“When I was Your Man” – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars takes some tips from the likes of Adele and Taylor Swift in his new single “When I Was Your Man,” singing about a past relationship gone wrong. Over a piano, Mars’ smooth vocals carry the track as he sings earnestly about the mess he made of a relationship and the woman he let get away. Mars actually tweeted about how nervous he was before releasing the track so we can assume the song reflects on real life experiences. If you like ballads, this one will tug at your heart strings for sure. Bruno Mars’ new album Unorthodox Jukebox drops tomorrow.
“G.O.O.D. Morning” – 2 Chainz
2 Chainz is living the G.O.O.D. life in his new track “G.O.O.D. Morning,” and the man has clearly reached a high point in his career. We watch him traipse around Paris spending obscene amounts of money at designer stores like Louis Vitton and Versace, get photographed by paparazzi (‘please, no pictures!’), rap for a wild crowd, and get recognized everywhere he goes. Oh, and what better way to start his great day than a little wake and bake? In other exciting 2 Chainz news, look out for an upcoming collab with Korean rapper Psy, produced by Diplo!
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles HAIM, a three-piece female rock band from Los Angeles, California.
There are lots of great things about the 80s: leggings, neon, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and the launching of MTV. Another great thing: that 1980s sound. Luckily, HAIM, which is made up of three fashionable sisters in their 20s, brings an unmistakably 80s vibe to their music. HAIM has been making waves in the music world with their nu-folk, rock and R&B inspired sound since the release of their debut EP Forever in February. Don’t miss their new track, “Send Me Down” which came out yesterday.
Origins: Los Angeles, California
Band members: Este Haim (bassist), Alana Haim (guitar, keys, maracas), Danielle Haim (lead guitar)
Known for: The girls are known for their laid-back California girl fashion sensibilities and eclectic sound
Used in a sentence: It only takes one listen, and you’ll be eagerly awaiting the release of their debut album.
File next to: Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush
Download now: “Forever”
Five fun facts:
1. The girls spent 15 years rocking out in the classic rock cover band Rockinhaim with their parents.
2. Danielle has worked with Cee-Lo Green, Julian Casablancas, and Jenny Lewis.