Charli XCX Slightly Amends Her Sound (And Look) For A More J-Pop Feel With “Crazy Crazy”

As Charli XCX continues to leave us in anticipation of her forthcoming third album, she has found the time to sate fans with a collaboration with Japanese model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and DJ/record producer Yasutaka Nakata. Prior to this, her first single from an as of yet untitled record, “After the Afterparty” …

Austra’s “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” Video Takes on The Topic of Depression Through Astronaut Lisa Nowak

As Katie Stelmanis of Austra has so eloquently stated of one of the major problems with current politics–America or otherwise–“There’s a major disconnect between what we need to thrive as humans and what we put a monetary value to.” That being said, one of the major issues underlying how the …

Gorillaz Goadingly Praise An Old God With Long-Awaited New Single, “Hallelujah Money”

To say that the Gorillaz have been keeping many in anticipation of their first album since 2010’s Plastic Beach would be the pinnacle of understatement. But the timeliness of “Hallelujah Money” seems to have been the perfect moment to at last release a new single apropos of America’s impending new …

Neon Wet Dreams in Cross-Shaped Forms Pervade The Weeknd’s “Party Monster”

Like some new-fangled version of La Dolce Vita (a somewhat grandiose comparison, to be sure), the video for The Weeknd’s “Party Monster”(directed by the equally diminutively named BRTHR) is all about accenting the simultaneous addiction and aversion to decadence, and all the fleetingly glorious distraction it can provide. Featuring all the …

Released on His 70th Birthday, David Bowie’s No Plan Song, Video & EP Offer More Bittersweetness

As many fans still reel from the palpable loss of David Bowie from the music world, Columbia Records has seen fit to release a posthumous EP entitled No Plan. Featuring four songs recorded during the Blackstar sessions, including “Lazarus,” “No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You,” …

More Than Anything, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” Video Is About George Michael Suppressing His Contempt for Everyone

“Last Christmas” is a song that means a lot to many people. It’s right up there with–if not sometimes well above–Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” And yes, like the latter’s accompanying video, “Last Christmas,” too, possesses a snowy, winter wonderland motif, albeit instead of George Michael …