Carly Rae Jepsen Debuts Two New Singles Ahead of New Album

What a day for reveals! At noon today, Carly Rae Jepsen very casually dropped two new singles on the world, and it’s the bubblegum pop music that we all so desperately need right now. In anticipation of her fourth studio album, Jepsen announced the release of “Now That I Found You” and “No Drug Like Me” on Twitter, and the results are exactly what you can expect from Jepsen—good, unadulterated pop music.

Картинки по запросу Carly Rae Jepsen Is Back With Two Incredible New Bops

Carly Rae Jepsen, the sparkliest and dreamiest of all hitmakers, is back with two new additions to her collection of hyperbolically emotive pop. Last we heard from her, she was “partying on her own” — putting a characteristically optimistic spin on millennial’s pop’s sexless anxiety — but now she’s fallen back in love. Thank god!

“Now That I’ve Found You’s” EDM-lite synths are so energetic and sparkly, the song will leave your shoulders dusted with glitter. And when she calls out on the chorus,”Don’t give it up! Don’t say it hurts!/ Cause there’s nothing like this feeling baby/ Now that I’ve found out,” a hibernating teenager will crawl out of recesses of your black heart, do a “High School Musical” and ask their crush to prom. CRJ expertly captures that miracle moment of love, when you’re first rolling on the drug of togetherness.

The singles stay along the same lines of Jepsen’s previously released work, with “Now That I Found You” finding Jepsen flexing her upbeat synth pop muscles harder than ever. The refrain heavy chorus is the trademark of Jepsen’s signature flavor of banger. The more subdue “No Drug Like Me” tells the story of blossoming love. In short, if you want a break from all the heaviness in the world, Jepsen has your back.

“No Drug Like Me” brings out Jepsen’s more sultry side, incorporating R&B influences and a thumping bass line. She says that the song reveals “a promise I made to love in general. That when the good stuff lands my way I’ll always try to be vulnerable and brave and show all of myself.”

Jepsen confirmed that she’ll release a new, long-anticipated project in 2019. For now, these two new songs make the perfect pair, and I’ve been satiated after years of waiting for new music from my Canadian queen Carly Rae. Plus, what more could the gays want than a collaboration between CRJ and the Fab Five?

ALLY BROOKE AND TORI KELLY COVERED ‘SHALLOW

ALLY BROOKE AND TORI KELLY COVERED ‘SHALLOW,’ AND THEY BRILLIANTLY TAG-TEAMED *THAT* NOTE

Картинки по запросу ALLY BROOKE AND TORI KELLY COVERED 'SHALLOW,' AND THEY BRILLIANTLY TAG-TEAMED *THAT* NOTE

Move aside, Ally Maine — there’s another Ally in town.

On Thursday night (February 28), Ally Brooke took a break from slaying dance routines to check out Tori Kelly‘s headlining concert in Los Angeles. And because the two are such good pals, Tori brought the former Fifth Harmony member onstage for a surprise performance of everyone’s favorite song to cover: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow.”

For their take on the Grammy- and Oscar-winning A Star Is Born duet, Tori and Ally traded verses, letting their soulful vocals fill the room with just an acoustic guitar beneath them. When it came time for *that* epic long note, they took a tag-team approach, with Tori taking the lead and Ally finishing it off. Everyone from Nick Jonas to Kelly Clarkson to Lea Michele and Darren Criss have covered “Shallow,” but this might be one of the best yet.

After their joint performance, Ally took to Instagram to gush, “SO THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT!!! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a surprise guest at your show here in LA! This was so special😭 So honored to have shared the stage with you my beautiful friend. I love you so much Tori.”

Indeed, the two singers do go back quite a ways — take a trip down memory lane by revisiting this amazing throwback pic of Tori and Fifth Harmony (and Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes; no big deal).

KEHLANI IS A GLITTERY, GORGEOUSLY PREGNANT BUTTERFLY

“I hope you take from this that it’ll make you no less of a man / To break your walls and simply grab my hand.”

Картинки по запросу KEHLANI IS A GLITTER, GORGEOUS PREGNANT BUTTERFLY IN HER NEW VIDEO

Kehlani is ready to spread her wings and bring forth new life in her video for “Butterfly.”

The woozy, reverb-soaked track speaks to the transformative power of love, with the singer encouraging her partner to open up in the same way a butterfly sheds its cocoon. In the new video, she physically illustrates that concept by emerging from a chrysalis as a gorgeously pregnant butterfly in multi-colored body paint. As the video draws to a close, she performs the emotional spoken-word portion of the song, encouraging her lover, “I hope you take from this that it’ll make you no less of a man / To break your walls and simply grab my hand.”

