Ylona Garcia All That

Ylona Garcia Packs a Quarantine-Pop Punch With "All That"

"So I left all that shit back in 2020 / I'm in my feels and I'm feeling legendary..." Know what I don't need right now? Sad songs and somber reflections on the past year. I get it, fully. Trust! I am living this Hell, just like everyone else! Know what I could use instead? Any music that…


Aleyna Tilki Retrograde

Turkey's Aleyna Tilki Makes English Debut With a Dua Lipa Discard

Everything about this story is right up my street. Meet Aleyna Tilki: she's a 20-year-old Turkish singer-songwriter. Aleyna first rose to fame in 2014 as a semi-finalist on Season 6 of Yetenek Sizsiniz Türkiye - or Turkey's Got Talent (!), then got very famous for covering a song called "Gesi…


Mariah Carey We Belong Together

Mariah Carey Turns "We Belong Together" Into a 7-Minute Late Night Epic

Mariah Carey blessed the Lambily with memorable moment after moment last year - and she's not stopping anytime soon, it seems. After a #MC30, memoir and rarity-filled 2020, the Elusive Chanteuse™ is making sure that Christmas isn't the only holiday she makes extra festive, especially during these…


Paris Hilton Heartbeat Music Video

Paris Hilton Gives Her "Heartbeat" a Music Video, 15 Years Later

"My heart beats like a drum...when I hear you come..." 2021 is wild, to say the absolute least. Perfumer, pop star, and soon-to-be podcaster Paris Hilton's 2006 studio album debut, Paris, is an objectively solid offering of breathy, boastful, swoon-filled mid-'00s dance-rock-pop fun, and a time…


Cassie Ventura Black Coffee Time

"Time": Cassie Crafts a Sultry Banger With Black Coffee

Few of our favorites know more about taking their time than Cassie. Although she's only ever released one studio album officially (15 years ago now, I know), one stellar mixtape (Rock-A-Bye Baby, which needs to hit streaming already) and an endless stream of leaks so beloved that they came…


Tove Lo Pressure Martin Garrix

Tove Lo & Martin Garrix Apply the "Pressure"

Tove Lo, Queen of the Clouds™, can truly do no wrong. After supplying us with her Sunshine Kitty in 2019 (followed by the 2020 reissue), as well as stellar one-offs like "Bikini Porn," her perfect cover of "I'm Coming" and her cross-cultural club tag-team "Don't Say Goodbye," the 33-year-old…


Rebecca Black Girlfriend

Rebecca Black's "Girlfriend" Is a Catchy Queer Pop Delight

It's all too easy to reduce someone to a meme, or a particularly inescapable viral hit. The gay plight of convincing straight people that Carly Rae Jepsen has more songs than just "Call Me Maybe" alone is a war we still wage every day. Such is also the case for Rebecca Black, known for over a…


Ashanti 235 2:35 I Want You

Ashanti's "235 (2:35 I Want You)" Will Make You Ooooh

Ashanti is not always there when you call, but she's always on time. The same cannot be said for her Verzuz competitor. That's right: the "Foolish" chanteuse is back, not a moment too soon, in the form of "235 (2:35 I Want You)," her first release as a lead artist since 2019's "Pretty Little…


Bree Runway ATM

Bree Runway's "ATM" Deserves to Be Her Breakthrough

It's about time for the general public to invest in Bree Runway. Perhaps you've already heard of the genre-hopping 28-year-old Hackney-bred singer-songwriter-rapper after seeing her name appear on the highly coveted BBC Sound of... longlist for 2021. Or maybe you know her from her remix of Rina…


Olivia Rodrigo Drivers License

Who Is Olivia Rodrigo & Why Is 'Drivers License' No. 1 on the Charts?

"I got my driver's license last week, just like we always talked about..." Meet Olivia Rodrigo: she's currently got the No. 1 song on Spotify's Global Top 50 and iTunes, and Taylor Swift is proudly shouting her out on social media. Wait, what? Who? Is this what it feels like to age out of pop…


Aly & AJ Potential Breakup Song Explicit Version

Aly & AJ Give "Potential Breakup Song" the Explicit Version It Deserves

Aly & AJ, born Godly & SlayJ, are right at the very beginning of a campaign for their upcoming record, which they've already teased as the album they were born to make. But just as 2020 officially comes to an end, the sister act dropped a belated Christmas gift on Wednesday (December 29) for the…


Marlene Ji Nilsson Pure Shores Fantasy

Pure Shores' "Fantasy" Is a Huge Horny-in-Quarantine Mood

"Living life on my own, I'm stuck here on my couch / See the world through my phone, when will I ever get out?" Pure Shores: not just a legendary All Saints song, but also the name of one of my favorite Swedish singer-songwriter duos. If you've been lurking 'round these parts for a certain amount…