“Let You Down” begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that makes the human voice sound slightly alien. The singer intones, “All these voices in my head get loud/ I wish that I could shut them out/ I’m sorry that I … More »
No rap producer had a bigger 2017 than Metro Boomin. In addition to having a hand in huge hits like Migos’ “Bad And Boujee,” Future’s “Mask Off,” and 21 Savage’s “Bank Account,” Metro produced entire albums for artists like Gucci Mane, Nav, and the combination of 21 Savage and … More »
Can we talk about Eminem’s Revival tracklist for a minute? It is not a promising tracklist. “Foreboding” is a better word for it. Look at these features:
Just a few days ago, young superstar producer Metro Boomin teamed up with 21 Savage and Offset to release the full collaborative album Without Warning. It was good. And now Metro has once again teamed up with Savage. This time, though, Offset’s not involved. Instead, the song belongs to a very different rapper: … More »
The woozy, airy R&B singer Jhené Aiko has recorded a whole lot with rapper Big Sean; last year, they put out a whole EP together under the duo name Twenty88. They’ve also been dating for about a year now. And apparently, they’re so fond of one another that Aiko just got a really big … More »
Calvin Harris got right up in everybody’s peripheral feels this summer when he dropped Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. As fans rode the record’s wave of funk all summer long, Harris has re-embraced “Feels,” a tune so colorful it’s been done over in video—not once—but twice.
In the video’s second edition Pharrell, Katy Perry, and Big Sean team-up to jam out on a ’70’s inspired, neon stage. While the first of the video package featured the three stars in the tropics, this time they’re riding out the track’s funky bass as a glammed-out jam band.
Calvin Harris fucked up our collective summer with Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, the opening salvo of the golden age of pop posse cuts. One of the highlights off of the shockingly good album was the Pharrell/Katy Perry/Big Sean team-up “Feels,” and it already has a colorful island-themed music video from Emil … More »
“I could fight forever, but life’s too short.” Every lyric on Rainbow — Kesha’s first album in five years and the first since initiating a messy legal battle against former producer and label head Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald — is loaded, but those words in particular stand out. They’re among the first lines on album … More »