Eager-to-please British late-night host James Corden may have reached a new apex of jolly starfuckery. On last night’s episode of his Late Late Show, Corden recorded an endless 14-minute comedy bit backstage at a big Jingle Ball pop concert in Los Angeles. In the clip, Corden takes over as general manager of the Forum, which … More »
One of the world’s greatest pop singer-songwriters seemed to achieve her final form this year by having drunken sex with a muppet in a music video called “Disco Tits.” The song itself is a jam, a poised and minimal dance-floor deconstruction that toggles between spacious staccato piano stabs and synthetic bass throbs that roll with … More »
Remember that time Sam Smith ripped off Tom Petty? What about the time Smith claimed he didn’t know who Thom Yorke was after being asked what he thought of Radiohead’s rejected theme song for Spectre, the Bond film for which Smith later sang the theme? Both instances are relevant to “Midnight Train,” a … More »
At this point One Direction have been broken up long enough that we’re beginning to see what each member of the once-dominant boy band is bringing to the table in his solo career. Zayn Malik fashioned himself as a mini-Weeknd of sorts, exploring 50 shades of sexy pop-R&B and coming away with some decent … More »
Last month, Sam Smith, the heir apparent to Rick Astley’s “sad and nonthreatening and vaguely sleepy British white-guy soul singer” throne, shared a new single called “Too Good At Goodbyes.” Today, he’s got another new song, and he’s also announced that he’ll release The Thrill Of It All, his sophomore album, next month. More »
Song of the week:
YAYA — ‘In My Body’
YAYA’s from Sweden (of course she is), she is brilliant (see also: ‘It’s Alright’), and ‘In My Body’ is a lightly idiosyncratic but refreshingly unambiguous 21st Century pop wonder.
Wrong of the week:
Sam Smith — ‘Pray’
THIS ISN’T WHAT WE WANTED FROM THE TIMBALAND SESSIONS SAM.
- Q4 ALERT: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have a Christmas song out today.
- Miss Li has this week’s best songtitle: ‘The Day I Die (I Want You To Celebrate)’.
- Like all Maroon 5 songs, the new Maroon 5 song (which features Julia Michaels) would be 10x more enjoyable with a different lead vocalist.
- Little Mix songwriter Camille Purcell‘s solo career has properly launched this week with ‘Body’, which feels like quite a good start. (She was also on the Ghosted/TMS song ‘Ghosted’ back in July.)
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Saturday Night Live is back, and so are its weekly promos. On Saturday, host Gal Gadot and musical guest Sam Smith will be live from New York, and today, they join cast member Kenan Thompson for a couple of skits in which Thompson basically ignores Gadot to talk about Smith. Watch below. More »
Galantis have hit a patch of good production form, having been buoyed by the commercial success of their second studio album, The Aviary, which peaked at a respectable fourth place on the Billboard Dance Music charts.
Aiming to conserve the momentum they’ve gathered over the past few weeks, the Swedish duo just dropped a slick new remix of Sam Smith‘s soulful track, “Too Good At Goodbyes.” While Galantis has left Smith’s crooning voice untouched for the most part, the duo has added instantly recognizable layers of their trademark piano samples and a decent helping of digital drum samples, resulting in a supremely groovy rework of the original.