Kelsea Ballerini Claims Her Independence On The ‘Unapologetically’ Sassy ‘Miss Me More’!

Kelsea Ballerini has given us another glimpse into her upcoming sophomore album, Unapologetically, before it hit stores everywhere on November 3.

The Grammy-nominated Country darling has revealed a new song titled “Miss Me More” as her next promo single, and it’s really, really great! And also super different from its predecessors “Legends,” “Unapologetically” and “High School.”

The song – crafted alongside David Hodges and LELAND – centers around a past relationship with a certain someone who wasn’t making Kelsea feel so good, until the break-up that is – yes, it’s a self-empowerment anthem of sorts packed with sassy and sultry vocals from Kelsea. It’s a good look (and sound) on her.

As if the song wasn’t already loaded with enough confident-punch as it is, the production itself is properly thunderous — as is the massive chorus: “But I miss me more/ I miss my own beat, to my own snare drum/ I miss me more/ Miss my own sheets in the bed I made up/ I forgot I had dreams, I forgot I had wings/ Forgot who I was before I ever kissed you/ Yeah, I thought I’d miss you/ But I miss me more (I miss me more)!

Strong message. Strong song. Strong feels all around. I am very here for sassy Kelsea Ballerini.

Kelsea Ballerini’s latest “Miss Me More” is also available on Apple Music and Spotify now!

from Jon ALi’s Blog


Jaira Burns Keeps It Lit On Infectious New Single, ‘High Rollin’!

Pittsburgh-bred songstress Jaira Burns‘ become quite the welcome surprise this year, having already supplied us with the utterly killer “Ugly” and the oh-so-lit “Slow Burn.” But why stop there? Let’s keep it rollin…

Today, the blue-haired rising star has dropped yet another new impressive track: “High Rollin,” produced and written alongside Jaira, LELAND, Cara Salimando and The Futuristics.

The bass-heavy cut, which brings Tinashe and Cassie to mind, sees the silky-voiced songstress getting lost in fucks-free state of mind (or in this case, state of high) above a tripping, electro-R&B production. “Soon as I get out of bed I/ Roll one and I smoke up/ Got to change my head/ Car wash, sittin’ in my Benz/ I roll one and I smoke up/ Always keep it lit,” Jaira confidently declares above the hard-hitting pulsations. “‘Cause we high rollin’, high rollin’, high rollin’/ Yeah we high rollin’, high rollin’, high rollin’.” It’s a trip, indeed.

With each track, Jaira‘s only continuing to add more depth and versatility to her steadily growing catalog. She’s already one of the year’s best finds. Is there no end to this? I sure hope not!

Jaira is gearing up for her first stateside tour in January, where she will be supporting Australian-born musician Wafia. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at

Jaira Burns’ latest single “High Rollin” is also available on Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify!

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Rachel Platten Lets Go Of All Her Inhibitions On ‘Waves’ Standout, ‘Collide’!

Turn the lights on, honey, Rachel Platten don’t wanna hide…

With just one week left to go until she drops Waves in full on October 27, the “Fight Song” hit-maker is giving us one more reassuring glimpse into the LP with the premiere of “Collide” – our third taste following lead single “Broken Glass” and “Perfect For You.”

Surrounded by chilly atmospherics, hi-hats and dreamy strings, Rachel sweetly admits her wrongs and surrenders her inhibitions to her lover. “Turn the lights on, honey, honey, I don’t wanna hide/ Turn the lights on, honey, I’m surrendering tonight/ Although I’m not perfect, I feel perfect in your eyes,” Rachel assures on the hook. “Turn the lights on, honey, I don’t really wanna hide, not tonight/ Come and crash into me ’cause I want us to collide/ Collide, collide, collide…

It’s by far the most interesting production we’ve heard Rachel lay her voice on, and easily a standout off of her upcoming album Waves, which is already proving to be some of her best pop work yet. I think I may be turning into a Rachel Platten stan… Help?

“‘Collide‘ is about not wanting to hide yourself and being super comfortable with the person that you’re with — so comfortable that you want to leave the lights on,” Rachel told People. “I wrote it on a day when I was feeling extra into my husband and how he makes me feel perfect in my skin.”

Rachel has also announced an exclusive run of shows in select markets next month in support of her new album Waves. These shows, sponsored by the women’s intimates and apparel brand, Aerie, will kick off on November 6 in Boston. Rachel will also perform at intimate venues in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Rachel Platten’s latest “Collide” is also available on Apple Music and Spotify now!


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Julia Michaels Hops On Justin Bieber & BloodPop®’s ‘Friends’ Official Remix!

Bloodpop® is hoping to breathe new life to his Justin Bieber-assisted lead single “Friends” with some brand new additional vocals from “Issues” hit-maker Julia Michaels!

While the song manged to have an impressive debut at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100, it has since fallen all the way down to #72 within its 8-week frame. Hence this brand new “official” remix, which makes complete sense in more ways than one. Aside from the more strategic move, Julia also co-wrote the track with the producer and her songwriting partner in crime, Justin Tranter – so it’s not random, they’re all indeed “Friends.”

