Katy Perry estrena ‘Electric’ junto a Pikachu

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La fusión de protagonistas resulta un tanto extraña a primera vista, pero genera interés rápidamente. Katy Perry ha presentado un nuevo vídeo musical que tiene como gran protagonista a Pikachu. Así es, la popular criatura de la franquicia Pokémon y la estrella pop se convierten en mejores amigos en ‘Electric’.

La premisa del vídeo es bastante sencilla: Katy Perry y Pikachu reviven juntos el camino que han recorrido desde los inicios de la artista californiana. La dirección estuvo a cargo del mexicano Carlos López Estrada, quien estuvo al frente de la realización del film Raya y el Último Dragón de Disney+.

Como era de esperarse, las aventuras de Pichu, Pikachu y su amiga humana en ‘Electric’ han tenido impacto inmediato entre el público. El vídeo superó un millón de reproducciones en YouTube en las primeras 9 horas desde que fue subido a la plataforma.

¿Por qué Pikachu y Pichu protagonizan el nuevo vídeo musical de Katy Perry?

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Si te preguntas dónde nace la relación entre los protagonistas de ‘Electric’, no te preocupes. Hay una explicación perfectamente lógica. El vídeo junto a Pikachu es parte de una iniciativa por la celebración de los 25 años de la franquicia Pokémon. A comienzos de 2021, The Pokémon Company International había anunciado la colaboración con múltiples artistas y «sorpresas musicales» para todo el año.

El trabajo junto a Katy Perry es solamente una parte de lo que tiene planeado la compañía para los próximos meses. Todavía no se sabe quiénes acompañarán a la estrella pop estadounidense con esta premisa, pero la apuesta ya ha generado atención global.

En febrero pasado, durante la celebración del 25° aniversario de Pokémon, Post Malone «brindó» un concierto virtual en el que recorrió personajes y escenarios de la franquicia. La experiencia podría calificarse como un tanto bizarra, pero ha servido para festejar el cuarto de siglo de historia de una saga que sigue cautivando al mundo.

Previamente, el cantante había publicado el cover de ‘Only wanna be with you’, de Hootie & the Blowfish, también como parte de una promoción relacionada a Pikachu y Pokémon.

¿Qué te ha parecido la integración de Katy Perry con Pikachu y el universo Pokémon? En los próximos meses tendríamos más colaboraciones de este tipo y veremos si todas son tan efectivas como esta.

 

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Olivia Rodrigo releases new song «good 4 u»

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Olivia Rodrigo released her latest single «Good 4 U» on Friday (May 14).

«Good 4 U» is the third single from her upcoming debut album Sour, which she will release May 21 following her breakout debut hit «Drivers License,» which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and her top 10 hit «Deja Vu.»

The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series superstar will perform the new song for the first time during her debut on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

«At first I was like, ‘I don’t want to do this. I don’t want to be pigeonholed,'» Rodrigo tells Billboard of the heartbreak anthems she recorded for Sour. So she tried peppering in some sweet love songs that ultimately didn’t feel like an authentic fit. «I’m a songwriter who writes from a place of authenticity and truth. And truthfully, love and happiness and everything weren’t feelings that I was feeling at the time. And what’s the point of putting out a record if it isn’t something that you feel is important to say to people?»

Watch the official video for «Good 4 U» below.

This article is originally by: Billboard

Doja Cat and SZA Share Video for New Song “Kiss Me More” | Watch

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Doja Cat first teased a SZA feature for her next project back in January. Now, she’s finally shared that collaboration. Find the Warren Fu-directed video for “Kiss Me More” below. The song is set to appear on Doja Cat’s forthcoming album, Planet Her (which is the setting for the new album). Her LP is set for a summer 2021 release via Kemosabe/RCA.

Doja Cat’s most recent LP Hot Pink, which included her hit “Say So,” was released in 2019. She performed that track at the 2021 Grammy Awards earlier this year. So far in 2021, she’s also appeared on an Ariana Grande remix (alongside Megan Thee Stallion) and released a collaboration with Saweetie called “Best Friend.” SZA’s most recent music video, for “Good Days,” was released in March.

 

This article is originally by: Pitchfork

 

Justin Bieber Sends Updates About His New Album From the Studio

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Justin Bieber is making a list and checking it twice, but it’s not his Christmas wishlist.

Following the holidays, the Biebs has been bunkered down in the recording studio, working on his upcoming sixth album. The pop star took to Instagram Tuesday (Jan. 26) to reveal «how this album makes me feel» and how he’s «going over track listing for the album.»

