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…


Ciara Reveals 'Jackie' Album Tracklist, Blesses Us With "I Bet" Remixes Featuring All New Vocals

Ciara is not playing around this era. Unlike the frequent stops and starts of 2013's criminally underrated Ciara, it's full steam ahead toward the release of CiCi's sixth studio album Jackie (out May 4). Last night, the ballerina community's #1 enemy unveiled the tracklist for her forthcoming…


"American Oxygen": Rihanna Gets Patriotic With Her Latest Offering From 'R8'

Real talk: What the actual phuck is #R8 shaping up to be? We've watched as Snapchat's latest inductee Rihanna has slowly shifted from artsy-fartsy acoustic folk-pop songstress on "FourFiveSeconds" with Kanye West and Paul McCartney to returning to the full-on #Unapologetic strip clubz and dolla…


"Only You": Miss A Make A Confident K-Pop Comeback

It's amazing what some quality K-Pop can do to revitalize your spirit. I've written about Miss A in the past: Three years ago, the troupe first popped up on my radar (on my ray-duh) with their (still) incredible "Touch," along with the accompanying mini-album. And ever since, they've been…


"Sparks": Listen To A Preview Of Hilary Duff's Wonderful, Whistlin' Return To Synth-Pop

Turn the lights down low and kiss me: Our beloved Dignity diva has returned. There was a moment there when Disney princess-turned-certifiable MILF Hilary Duff threatened to veer permanently into vanilla guitar-pop territory with her sweetly inoffensive, shoe commercial-friendly "Chasing The Sun"…


MNEK's 'Small Talk' EP: Required Listening Of The Week

If you've not been formally acquainted by now, MNEK is a pop savant. A rhythm wunderkind. A young, bright beatmaster. The UK multihyphenate has written and produced Top 10 hits for nearly five years, from The Saturdays' "All Fired Up" to Little Mix's "Wings" to Duke Dumont's "Need U 100%" to…


"I'll Be There": CHIC And Nile Rodgers Return (With The Help Of Karlie Kloss In Her Underwear)

Post by Nile Rodgers.   CHIC, C'est la vie! (C'est bon, c'est bon...) Nile Rodgers and the classic disco troupe responsible for "Le Freak," "I Want Your Love" and about a million other disco gems are back in action with "I'll Be There," a burst of nostalgic, feel-good sound...and their…


'Amethyst': Stream Tinashe's Fourth Mixtape

Grab your crystals and drop that kitty down low, because the countdown is over: Tinashe's fourth mixtape, Amethyst, is now streaming in full. The 7-track gift to fans from the Aquarius princess herself, recorded over Christmas break last year (don't you feel like an underachiever?), includes…


"Dead": Phoebe Ryan Keeps The Lush Pop Goodness Coming

Last month, I introduuced green-haired, angel-voiced pop pixie Phoebe Ryan and her gorgeous debut single, "Mine." She's now given us more to work with this week: "Dead," a song co-written with her producer, Kyle Shearer. But don't be fooled by the title: For a song called "Dead," it's an awfully…


"REALiTi": Grimes Drops A Dreamy Demo As A Special Thank You

It's fitting that Grimes decided to drop a song about climbing mountains called "REALiTi" at the same time I've been out here in Los Angeles reuniting with friends, hiking and largely ignoring social media in order to reconnect to exactly that. (Spoiler alert: There is life beyond the confines of…


"Adore": Ariana Grande Makes Mumbly Magic With Cashmere Cat

Ariana Grande: Talented vocalist. Mortal enemy of enunciation. Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat already teamed up with everyone's favorite demon-seeing, left side only Kabbalah Kutie in the past with "Be My Baby" on last year's My Everything. And so, to return the favor, Ari's just supplied her…