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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 »
To me, this was the most intriguing song of the LP, simply because it abandoned all of Abel Tesfaye‘s usual tricks (ya know, the stuff that came to define “PBR&B”), resulting in something more dance-oriented than any of his previous material. But despite the song’s flickering churn, the lyrics here emphasize that it’s a song that takes as nihilistic a view of love as any of his prior cuts.
Check out the video below. More »
Bey clearly favors Ye’s remix (his is the only official version), which is odd because it’s the least enjoyable. T.I. takes a lighter approach, injecting some humor into the X-rated goings on with lines like “she say champagne ain’t strong enough but she never will say it ain’t long enough” and “don’t take this as misogyny when I say take this mahogany”. Listen to the Atlanta MC’s racy interpretation after the jump. More »
Recent clips show Beyonce wearing a cowgirl hat and swinging a lasso inside a pen; immediately, they recall West’s more explicit lines in the remix — “You reverse that cowgirl / you reverse, reversing / and I impregnated your mouth, girl.” (Lovely.) Buzzfeed points out that the footage is from a behind-the-scenes peek at a 2011 Essence cover shoot, to accompany a story that Beyonce wrote of how she’s “taking the reins herself” after father Mathew Knowles managed her career for 15 years.
Could Beyonce be using her Essence footage for a remix video? It’s hard to say now, but doing so wouldn’t be new to her — after all, she did use Star Search clips for Beyonce‘s “***Flawless” video. Watch Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” video teaser up top, then check out the official remix, plus other inspired takes by Diplo and The Weeknd, in full after the jump. More »
But instead of just doing another tired list of breakup songs, we’re highlighting professional breakups between artists and their producers (collaborations that, incidentally, are responsible for a fair share of breakup songs). Because an artistic relationship that results in pop music perfection is rare. When that ends, you can’t just take comfort in a pint of ice cream.
So below, we’ve eulogized 10 successful artist-producer teams that disintegrated because of diminishing returns, squabbles over creative control, alleged body-shaming or, in the case of Ke$ha and Dr. Luke, all three of those things. Happy Valentine’s Day! More »