He’s already released a slew of hit singles ahead of the album’s release, including «Holy,» featuring Chance the Rapper, «Lonely» with Benny Blanco, «Monster» with Shawn Mendes, and «Anyone.» All four have become top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and top 25 hits on Billboard‘s Pop Airplay chart as a result of his flood-the-zone rollout strategy on Top 40 radio.

Def Jam executive vp/head of promotion Nicki Farag confirmed to Billboard that Bieber’s singles will eventually lead into a new album, the follow-up project of Changes. He released his fifth LP on Valentine’s Day 2020, and it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Exactly one week before releasing his gospel-pop anthem «Holy,» Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun reshared his artist’s teaser announcement with the message, «#newerabegins???»

See where the new era is beginning from Bieber’s studio session shots here and here.

Lana Del Rey Unveils ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ Track List & Cover Art

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SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 02: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally enhanced.) Singer Lana Del Rey poses for a portrait during a visit to 107.7 The End on October 2, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)

Lana Del Rey has shared the track list and cover art for her new album Chemtrails Over the Country Club.

A preview posted on social media Sunday night (Jan. 10) culminates with the announcement that the set’s title track is only a day away, «coming Jan. 11.»

«Let Me Love You Like a Woman» was released as the album’s first taste, back in October.

The upcoming Chemtrails Over the Country Club album was previously described by Del Rey as «folky, it’s beautiful, it’s super different from Norman [F—ing Rockwell]

See the Chemtrails Over the Country Club track list and cover, which she noted features «my best friends» in a lengthy comment on Instagram, below.

Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club Track List:

1. «White Dress»
2. «Chemtrails Over the Country Club»
3. «Tulsa Jesus Freak»
4. «Let Me Love You Like a Woman»
5. «Wild at Heart»
6. «Dark But Just a Game»
7. «Not All Who Wander Are Lost»
8. «Yosemite»
9. «Breaking Up Slowly»
10. «Dance Till We Die»
11. «For Free»

Source: Billboard

The Weeknd Reveals Latest Development of His Creepy Transformation in ‘Save Your Tears’ Video

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The last time The Weeknd performed «Save Your Tears» was at the 2020 American Music Awards, when his entire face was mysteriously bandaged. Now, he’s showing fans what was really going on underneath.

The R&B crooner reveals faux facial enhancements gone wrong in the new music video for his After Hours track, which places him and his latest makeover center stage at a creepy masquerade show where every attendee is masked up — like they’re at a ball, not in the pandemic. Even though his face isn’t covered with blood and bandaged up, he hasn’t completely ditched his album roll-out aesthetic. The Weeknd dons the same red suit jacket (except this time it’s completely bedazzled) and black leather gloves.

No one in the audience reacts to much, even when the superstar performer — who is slated to perform at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show — showers them with champagne, and the droplets are the only tears anyone can physically experience.

The continuity in his facial reconstruction throughout his After Hours visuals is astonishing: His cut-up face spews blood everywhere in the music video for his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit «Blinding Lights,» then the bandaged star gets decapitated in the «In Your Eyes» video, and later, his head gets reattached onto another man’s body in the even  gorier «Too Late» clip.

Watch the «Save Your Tears» music video below.

Source: Billboard

Sam Smith publica su tercer álbum, ‘Love Goes’

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Sam Smith tenía previsto publicar su tercer disco el pasado 1 de mayo, pero el artista decidió posponer su lanzamiento debido a la terrible situación que estaba viviendo todo el mundo.

En el momento de ese anuncio, el cantante confirmo también que el disco no se llamaría finalmente ‘To Die For ya que no lo consideraba apropiado dentro del momento que todos estamos viviendo por la pandemia global del Covid-19. Ahora, varios meses después, Sam Smith por fin ha puesto a la venta su tercer álbum de estudio, titulado finalmente ‘Love Goes‘.

Asi describe el artista este nuevo trabajo: ‘Los últimos dos años han sido la época más experimental de mi vida, tanto personal como musicalmente. Cada vez que iba al estudio, me hacía una promesa a mí mismo; que no tendría limitaciones. El resultado ha sido tan mágico, tan terapéutico y divertido. Mi amor por la música es tan enorme y todos mis placeres culpables musicales se han convertido en placeres. Sin culpa, sin vergüenza, solo el amor por cantar, crear y bailar. Estoy tan agradecido con cada ser humano que ha abrazado mi creatividad y mi dirección y me ha permitido ser quien quiero ser en el estudio cada día…  escuchad estas canciones con el corazón abierto y tratad cada canción como si fuese una flor diferente en el jardín. Espero que os divirtáis con ellas, yo he tratado de no tomarme demasiado en serio al escribir algunas de estas canciones. Espero que os hagan sonreír como a mi hoy en día’.

El disco está formado por once temas nuevos incluyendo su último single ‘My Oasis‘, junto a un segundo disco que incluirá los diferentes sencillos que el artista ha publicado durante el último año. Así queda el contenido de ‘Love Goes’:

1. Young
2. Diamonds
3. Another One
4. My Oasis (feat. Burna Boy)
5. So Serious
6. Dance (‘Til You Love Someone Else)
7. For The Lover That I Lost
8. Breaking Hearts
9. Forgive Myself
10. Love Goes (feat. Labrinth)
11. Kids Again

BONUS TRACKS

1. Dancing With A Stranger (Sam Smith & Normani)
2. How Do You Sleep?
3. To Die For
4. I’m Ready (Sam Smith & Demi Lovato)
5. Fire On Fire
6. Promises (Calvin Harris & Sam Smith)

El actual single oficial del disco es ‘Diamonds‘, un pegadizo uptempo en el que ha trabajado con Shellback, Oscar Görres y Oscar Holter. Así describe el artista este nuevo sencillo: “He estado bailando en mi jardín esta canción durante mucho tiempo y estoy muy emocionado de que la gente lo pueda escuchar ahora. Fue hecho en un momento muy divertido, y espero que la gente pueda sentirlo así”.

Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’ Album Is Here: Stream It Now

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It’s been more than a year and a half since Ariana Grande blessed fans with her chart-topping thank u, next album, and the start of a new era has finally arrived.

Grande unveiled her sixth album Positions on Friday (Oct. 30), featuring the lead single and title track, which dropped in conjunction with a White House-set music video that reimagines what life would be like with Ari as commander in chief.

The 14-track album also includes a number of collaborations, including «Safety Net» with Ty Dolla $ign, «Off the Table» with The Weeknd and the long-awaited Doja Cat collab, «Motive.»

«This project is my favorite for many reasons and i really can’t wait for it to be yours. thank u for your love and excitement, it means the world to me,» she tweeted last week while sharing the album’s 14-song track listing in the lead-up to its release.

Listen to Positions in full below.

 

This article is originally from: Billboard

New Music From SZA, Big Sean, 6ix9ine & More

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SZA photographed on Nov. 12, 2018 at Skyline West Mansion in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles.

This week, SZA makes a delightfully unexpected return, Big Sean big-ups his hometown and 6ix9ine aims for the mainstream. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below:

The Song That’s The Most Pleasant Surprise of the Day:
SZA feat. Ty Dolla $ign, «Hit Different»

Although it’s only been three years since SZA released her masterful Ctrl album, the relative silence that has followed has been maddening for fans, as they eagerly await the next move from one of R&B’s most captivating voices. Now, out of nowhere, we get “Hit Different,” a new single featuring Ty Dolla $ign, produced by the Neptunes and showcasing the vision that makes SZA so unique. A song about yearning after a man and the jealousy that springs from passion, SZA runs circles around the sinewy beat, packing each thoughtful observation with enough vocal flair that she overshadows Ty’s sturdy hook. Will “Hit Different” lead a new project, or is it a one-off to tide us over? Either way, it’s nice to hear SZA back at what she does best.

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The Album That Helps Cement a Legacy:
Big Sean, Detroit 2

A sense of peace defines Detroit 2, Big Sean’s first album in three years and a sequel to his 2012 mixtape: once a punchline rapper looking up to Kanye West on the G.O.O.D. Music releases, Big Sean is now a seasoned, surefooted veteran, and his confidence in his craft elevates the work. Detroit 2 is a jam-packed record — there’s a nine-minute cypher featuring 11 Detroit MCs, a TWENTY88 reunion, a Travis Scott collaboration designed to be a smash, and an Erykah Badu spoken-word interlude, and that’s just the second half of this behemoth. Yet Big Sean nimbly hops around the different styles without sounding overtaxed or losing his carefree approach; on “Lucky Me,” he opens up about being diagnosed with a heart condition as a teenager, and through that lens, Detroit 2 is a celebration of life and survival from a still-hungry artist.

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The Album That Tries To Bring Trolling To The Mainstream:
6ix9ine, TattleTales

What happens when an underground hero, defined by his controversies and cult-figure status, goes fully mainstream? It’s the question that 6ix9ine’s latest full-length, TattleTales, tries to answer: after all, the most polarizing figure in modern pop is coming off of a jail stint as well as his first Hot 100 No. 1, both free and ready to dominate the charts with collaborators like Nicki Minaj, Akon and Lil AK. TattleTales ultimately straddles the line between more traditional pop craft — check the opening one-two punch of “Locked Up 2,” a rework of the Akon hit, and the rhythmic “Tutu” — and ultra-aggressive rap, as on “Punani” and the previously released “Gooba.”

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The Album That Compels You To Move:
Ozuna, ENOC

As you look at the track list to Ozuna’s new project, ENOC (El Negrito Ojos Claros), your eyes linger on the heavy-hitting guest list: not only has the reggaeton star tapped fellow Latin A-listers J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee and Karol G, but he’s also united Doja Cat and Sia on the radio-ready single “Del Mar.” The collaborations often live up to their pedigree, but the 72-minute ENOC also gives Ozuna ample time to shine on his own, his voice deepening and winding around the simmering beats on tracks like “Sincero,” “A Escondidas” and the hit “Caramelo.” Both charming and prolific, Ozuna has figured out how to evolve on his own and alongside other major artists.

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The Music Video That Is… Absolutely Not What You Expected:
DJ Khaled feat. Drake, “Popstar”

It’s easy to imagine a music video for “Popstar,” the recent DJ Khaled/Drake collaboration, after a single listen — Drake and Khaled, floating around a decadent existence with expensive toys surrounding them, as they’ve done in countless clips together and separately. Instead, the “Popstar” video is high-concept — after an opening monologue in which Drizzy vents his frustration with Khaled’s many demands, he calls in a favor from Justin Bieber, who lip-synchs the song and enjoys the luxurious setting in his place. The gamble pays off, as “Popstar” sounds more arresting when its visual is an unexpected experience; also, kudos to Drake for some over-the-top, genuinely funny exasperation in the intro.

The Remix That Unites Six Rising Stars:
Chloe x Halle feat. Doja Cat, City Girls & Mulatto, «Do It» remix

Grouping Chloe x Halle, Doja Cat, City Girls and Mulatto together on the same remix feels like it will be a quietly important moment — as if, years from now, we’ll look back and marvel at how many soon-to-be stars shone on a single track. And the best part: this remix of Chloe x Halle’s Ungodly Hour standout “Do It” somehow doesn’t stray too far from the essence of the original, as the guests join the party without making the room too crowded. Listen for Doja Cat’s raucous energy, City Girls’ melodic flow and Mulatto’s confident drawl, but don’t overlook the classy vibe Chloe x Halle carried over from the original.

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The Song That Aims To Inspire During a Tumultuous Time:
Finneas, «What They’ll Say About Us»

In a statement, Finneas reveals that he wrote his new solo track “What They’ll Say About Us” in June, inspired by both the powerful voice created by the Black Lives Matter protests as well as the sorrow inflicted by the coronavirus  pandemic: “I hope this song can offer some sort of comfort to those who may need it,” he writes. During a year of great upheaval, Billie Eilish’s most trusted collaborator has done his best to take center stage and transmit 2020’s mix of emotions. While the production on “What They’ll Say About Us” is effectively restrained, credit Finneas for going full-on showstopper when he draws out the line, “We’ve got the time to take the world / And make it better than it ever was.”

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The Song That Understands its R&B History:
Bryson Tiller, «Inhale»

On the same day that SZA has returned with a new single, another enigmatic R&B star whose last project was released three years ago, Bryson Tiller, also takes a bold stride back into the spotlight with a single, “Inhale,” that’s daring in all the right ways. Sampling both SWV’s “All Night Long” and Mary J. Blige’s “Not Gon’ Cry,” Tiller uses the prism of ‘90s R&B to refract his own vulnerabilities on the track: “Yes, I spent all these f–kin’ years dwelling, yes, I feel irrelevant,” he sings, a few seconds after admitting he’s been both crying and overanalyzing text messages. Dating back to 2015’s TRAPSOUL, Tiller has proven to be a songwriting dynamo, and “Inhale” is one of his most inventive moments yet.

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Mariah Carey announces new compilation album ‘The Rarities’

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Mariah Carey has announced the forthcoming release of a new compilation album, ‘The Rarities’.

The pop star took to Twitter to reveal the record, due out October 2, which features a black and white portrait of Carey on the cover.

“This one is for you, my fans,” she captioned the post. “It’s to celebrate us, and to thank you for years of pure love and support. I am so grateful to you.”

The first single from the forthcoming album will be dropping this Friday (August 21). The song is called ‘Save the Day’, which Carey recorded with Lauryn Hill. Other material on ‘The Rarities’ will include unreleased tracks, demos and B-sides across the singer’s established career.

The album announcement follows on from Carey’s recent sharing of rare archival material to celebrate her 30 years in music, under the hashtag #MC30.

She kicked things off late last month with footage from her debut performance in 1990, followed by a slew of remix EP’s including ‘There’s Got To Be A Way’, ‘Underneath The Stars’ and ‘Always Be My Baby’. Carey has also shared snippets from old music videos, as well as photos and personal notes reflecting on her career.

In July the singer announced she was penning a memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, which is due out on September 29, just days before ‘The Rarities’ is set to drop.