“I Will Wait” — Mumford & Sons
If you’re looking for a new song to add to that lay-in-bed-stare-at-the-ceiling-and-dream-about-my-crush playlist, look no further! English folk rockers Mumford & Sons’ new single “I Will Wait” is a bluegrass, banjo-y track filled with soft harmonies and earnest vocals that will cut straight to your heart. Ah, if only my (nonexistent) boyfriend would write music like this and sing it to me…and maybe bring me flowers every night, new jewelry once in a while, and look like Ryan Gosling. Pick up Mumford & Sons’ second album Babel on Sept. 24.
“Glow” — Mac Miller ft. Pharell
Mac Miller and Pharell Williams get glossy in their new track “Glow,” off the two artists’ upcoming EP Pink Slime. The duo released “Onaroll” back in June, and it would appear that Mac Millions and Skateboard P are a collaborative force to be reckoned with. Backed by ethnic-inspired violins, and a hyper beat, the boys lay down their rhymes, sounding confident and smooth. Sidenote: Mac Miller manages to yell “Mother f**ker” for ten seconds straight. If that’s not talent, I don’t know what is.
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Well this is a pretty unexpected cover. Usher performed Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” on BBC Radio 1 as part of his “Live Lounge Special.”
I was expecting him to change the arrangement a bit — put some sort of soulful spin on it — but he sticks pretty well to the originally vibe. He even pulled out an electric guitar and denim vest to tap into his inner rock child. He’s getting a bit of flack for it but I love when artists cross genres. What do you think of it?
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Metric – Youth Without Youth
I’ve been a Metric fan since I was 14 so I’ve been waiting anxiously these past three years for some new Metric music and FINALLY “Youth Without Youth” is here to cure my Metric withdrawal! The first single off their upcoming album Synthetica is a great guitar driven track. It’s faster and louder than most of Metric’s other music and it’s nice to hear lead singer Emily Haines using her voice to its full potential. I could see this being a serious song to jam out to during one of their upcoming concerts. You can pick up Synthetica on June 12.
Santigold – Proud Mary
I had the good fortune of seeing Santigold at Coachella and this woman has some serious talent. In her cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s famous “Proud Mary,” Santi White adds her own flavour to the jam. Instead of a straight up cover of the song, she adds some synth, African beats, and belts the song in her own robotic style. I’m loving this new take on a classic track.
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The members of Foster the People are resurrected just time for a concert in their new video for “Houdini.” After a freak stage accident all three members die right before their performance, much to the dismay of their production team. Luckily a SWAT team of tuxedoed men arrive just in time to save the show, led by a real-life Houdini who can make the guys perform at the snap of his fingers.
Houdini’s minions change into black and green body suits and try to “Weekend at Bernies” the musicians by moving them like marionettes. With the snap of Houdini’s fingers the guys become wicked dancers. We soon learn they’re actually cyborgs and with a quick reboot they’re good to go.
The newly supercharged performers kill it that night at the concert and the audience doesn’t even notice they’re machines created by their money hungry managers. The video is a lot different from the modest visuals we saw for “Pumped Up Kicks.” Let us know what you think below!
My heart is melting. This morning Taylor Swift and Zac Efron went on the Ellen Show and unleashed their general cuteness on the world. The duo skirted around rumors that they are dating, but they clearly should be.
Swift has been teaching Efron how to play the guitar and they revamped Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” just for the morning show host. They sounded pretty good and even changed up the lyrics.
Swift and Efron were there to promote their new movie The Lorax. Although the whole act was clearly choreographed their chemistry seems pretty natural.
While Swift shared a story about her Valentine’s Day “singles” party with her friends, Efron said he had dinner with a special friend. He was pretty cryptic about who this special someone is but I don’t think it’s Taylor. But the rumor is certainly good promotion for their movie…
Pumped Up Kicks
Are they a couple?