TWFanmily can rejoice because a new The Wanted song is on the way! The band have just released a preview of the single, “Walks Like Rihanna.” Nathan Sykes‘ unplanned hiatus from the band may have thrown fans off guard but this pop number should hold them over until he makes a full recovery.
What do you think so far?
Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith has finally released the music video for his single “Shakespeare,” a song that came out last summer. The 14-year old’s creative new music video was directed by his good friend and former Hannah Montana star Moises Arias.
Smith was pretty excited about the music video’s release as he counted the hours down on Twitter with his fans.
Smith can rap better than stars double his age. The Smith family just might be the most musical family in Hollywood.
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO BELOW:
Down With Webster has released it’s first single since the release of their album Time To Win, Vol. 2
The single “One In a Million” has just been released as a lyric video. The song will be made available on iTunes March 26.
The song is upbeat, fun, and perfect to jam too. It’s your typical Down With Webster song. It is bound to be on the radio, and you can be sure it will be that one song you blast because no matter how many times you listen to it, you will want to jam along.
Taylor Swift’s upcoming record Red seems to have a decidedly eclectic vibe, combining everything from country to pop to dubstep.The chaotic vibe and mixed genres on her newest single “I Knew You Were Trouble” complements the lyrics of the song perfectly.
She said about the track on Good Morning America yesterday: “It’s a song that’s one of my favorite songs on the album because it sounds just as chaotic as the feeling was when I wrote it. It’s a song about kind of being frustrated with yourself because you have your heart broken and you knew when you first saw that person you saw all these red flags and you just went for it anyway.”
Her new single has a dubstep vibe, though it’s not so much Skrillex dubstep as it is Taylor Swift dubstep. The track was written by Swift, along with Max Martin and Shellback. The duo also helped her with “We Are never Ever Getting Back Together.”
We’re in love! The track will be on her upcoming album Red, out on Oct. 22.
Listen to it here:
You can tell from the first 30 seconds of Kesha’s new single “Die Young” that you’re probably going to hear it A LOT at rager house parties and neon-lit dance clubs in the next couple months. We’ve haven’t heard new music from Kesha in two years (sigh) but this was well worth the wait.
While the single has a summery vibe, I don’t think that’ll stop you from blasting it at home with your BFFs and indulging in Kesha’s drink of choice, whiskey. She sings: “I hear your heart beat to the beat of the drums / It’s such a shame that you came here with someone / So while you’re here in my arms / Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young.”
The Dr. Luke produced single was also co-written by fun.’s Nate Ruess. Kesha described her upcoming album Warrior, which is out on Dec. 4, as having a distinctly cock rock sound — whatever that means.
Listen to it here:
First the 19-year-old Brit tries to woo Rita with his enticing dance moves: “I can tell that you’re watching me/ And I know you’re loving everything that you see/ The way I catch you go, crazy/ I’ll make you wanna dance with me.” But a confident Rita has a mind of her own: ”Take a picture, but you ain’t getting 3D/ Boy, slow down, come here/ So you say that you’re better than me?/ If I take it all off, bet you like what you see.”
The mid-tempo track, which will be on Conor’s debut album Contrast, has a cool electronic vibe with perfect harmonies. In the end, we’re not sure who’s “better” than the other, but the collaboration pretty much KILLS (in a good way of course).
Listen to it here:
Justin Bieber might be in the middle of a media circus, considering his recent spat with a money-hungry paparazzo, but let’s forget about that for two seconds (preferably forever) and move on to the music because that’s what’s really important.
JB released “Die In Your Arms” and it’s COMPLETELY different than I imagined, but in a good way. A really good way. I imagined a gloomy 90s-esque ballad but this tune has a Jackson 5 soulfulness that I didn’t expect, even though Scooter Braun already made the comparison on Twitter. The track has a catchy opening and rhythmic finger snaps, while Bieber croons: “Ooh baby, I know loving you ain’t easy, sure is worth a try.”
His whole album is gearing up to be an essay about why the Biebs is the archetypal boyfriend, leading me to believe the album should be called Etiquette for Gentleman rather than Believe. Of course, this is the second single released from his upcoming LP Believe, out June 19. How does it compare to “Boyfriend?”
