“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »
After headlining the final night of Lollapalooza this weekend, Ariana Grande stuck around Chicago to get manicures with Barbra Streisand. And last night, as Consequence Of Sound reports, they showed off their manis onstage together during Streisand’s show at Chicago’s United Center. More »
Ariana Grande captures the zeitgeist of contemporary millennial dating in her latest single, “boyfriend.” Case in point, the lyrical content of the song’s choruses: “You ain’t my boyfriend/I ain’t your girlfriend/But you don’t want me to see nobody else/And I don’t want you to see nobody,” Grande sings. It’s a laid-back, casually confessional cut that plays to Grande’s strengths: vocal-centric, romantically contemplative statement productions.
Two-man outfit, Social House, score a feature on the track. Their silky vocal contributions amplify the single’s catchy appeal, while complementing the songstress’ own smoothly delivered verses. The inevitably radio-destined effort is the successor to Grande’s prior single, “MONOPOLY,” which featured Victoria Monét.
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Ariana Grande has been frank about her desire to release music as frequently as rappers do, kicking out singles and projects whenever they’re ready rather than adhering to traditional pop album cycles. And that’s just what she’s done over the past year. Grande followed up her fantastic Sweetener album with thank … More »
A new kind of pop star: In a musical landscape full of false messiahs billing themselves as game-changers, it’s easy to scoff at the notion, but truly transformative figures come along more often than you’d think. How many musical inflection points have been sparked by a magnetic persona who synthesizes a bunch of trends and … More »
“Pulling a Beyoncé” has always been a fairly elastic concept. Even when the phrase came into vogue at the end of 2013, when she surprise-released her self-titled visual album and, in her own words, “changed the game with that digital drop,” people were crediting her with both the surprise album trend … More »
At this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »