Dua Lipa Releases Official Video for “Love Again” | Watch!

0

Singer and songwriter Dua Lipa released today (04) the official music video for “Love Again”, the new official single from the acclaimed album “Future Nostalgia”.

Watch:

Other singles from the production include “Don’t Start Now”, “Physical”, “Break My Heart”, “Hallucinate” and “Levitating”.

“Future Nostalgia” has received critical and public acclaim, earning no less than 6 Grammy nominations and winning the award for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Dua Lipa rose to fame in 2017 with the release of her self-titled CD – which won her the Grammy for Breakthrough Artist two years later.

 

Articulo original de: designerwomen.co

Dua Lipa teases release of ‘Future Nostalgia’ b-sides

0

Dua Lipa has teased the forthcoming release of a series of ‘Future Nostalgia’ b-sides.

The singer’s second album arrived in March and was followed in August by its subsequent remix record ‘Club Future Nostalgia’, compiled by The Blessed Madonna.

Since then the singer has shared a new single called ‘Fever’, and shared a host of collaborations. These include a link-up with DaBaby on a new version of ‘Future Nostalgia’ track ‘Levitating’, appearing alongside Miley Cyrus on ‘Prisoner’ from Cyrus’ new album ‘Plastic Hearts’, and re-working Kylie Minogue’s ‘Real Groove’ alongside the Aussie star herself.

Now, Dua has hinted that more new music from the ‘Future Nostalgia’ era is on the way. “B-sides are on the way…” she tweeted on Sunday (January 17), though there is no information yet on a release date for the songs nor how much material will be shared.

See the teaser below.

In recent weeks Dua Lipa has responded to the backlash she faced last year for being filmed at a strip club after the Grammys. The star and other artists who were present at the Los Angeles venue, including Lizzo and Lil Nas X, were criticised for “exploiting women” and being “anti-feminist”.

“I just feel like, if you’re a feminist, you have to also support women in all fields of work,” she told Rolling Stone in response. “We have to support sex workers, we have to believe that that [work] is their choice and their right.”

The singer also shared a livestreamed gig called Studio 2054 at the end of last year. In a review of the event, NME wrote: “Studio 2054 goes some way to completing Lipa’s evolution from good to great that started with the release of ‘Future Nostalgia’.

“Although the routines on show tonight aren’t the most complex, they flesh out her performance enough that now she has the songs, the personality and the presence that all true icons possess.”

Dua Lipa live at Studio 2054: a big night in with a pop great who excels at escapism

0

When the pandemic first hit and normality was pulled out from under our feet, Dua Lipa’s second album ‘Future Nostalgia’ was one of the first new records to provide some escape. A series of infectious and fun disco gems, it brought the glitzy, sticky thrill of nights out into our homes, urging you to push the furniture aside, turn the lights off and forget all your new pandemic fears.

Seven months on, with the UK back in lockdown and coronavirus still commanding the globe, the pop star has found a new way to take us out of this moment. For her first livestream concert, Lipa has built an alternate reality – one where you can still run wild in a warehouse all night, indulging in excess and ecstasy, running from one room to another in search of the perfect soundtrack to your nocturnal adventures.

Dubbed Studio 2054, it’s an aesthetic wonderland of neon and glitter, sequins and mirrorballs, and its creator performance elevates it from pretty place to pop paradise. She begins on a podium for ‘Future Nostalgia’, dancers grooving around her as she sets the tone for the night with the playful, alluring track. The sublime ‘Levitating’ offers up the first glimpse of a choreographed routine, Lipa and her troupe matching the song’s light-hearted lyrics with equally fun moves, while, later, ‘Cool’ pairs gentle yearning with the star being transformed into the entertainment at a roller disco.

Although Lipa could more than craft and control this fantasy land by herself, it’s a special occasion and she’s roped in some friends to help out. FKA Twigs previews the duo’s collaboration ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’ for the first time, spinning seductively around a pole and whispering, “Why don’t you love me anymore?” over a minimal, glitchy beat. Towards the end, Studio 2054’s architect joins her and things change gear, their voices rasping as they yell: “You hurt me in a world like this / You’re dead when I say so.”