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Katy Perry released the official lyric video for her new song “Dressin’ Up” so you don’t even have to memorize the lyrics to sing along with it. Yes, you can unabashedly admit that you’ll be singing along with it tonight with your friends, or better yet bring the lyrics to life (though probably not with your friends).
The track is dedicated to scandalous role play in the bedroom, you know, librarian turned police officer turned dominatrix. Oh la. I can only imagine what the music video’s going to be like for this one.
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Adam Lambert showed off a pared down look and performance at an acoustic set this week, premiering his new song “Never Close our Eyes.” The song was written by Playboy cover star Bruno Mars, and is about never wanting to sleep so you can spend all your time awake with your loved one.
The song will appear on his sophomore album Trespassing, which comes out on May 15. While I love his flashier Queen-style performances you can really hear the power of his voice in this track. He says it’s the first time he’s performed acoustically and I think he should do it more often. [Source]
Timbaland just dropped his new track featuring Dev called “Break Ya Back,” and it’s pretty slick, not to mention steamy.
The song is sexually charged as Dev says the boys are ”trying to find my hidden valley” while Timbaland responds: “I got your thighs rubbin’/From this bass I be pumpin.”
This is the second collaboration they’ve worked on together (the other was “Don’t Hurt It”) and it will appear on Timbaland’s upcoming album “Shock Value III,” which is his third solo project. What do you think of it?
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Nicki Minaj dropped two very different tracks this week, both from her forthcoming album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.”
“Beez in the Trap” is comparatively more simple than Starships, with minimal and raw production. Although the beat is simple, she raps with that pop she’s known for with Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz.
Minaj posted the dirty version of the song herself on Twitter along with some of the dirty lyrics of the song: ”B***hes aint sh*t & they aint sayin nuffin! A hunnit muthaf***as can’t tell me nuffin! I beez in the trap! B beez in the trap!!!!”
Minaj’s track with Chris Brown “Right By My Side” also found its way online and it’s a bit more PG, featuring her softer singing voice.
The album drops on April 3 and if these tracks are any indication of the rest of the album, we are excited!
Beez in the Trap:
Right By My Side:
Usher’s new video for the ultra-sexual song “Climax” features juicy scenes in which he makes love to the camera and is so passionate and full of rage he nearly bursts through the screen.
The video’s story is hard to piece together, but it essentially features bits and pieces of a forbidden relationship. Usher does the dirty with a taken woman and deals with feelings of jealousy and regret afterward. At one point he reaches for a gun, but ultimately comes to his senses and gives up.
What do you think of it?
Chris Brown’s new introspective song “How I Feel” touches on everything from his relationship with Rihanna to his parents’ abusive relationship.
The rapper seems to touch on his abusive relationship with Rihanna when he raps: “Nineteen, a ni–a went through a tragedy, Three years, a ni–a just found a better me, Yeah, you might find another lover, but you always started with Breezy like the letter B.” Brown was sentenced to 180 days of community labour in 2009 for the felony assault involving Rihanna.
The song is more personal than a lot of his pumped up dance tracks. The media has ragged on him a lot lately (righteously so) but perhaps he needed to spout off his story in his own words.
The Fame singer also goes into his childhood in Virginia and his parents’ abusive relationship when he talks about sleeping in his bedroom and worrying that his mom isn’t going to make it through the night.
Maybe he feels like this is the only way people will listen to him. How do YOU feel about the song?
It’s been so long since we’ve heard a good Regina Spektor song — 2009 to be exact — but she’s finally back with “All the Rowboats” from her forthcoming album “What We Saw From The Cheap Seats.”
The song gives life to rowboats that are trapped in masterpiece oil paintings, trying to escape : “Masterpieces serving maximum sentences, It’s their own fault for being timeless.” Spektor wrote the song herself and the piano score gives me something else to look forward to. I was so obsessed with Regina Spektor’s songs in university I bought the piano sheet music so I could indulge in it myself. The song is slightly dark but thoughtful, nothing less than I’d expect from her.
In the meantime, you can buy the song online today and start a countdown for the album’s release date, May 12.
Ester Dean’s new song featuring Nicki Minaj “Gimme Money” is pretty damn catchy. Not Super Bass catchy, but it’s a good head nodder.
Ester Dean has a punchy voice and then there comes Nicki Minaj’s rap for the kill. It’s been a year since the two collaborated on Super Bass so it’s nice to see them working together again. Minaj is just a guest star on this track, but with the release of her own album in just over a month I think she’ll be here to stay — whether you like her or not.
What do you think of it?
Everybody block your ears. Run away. Or risk being subjected to Paris Hilton’s “singing voice.” The irrelevant socialite released the full wrath of her new song and video for “Drunk Text,” most presumably written from a negative personal experience.
Hilton didn’t even autotune her voice to create a manufactured singing voice for this one, she just goes for poorly delivered spoken words with an electronic beat behind them. The whole song is about the repercussions of a drunk text she accidentally sends.
I think I’ve devised the exact formula Hilton is talking about:
The word sex + texting = sexting + drunk sexting = hot mess or as Hilton astutely puts says “I’m not sure what it means to us.”
Everything about this song is wrong. The words are silly and repetitive, Hilton doesn’t even try to sing and the beat isn’t danceable. Still, Hilton’s been sidelined by the Kardashians for a little while, so attention good or bad is probably welcomed.
If you manage to get through this whole song, you’ve got a brave soul my friend.
Today Rihanna released the first single from her upcoming album Talk Talk Talk. The track is called “You Da One,” and it’s an upbeat power-pop love song with some heavy bass synths that almost sound like they were borrowed from dub step.
In honour of Rihanna’s flirtation with the genre, we hand selected some new singles that have been remixed by dub step artists.
Normally this sort of stuff isn’t really our style but these inturpretations were so enticing we had to post them. Check out our playlist below, featuring Mac Miller, Drake, Cher Lloyd and Mike Posiner. If nothing else, these tracks should help carry you into the weekend and they would make an excellent addition to a pre-party playlist.
Mac Miller – Smile Back / Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Drake Ft. Nicki Minaj – Make Me Proud (DJ Frankenstein Remix)
Cher Lloyd feat Mike Posner – With Ur Love (Shirobon Remix)
The single can be downloaded on iTunes, and will accompany the summer tour they are beginning in Germany today.
I like the song. It’s a relaxing, summer song that still fits the band’s sound and image. It’s new, without trying too hard. I have a feeling it will be a huge hit.
The band’s latest materiel is from 2008′s ‘Vida La Vida.’
Check out the song below!
Viral video sensation Rebecca Black is reportedly working on a new song with co-writers Ark Music Factory.
Perez Hilton reports that the “Friday” singer is currently in the studio writing with her collaborators and that we should expect the new project soon.
Black tweeted: “We’re currently writing another song…it does not have to do with weekdays, or months, or numbers or colors. Throwin’ that out there.”
Well that’s a relief! We think one educational song per career is a good limit.
Check out Rebecca’s current LOLarious hit, “Friday,” below.
With a high-energy reunion tour wrapped up, 90′s punk band Blink-182 is taking some time to rest. Still, according to their drummer Travis Barker, a new song is on the way.
Barker announced that Blink-182 will create a brand new song that will go on his solo album, reports MTVNews.com.
“There’s some stuff on my record that’s not going to have a bunch of guitars, that are just straight-up hip hop records,” he told MTV News. “We got a new Blink song on there, I think I’m going to do something with Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. Hopefully a guest appearance from Slash, I’m doing his big fundraiser that happens in a month. I think there’s going to be a collaboration with [Kanye West's touring DJ] A-Track, so it’s gonna be really in all directions.”
Barker does not have any details about the new Blink-182 tune, mostly due to the fact that the band hasn’t written it yet. But one thing is for sure: the song will be brand new. While the band wrote a new song recently, entitled “Up All Night,” it wasn’t played on their tour and so far does not have a home. Still, “Up All Night” will not be the track on Barker’s solo album.