Tinashe’s new full-length album Joyride (the follow-up to 2014’s Aquarius) has been in a sort-of limbo state since its announcement early in the year. Back in April, things looked a bit grim when she had to postponed the rest of her Joyride World Tour due to “unexpected recording commitments.” So who knows exactly what’s been going on behind the curtains…
Yesterday, the R&B songstress released a brand new summery pop-jam called “Superlove”; signaling that things might just be falling back into gear!
“I have felt a strong urge recently to release a song that promotes positivity, love, and light,” she said in a press release. ‘Superlove’ is a celebration of happiness. More specifically, it celebrates the kind of happiness that is so immense and infectious, that you can’t help but to rejoice in it. I hope to eulogize this wonderful energy and make people feel good, love harder, and dance together.”
The track, produced by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, is probably one of her most pop-friendly tunes yet; It has a bouncy, R&B groove with a bit of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” attitude mixed in. We love it.
M.I.A.’s bombastic new song, “Go Off” (produced by Skrillex and Blaqstarr) had its official premiered yesterday on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show; and today she shares its explosive (literately) new video!
Check it out and listen to M.I.A’s full interview below with Annie Mac where she shares that her upcoming album, A.I.M. (out September 9), will likely be her final record (WHAT?!!).
Just in time for the release of her highly-anticipated Princess EP on Friday; the “Darkwave Duchess” aka ABRA just unveiled the official video for the sultry, ’80s freestyle-inspired jam, “CRYBABY”.
In the video, directed by Zaiba Jabbar, we see the Darkwave Princess in an abandoned house, in a desolate desert passionately singing and dancing — and letting all emotions fly — as she confronts her lover “Do you remember when we first kissed? How did it get this far, to a place like this”.
We’ve been jamming to “CRYBABY” (and “COME 4 ME”)ever since we debuted the song last month, and these visuals really add an emotional intensity we didn’t fully experience by just listening to the track. So, needless to say, we found a new reason to love this song even more.
Be sure to catch ABRA on tour (darkwave dates below). I’ll be at the NYC show so if you spot me (front row 😉 ) come say, Hi!
1. COME 4 ME
4. BIG BOI feat. Tommy Genesis
5. PULL UP
6. THINKING OF U
AlunaGeorge’s has just premiered an empowering new dance-anthem from their upcoming sophomore album, I Remember!. The vibrant new jam called “Mean What I Mean” features two up-and-coming female MCs named, Dreezy and Leikeli 47; both providing cool, bold and brave rap verses.
“It’s a very genuine place I’m singing from here,” Aluna Francis tells Annie Mac (where the track debuted). “I was in a situation; I said ‘No.’The person I was with was like, ‘No, you mean “yes.” That’s what you mean. I know what you mean, and you mean “yeah,” cause you’re just playing hard to get.’”
Listen to the track below and stick around for the rest of the interview!
As BANKS readies the follow-up to her brilliant 2014 debut Goddess the California-based babe returns today with an artsy and freaky brand new video for the provocative new single, “Fuck With Myself”!
The somber minimalist track has an enticing electronic sound that’s almost nocturnal in nature —with a haunting chorus that has BANK’s whispering “Cause my love’s so good/ So I fuck with myself more than anybody else,” in a freaky vocal chant. It’s a gorgeous, daring and sensual track with an empowering message.
In the video, which has a beautiful sort-of latex texture to it, we see BANKS posing and contouring in a freaky, yet enchanting ritual dance with dancers wearing masks of the singer’s face.
Watch and repeat!
BANKS’ sophomore album is set to arrive in September.
Yet another magical dance concoction from Belgian DJ/producer Stephen Fasano aka The Magician! The uplifting dance track features singer\songwriter Brayton Bowman; whose soulful vocals provide all the feels and emotional intensity needed to turn this club-ready cut into into your own personal summer anthem.
The video and song go perfectly hand-and-hand —- so watch, listen, and after….. go tell your crush how you REALLY feel! Do it!
Check out Crystal Castles’ brand new video for the throbbing new cut,“Concrete”! The track made its debut a week ago on a Korean website (?); a vey strange and unexpected move that had a lot of people scratching their heads. But today, the duo, comprised of Ethan Kath and new singer Edith Frances, unleashed the track with a beautifully chaotic video —- a claustrophobic’s nightmare btw — that properly complements the track’s frenetic, gothic-dance sound.
“Concrete” is the third promo track (“Decide” and “Frail” are the first two) released from the duo’s upcoming album rumored to be titled, Amnesty (I).
The Fergie-Ferg takeover has officially began! Check out the official video for Fergie’s proper comeback single, “M.I.L.F $” (pronounced “MILF Money“). Raising the meaning of squad goals to new heights, the video features cameos by pop-culture’s hottest baby mamas — Chrissy Teigen, Ciara, Kim Kardashian, Alessandra Ambrosio among others — as they sexily pose and dance to the booming dance-jam.
French electro-pop artist Yuksek drops a cool, retro-inspired visuals for the infectious, Nu-disco tune,“Sweet Addiction”! The catchy track features Parisian duo HER and is taken from his new 5-track EP of the same name.
“Sweet Addiction” sounds like a Sam Sparro meets Jamiroquai production— it’s funky, groovy and it’s Disco— a great pairing for any kind of healthy addiction.
Yes! Bulgarian-born, Berlin-based artist DENA returns with a cool and funky, easy-breezy tune called “Lights, Camera, Action” from her new, upcoming EP “Trust” out Sept. 2nd 2016.
The new track sounds very different from any other song off her 2014 rap-leaning debut, Flash. In terms of sound, Flash sounded more-or-less like an experimental hip-hop record; and this new venture offers a much more refined and polished pop sound. “Lights, camera, action and you’re on, you have 30seconds to convince me you’re the one”DENA candidly sings (she sings!!!) during the track’s groovy, italo-vibing chorus. We are so down with this jam! Such a summer song! Yes!