During a segment that takes things into a grimy club, Kylie Minogue drops by to deliver her own sultry disco track ‘Real Groove’ before helping out on Lipa’s Silk City collab ‘Electricity’. DJ The Blessed Madonna, who helmed the recent remix album ‘Club Future Nostalgia’, commands the decks, mixing Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’ with ‘Physical’, and Belgian singer Angèle crashes Dua’s dressing room to bring the sticky, bilingual pop of ‘Fever’ to the night.

There’s no shortage to the star power to help Lipa out with her big night, though one guest feels shoehorned in. After ‘Electricity’, Elton John appears on a screen, playing a beautiful version of his classic ‘Rocket Man’. Before he finishes, though, he’s cut off, the cameras panning to another part of the warehouse where Lipa launches into ‘Hallucinate’. With no link to the rest of the set, it ends up feeling random – at best, like a room you’ve temporarily dipped into to find lost friends; at worst, a filler while Lipa takes a breather and changes outfits. It’s a missed opportunity to see what a team-up between a legend and one of pop’s current greats would look like.

FKA Twigs. Credit: press

That slight blip aside, Studio 2054 goes some way to completing Lipa’s evolution from good to great that started with the release of ‘Future Nostalgia’. Although the routines on show tonight aren’t the most complex, they flesh out her performance enough that now she has the songs, the personality and the presence that all true icons possess. Hopefully next time we get to witness them, we’ll no longer need her to use them to transport us out of our own homes.

Dua Lipa played:

‘Future Nostalgia’

‘Levitating’

‘Pretty Please’

‘Break My Heart’

‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’

‘Physical’

‘Cool’

‘New Rules’

‘UN DIA (One Day)’

‘Fever’

‘One Kiss’

‘Real Groove’

‘Electricity’

‘Rocket Man’

‘Hallucinate’

‘Don’t Start Now’

Source: NME

Ganadores de los American Music Awards 2020

0

Los American Music Awards se transmitieron en vivo el domingo por la noche y algunos de los nombres más importantes de la música en Estados Unidos se llevaron premios a casa.

Taraji P. Henson presentó la ceremonia desde el Microsoft Theatre en Los Ángeles y, con los protocolos por el covid-19 implementados, el espectáculo tuvo múltiples actuaciones en vivo, presentadores en persona e incluso una pequeña audiencia.

The Weeknd y Roddy Ricch encabezaron el evento con ocho nominaciones cada uno. Justin Bieber y Shawn Mendes abrieron el show con su nuevo sencillo, «Monster». Bieber también interpretó dos de sus exitosos sencillos, «Lonely» y «Holy».

Katy Perry subió al escenario por primera vez desde que se convirtió en madre y cantó «Only Love» con Darius Rucker. Megan Thee Stallion también tuvo una actuación destacada.

American Music Awards estrenan categoría latina

Doja Cat ganó el premio a la artista nueva del año y Becky G ganó el premio a la artista latina favorita, una nueva categoría en los American Music Awards.

El premio principal de la noche, Artista del año, fue para Taylor Swift. La cantante dijo que no pudo aceptar el premio en persona porque estaba ocupada volviendo a grabar su catálogo de música antigua, que fue vendido recientemente. Swift también ganó el premio a video musical del año y a artista pop femenina. Tiene el récord de más premios AMA para un solo artista, con 32.

A continuación la lista completa de nominados y los ganadores de cada categoría.