Unfortunately, there’s not really anything unexpected here. Julia‘s vocals are interpolated with Biebs‘ verses and that’s about it. Everything else is the exact same which makes it feel a little lazy. It actually makes me wonder if this is just Julia‘s original demo vocals to begin with and they just slapped her on for the hell of it.

Don’t get me wrong. I love Julia, and Nervous System is seriously everything, but I think Justin on this alone just works better. What do you guys think?

Justin Bieber & BloodPop®’s “Friends (Remix)” is also available on Apple Music and Spotify!

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Halloween Who? Kelly Clarkson Drops Brand New Holiday Single, ‘Christmas Eve’!

Fuck your Halloween, Christmas has come early!

Just ahead of the October 24 release of her second children’s book inspired by her daughter, “River Rose and the Magical Christmas,” the legendary American Idol powerhouse belter has just premiered a brand new, sparkling original Holiday single called “Christmas Eve“!

To no one’s surprise, the song comes packed with twinkling bells, an angelic choir, and particularly joyous melodies — that “I’m hearing sleigh bells/ I’m seeing snow/ I’ve waited all year baby just to see those reindeer/ Watch them as they go” chant is a major earworm — resulting as a more-than-worthy companion to the festive offerings included on her already classic Christmas album, Wrapped In Red.

River Rose and the Magical Christmas” is the Grammy winner’s second picture book, following the release of “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby” last fall. She went with a holiday theme this time around because her daughter loves Christmas so much. Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On Cupid! On, Donder and Tamyra Gray! ‘Tis the season to be sleighed by Kellegend Clarkson!

Kelly Clarkson’s new Holiday single “Christmas Eve” is also available on Spotify and Apple Music!

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Rita Ora Takes Us To Euphoric Heights On ‘Anywhere’, Her Finest Single To Date!

Love her or hate her. Rita Ora isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. (See what I did there?)

Following the release of the Ed Sheeran-penned “Your Song” and her Avicii collaboration “Lonely Together,” which has just landed in the Top 3 on this week’s UK Official Singles Chart, Rita is ready to keep things moving all on her own again with a brand new single: “Anywhere” written and produced alongside Watt, Alesso and Sir Nolan.

In brief: I have to say “Anywhere” is honestly and surprisingly Rita‘s most daring output, and also one of her finest songs to date.

Seriously though… The production is dreamy and luscious, especially when complimented by those lingering acoustics. It’s giving me some Kylie Minogue vibes TBH! Also, the way it slowly builds with that slamming pulse to the chorus. Excellent.

The lyrics are also great — all of the lyrics. It’s essentially a live free, forget about your problems, breakaway, hands in the air anthem — a consistent theme in her work. “Over the hills and far away/ A million miles from L.A/ Just anywhere away with you/ I know we’ve got to get away/ Someplace where no one knows our name/ We’ll find the start of something new/ Just take me anywhere, take me anywhere/ Anywhere away with you.” It’s completely liberating, and it’s not cheesy or embarrassing. It’s super cute and unapologetically joyous.

And if that wasn’t enough, the moment the chorus wraps the track suddenly dives into a thrilling, stuttering breakdown of glitchy vocals and electronic beats – sealing the deal completely.

The great thing about “Anywhere” is that it sounds like Rita‘s finally found her footing in the pop musical landscape of things, sitting itself nicely in between “Your Song” and “I Will Never Let You Down.” And yet, it still sounds like a fresh and modern 2017 pop song, remaining a dance record without pandering to any particular expected EDM trends. Rita on the dance floor is clearly where its at, and “Anywhere” is certainly no exception.

I must give props when props are due. Rita you did the damn thing. I’m in love with this!

Rita Ora’s new single “Anywhere” is also available on Apple Music and Spotify!

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Liam Payne Delivers Smooth Falsetto On Genuinely Enjoyable New Single, ‘Bedroom Floor’!

Liam Payne‘s debut solo single “Strip That Down” may not have been my cup of tea, but that surely didn’t stop it from becoming a Top 10 hit on Billboard Hot 100 as well as a number of other countries. He’s got the swag, he’s easy on the eyes and he used to be part of a huge group. I GET IT Y’ALL!

Luckily for me, Liam is ready to move on to the next single called “Bedroom Floor,” a song that he’s confirmed is his girlfriend, Queen Cheryl Cole‘s absolute favorite of his (I still can’t believe they’re a thing): “We both like that song, and it’s been her favorite from the start.”

The track, co-penned by Charlie Puth, is far sweeter and slightly less cheesier than its predecessor, even though when it comes to the lyrics, it might be naughtier. “You said it was over/ You said it was over/ But your clothes say different on my bedroom floor,” he croons in a silky smooth falsetto throughout the tropical-tinged, dance-pop production. “You said it was over/ But your clothes say different on my bedroom floor…”

Overall, “Bedroom Floor” just feels more fresh and genuine to the Liam Payne we’ve grown to love today, whereas “Strip That Down” felt a little too forced and dated. I ain’t mad at this one. Listen below…

Liam Payne’s new single “Bedroom Floor” is also available on Apple Music and Spotify!

from Jon ALi’s Blog