth synth-pop production.
Listen to the songs after the jump. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. More »
You’ll recall from Grande’s upcoming album’s feature-heavy tracklist that this is the one with The Weeknd on it (though you can’t hear his bit in this snippet). “Love Me Harder” was co-produced by Max Martin, who has his hand in a fair amount of My Everything‘s tunes, and Savan Kotecha. Get a preview of the song below. More »
Packed with his signature baby-making melody and angelic mewl, “King of the Fall” seems almost formulaic for the Canadian crooner now, but, hey, if it keeps the ladies flocking, am I right? Singing “Your girl’s so bad, let me get her. She gon’ give it up ’cause she know I might like it,”
The Weeknd mysteriously also uses a picture of indie darling Sky Ferriera as the track’s cover art, which poses the question: Is this on purpose, or just a coincidence? Listen to the song below, and decide for yourself.
After last year’s The Fall Tour in support of his latest record Kiss Land, the brooding alt-R&B maestro will be joined by Schoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko for an exclusive four show series called King Of The Fall, which promises to be “his most immersive and inventive production yet.” (EXCITING.)
The upcoming mini-tour, which will begin on September 19 in Brooklyn, will carry the entertainers to Toronto and Los Angeles before making a final stop at San Francisco. Check out the tour dates below the jump. More »
Those are pretty confident words. If you fancy taking Weeknd up on his braggy claims, give “Often” a listen below and — bonus! — download the song for free. More »