MuuTunes: August 2015

Good afternoon...and Merry Madgemas. Today, August 16, is the blessed day of The Mighty M-Dolla, MDNA, Esther, #RebelHeart #SecretProjectRevolution #Iconic #UnapologeticBitch Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone — the Empress of Instagram, the Hashtag High Priestess, the Grillz Goddess and the overall…


"High By The Beach": Lana Del Rey Gets By (And High) Just Fine On Her Own, Thanks

"Lights, camera, acción...I'll do it on my own. Don't need your money to get me what I want." Remember the coquettish Lana Del Rey who once sat in our laps and purred into our ears: "Um, do you think you'll buy me lots of diamonds?” Our Lolita is all grown up now, and she doesn't need your bank…


"Figure 8": FKA Twigs' Love Letter To The Vogue Community

FKA twigs loves to vogue — this much we know. But the degree to which the ever-elastic performer holds the underground-turned-sorta-mainstream community responsible for her own development has never been made quite so evident before as with "Figure 8," an ode to the art of vogue — and a statement…


Wonder Girls' 'Reboot': The Other Excellent '80s-Themed Pop Album Of The Summer

Now that we, the members of the global village, have come to the general consensus that Carly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION is The Best (I refuse to hear anything otherwise), it's time to finally acknowledge that other music exists. Wonder Girls, the fierce K-pop fivesome foursome (for the time being) —…


"Honeymoon": Lana Del Rey's Sleepy Start Of A New Chapter

The last time Lana Del Rey kicked off an album campaign, she was moaning her way across crashing drums, shifting tempos and psychedelic rock textures on "West Coast," the ominous lead single off of Ultraviolence. That trip to the stormy side is seemingly over for the time being — and now, she's…


Sarah Harding, The Final Girls Aloud Member To Go Solo, Finally Went Solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZAQH0TWvQA With each and every one of Girls Aloud's greatest bangers, there was always a distinct sense that the whole production could spin out into sheer, uncontrollable chaos at any second. "Sexy! No No No..."? "Biology"? "Every Now And Then"? All completely…


"No Sleeep": Janet Jackson Kicks Off Her Comeback In The Bedroom

Stay awake: The return of Janet has officially begun. It's been a long time coming, to say the least: Seven years after her last original studio album (2008's Discipline) and six years after her last single ("Make Me" — deeply underrated! — and don't forget "Nothing," either), Miss…


"E·MO·TION": Carly Rae Jepsen Demands Your Full Attention, Babe

I really, really couldn't be bothered whether the general public is onboard with the Carly Raedemption — because I really, really like it. E·MO·TION is (thankfully) shaping up to be every bit as good as Carly Rae Jepsen's sparkling (and deeply underappreciated) 2012 record Kiss, from her…


"Dance Like We're Making Love": Ciara Gets Sexy With Dr. Luke For 'Jackie' Single Number Two

Ladies and gentlemen, the body party is once again in session. Ciara, B.M.F., is finally done terrorizing the ballerina community with her offensive "I Bet" pointe shoe work and getting the gays gagging with her "I Bet" remixes to move on to her second Jackie single, the Dr. Luke-helmed "Dance…


"Infinity": Mariah Carey's New Single Is Basically A Mariah Carey Shade GIF In Song Form

The good news is that a little under one year, one reshuffled management team, one new label deal and one upcoming Vegas residency later, Mariah Carey is keeping it hashtag very on brand with her brand new single, "Infinity," a biting moment of retro middle finger whatever. The bad? Nick Cannon…


Dance, Sex, Funk: Slow Knights Heat Things Up With 'Living In A Dark World'

Back in 2013, Scissor Sisters' own Del Marquis enlisted a troupe of talented singer-songwriters — including Bright Light Bright Light, Xavier and Bridget Barkan — to form a NYC-based collective called Slow Knights and released a record called Cosmos. Two years later, the group's come together for…


A New JoJo Song Called "Far From Heaven" Fell From The Clouds, Thank The Lord Above

At this point, we should all be well aware of the fact that no musical comeback is more crucial than that of Queen JoJo. Except for Queen Janet. But aside from Miss Jackson, it's all about The Return Of Jo. Any mere morsel of new music that might somehow drop down from the pearly gates and bless…