Ariana Pens Situationship Rulebook on “boyfriend”

How Ariana Grande and her perfect high pony stay intact, through loss, breakup, and letdown may actually be the eighth world wonder. Though a self-admitted “trainwreck” on her newest track “boyfriend”, Grande shines on her newest release with Pittsburgh pop duo Social House: a hair-flipped, sulky-pop proposal for your standard, generational ‘situationship’. A pouty, bass-driven beat [prod….

New Track: “Gold Roses” – Drake x Rick Ross

“Do you love me, or love seeking attention?”, grills Drake on his newest cut with Rick Ross: a side-eyed, piano-flickered freestyle that reiterates the OVO singer-rapper’s still-earnest desire to be memorialized for Aubrey Graham, and Aubrey Graham alone. With So Far Gone celebrating its tenth birthday this past February, the Drake legacy is a decade + in…

Bryson Tiller Ends Fans’ Dry Spell with “Blame”

It’ll be four years since the birth of Trapsoul and two since sophomore album True to Self‘s, and one thing remains a constant in this ever-changing world: R&B fans’ greedy hunger for more Bryson Tiller. He’s harassed over Instagram, his lovey pics with girlfriend Kendra Bailey flooded with either heavy stanning or nagging demands for a new album,…

Fiercest Friday Ever: Review- “MOOD 4 EVA” -Beyoncé x Jay-Z x Childish Gambino

The Lion King: The Gift dropped at midnight, and therein lies possibly the most lioness, clout-dripping club anthem of the summer. Already the standout track of the just-released film companion album/solo present to the Hive, the G.O.A.T.-concocted “MOOD 4 EVA” is untameably Bey and Lion King-fitting: a rallying Afrobeat power jam thumping with unadulterated pride,…

Remix Alert: “bad guy” x Billie Eilish x Justin Bieber

If you haven’t already gotten hip to the can’t-be-caged, kooky perfection of 17-year-old indie pop singer Billie Eilish, now would be a good time. Armed with a honeyed voice, customized chains, and an affinity for baggy Louis-V sweats, she’s gained mass love with the releases of When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and dont…

Melbourne’s Teskey Brothers Do Blue-Eyed Soul on “So Caught Up”

The Aussie duo that comprises the now-foursome Teskey Brothers, Sam and Josh, have mastered husky, rugged soul-rock since their teenaged Melbourne union in ’08. On the group’s newest single from the upcoming Run Home Slow, due August 2nd, Black Keys-esque rock piano licks, belter Josh’s gritty-soul pipes, and an irking fixation sustain cries for relief; [“Every…

Beyoncé Releases Single “Spirit” from Upcoming Lion King Film

The upcoming Disney live-action remake, set for a U.S. theater release date of July 19, will feature the G.O.A.T. vocal gift of Beyoncé, accompanied with a studio album crafted by the same. Teased by the singer on July 9th, “Spirit” is the first single, and first taste we’ve gotten of the upcoming film and supplemental…

New Single – VanJess x Goldlink – “Through Enough” Jarreau Vandal Remix

VanJess, the Nigerian-born electro R&B duo that’s questionably still obscure, joins GoldLink on a revamped “Through Enough”, mixed by Amsterdam DJ Jarreau Vandal. One of five remixes found on the Maxi Single compilation, the 4:20 nightclub cut features driving slap bass, disco-heavy breaks, and the fading in of Jessica and Ivana Nwokike’s original track vocals. Over deep…

Jordan Xidas Drops EDM-laced “Crush”

A breakaway from the the Southern city’s twangy country music majority, Nashville’s own Jordan Xidas not only offers a pop alternative, but operates with smooth, clean vocals that sound unusually sleek when paired with electronic-dance production. With the release of “Break My Heart” in 2015, the 19-year-old Belmont U. student has gained attention on SoundCloud,…

Charlie Puth just put out the coldest blowoff track of 2017…

Up until now, Charlie Puth has typically been tagged a ballad boy. With lovey tracks like the Selena Gomez-collaboration “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, sleek “Marvin Gaye”, and “One Call Away”, the 25-year-old’s discography has kept strong ties to innocent, undying adolescent mush. So when the singer dropped “Attention” on iTunes last week, a seething and side-eyed tribute…