ARTISTA DEL AÑO

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

Taylor Swift * GANADOR

The Weeknd

NUEVO ARTISTA DEL AÑO

Lewis Capaldi

Doja Cat * GANADOR

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Megan Thee Stallion

COLABORACIÓN DEL AÑO

Cardi B con Megan Thee Stallion, «WAP»

DaBaby con Roddy Ricch, «Rockstar»

Dan + Shay con Justin Bieber, «10.000 Hours» * GANADOR

Lady Gaga y Ariana Grande, «Rain On Me » Megan Thee Stallion con Beyoncé,» Savage Remix »

ARTISTA SOCIAL FAVORITO

BTS* GANADOR

Billie Eilish

EXO

Ariana Grande

NCT 127

VIDEO DE MÚSICA FAVORITO

Doja Cat,» Say So»

Future ft. Drake, «Life Is Good»

Lady Gaga y Ariana Grande, «Rain On Me»

Taylor Swift, «Cardigan»* GANADOR

The Weeknd, «Blinding Lights»

ARTISTA MASCULINO FAVORITO – POP / ROCK

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

The Weeknd

ARTISTA FEMENINA FAVORITA – POP / ROCK

Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift* GANADOR

DÚO O GRUPO FAVORITO – POP / ROCK

BTS * GANADOR

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

ÁLBUM FAVORITO – POP / ROCK

Harry Styles, «Fine Line»

Taylor Swift, «folklore»

The Weeknd, » After Hours »

CANCIÓN FAVORITA – POP / ROCK

Lewis Capaldi,» Someone You Loved »

Dua Lipa,» Don’t Start Now «* GANADOR

Post Malone,» Circles »

Roddy Ricch,» The Box »

The Weeknd, «Blinding Lights»

ARTISTA MASCULINO FAVORITO – COUNTRY

Kane Brown* GANADOR

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

ARTISTA FEMENINA FAVORITA – COUNTRY

Gabby Barrett

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

DÚO O GRUPO FAVORITO – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

ALBUM FAVORITO – COUNTRY

Luke Combs, «What You See Is What You Get»

Blake Shelton, «Fully Loaded: God’s Country»* GANADOR

Morgan Wallen, «If I Know Me»

CANCIÓN FAVORITA – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay con Justin Bieber, «10.000 Hours» * GANADOR

Maren Morris, «The Bones»

Blake Shelton (Dúo con Gwen Stefani), «Nobody But You»

ARTISTA MASCULINO FAVORITO – RAP / HIP-HOP

DaBaby

Juice WRLD * GANADOR

Roddy Ricch

ARTISTA FEMENINA FAVORITA – RAP / HIP-HOP

Cardi B

Nicki Minaj * GANADOR

Megan Thee Stallion

ÁLBUM FAVORITO – RAP / HIP-HOP

Lil Baby, «My Turn» d

Lil Uzi Vert, «Eternal Atake»

Roddy Ricch, «Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial» * GANADOR

CANCIÓN FAVORITA – RAP / HIP-HOP

Cardi B con Megan Thee Stallion, «WAP» * GANADOR

DaBaby con Roddy Ricch, «Rockstar»

Roddy Ricch «The Box»

ARTISTA MASCULINO FAVORITO – SOUL / R & B

Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd * GANADOR

ARTISTA  FEMENINA FAVORITA – SOUL / R & B

Jhene Aiko

Doja Cat * GANADOR

Summer Walker

ALBUM FAVORITO – SOUL / R & B

Doja Cat, «Hot Pink»

Summer Walker , «Over It»

The Weeknd, «After Hours» * GANADOR

CANCIÓN FAVORITA – SOUL / R & B

Chris Brown con Drake, «No Guidance»

Summer Walker, «Playing Games»

The Weeknd, «Heartless» * GANADOR

ARTISTA MASCULINO FAVORITO – LATINO

Bad Bunny * GANADOR

J Balvin

Ozuna

ARTISTA FAVORITO FEMENINA – LATINO

Becky G * GANADOR

KAROL G

Rosalía

ÁLBUM FAVORITO – LATINO

Anuel AA, «Emmanuel»

Bad Bunny, «Las que no iban a salir»

Bad Bunny, «YHLQMDLG» * GANADOR

CANCIÓN FAVORITA – LATINA

Bad Bunny, «Vete»

Black Eyed Peas XJ Balvin, «RITMO ( Bad Boys For Life)»

