Katy Perry released her new album, Smile, this Friday - full of tracks with lyrics of
resilience and self reflection. This is Perry’s first full album release since Witness in 2017, and tells the story of her personal growth within the past three years.
Kicking off the album is her single “Never Really Over,” a fan favorite released in 2019. Produced by Zedd, it prepares the listener for the electric feel of the rest of Smile. The synth-pop feel of “Champagne Problems” a
BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez have finally dropped their new collaboration, “Ice Cream,” and with the bop a music video to go with it. It’s a delicious visual of the artists playing tennis, driving toy cars, and of course, both serving as well as eating ice cream. In its opening, Gomez drives an ice cream truck, and the BLACKPINK members appear to be playing on a playground, sliding down a slide. The video is a pastel explosion, and the fashion nods to both 50’s and 90’s trends.
Pop artist Bazzi dropped his new hypnotic beat, “Crazy,” last Friday. It’s his fourth release from his upcoming project, the details of which are still a mystery. In the track, a ticking clock can be heard over synth beats and a funky bass line. The rhetorical question repeated in the chorus, “How’d you get so out of your mind?” is full of frustration. It may seem like the song is about a girl, but Bazzi explained: “‘Crazy’ is about the state of the world... I wanted to make
At midnight on August 14th, Drake released “Laugh Now, Cry Later,” his new collaboration with rapper Lil Durk. The official video was released as well, and perfectly ties together sports cars, sports, and fashion in a way only Drake could.
Drake kicks off the video by driving a flashy sports car up to the Nike International Headquarters. He shoots basketball with Kevin Durant, and tosses a football with Odell Beckham Jr. He shops around shelves full of Nike shoe boxes, and
After much teasing, Taylor Swift finally released the bonus track on the deluxe edition of her Folklore album, “The Lakes,” and did not disappoint. An ode to Romantic-era poetry and longing for isolation, the track is the perfect addition to Folklore . The song repeats in the chorus, “Take me to the Lakes where all the poets went to die,” in reference to the Lake District in England, where a group of English Romantic-era poets lived in the nineteenth century. Her lyrics are p
On August 8th, trap musician Play LA surprised his fans with the release of his newest single, “Wuhan.” The upbeat, catchy release is his most recent song following his debut single “Like That,” released in April of this year. The opening line of “Wuhan:” “Sometimes I feel like the world is failing, demons in my head are raging,” sets the tone for the song about his thoughts on the world today, and also his struggles with mental health. The repeated hook, “going viral like it
Pop Artist Miley Cyrus released a new single on August 14th, titled "Midnight Sky." Her upbeat anthem celebrates newfound singleness, and is reminiscent of 80's synth pop- on the cover art, she dawns a mullet and sparkly purple eyeshadow. Her lyrics are candid and unapologetic. In the very beginning, she opens with "it's been a long time since I've felt this good on my own." She state that in the past, she's felt that if her relationships don't work out it's considered a "fai