Pink is having the last laugh. This past summer, when MTV awarded its Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to the singer born Alecia Beth Moore, there was much social media cackling; surely they weren’t serious about elevating this durable and reliable hitmaker to the same iconic level as Beyoncé, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake? … More »
Song of the week:
Rita Ora — ‘Anywhere’
Yes obviously Rita’s best single since ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ is a full-on pensivebanger of almost dangerous proportions BUT the big news today is that New Music Friday has gone Q4 MENTAL.
- Taylor Swift!
- Two different One Direction members!!
- Two different Jonas brothers!!!
- An Emeli Sandé writing credit!!!!
- A Kelly Clarkson normal song!!!!!
- A Kelly Clarkson Christmas song!!!!!!
- A Fifth Harmony (sort of) Christmas song with an absolutely disgraceful and amazing key change!!!!!!!
- A MARIAH CAREY CHRISTMAS SONG WHICH IS SHIT BUT WHO CARES IT’S A MARIAH CAREY CHRISTMAS SONG!!!!!!!!
- A Justin Bieber remix featuring some left-over guide vocals from Julia Michaels!!!!!!!!!
- Fever Ray are back!!!!!!!!!!
- Feat Sean Paul!!!!!!!!!!!
This. This playlist. This playlist right here. This is the true meaning of Q4.
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This past summer, Zedd and Liam Payne released a beach-ready, tropical-infused track called “Get Low” that climbed the charts all over the world. With an easygoing beat and sexually-charged lyrics, listeners gravitated toward the carefree feel of the single.
Enter KUURO, a heavy-hitting bass duo, who have crafted their own intense future house take on the track. Hastening the original’s pace, KUURO transforms the single’s mellow tone for a comparatively fierce, harder vibe destined for the dance floor. Delivering a thumping drop with dub roots, KUURO’s re-imagination of “Get Low” is a thundering take that won’t soon be forgotten.
Zedd and Liam Payne found themselves “getting low” in London, the duo having recently performed a surprise live rendition of their celebrated collaboration in the streets of the UK. Sporting backpacks equipped with speakers, Liam sang into a mic as Zedd played a keyboard, the pair setting out to London’s most populated areas to perform “Get Low” as cameras filmed their live appearance.
When it comes to the fans featured in the video, it seems that there is indeed such a thing as being “in the right place at the right time.”
One-hit wonders are a common phenomenon in the music business, and most of them have a fan base that insists their other songs are just as good. It’s rarer, though, to see a well established band break through with a surprise pop hit more than a decade into its career, “She Don’t Use Jelly” style. More »
I really cannot decide if this story is super wholesome or kind of weird. We came across this tweet of the moment when Zedd gave away his shoes to a fan in the crowd. Zedd performed on Good Morning America at Central Park in New York City yesterday (July 21st) alongside Liam Payne and Alessia
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Song of the week:
Zedd WITH Liam Payne — ‘Get Low’
As we mentioned yesterday this is a banger and a half — the drums into the chorus really make it — even if we could, quite frankly, do without Liam chatting about liking “the way you touch yourself”.
Wrong of the week:
AlunaGeorge — ‘Turn Up The Love’
You would think, wouldn’t you, that after the last album Didn’t Exactly Set The World On Fire it might be time for AlunaGeorge to take a left turn and explore or develop a new sound that would mirror without replicating the idiosyncratic feel that made their initial appearance so exciting. That takes time and effort though so instead they’ve done something that sounds like everything else on Spotify, and they’ve even chucked in the year’s weakest “HEY!” sound to top things off. Big artists have delivered a fair few “oh well” moments in the last year but this is one of the most regrettable.
- There are two summer-referencing songs in this week’s playlist — Sigrid Bernson’s ‘This Summer’ slightly trumps Deepend and Graham Candy’s ‘Waiting For The Summer’.
- Good to have Bacall back in the playlist — last summer, you’ll remember, he delivered a truly ludicrous cover of Toto’s ‘Africa’ but ‘Breaking The Wave’ is more acceptable in about twelve different ways.
- Capital Cities’ ‘Girl Friday’ is quite bonkers but worth a listen for the dubilarious way in which Rick Ross finishes his guest spot.
- Felix Pallas’ ‘Similarities’, the first release on Disco Naivete’s new label, is very enjoyable.
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Tropical meets pop meets dance in Zedd’s latest song “Get Low” featuring the vocal stylings Liam Payne. The upbeat track is another surefire hit to add to Zedd’s collection of pop collaborations gone right. Payne’s vocals carry the song, and the drop is fitting for club play or as background music in a retail store. Zedd spoke to Beats 1 about the track, and commented “it’s the definition of a summer song to me, personally” and added that it has an urban, “Drake-ish influenced sound.” Zedd describes it as a balance between Payne’s solo work and where he’s headed with his own music.