New Track: “Can I” x Drake & Beyonce

The last, finalized Drake-‘Yoncé collaboration was “Mine”: a piano-laced two-parter that featured the two in their natural R&B habitat, the thematic elements shadowy and lovelorn–relentless 808s acting as their heartbeat. The recently leaked “Can I” diverges from “Mine” completely, its creepingly downtempo unfurl a starkly different atmosphere than that of the prior’s breathy, butterflies-in-stomach vulnerability….

Paul McCartney x Rihanna x Kanye West Release Collaborative Single, “FourFiveSeconds”

Now the second product of a Beatles-hip-hop world collision in the last month (the first–“Only One”–can be found here), “FourFiveSeconds” is the Paul McCartney, Rihanna, Kanye West trifecta-single newest to iTunes. The three-minute track, plucked with a country-twanged instrumental, is the productional creation of the classic Sir Paul–its supporting roles the raw cries of normally-R&B…

Mary J. Blige Drops Piano-Heavy Ballad, “Not Loving You”

Longtime, man-slandering mother of R&B Mary J. Blige just dropped a new single, “Not Loving You”. The track, found on The London Sessions and likely a marketing move for another project to come, is loaded with simple, intimate piano and a lot of the chest-belting we’d expect from the veteran soulstress. Just over 3 minutes is all…

Review: Neil Young’s ‘Storytone’

Neil Young’s newest album, entitled Storytone, features heavy orchestral collaboration, a choir, and a lot of mess. As the rock legend records 10 new songs live, alternating between his own acoustic solos and songs with the strings group, listeners hopeful for true-Neil folk artistry will find tedium in his oil-related ramblings and general save-the-Earth propaganda. The…

Streaming: Theophilus London’s ‘Vibes’

If you were curious about the Trinidadian-Brooklynite, can’t-be-categorized artist, his November 4th studio album is now Soundcloud stream-ready. Yeezy-produced, Vibes embodies a Theo that gracefully dabbles in disco, trance, hip-hop, and probably five other genres. In a semi-hipster Maxwell-meets-Kid Cudi amalgam, and with help from a ‘Ye custom beat-tailoring, there’s really no instrumental London can’t fit into….

Drake’s “How About Now” Springs a Leak

Out of thin air [and when we were missing him the most] just materialized a fresh, new Drizzy leak, entitled “How About Now”. (Thanks, Reddit). Four minutes long, the track candidly surrenders to archetypal, marshmallowy Drake anguish…but the same kind that inflames shared self-pity and guilty-pleasure playback. Suspected to be a single off of the…