Paloma Faith Debuts Dystopian ‘Crybaby’ Video, Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For ‘The Architect’!

Our beloved Paloma Faith made her grand return last month with her truly sublime new single “Crybaby,” and now, she’s revealed – along with the tracklist and artwork – that her fourth album, titled The Architect, officially comes out on November 17.

Th LP – her first in more than three years – features an array of acclaimed co-writers, producers and collaborators including: Sia, John Legend, Jesse Shatkin, TMS, Starsmith, Tobias Jesso Jr., Eg White, Rag’n’Bone Man, actor Samuel L. Jackson and journalist and activist Owen Jones. “‘The Architect‘ is a social observation record. I was adamant that I wouldn’t write about love. I wanted to look outside of myself,” Paloma said in a statement. “I’m coming at politics from the perspective of the common man or woman, observing why people are suffering. Each song on the record is about a different pocket of the socio-political world that I’ve been delving into.”

“I wanted to write something more modern,” Paloma added. “On previous albums I’ve been more concerned with the past, but now I’m looking forward because of motherhood and wanting to change things for a better future. It’s a marriage of old and new.”

Additionally, Paloma has debuted the official music video for the lead single, “Crybaby.” Watch the dystopian-themed visual, which was directed by Thomas James and was shot in Ukraine, below!

1. Evolution
2. The Architect
3. Guilty
4. Crybaby
5. I’ll Be Gentle (feat. John Legend)
6. Politics of Hope
7. Kings and Queens
8. Surrender
9. Warrior
10. Til I’m Done
11. Lost and Lonely
12. Still Around
13. Pawns
14. WW3
15. Love Me as I Am

Deluxe Edition:
16. Power to the Peaceful
17. Tonight’s Not the Only Night
18. My Body
19. Price of Fame

Paloma Faith’s new single “Crybaby” is also available on Apple Music and Google Play!

from Jon ALi’s Blog


Jhene Aiko Returns With A Surprise New Album & Mini Movie ‘Trip’ – Stream Here!

Jhené Aiko takes us on a Trip with the surprise release of her brand new album!

The 22-track set, described as an “epic, psychedelic journey beyond the boundaries of R&B,” features appearances from the forever legendary Brandy (“Ascension“), her frequent collaborator Big Sean (“Moments“), Swae Lee (“Sativa“), Kurupt (“Never Call Me“), Mali Music (“Trip“), and TWENTY88 (“OLLA“). Her father Dr. Chill and daughter Namiko Love also make brief appearances.

In a mission statement, Jhené revealed that she has been on a physical, emotional, and mental journey to find herself following the 2012 death of her brother Miyagi. “My brother and I were very close. We were only two years apart,” she said. “I never thought of him as a separate person, but an extension of myself. He was my reflection. In his presence I was confident and always so sure.”

Trip, the follow-up to 2014’s Souled Out, also comes accompanied by a short film directed by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip). “It’s inspired by every type of trip you could imagine: mental, physical, even psychedelic,” Jhené recently told Playboy. “I’m at a point where I put it all in the music. It’s a puzzle I want people to put together.”

Get lost with Jhené Aiko below!

Jhené Aiko’s brand new album Trip is also available on Apple Music now!

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Anne-Marie Gets ‘Heavy’ About Some Lovin’ On Subtle New Single!

Anne-Marie has undeniably reached a new level of success over the last year thanks her consistent run of high-profile collaborations with the likes of Snakehips (“Either Way“), Nick Jonas (“Remember I Told You“) and Clean Bandit on their worldwide smash “Rockabye” with Sean Paul.

But aside from collaborations, the rising English talent has also done a good job of carving out her own niche as a solo musical act with a number of high quality solo tracks, including “Alarm” and “Ciao Adios.”

Anne returns with yet another solo cut this week called “Heavy,” and this one is certainly no exception. The track is as immediate as the rest of what we’ve already heard from her, but with a more subtle — dare I say, “safe” — sound than Anne‘s typically, robust genre-blurring affair. That doesn’t make it any less great though!

When did it get so heavy?/ This love that’s in between us/ We never used to feel this/ Feels so heavy (heavy)/ Can’t get up off the ground (up off the ground)/ It’s weighing us down,” Anne croons across the breezy, tropical-tinged production. It’s sad disco on the dancefloor in its purest form – WIN!

Anne-Marie’s latest single “Heavy” is also available on Apple Music and Spotify now!

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Noah Cyrus Switches It Up On Hypnotic New Single ‘Again’ feat. XXXTENTACION!

While we’ve yet to receive any official word on the release of her debut album NC-17, Noah Cyrus is steadily releasing single by single as she keeps busy as the opening act for part of Katy Perry‘s Witness World Tour. So far we’ve heard the Labrinth-assisted “Make Me (Cry),” the boozy “Stay Together,” the country tinged “I’m Stuck,” and the emotionally devastating “Almost Famous.”

