If you remember any scene from the trailer for Bradley Cooper’s new A Star Is Born remake, it is almost certainly the one in which Cooper’s character, declining roots-rock god Jackson Maine, calls from a car window to Lady Gaga’s aspiring singer, identified only as Ally. It’s a scene that’s appeared in all four(!) versions … More »
Ty Dolla $ign gets around. The R&B lothario releases quite a bit of his own music — 11 full-lengths and two EPs since 2011, plus a joint project with Jeremih called MihTy dropping later this month — but the collaborative section of his discography sprawls as endlessly as his native LA. At the end of … More »
Camila Cabello stuck the landing so emphatically that it’s easy to forget she leapt in the first place. This time last year the 20-year-old Cuban-Mexican singer from Miami was fresh out of Fifth Harmony, her generation’s most popular girl group, assembled by Simon Cowell from an array of teenage strangers on the short-lived American edition … More »
Steve Aoki has teamed up with Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui for his latest single ‘All Night’. Aoki took a ton of time off from touring in the first half of 2017 to focus on his last LP, ‘Kolony’. The album was a major departure from the style which Aoki has aligned with himself over
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With the impending release of her sophomore album, hopeless fountain kingdom, Halsey flaunts her distinctive vocal talent in “Strangers” featuring Lauren Jurengui of Fifth Harmony. “Strangers” is a provoking piece that places an emphasis on the identity of both performing artists who are openly bi-sexual, enabling Halsey and Jurengui to communicate a story that’s entirely tenable without exploiting their respective individualities. Halsey said the following of her single “Strangers”:
“I just love that Lauren Jauegui and I are two women who have a mainstream pop presence doing a love song for the LGBTQ community. ‘Strangers’ is just a love song that happens to use same-sex pronouns”.
hopeless fountain kingdom will be available everywhere on June 2. Ahead of the release of Halsey’s highly-anticipated inbound LP, stream “Strangers” now.
Song of the week:
Carly Rae Jepsen — ‘Cut To The Feeling’
What you need to understand here is that this song was almost on Carly’s b-sides collection. Which means it was also almost on ‘E•MO•TION’. Which means this song has been passed up on twice, before finally finding its home on the soundtrack for a crap film. This beautiful, magnificent song. This song that could and will prompt a thousand summer dancefloor stampedes. This song whose chorus could raise the Titanic from the sea bed. This song bursting with a natural luminescence so intense that it would shine bright in a Vantablack pop dungeon. THIS SONG was cast aside on multiple occasions. We don’t know what Carly Rae So-Called ‘Jepsen’ thinks she’s playing at but if we ever find out there are other songs like this in the ‘E•MO•TION’ scrapheap we will go absolutely ballistic.
Wrong of the week:
The Little Mix artwork
No total disasters on this week’s playlist, and Little Mix’s worst single for a while is improved by Stormzy turning up, but unspecial mention must go to the ‘Power’ artwork which commits a number of crimes not least of which is the fact that IF YOU’RE GOING TO USE AN ILLUSTRATION FOR YOUR SINGLE ARTWORK THERE’S NO EXCUSE AT ALL FOR NOT INCLUDING THE FEATURED ARTIST, JESUS CHRIST.
- This week’s new releases include various artists — including Dagny, Grace Mitchell and Allie X — who at one point looked like they might save the world, and given a couple of lucky breaks still might.
- The debut release from Robinson, whose new video we showed you yesterday, is very exciting.
- Noah Cyrus‘ new one feels like her best release to date. Since the release of ‘Malibu’ it also feels, and we presume this was precisely the opposite of The Big Plan, like it could be a Miley Cyrus song.
- Halsey and Lauren Fifth Harmony‘s big bisexual love song is ‘quite a moment’.
- The Nick Jonas, Anne-Marie and Mike Posner song is a release best described as ‘unnecessary’.
- Rita Ora‘s new single is pretty good in a Little Mix album track kind of way.
- The Troye Sivan and Martin Garrix release would be better with a bit more Troye and a bit less Martin but we’re sure Garro is a lovely man with a fine moral compass who’s kind to his friends and wouldn’t think twice about stepping in to rescue an injured bird.
The most intriguing Grammys category this year? OK, technically it’s Best Rock Performance, the WTF clearinghouse pitting Beyoncé and Jack White vs. Twenty One Pilots vs. the late David Bowie vs. Disturbed (covering Simon & Garfunkel!) vs. Alabama Shakes. But they probably won’t even hand that one out on TV, so let’s move … More »
Poor Usher. Poor Jeremih. Poor Trey Songz. R&B’s workmanlike radio superstars churn out jam after jam, some of them truly transcendent, yet only rarely do they actually transcend. When they do, it’s often by hopping aboard whatever stylistic wave is reigning that year — think of Usher’s electronic dalliances like “OMG” — than by appealing … More »