Earlier today, I got on the hotline and spoke with the Thrower of Body Parties, Giver of Fantasy Rides and all-around Crunk-R&B Queen herself, Ciara. You know, as one does.
Why? Well, I wanted to talk about her upcoming record Ciara, obviously—but mostly because I had to get to the bottom of this whole “He Reads” business from the “Body Party” video. I also wanted to know why she’s apparently featured on her own song (“Super Turnt Up”). Oh, and to demand that “Overdose” be released as a single.
I managed to accomplish all three. Let’s get it started.
BRITNEY IN THE STUDIO BRITNEY IN THE STUDIO BRITNEY IN THE STUDIO BRITNEY IN THE STUDIO BRITNEY IN THE STUDIO BRITNEY IN THE STUDIO.
Yes, we already know Britney‘s recording right now—but that doesn’t make it any less thrilling.
The Holy Spearit was photographed walking into Record Plant in Hollywood today — one of the studios where the Living Legend recorded songs for 2011′s Femme Fatale and 2003′s In The Zone. There, she will lay down flaw-free tracks for her upcoming eighth studio album, Blackout 2.0: Keeps Getting Urbaner.
As for the latest from the rumor mill, the album will supposedly feature Wiz Khalifa, and will.i.cant—the rumored executive producer (Godney help us all)—promises to make it “personal.” But we all know that everyone’s just talking that talk until its time to decide the final tracklisting: Remember when William Orbit was writing for Femme Fatale…until he suddenly wasn’t?
There’s only one thing we know for sure: “Ooh La La,” Brit Brit’s contribution to Smurfs 2 (What’s a Great Gatsby soundtrack?) is coming to smurf all of your faves, win her an Academy Award for Best Original Smurf (and the winner is…LUCKY!), and become the official anthem of Spring/Summer 2013.
Oh, and “Radar” will be included as a bonus track. Get ready, bitches…
Ah, the ever elusive Róisín Murphy.
Mizz Murphy, one of our favorite leading ladies of modern disco, has a habit of vanishing and reemerging when least expected, and she’s just gone and done it again.
This time around, the songstress has teamed up with prolific German House producer Boris Dlugosch for a throbbing new tune called “Look Around You” — their first time working together in over a decade.
The Presets and Dragonette are packing up their synthesizers, strapping on their dancing shoes and heading out on tour together next month. And on May 8, they’re making a stop at Terminal 5 in New York City.
The Pet Shop Boys have officially spilled the PSBeans on their upcoming Stuart Price-produced project.
In a news update on their official website today, the duo reveal that Electric will be released on July 15 and features 9 tracks, including a cover of Bruce Springstreen‘s “The Last To Die” (which they’ve been covering on the Electric Tour), as well as a song called “Thursday” featuring vocals by UK singer/rapper, Example.
The video for the album’s (mostly) instrumental opening track, “Axis,” is below, with a Boys Noize remix still on the way. For those following along, you’ll recognize the song from the album trailer released back in March.
Check out the full blurb and cover art below! (“Love is a bourgeois construct” is already my new favorite.)
Pet Shop Boys new album, “Electric”, will now be released worldwide on July 15th (international dates vary) and is the first to appear on their own label x2 through Kobalt Label Services. Produced by Stuart Price, “Electric” features nine tracks in total – eight brand new songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The last to die” – and has a running length of 50 minutes. The British singer and rapper, Example, performs on one track, “Thursday”. The album was recorded in London, Berlin and Los Angeles over the last six months with one track, “Fluorescent”, written and recorded within the last month. Neil and Chris comment: “Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas ‘Elysium’ had a reflective mood, ‘Electric’ is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time.” The artwork (shown here) is by Farrow.
3. Love is a bourgeois construct
5. Inside a dream
6. The last to die
7. Shouting in the evening
8. Thursday (featuring Example)