KAROL G & Nicki Minaj, «Tusa»* GANADOR

ARTISTA FAVORITO – ROCK ALTERNATIVO

Billie Eilish

Tame Impala

Twenty One Pilots * GANADOR

ARTISTA FAVORITO – ADULTO CONTEMPORÁNEO

Lewis Capaldi

Jonas Brothers * GANADOR

Maroon 5

ARTISTA FAVORITO – INSPIRACIÓN CONTEMPORÁNEA

Lauren Daigle * GANADOR

Por King & Country

Kanye West

ARTISTA FAVORITO – ELECTRÓNICA (EDM)

Kygo

Lady Gaga * GANADOR

Marshmello

BANDA SONORA FAVORITA

«Birds of Prey: The Album»* WINNER

«Frozen II»

«Trolls: World Tour»

Fuente: CCN

Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa’s new song ‘Prisoner’ is a disco-punk anthem

0

It has been a rocky 2020 in more ways than one: this year has seen everyone from Rina Sawayama and Machine Gun Kelly pull influence from the genres of rock and metal (sending many a neckbeard into a frenzy of Caps Lock comments in the process). Miley Cyrus’ forthcoming seventh album ‘Plastic Hearts’ looks to do the same. Lead single ‘Midnight Sky’, released over summer, is a Fleetwood Mac-sampling stadium anthem, while the Dua Lipa featuring ‘Prisoner’ is more rough and ready.

It’s not a passing phase. Miley has a history of covering everyone from Metallica and Blondie to Nine Inch Nails. Even when she was coming in like a wrecking ball, she was performing with punk icon Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace in her backyard to raise money for her Happy Hippie Foundation. She’s always been at her best blending bubblegum pop with something a little grittier and ‘Prisoner’ captures that raucous energy perfectly.

Dua Lipa might be the odd one out on a tracklist that also includes guest spots from old skool rockstars Joan Jett and Billy Idol, but she’s the perfect partner in crime for Miley, as they take the basement snarl of punk and give it some ’80s disco  swagger. Pop music with bite, or grunge with a little razzle-dazzle? Either way, it’s the best of both their worlds.

‘Prisoner’ also sees the stars draw influence from Olivia Newton-John’s raunchy ’80s classic ‘Physical’ – but in true 2020 spirit, this track is about feeling trapped in your own emotions rather than lusty contact (hardly COVID-friendly). Packed with attitude and big on Thelma and Louise energy, the track gives Dua’s excitably shiny ‘Future Nostalgia’ space to shine without forcing Miley out of the spotlight. They elevate each other rather than competing. If only every collaboration had this balance.

And don’t be fooled by the isolation-inspired angst (“Strung out on a feeling, my hands are tied / Your face on my ceiling, I fantasise”) because Dua and Miley aren’t standing for anyone’s nonsense. With the bloodstained video – which sees the duo cruising through the US in a kind of goth bus – coming with the dedication “in loving memory all my exes – eat shit”, this heartache anthem is a glam declaration of independence that goes off like a cherry bomb.

This year, both artists have come into their own and taken on the world. True to the song’s title, Miley and Dua really don’t take any prisoners here.

Miley Cyrus Shares Sexy ‘Prisoner’ Teaser With Dua Lipa

0

Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa make gore look surprisingly good in their dark, sultry new teaser for their upcoming collaboration, «Prisoner.»

In a 20-second clip shared on Wednesday (Nov. 18), the two pop stars are seen, covered in blood, partying it up and eating cherries.

«COMING 4 BLOOD #PRISONER w/ my main squeeze @DUALIPA,» Cyrus wrote alongside a savage press shot, revealing that the collab will be arriving on Thursday (Nov. 19) with pre-save available here.

«Prisoner» follows Cyrus’ previously released single «Midnight Sky,» and both songs are set to appear on her highly-anticipated upcoming album Plastic Hearts, out Nov. 27.

