From the first note of G I R L’s opening track, ‘Marilyn Monroe,’ the orchestral strings consume the listener and its drop and sets the tone for what is a very sonically cinematic album. Pharell’s knack for creating danceable records is on full display on the record, and from open to close Williams makes you want to get on your feet and get down unabashedly. The highly anticipated collaboration with superstar Justin Timberlake entitled, ‘Brand New,’ follows, and the frequent collaborators shine as the duo’s duet shows off the chemistry that has spawned multiple hit records over the past decade. In comparison to Pharell’s debut ‘In My Mind’ the sound on G I R L is much more defined, and the lyrical content is more consistent and relatable and displays Pharell’s personal evolution, along with his artistic growth.
The last year has been very kind to Pharell Williams, and as he prepares to release his first album in nearly eight years, G I R L, the 'Happy' hit maker is offering a free, advanced stream of his new album via iTunes Radio. The 10-track album is star-studded with guest appearances from Daft Punk and Alicia Keys, along with pop royals Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus. Stream 'G I R L' here and be sure to grab your copy on March 3rd!
It's coming for you! The Killer Fro Tour, a name that perfectly describes what co-headliners Kill Paris and Candyland are all about, is hitting Webster Hall this Friday, February 28th. DJ/producer duo Candyland, aka Ethan and Josie, have carved out their own unique space in the electronic dance music scene, almost as big as Josie's fro, thanks banging original tracks like 'Breathless,' and a handful of OG remixes for songs like Nicky Romero & Krewella's 'Legacy' to Daft Punk's 'One More Time.'
The Glitch Mob, comprised of Boreta, edIT, and Ooah, has been fairly quiet in the years since their We Can Make The World Stop EP, doing a bit of remix work here and there for artists like Bassnectar, Daft Punk, and The Prodigy, but finally, the time is almost at hand.
The Bufallo, New York based duo, Solidisco, has just dropped some fire with their new single, "Top Of The World". It incorporates the sounds of the disco era, with an updated groove to it. The genre of nu-disco has really been brought to light this past year, as Daft Punk dropped Random Access Memories, and is now really getting the recognition that it deserves. So if you are in any way intrigued by the sounds of the Grammy-winning duo, be sure to check out the single from Solidisco below!
Boom! And like that the 56th Annual Grammys were over!
If you were also too busy playing Guitar Hero - heres a recap of the best and worst looks of the Grammy's 2014!
Is anyone else reminded of Jennifer Lopez's 2013 Golden Globes dress?
We love the sheer lace on both divas ! Props ladies!
Nothing is more perfect for a music awards show than parchment colored dress covered in the score of an opera. Right?
Every year the Grammys provides audience viewers with an unforgettable night full of great performances, surprise appearances, amazing spectacles and a bunch of funny celebrity moments that make for the perfect gifs. So if you're living under a rock and missed the spectacle that is the Grammys this year, then we've got you covered with a wrap up of the coolest, craziest, and most hilarious moments of the night- all in gif form. Enjoy.
Beyonce opens up the show with a strip tease performance of "Drunk in Love" with her partner in crime.
Every year, the Grammys can always be counted on to be jam packed with some of the most spectacular performances and surprising award wins of the year, and 2014's show was nothing short of just that. This year, the 56th annual Grammy Awards proved to be a celebration of music past, present, and future, with host LL Cool J guiding the night through it's incredibly diverse music collaborations and dynamic performances. It was only right, then, for the Queen B herself, Beyonce, and music mogul husband Jay Z to start the show off right with a slick and sexy performance of 'Drunk In Love' that made sure everybody was going to "be all night."
Here are some of the things we can gather from this visual chart:
1. Streaming music online trumps music sales, plummeting music sales overall by 6%. Thanks to the many vices that we have on the internet today like SoundCloud, Spotify and Pandora, streaming music has never been easier!
2. As the popularity of streaming music soars, this could have translated into a $59 million industry in album sales. A huge bummer for record labels.
4. The top streamed song of 2013 was Baauer's now iconic 'Harlem Shake.' With all the hundreds of 'Harlem Shake' renditions and parodies scattered around the internet, you go Baauer!