Kehlani spreads her wings in the video for “Butterfly” off her newly-released mixtape While We Wait.

The R&B singer experiences a transformation in the stunning clip, directed by 20-year-old newcomer Trey Lyons. A pregnant Kehlani emerges from a cocoon before transforming into a butterfly with painted glittery wings and a glowing baby bump.

“Thank you Oakland School for the Arts for cultivating such a beautiful community, and teaching me so much of what I use today in my career,” Kehlani wrote. “Directed by the youngest director I’ve ever worked with @treylyons, thank you for bringing my vision to life.”

“Butterfly” follows videos for the Dom Kennedy-featuring “Nunya” and the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Nights Like This.” All three tracks appear on Kehlani’s January mixtape, While We Wait, which she released as an appetizer to hold fans over until her next full-length project. Meanwhile, the Oakland singer is reaching the end of her pregnancy — she announced back in October that she’s expecting her first child, a baby girl, with her partner, Javie Young-White.

MIGOS AND DJ MUSTARD TAKE OVER A WAREHOUSE

MIGOS AND DJ MUSTARD TAKE OVER A WAREHOUSE FOR A PAINTBALL WAR IN ‘PURE WATER’ VIDEO

Sometimes, all you need for a good music video is some strobe lights and a ridiculous, but fun concept. That’s exactly what Mustard and Migos put into effect for their “Pure Water” video, packing out the clip with vivacious models but turning the trope on its head by giving them a bucket of paint-filled water balloons and letting them go crazy. By the end of the video, everything from the models to the walls of the soundstage are awash with splatters of color — all except the icy principles, of course. There’s not a speck on their blinding white coveralls as they two-step their way through the mess, seemingly having just as much as the paintball fighters.

“At first it was just a song me and Quavo came up with, and then I was like, ‘No, I gotta get the whole gang on here.’ We worked our way to get everybody on there and it was … I knew what it was when I first heard it though,’ Mustard previously explained to Zane Lowe, breaking down the origins of “Pure Water.” “This is my first time working with Offset and Takeoff. Me and Quavo got an ongoing relationship ’cause we did the song ‘Want Her’ a long time ago. Now with this song, it was easier. I feel like everybody grown, even myself. With me and Quavo, it was just tag teaming, getting everybody involved, but once it came together, it was like a match made in heaven type thing.”

What do water and paint have in common? Besides both being wet, nothing. That’s apparently enough to string them together because DJ Mustard and Migos‘ new video, “Pure Water” is about fast and furious painting action. This isn’t your regular easel-in-a-studio-apartment kind of painting.

SOMEONE ASKED BEBE REXHA TO COVER HER STRETCH MARKS

“Last Hurrah is about vices, but it’s not that deep it’s just about having a good time.”

Картинки по запросу SOMEONE ASKED BEBE REXHA TO COVER HER STRETCH MARKS IN HER "LAST HURRAH" MUSIC VIDEO

 

Bebe Rexha is on the up and up. The internationally-acclaimed musician had an incredible 2018 — in June, she dropped, Expectations, her long-awaited debut album which skyrocketed up the charts shortly after its release and helped earn her two Grammy nominations — and this year is already gearing up to be another one for the books.

She’s also channeling a new sound in her music. Explaining that ‘everybody’s in like this 90s vibe right now’ she decided that she’s ‘going into punk’ and will be switching things up and heading in a different direction from the crowd. She’s also very in control of the creative decisions ‘every little part, I know what I want and I know what I like’, she’s not going to be letting anyone dim her shine or try to take over her creative process, and we’re so here for it.

‘And I think my dad always looks at me like his daughter. And it’s like, I understand. I tried to explain, like, “Please don’t hate me. It’s art.”‘

30 years ago, the 60-year-old Queen of Pop got into hot water with then-sponsor Pepsi and Pope John Paul II over her Catholic-inspired video with burning crosses, stigmata, and interracial kissing.

In the making of the video, Rexha describes what the song means to her:  “Last Hurrah is about vices, but it’s not that deep it’s just about having a good time.”

The Say My Name songstress even started to research New Jersey real estate in a bid to buy her disappointed father’s approval after the row.

‘I’m not going to lie, I was looking at homes,’ Rexha confessed

‘I was like, I know they want to move to New Jersey. No, I’m not going to buy them the whole thing. I was like, I’ll put a down payment, let’s be real. I was like what do I gotta do?