Dua Lipa and DaBaby takes us to space “Levitating”: Watch

0
Dua Lipa has shared a new “Levitating” remix featuring DaBaby. Below, watch the pair party in an elevator with roller-skating backup dancers in the Warren Fu–directed video. The video was made with the help of TikTok users, who submitted 150,000 videos in answer to a “challenge” to help conceive the video’s concept. Crowdsourced ideas that made the cut include makeup looks, original dance moves, and a few TikToker cameos, according to a press release.

“Levitating,” taken from Future Nostalgia, previously received a remix by the Blessed Madonna featuring Missy Elliott. That one appeared on Club Future Nostalgia, the full-album remix overseen by the DJ.

Watch here:

Miley Cyrus teases appearances from Dua Lipa and Billy Idol on her new album

0
Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa and Billy Idol. Credit: David M. Benett/Getty Images, Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic and Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Miley Cyrus has revealed today (September 14) that she worked with Dua Lipa and Billy Idol on her new album.

Cyrus told New Zealand’s The Edge radio that both artists would appear on the album, after saying she had a song that sounds like if “Britney and Trent [Reznor] had a song together”.

“You guys think I’m joking, like Britney and Nine Inch Nails, but I’m not, I’ve got Billy Idol and Dua Lipa on the same record,” she said.

Hear the snippet of the interview archived on Twitter below. Go here to listen to the full interview with Cyrus at around the 1 hour 4 minute mark.

When quizzed about a possible release date for the album, Cyrus gave away no solid timeframe, but shared that she felt it’s “meant to be played at a festival”.

“I’ve been working on this body of work for such a long time, I just want it to get to live its fullest potential,” she said.

Program hosts Dominic Harvey, Megan Mansell and Clinton Randell also asked Cyrus about ‘High’, her collaboration with Mark Ronson, that is set to appear on the new album.

Ronson dropped hints about the track on Twitter last month, writing “this song will make you call every ex you ever had”.

“When I called Mark that day to get in the studio, I had said to him ‘I was gonna call you, or someone that I shouldn’t’,” Cyrus explained in the interview.

“This was also at the time when I was working on getting sober and kind of figuring out sobriety and was like, if I can’t get high, I’m just going to write about it.”

“It’s one of my favourite songs off the record.”

Songs of the Summer 2020: Billboard Picks

0
Harry Styles "Watermelon Sugar"
PHAM Harry Styles «Watermelon Sugar»

 

DaBaby and Roddy Ricch’s «Rockstar» may have been named Billboard‘s Song of the Summer after ruling the Songs of the Summer chart for 13 out of 15 weeks, but it wasn’t the only hot tune we had on repeat the last few months.

Harry Styles‘ sweet «Watermelon Sugar» was a staff favorite, as was Benee’s «Supalonely» (appropriate, considering all the social distancing and quarantining we’ve been doing). Below, find out which songs had us dancing and humming during the warm-weather months of 2020, and listen to all the tunes in our playlist.

Aminé, “Compensating” (feat. Young Thug)

«The slinky beats on this song, with Aminé’s bouncy bars and ad-libs, always got me shimmying my shoulders. But Thugger literally eating on the beat made me love it that much more.» — Heran Mamo

Benee, «Supalonely» (feat. Gus Dapperton)

«Every year there seems to be at least one song with a retro vibe that breaks through the noise and becomes a radio hit, and this one feels like it checks the boxes for 2020. For one, it’s got a paradoxically uptempo vibe, is catchy as hell, and has a random dude named Gus Dapperton on it. For another, it’s also about being, ahem, super lonely, which seems like a common enough sentiment for #PandemicLife that everyone can relate to it in one way or another. It is truly surprising it didn’t become bigger, but such is the lonely life we lead.» — Dan Rys

«This delightful tune blends classic pop/soul values with a thoroughly contemporary vibe. It joins a long line of songs with sad lyrics set to a bouncy beat. Just one problem: ‘Supalonely’ peaked at No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100. This shoulda been a top 10 smash. « — Paul Grein

BLACKPINK, «How You Like That»

«I’m a sucker for sassy, edgy tunes, and this catchy one by BLACKPINK totally stuck with me this summer, despite the fact that K-pop is generally not my jam. Whether I was consciously hitting ‘play’ or subconsciously humming it, I couldn’t escape the song — nor did I want to.» — Anna Chan

BTS, «Dynamite»

«‘Dynamite’ is so instantly grabby and danceable, the first time I heard it I thought, ‘Is this some kind of mad genius lite-funk mind-control experiment from the disco days?'» — Gil Kaufman

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

«Fresh off his 2019 summer smash ‘No Guidance’ featuring Drake, C. Breezy etched out a new earworm with Thugger a year later. The dance-happy bop not only birthed the #GoCrazyChallenege, but solidified Breezy and Thugger’s status as summertime heavy hitters. « — Carl Lamarre

Dougie Poole, “Los Angeles”

«I like this strangely sublime song because it’s a new take on the road trip anthem, negotiating ambition and love across a cosmic cross-country journey. It’s breezy yet sophisticated, weird but surprisingly familiar (much of the guitar work feels borrowed from Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”) and perfect for staring directly into the ceiling fan while getting lost in the circular patterns.» — Dave Brooks

Dua Lipa, «Love Is Religion» (The Blessed Madonna Remix)

«Madonna made a cameo on The Blessed Madonna’s remix of Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating.’ but the real Material Girl homage came via the producer’s Club Future Nostalgia‘s edit of ‘Love Is Religion.’ Emotionally deep and deliriously joyful, the track packs serious ‘Like a Prayer’ vibes (The Blessed Madonna called that latter track «among the most perfect records ever made») and delivered the uplift that, after a seriously hard summer, we were all in need of.» — Katie Bain

Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”

«It’s more or less in the name, but this standout track from the U.K. group’s new album Dreamland is an absolute sizzler. It’s catchy and compellancholy, which is a new word I’ve just invented that means a mix of ‘compelling’ and ‘melancholy.’ The perfect tune for ‘late nights in the middle of June’ and beyond.» — Gab Ginsberg

Gunna, «Dollaz on My Head» (feat. Young Thug)

«During a summer in which we were denied the opportunity to watch Gunna perform ‘Dollaz on My Head’ at hip-hop festivals and his own shows, I settled for head-banging to its beat a countless amount of times while driving around the New Jersey suburbs. I am certainly not cool, but Gunna is, effortlessly; his tossed-off observations have never sounded slicker than on this Mike WiLL Made-It/Myles Harris production, and Young Thug, ever the chameleon, slips into the groove on its back half, providing some bounce to balance out Gunna’s viscous flow.» — Jason Lipshutz

Harry Styles, «Watermelon Sugar»

«A sweet blast of Peter Gabriel-esque power-pop that oozed summer out of every note.» — Ian Drew

«The past few months have been extremely bad for many reasons, but tuning out for a few moments every so often and listening to Harry Styles’ fruit-filled musings has been the closest thing I’ve gotten to a true ‘summer feeling.'» — Josh Glicksman

«From the lyrics that mention summer no fewer than four times to the languid, woozy feel of the song, ‘Watermelon Sugar’ provided the perfect respite from a summer that most of us would rather forget. Add in a mouth-watering video that not only brought the beach into the viewer’s living room but took eating watermelon to a new orgiastic heights and Styles provided peak escapism when we needed it the most.» — Melinda Newman

«Mostly because I’m a sucker for Harry Styles dressed in Gucci on the beach. Who isn’t?» — Mia Nazareno

«It’s such a feel-good, carefree, and quite relaxing song.» — Quinton McMillan

«Harry Styles says ‘summer’ six times in ‘Watermelon Sugar,’ so it’s taking the crown for me. Also, the breezy melody and music video will have me wishing for berries and that summer feelin’ well into fall and winter.» — Rania Aniftos

Jayda G, «Both of Us»

«I’m convinced that this airy, blissed-out house earworm from Canadian producer-DJ Jayda G works for any occasion. I had it on loop all summer, whether I was working, working out, hanging at home in quarantine or doing what it was clearly meant for — dancing.» — Tatiana Cirisano

Jowell y Randy with J Balvin, «Anaranjado»

«Jowell y Randy are keeping perreo and old-school reggaeton alive one song at a time — and ‘Anaranjado’ is proof of that. The slowed-down contemporary urban tune in collaboration with J Balvin is both captivating and sensual, perfect for dedicating to that special someone and dancing to it all summer long.» — Jessica Roiz

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, «Rain on Me»

«Because no better hit could soundtrack this messy summer with a motto that reminds us to be thankful for what we do have. » — Lyndsey Havens

Morgan Wallen, «7 Summers»

«A great country track that peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100.» — Thom Duffy

Phoebe Bridgers, «Kyoto»

«‘Kyoto’ came out in April but really picked up play for me during this mess of a summer, as it was the perfect high-low combo: an upbeat rocker (with trumpet and pocket piano!) coupled with darkly funny lines like ‘I’m gonna kill you/ If you don’t beat me to it.’ It is the perfect time for a sardonic Song of the Summer.» — Christine Werthman

Renee Blair, «Heatin’ Up My Summer»

«I’ve already expressed my appreciation once on Billboard for how this ‘Carly Rae-goes-country banger’ saved me the trouble of having to pretend to engage in a traditional summer myself. Now, though, I’m also realizing that while its sound is low-stakes warm-weather, its tone is actually more Summer 2020-appropriate — frustrated, yearning, and seemingly unsure of how much of its anxiousness is based on real life and how much is just going on in Renee Blair’s own head.»
— Andrew Unterberger

Rina Sawayama, «Comme des Garcons (Like the Boys)»

«Rina Sawayama’s ‘Comme des Garcons (Like the Boys)’ was my go-to summer 2020 dance jam (and therefore, my song of the summer): With chilly Chicago house grooves, a disco veneer and a touch of electrocrash attitude, it’ll get you moving, but it’s laid-back enough that you’re not going to embarrass yourself on the tiled dance floor of Club Kitchen (where the acoustics are decent but the lighting is terrible). » — Joe Lynch

Rosalía & Travis Scott, «TKN» 

«To this day, I still don’t know what TKN stands for, but it sure stuck with me all summer long thanks to an easy-to-remember chorus and the song’s irresistible fusion of reggaeton, dembow and trap.» — Griselda Flores

Shamir, «On My Own»

«Putting aside the on-the-nose theme of isolation while living through a global pandemic, ‘On My Own’ was the hazy, guitar-filled jam that I needed this summer. Shamir’s crystal-clear vocals and deep-cutting songwriting just made for a deeply satisfying experience every time I pressed play on this song.» — Stephen Daw

Taylor Swift, «The Last Great American Dynasty»

«Despite Folklore‘s general evocation of chillier seasons, ‘The Last Great American Dynasty’ gives off a more summery-vibe. (Perhaps it’s because the famed Holiday House was the site of Swift’s Instagram-friendly Fourth of July parties.) As for why it was on repeat? I like to imagine myself having a marvelous time ruining everything.» — Denise Warner

 

This article is originally by Billboard

Dua Lipa Drops Trippy Animated ‘Hallucinate’ Video

0
Dua Lipa
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Dua Lipa at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020.

No, you’re not hallucinating. Dua Lipa has a new music video out, and it’s pretty spaced-out. The visual for the British pop star’s single “Hallucinate” was directed by Lisha Tan and animated by the design experts at The Mill and it’s a throwback to the raging Studio 54 era, with a cartoon Dua taking the stage at the weirdest club you’ve ever seen.

Inspired by everything from 1960s underground Zap! Comix, early Mickey Mouse, Adventure Time and Superjail, the clip opens the doors of perception to a bizarro world of dancing vegetables and unicorns, exploding stars, anthropomorphic ice cream cones and killer clowns.

“Hallucinate” is the latest track lifted from Lipa’s hit sophomore album Future Nostalgia, following “Don’t Start Now,» “Physical” and “Break My Heart.» Future Nostalgia dropped March 27 and went straight to No. 1 in the U.K. and Australia, and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

Watch “Hallucinate” below.