“Something New” – Girls Aloud
Girls Aloud came together a decade on the UK TV show Popstars The Rivals. To commemorate their 10 year anniversary, the girls will release a greatest hits album, “Ten,” which will include the brand new track “Something New.” In the video, the girls strut their stuff in some fierce orange dresses and matching hair buns, reminding everyone that they run the show. It’s flashy, it’s sexy, and 10 years later, the girls definitely still know how to work their assets. Catch Girls Aloud’s greatest hits album, “Ten” on Nov. 26.
“Swimming Pools” (Black Hippy remix) – Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated debut album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” is out now, and he enlisted the help of his Black Hippy crew to remix the lead single “Swimming Pools.” The track doesn’t change much except when Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, and ScHoolboy Q add their own verses to the track giving it a different spin than the solo Lamar version. Pour yourself a drank, sit back, and enjoy.
Believe It – Meek Mill ft. Rick Ross
With Meek Mill’s newcomer counterpart Kendrick Lamar dominating headlines, Meek has some stiff competition with his own debut. Lucky for him, Rick Ross is right by his side to help him out. Meek and Rozay collaborate on the new single Believe It, rapping about their over flowing bank accounts, new phones, and all around great lives. I’m not one to decipher the elaborate metaphors some rappers think of, but I heard the Rozay drop the words Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus in the track and that’s good enough for me! Meek Mill’s debut album Dreams and Nightmares is out Oct. 30.
I’m not your hero – Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara continue on the same pop path paved by their previous single “Closer,” off their upcoming album “Heartthrob.” The Canadian twins’ sound has definitely changed over the years but it’s great to see them evolving and trying new things. “I’m not your hero” has a whimsical, digital beat with a powerful, synth soaked chorus and soaring, atmospheric vocals. Sure, there’s no trace of the acoustic guitars the twins made integral in their earlier albums, but their new sound is current, and damn is it catchy! “Heartthrob” comes out early next year.
Jah No Partial – Major Lazer ft. Flux Pavilion
Ever since Switch left Major Lazer, Diplo has begun creating Moombahton, a music style that fuses reggae, dancehall and dubstep. We got a little taste of what Major Lazer was capable of with their past single “Pon de Floor”, but “Jah No Partial” takes dubbified reggae to a whole new level. English dubstep DJ Flux Pavilion lends a hand, throwing his signature rough synth all over the track. The result is downright grimy and dubstep fans will not be disappointed. Major Lazer’s new album Free the People will be released next Februrary.