Remy Ma teamed up with Chris Brown to roll out her second 7 Winters & 6 Summers single, “Melanin Magic.” After stirring up some controversy alongside Lil’ Kim on the project’s shady lead single, “Wake Me Up,” her latest offering has a bit more crossover appeal. Released today (January 19), it is a retro romance with an empowering message for women.
“I just wanted to make something to let people know that you’re beautiful, you’re pretty,” she explained in a video on Instagram. “You can be brown skin, dark skin, light skinned. None of that is what makes you pretty or beautiful. It’s what’s inside.” On the track, she drops some fiery verses that enforce her message.
“I got that melanin magic, brown skin popping. Always fly, I stay in a cockpit,” she proclaims over a production that samples Mint Condition’s “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes).” Chris’ voice is soft as velvet as he hops on the chorus. “You’re my pretty brown eyes. They all on ya, and they want ya. I know they need you in they life, but you my vibe tonight and I love you,” he sings in his upper register.
It is another promising release from the hitmaker as she gears up to unleash her sophomore LP later this year. Although the project’s barbed lead single missed the Billboard Hot 100 entirely, her latest definitely has the potential to dominate radio and storm the charts. Give it a spin...
Rita Ora has been soaring high on a string of pop confections lately, and she extends her winning record with her new offering, “Proud.” Released today (January 19), the single sees her team up with Absolut Vodka and their The Open Mic Project for an uplifting anthem. The 27-year-old was selected as the face of the project, which aims to spark conversations centered around experiences with acceptance.
Moved by messages of self-love and positivity she read on the website, Rita hit the studio to put her feelings to song. “I definitely got inspired by every single person’s story, and I tried to blend it together — the journey and the struggle of [getting] the win at the end,” she said in an interview with Billboard. The end result is a swelling track that is a love letter to herself as much as it is dedicated to her fans.
“Real me feeling so free. Scream it from the top of your lungs,” she joyfully proclaims on the opening lines. The “Anywhere” siren’s voice soars over a simple but sweet production. It builds underneath her as she prepares to unleash a heartfelt message to her fans on the chorus. “You make me proud, and I wanna tell the world about you now. You know it’s you that I love.”
The passionate single is not the first bop Rita has released in 2018. She already teamed up with Liam Payne on “For You” for the Fifty...
Hailing from Los Angeles and shrouded in mystery, Lostboycrow is one of the most intriguing up-and-coming acts in pop music. Combining velvety R&B productions with moody pop lyricism and electro-kissed beats, the hitmaker has established himself as One To Watch. Each of his songs has topped the last and adds to an ever-growing narrative. Today (January 18) he has unveiled his new single, “Sailor Not A Salesman.” Unsurprisingly it is another endearing earworm.
Inspired by “the idea that who we are and are becoming is a direction leading us to far greater places than any other pursuit,” the soulful release is the latest offering from his three-part LP, Traveler. Following 2017’s buoyant “Scorpio,” the crooner’s latest feels a little more introspective. Over a delicate production he reflects back on the path that led him to where he is now.
Opening with a swell of sweet synths, he reflects on the life of a traveling musician. Balancing pressures such as sleeping in a car with the magic of endless starry nights, it is clear he is content with his adventure and appreciates the journey as much as the destination. “I’m a sailor keep on sailing. Out of my mind, out of the time. I’ve got nowhere to be all night. Sailor, not a salesman. Out on the line, nothing to hide. Cuz I’m no good at pretending,” he earnestly proclaims on the chorus.
Poetically written and brilliantly produced, “Sailor Not A Salesman” is a dreamy listen from start to finish...
Justin Timberlake offered up a second taste of Man Of The Woods with the release of his new buzz track, “Supplies.” The 36-year-old has been everywhere since announcing the project at the beginning of the month. However, the LP’s lead single, “Filthy,” turned out to be a bit of an acquired taste. Thankfully, his latest is a more straightforward bop.
Released today (January 18), “Supplies” reunites JT with The Neptunes. Comprised of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, the pair have produced some of the hitmakers hottest releases including “Senorita” and “Rock Your Body.” Unsurprisingly, their newest collaboration is fierce. Having described his sonic direction as “modern Americana with 808s,” this is the first song that lives up to the promise.
On it, Justin swoops in to save the day for a potential love interest and offers all sorts of protections. “I’ll be the light when you can’t see. I’ll be the wood when you need heat. I’ll be the generator, turn me on when you need electricity,” he promises over the searing production. “Some shit’s about to go down. I’ll be the one with the level head. The world can end now. Baby, we’ll be living in The Walking Dead.”
Directed by Dave Meyers, the accompanying video mirrors those apocalyptic promises and clearly had a larger budget than his last. It also seems to address complaints of JT appropriating black culture. Opening with the crooner watching a wall of televisions broadcasting atrocities occurring across the...
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Troye Sivan bares his soul on his stripped back new song, “The Good Side.” The 22-year-old kicked off a new era with the release of his infectious “My My My!” last week. The buoyant bop is the lead single to his sophomore LP. However, his latest release offers a more introspective look at the end of a relationship and showcases his maturing lyricism.
Released today (January 18), “The Good Side” features writing credits from his frequent collaborators Allie X and Leland. Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Bram Inscore and Jam City, it strips back on some of his traditionally glimmering synths in favor of somber strings and electronic fuzz. Over that, Troye offers a heartfelt apology to one of his first loves.
“I got the good side of things. Left you with both of the rings. My fingers danced and swayed in the breeze. The change in the wind takes you down to your knees,” he acknowledges over the folksy production on the opening lines. Documenting the adventures he has been on since the relationship ended, Troye realizes his former lover has yet to recover. Weighed down by guilt, he moves into the chorus to reflect on how things ended. “But I sympathize, and I recognize. And baby, I apologize, that I go the good side, the good side of things,” he earnestly sings.