All of the songs of have been varying levels of “good,” but her latest truly takes the cake for me — it’s called “Again,” and it’s a hypnotic slice of downtempo deliciousness that features controversial Florida-bred rapper, XXXTentacion.

I wanna be your lover/ I don’t wanna be your friend/ You don’t know what you got ’till it’s gone my dear/ So tell me that you love me again (tell me that you love me),” Noah croons above the chilly atmospherics, a marching hip-hop beat and menacing loops. But the song really elevates to the next level once the post-chorus drop comes surging into the speakers: “Again, babe/ Again…,” she solemnly echoes.

But seriously, I’m quite into this and it’s one of the few tracks she’s released where she doesn’t sound like her older sister Miley at all. Is it a hit though? Ehh, I don’t see it. I’m still going to bop though! Go ahead Noah

Noah Cyrus’ latest “Again” (feat. XXXTENTACION) is also available on Apple Music and Spotify now!

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Gwen Stefani Duets With Her Boo Blake Shelton On Holiday Single, ‘You Make It Feel Like Christmas’!

Gwen Stefani don’t give a fuck if it ain’t even October yet, and she certainly doesn’t care about your Halloween.

While y’all starve yourselves to look your very best this Halloween as the sexiest kitty cat or bunny rabbit (aka me last year), the former No Doubt front-woman has been keeping busy pouring the eggnog, wrapping presents and getting snuggly in front of the fire with her boo Blake Shelton.

Fresh off the announcement that she will release her very first Christmas album You Make It Feel Like Christmas on October 6th, Gwen has just premiered a sparkling, already classic feeling original from the collection, title track “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” featuring none other than her babe Blake Shelton, of course – who would’ve thought?

Sparkling bells? Check. Heavenly choir? Yupp. Saxophone flourishes? INDEED. In all honestly though, this is super cute: “Sweet gingerbread made with molasses/ My heart skipped and I reacted/ Can’t believe that this is happening/ Like a present sent from God/ Sleigh bells singing hallelujah/ Stars are shining on us, too/ I wanna thank you, baby/ You make it feel like Christmas,” the duo chant along the joyous, lovey-dovey tune.

This will without a doubt be a sweet Holiday treat for us all. Prepared to be SLEIGHED – “Uh huh, this my shit“!

“You Make It Feel Like Christmas” is also available on Apple Music and Spotify now!

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Demi Lovato Craves Some Steamy Attention On ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Bop, ‘Sexy Dirty Love’!

Let go of any hesitation, Demi Lovato wants you to know that you’re her new obsession!

I really, really can’t be bothered whether the general public is onboard with Demi‘s latest era – “Sorry Not Sorry,” literally. Tell Me You Love Me is (surprisingly) shaping up to be every bit as good as I hoped, from her unapologetically catchy lead single “Sorry Not Sorry” to the powerhouse title track to incredibly soulful and revealing “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” – one of her very best vocal showcases yet.

This week, Demi shares yet another brand new cut called “Sexy Dirty Love” from the upcoming LP before it arrives next Friday (September 29).

Sexy Dirty Love” is a satisfying, funky rush of Demi‘s signature belting, full of sassy and confident demands for your undivided attention. “You got me so highhhhh/ Pull me closer into you and watch our bodies intertwine/ I feel so aliveeeee/ You know what I’m thinking of/ Got me dreamin’ ’bout that sexy dirty love,” she croons. Demi‘s always been a little aggressive in her come-on game, and here she certainly isn’t holding back.

Like the best of Demi, the song is perfectly polished and filled with immediate, catchy hooks. “Baby, be my new addiction/ Intoxicate me gently with your loving.” She knows exactly what she’s doing here – WIN!

Demi Lovato’s upcoming album Tell Me You Love Me is available for pre-order on iTunes now!

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ALMA Gets Some Help From French Montana On Euphoric New Single, ‘Phases’!

God bless ALMA!

You’ll no doubt remember the rising Finnish pop powerhouse and her addictive earworm “Chasing Highs” back in March, as well as her sickening collaborations with Sub Focus (“Don’t You Feel It“) and Martin Solveig (“All Stars“). Undeniable jams, without a doubt… and she only continues to impress!

This week, ALMA is back with “Phases,” another infectious dancefloor killer – co-written by Charli XCX and produced by Charlie Handsome [Drake, Mac Miller] – which sees her laying down her down classic-feeling full-bodied vocals over effervescent synths, fluttering atmospherics and a finger-snapping house groove.

We got too drunk, we got too high/ On the night we graduated/ We got locked up in my bedroom/ And I swear I didn’t fake it,” ALMA confesses to her short-lived fling on the hook. “We got too drunk, we got too high/ Fell in love when we were faded/ Don’t make this complicated/ You were just one of my phases, oh yeah.” French comes through with a solid verse around the 1:50 mark and gives the song a nice extra edge.

In short: It’s pure euphoria. Simple and sweet – LOVE! LOVE!

ALMA’s new single “Phases (feat. French Montana)” is also available on Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify!

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