Avicii – The Days

October 7th, 2014 | Pop
Avicii - The Days

  Avicii released the first single from his upcoming sophomore album Stories, due out later this year or early 2015. “The Days” features vocals from Robbie Williams and is about living in the moment and seizing the day.   There’s so many electro-pop songs with a similar empowerment message: live for now, take the night, conquer the dancefloor, etc. There… Read more

Fergie – L.A. Love (La La)

October 6th, 2014 | Pop
Fergie - L.A. Love (La La)

  Fergie recently released “L.A. Love (La La)” her first solo single in six years. The DJ Mustard produced track is off Fergie’s upcoming album – her first since 2006’s The Duchess. Fergie is expected to release her second solo album in 2015… but while we wait, let’s address the hand tat slogan on the album artwork — Is “Smile Now, Cry Later” her personal mantra? I… Read more

Ne-Yo ft. Juicy J – She Knows

September 17th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
Ne-Yo ft. Juicy J - She Knows

  “She Knows” is Ne-Yo’s second single off his upcoming album, Non-Fiction. The song features production by Dr. Luke and rhymes by Juicy J. In an interview with New York’s Power 105, Ne-Yo said that this latest album will be “99.999998% R&B.”   But what about the other 0.000002% ??? Polka — definitely.  

Jason Derulo – Trumpets

September 15th, 2014 | Pop
Jason Derulo - Trumpets

  Jason DeRulo’s recently released the fifth single off his Talk Dirty album, and it is already climbing the charts because Jason is an unstoppable hit making machine. On “Trumpets” Derulo sings about his girl, “Every time that you get undressed, I hear symphonies in my head.”   Which makes me wonder… what have some of my former flings heard in their… Read more

Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Azalea – Booty (Remix)

September 11th, 2014 | Pop
Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Azalea - Booty

    Jennifer Lopez recently dropped a remix of “Booty,” the second single off her A.K.A. album. The latest version substitutes Iggy Azalea’s rhymes for Pitbull’s.   JLo performed her new single (sans Iggy) at the Fashion Rocks Concert held at the Barclays Center on Tuesday night in Brooklyn. And, strangely enough, at a derrière-centric show where JLo performed “Booty” and Nicki Minaj… Read more

Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj – Touchin, Lovin

September 11th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj - Touchin, Lovin

    “Touchin, Lovin,” is Trey Songz’s fifth single off his Trigga album. The song is Nicki Minaj’s first collaboration with Trey Songz since “Bottoms Up” in 2010.   Trey’s new single features a melody similar to one Deadmau5 employed on his remix of Calvin Harris’s “I’m Not Alone,” and the DJ took to Twitter to vent his frustrations about it…. Read more

Calvin Harris ft. John Newman – Blame

September 10th, 2014 | EDM
Calvin Harris ft. John Newman - Blame

  Calvin Harris teams up with John Newman to release the second single from Harris’ upcoming fourth studio album. “Blame” finds the two artists attributing their bad decisions to the nighttime, “So blame it on the night – Don’t blame it on me.”   Where does this new rationale leave Jamie Foxx? I’ve been following his teachings for the past five years. Do you… Read more

Alesso ft. Tove Lo – Heroes

September 10th, 2014 | EDM
Alesso-Ft.-Tove-Lo-Heroes

  Alesso debuted “Heroes” yesterday, his latest single featuring fellow Swede, Tove Lo on vocals.   While the following has nothing to do with Swedish dance music, the above song title has inspired today’s PSA:   Hero: potato :: heroes : potatoes   Same goes for “tomato.” Thank you.    

Pitbull ft. John Ryan – Fireball

September 9th, 2014 | Pop
Pitbull ft. John Ryan - Fireball

  Over the summer, Pitbull released “Fireball,” featuring singer-songwriter John Ryan, as the first single from his forthcoming eighth (eighth?!) studio album, Globalization.  Before dropping the song, Mr. 305 posted to Twitter, “Lot of craziness going on in the world right now, so lets escape it for 3:55”   PITBULL, DO YOU WATCH THE NEWS?!?! MAKE THE SONG LONGER!!!… Read more

French Montana – Don’t Panic

September 8th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
French Montana - Don’t Panic

  French Montana recently released his new single “Don’t Panic” in preparation of his sophomore album, Mac & Cheese. He quickly followed up the single’s release with a video starring his new girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian.   This situation reminds me of my last relationship: everything was going well, but I wasn’t sure where it was going. Then one… Read more