Pensive and earnest, “The Good Side” showcases a more raw side of Troye’s musicality. Whereas “My My My!” is a jubilant...
Conor Maynard and SDJM get more than a little nostalgic on their infectious new single, “That Way.” The up-and-coming producers are soaring high after finding breakout success with “The Heat” in 2017. Sampling Whitney Houston’s beloved “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” the duo stole the show with their bold reinterpretation. Their latest collaboration follows a similar trend and is bound for even bigger success.
This time around they have joined forces with Conor to put a fresh spin on the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way.” The iconic ’90s anthem remains a favorite for fans of the boy band, and the newly reworked version is likely to introduce it to a new generation of followers.
“We grew up during the boyband generation, being very influenced by pop sounds, so this track is special for us,” SDJM explained. However, instead of simply covering it, they wanted to present the enduring release in a bold new way. “We were able to evolve that sound, mixing in our own dance style and adding fresh pop vocals from Conor Maynard. The first time we heard Conor’s voice on the track we knew we found the perfect vocalist to put a powerful and modern spin on the record.”
“You are my fire, the one desire. Believe when I say I want it that way,” he croons over atmospheric finger snaps and sweet keys on the opening lines. His voice is appropriately tinged with longing and swells with emotion as...
Tinashe made true on her promise to roll out new music in 2018. A week after announcing the impending release of three songs, the 24-year-old unveiled a track called “No Drama” today (January 18). Featuring Offset of Migos, it is another velvety, trap-infused banger and may be the lead single from her forthcoming LP, Joyride.
The track signifies a retreat to more comfortable ground after searching for crossover appeal with saccharine releases like “Player,” “Superlove” and “Flame.” Instead, Tinashe hops on a fierce production to drop some brag-heavy verses. “Said I’m falling off, but they won’t JFK Me. Tried to be myself, but they won’t AKA me,” she breathily vows over the driving beat. Everything builds up to the chorus, which is a bit of an earworm. “Don’t want no drama-ma. We pulled up in that ooh la la and backed out in that oh my god,” she coos.
Although “No Drama” is a relatively strong release, it could not come at a worse time. Yesterday Offset came under fire for making a homophobic comment on YFN Lucci’s “Boss Life.” He and Migos’ other members have made similar remarks in the past, and this latest one could prove toxic for Tinashe. It remains to be seen if the track will be caught up in the resulting backlash, but association with the rappers proved to be disastrous for Katy Perry’s “Bon Appetit” last year.
This is not a first for Tinashe, either. She...
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Troye Sivan, Bleachers and MØ have signed on to join Khalid and Normani Kordei on the star-studded Love, Simon soundtrack. The LGBT coming of age movie is one of the most anticipated films of the new year. And the soundtrack is shaping up to be equally impressive with Jack Antonoff stepping up to executive produce the collection.
Released today (January 16), the tracklist reveals some unexpected collaborations and potentially massive releases. Bleachers are responsible for the project’s lead single, “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)” as well as several other tracks. Antonoff, the group’s frontman, also appears on a collaboration with MØ called “Never Fall In Love,” while Troye fronts an intriguing number called “Strawberries & Cigarettes.”
It looks like the focus will be on infectious alt-pop numbers considering the lead single and Antonoff’s track record writing hits for the likes of Taylor Swift and Lorde. The new songs also share space with iconic hits like Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” The soundtrack is not set for release until March 16, but it boasts a promising group of young artists. Check out the full tracklist and a preview for the movie below!
Love, Simon Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)” Bleachers
2. “Rollercoaster” Bleachers
3. “Never Fall In Love” Jack Antonoff & MØ
4. “Strawberries & Cigarettes” Troye Sivan...
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Tinashe is doing things big in 2018. She is gearing up to release new music, and today (January 16) we got our first taste of what to expect when it arrives. Last week, the 24-year-old announced she was unleashing a trio of songs. Titled “No Drama,” “Me So Bad” and “Faded Love,” it is rumored that they are off her long-awaited LP, Joyride. Her initial announcement promised the tracks were “coming soon.” But today we got official confirmation that at least one is dropping in two days and will be supported by a music video.
“On my way… 2 more days,” she promised alongside a preview of the accompanying visual. The teaser is set to a fierce instrumental that alludes to a more hip-hop direction. In it, the “Company” siren and a crew of dancers serve sultry looks in the bed of a pickup truck as they drive through a desert. She appears to be brimming over with confidence and is likely gearing up for another slickly choreographed feat. Not many of today’s pop divas can dance with Tinashe’s swagger, so she hopefully has something hot in the works.
It seems as though the budding superstar has the momentum on her side to net a solid hit this time around. After storming the Billboard Hot 100 with “2 On” in 2014, Tinashe has struggled to replicate that success. Despite unleashing a slew of pop and urban bops, her singles have failed to find traction. Rumors are...
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed a new addition to their family. The power couple announced that they were expecting a child via surrogacy during an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians last September. Today (January 16), Kim took to social media to reveal that their new daughter had been born. The happy mother posted a link to her website, which had been turned a delicate shade of pink to share the news.
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kim wrote in a joyful letter. She also shared her gratitude for everyone who helped throughout the process and opened up about her family’s excitement regarding the news. “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
The announcement also revealed that their new addition was born yesterday (January 15). There is no news on the new baby’s name or when she will make her official debut. However, it seems safe to assume that we will see some pics within the next couple of days. Until then check out the full announcement here!
She's here. https://t.co/oVg6se6VeQ
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 16, 2018
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