The Success Of “I Love It” Puts A Perfectly Perverse Bow On Kanye West’s Batshit Year

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Kanye West & Lil Pump's "I Love It" VideoPoor Icona Pop. The shouty Swedish singing duo don’t have much to hang their hat on, historically speaking. In the moment, I thought their 2013 debut album was pretty good, but time has mostly forgotten them. The one thing they could definitely claim is SEO dominance for the phrase “I Love It” thanks to the … More »

Stream Troye Sivan’s New Album Bloom

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Troye Sivan - BloomLook, there’s no nice way to say this: Eminem released a surprise album last night. I know. We’re all going to have to deal. It’s just a thing that’s happened. So right now, all the air in the room is being sucked up by an angry aging techincal-rap virtuoso. But Kamikaze is pretty … More »

Album Of The Week: Troye Sivan Bloom

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Troye-Sivan-BloomTroye Sivan’s rise to something resembling pop stardom — to pop-almost-stardom — has been pretty conventional. Sivan, born in South Africa and raised in Perth, got his start as a 12-year-old on the Australian version of Star Search. From there, he became a child actor. At 13, he played the younger version of Wolverine in … More »

Troye Sivan – “Animal”

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Troye-Sivan-AnimalFor the past year, the Australian pop singer Troye Sivan has been catching more and more hype, and it feels like his forthcoming album Bloom could be a very big deal. That’s partly because Sivan has the right connections and because the world seems ready for an openly gay young pop star. But it’s also … More »

Troye Sivan – “Dance To This” (Feat. Ariana Grande) Video

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Troye Sivan Ariana GrandeWe’re still over a month away from Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, Bloom, but the Aussie pop artist has been putting out a steady stream of content to keep the fans occupied. Last month, he debuted the Ariana Grande-featuring single “Dance To This,” and today that track gets a music video to go along with … More »

Troye Sivan – “Better Now” (Post Malone Cover)

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Troye-SivanHere’s a pop-music crossover that I don’t think anyone saw coming. Troye Sivan is an Australian pop sensation who’s just starting to make a global impact. As an openly LGBTQ performer, his presence in popular culture feels important, but it would be a mistake to talk about that and not his feathery, emotive vocals or … More »

Preview New Troye Sivan & Jónsi Song In Boy Erased Trailer

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Lucas HedgesAscendant Australian pop star Troye Sivan has a small role in the upcoming film Boy Erased, and the official trailer is soundtracked by a new song that he wrote and recorded with Sigur Rós’ Jónsi. Directed by Joel Edgerton and based on Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same, the film stars Lucas Hedges of Manchester … More »

Christina Aguilera’s New Album Is Pretty Good. Does Anyone Care?

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Christina Aguilera - LiberationAlong with her fellow ex-Mousketeers Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera proved to be one of the most durable hit-makers of the Y2K-era teen-pop explosion. Long after most of their peers found alternate careers in show business or disappeared from pop culture entirely, these artists kept sending singles to the top 10. Spears survived … More »

Troye Sivan – “Dance To This” (Feat. Ariana Grande)

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Troye Sivan - "Dance To This" (Feat. Ariana Grande)Ascendant Aussie pop star Troye Sivan is ramping up to the release of his sophomore album Bloom. The singles he’s shared thus far — “My, My, My,” “The Good Side,” and “Bloom” — have all suggested the LP will be a leap not just in popularity but in artistry, elevating his music from an enjoyable … More »

Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

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Ella Mai“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »