Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Thursday, November 08, 2018
jacob banks - slow up
taken from jacob's beautiful debut album 'village', this new single is accompanied by a poignant video (co-directed by jacob himself with mo swaleh) that is both touching and visual in it's simplicty. the rest of the album offers up even more musical gems, so remember to check it out after you've gotten some feels watching this video! love it!
ariana grande - breathin
talk about instant hit. radio stations honed in on this track back when the album 'sweetener' was released in august. by sheer interest it's been playing non-stop for over 2 months and FINALLY gets an official release this week! "breathin" is easily one of the best pop songs of the year and just catchy as heck! word is that ariana is already moving on and working on another collection of songs ("thank u, next" being the first release - listen below), so there's going to be ALOT more ariana in the coming months.
ariana grande - thank u, next
Friday, November 02, 2018
carly rae jepsen - party for one
kicking off new material for a 2019 album, carly rae jepsen is back with the beyond catchy anthem 'party for one'. throw in a fun raunchy new video featuring a few insta-stars and you've got the perfect release of the week! welcome back!!!
Saturday, October 27, 2018
shawn mendes x zedd - lost in japan
this has been an album favorite since the very beginning, so for shawn mendes to FINALLY put it out with the zedd remix as an official single is just the icing on the cake. with a video inspired by 'lost in translation' and co-starring '13 reasons why' star alisha boe, this jay martin directed video is just pure joy to watch! love everything about this!
sigrid - sucker punch
the awesome sigrid returns with yet ANOTHER catchy single for her fans with a glorious video to boot. we've been fans of this norwegian pop gal since the beginning so it's just so nice to see her continue to put out songs to showcase her talents. love this!!!
Friday, October 26, 2018
little mix feat nicki minaj - woman like me
my fave girl band on the planet is baaaaack! this time they bring nicky minaj in tow for a girl power anthem wrapped in a more chilled out groove. i dig, i love them, welcome back!!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
beirut - gallipoli
after an almost 4 year wait, zach condon and his band of merry folk return with the title track of their new album 'gallipoli'. the horns are back, the wistful romantic vibes are back, beirut are officially back!!!! yaaay!!!
Friday, October 19, 2018
brandi carlile & sam smith - party of one
with proceeds going to the children in conflict charity, which both brandi & sam are spokespersons for, this is a re-recording of the last track from her excellent album 'by the way i forgive you', now reimagined as a duet between a couple. not that the original wasn't heartbreaking enough, this will bring out emo's off the charts (unless you're cold inside). just the most beautiful thing you should hear this week.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: post malone & swae lee - sunflower (spider man: into the spider verse OST)
post malone & swae lee - sunflower (spider man: into the spider verse OST)
i have to say, putting together two of my fave hip hop tenors (albeit slightly autotuned) together in one song is a smart move! throw in the fact that it's the first single off the upcoming spider man animated film (which if you stayed til the end of venom you'd have seen the impressive clip) and i'm now even more curious about the whole project. great pop song, cool video, i'm in!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
no rome feat the 1975 - narcissist
it's so exciting to listen to a new gen of songwriters celebrate all the soul hooks of the 90's/00's again! manila based no rome has quickly turned into one of my fave debut acts of 2018 and with the 1975 on producer helm, they are churning out some serious grooves for you to jam to! love this song!!
Monday, October 08, 2018
alessia cara - trust my lonely
the second single off her upcoming 'the pains of growing' album, our gal alessia goes for a playful reggae tinged number that somehow makes breaking up one of the best things to do! love it!
Thursday, September 27, 2018
[10/9 new video!!!] lady gaga - look what i've found
if you're not already listening to the soundtrack that came out over the weekend, then this is a good track to give you an idea of the different kinds of sounds our girl 'ally' will be performing in the film. channeling some carole king, this is a fun jam that actually sounds better and better a few times played over. yeah... i'm a fan.
lady gaga & bradley cooper - shallow (a star is born OST)
for those of us fortunate enough to see a star is born already, the experience of watching these two perform on stage for the first time is a naturally tear inducing moment that kicks off their adventure/tragedy ahead. so FINALLY getting to hear 'shallow' again is not only a beautiful thing, but it reminds me how much i loved this film (which all of you will get to see oct 5th!!) goosebumps!
Friday, September 07, 2018
4 NEW HOZIER SONGS!!!: hozier - nina cried power (feat mavis staples) / shrike / moment's silence (common tongue) / NFWMB
after a 4 year wait, fans of hozier FINALLY gets new music in the form of the 'nina cried power EP' featuring 4 songs that showcase a wonderful tease of what his upcoming album is going to sound like. delving into a more soulful rootsier sound for some of the tracks, the irish singer/songwriter still has a lovely knack for powerful impactful songs. welcome back it's been way too long!
[UPDATED with video] hozier feat mavis staples - nina cried power
hozier - shrike
hozier - moments silence (common tongue)
hozier - NFWMB
Thursday, August 16, 2018
christine and the queens - 5 dollars
continuing her visual dive into masculinity tropes, the awesome heloise letissier (aka christine and the queens) goes into american gigalo mode as 'they' prepare for work. ironically the song is a sweet synth pop number which makes what will transgress even more interesting. love it all!!
Friday, August 03, 2018
drake - in my feelings
i'm actually really surprised that drake went and made a video for his #1 viral smash 'in my feelings'. with twitter/instagram filled with videos of the dance challenge, the song went from album track to crossover hit instantly and could have been left at just a collection made by fans of the song. instead, drake did the classy thing (again) with director karena evans by bringing on dj/comedian shiggy (who did the dance in the first place), featuring yung miami of the city girls (jt is currently serving a sentence) and even celebrating big freedia who helped nudge his 'nice for what' into a smash hit. plus we get to see drake do some acting with phylicia rashad and la la anthony! all in all it's a celebration and we love him for it!
matt corby - no ordinary life
after a two year absence aussie singer/songwriter (and wongie fave) returns with the highly psychedelic single 'no ordinary life' channeling some serious willy wonka inspirations. what's also wonderful is that the beautiful song is a vocally subtle number that doesn't feature matt doing the soaring vocals that we've all come to love and expect. looks like this new album will be an adventure for all of us! yaay!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
the internet - la di da
after releasing their excellent album 'hive mind' last week, the internet put out an official video for their album highlight 'la di da' which is the best vibe of the late summer! just lean back and enjoy this awesomely chill jam will ya!
Friday, July 13, 2018
ariana grande - god is a woman
the beautiful images that director dave meyers offers up for ariana's new single is endless! throw in a monologue read by madonna midway and you've got the best video you'll see this week! so good!
Friday, July 06, 2018
years & years - palo santo (short film)
after giving us snippets from single releases, olly and his director fred rowson offer up the full 15 mins short film which features dame judi dench and ben whishaw in the mix. sit back, press play, get into the world where androids force humans to perform erotic cabarets for their pleasure 'palo santo' style!
christine and the queens - doesn't matter
this is the boppiest existential pop song i've heard in awhile! christine and the queens offer up their new single 'doesn't matter', also announcing that her new album 'chris' will be released sept 21st in both english and french.
as per usual the french version sounds better!
christine and the queens - doesn't matter (voleur de soleil)
Thursday, June 21, 2018
sam smith - baby you make me crazy (acoustic)
sometimes you should just perform a song with nothing but a guitar and your lovely backup vocalists. i haven't really been listening much to sam smith's album, but this version is a nice one for the summer (and it's so nice to see him smiling and just chill).
florence + the machine - big god
i can honestly watch this video by autumn de wilde on loop. between the incredible song by florence, the amazing choreo that she collabs with akram khan (and those other dancers!), this is just a beautiful piece of visual that you can lose yourself into. simple but so powerful at the same time. hence my video of the week.
alessia cara - growing pains
is her suit motif a commentary of being part of corporate music culture? looks like alessia cara's return will address her feelings towards her success in the upcoming 'the pains of growing' album, with her 1st single 'growing pains' already kicking off some criticism. can't wait to see what else she's willing to expose of herself in the coming releases!
ariana grande feat nicki minaj - the light is coming
pharrell is all over this new ariana grande single! with it's playful beats and nicki kicking off the song, ariana fans now have an official release date of the album 'sweetener' (aug 17) too! there will be loads more ariana in the coming days with her appearance in nicki's latest single and hopefully a video for her troye sivan collab too!!!
Sunday, June 17, 2018
the carters - apeshit
surprise releasing their joint album 'everything is love' under 'the carters', beyonce and jay z not only take over the louvre in their video, but they offer some juicy lyrics that cover all the talk around their relationship, avoiding spotify, losing at the grammys and more. of course to hear their new album, you have to listen on tidal, so get joining!
blackpink - ddu du ddu du
already breaking records with the most youtube views of any kpop girl band history within 24 hours (47 million and counting), blackpink release their latest EP square up with 4 tracks kicking off with this banger of 'ddu du ddu du'. i'm sure we'll be seeing some videos accompanying those tracks very soon, for now we welcome back my fave kpop gals!
Monday, June 11, 2018
shawn mendes - nervous
'nervous' was a hit single apparent from day one if you've listened to shawn's latest album, so um... there you have it... giving us cute and swoon for his latest video!
Thursday, June 07, 2018
twin shadow feat haim - saturdays
celebrating the mood of waking up early on saturdays watching cartoons before taking on the world, then coming home at night watching music videos after hours, that was the schooling i got as a kid and looks like twin shadow (aka george lewis jr) got the same visual education as me. crafting the perfect 80's soundtrack jam, i've been cherishing this song for quite some time and love that it's FINALLY an official single. play it, love it, live it!!
kesha - hymn
always a highlight off her last album 'rainbow', this self empowerment anthem is now taking on a new meaning as kesha is dedicating it to the united we dream organization which helps youth combat deportation and feel safe within their immigrant communities from the government. one of the jams of the summer has gone political yo!
tropkillaz & major lazer fear mc kevinho & busy signal - loko
combining the music of brazil & jamaica into one summer jam, tropkillaz & major lazer have come up with a dance song that keeps on surprising during it's 2'41" run. it's my fave song jam at the moment so turn it the F up!!!
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
troye sivan - bloom
after announcing his upcoming collaboration with ariana grande, troye sivan released this beautiful and femme video for his current single 'bloom'. filled with lush images and troye taking on some extreme makeup tips, this is a lovely 80's inspired number for his fans!
leon bridges - beyond
i mean... how cute is this video? leon bridges not only gives us one of the more romantic numbers off his album 'good thing' but he fills us with happy thoughts by being a total softie here. i'm not blushing... you're blushing!!
Thursday, May 31, 2018
so my day job is kicking in and i've gotta take a mini-break from this site for the next couple of weeks. i'll definitely try to update when big releases come out or you can always check out the facebook page for (hopefully) daily news / posts! i'll be back but check out the carmix 2018 for weekly updates of new music too! i'll see you guys end of may!
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
cardi b, bad bunny & j balvin - i like it
easily one of the best tracks off her 'invasion of privacy' album, this is cardi b celebrating her latin roots with the buzzy bad bunny and one of my favorite latin acts j balvin on deck. it's a party and a summer smash!
Friday, May 25, 2018
christine and the queens feat dam funk - girlfriend
tapping influences that range from photographer charles ebbets to choreography of west side story, we see the wonderful (long awaited) return of christine and the queens! giving us some serious 80's soul funk as her kick off single, heloise letissier (aka 'christine') is definitely leaving the cool sparseness of her last album to something warmer and more emotional this time. can't wait to hear more!!
if you're a purest and want to hear 'girlfriend' in it's original french form, here it is below:
christine and the queens feat dam funk - damn, dis-moi
Thursday, May 24, 2018
louis the child feat wafia - better not
working with aussie singer wafia, louis the child (aka robert hauldren & frederic kennett) have come up with a chill out tropical-esque dance song for your summer mix. these chi-town boys have been churning out some solid stuff the past year and this number is a great addition to their arsenal. i'm a fan!
bastille - quarter past midnight
what kind of crazy shenanigans does bastille frontman dan smith go through at night? he keeps on waking up in twin peaks like rooms but i'm hoping his night really was being surrounded by drag queens lip syncing to his song while caressing his sweet doe eyed face. love this tune too!
christina aguilera feat demi lovato - fall in line
it's two powerhouse voices giving the girls an anthem to feel proud of. forced or not, it's out there and it's not a bad thing.
lykke li - hard rain
in the past few weeks lykke li has been very gracious about giving fans album tracks and buzz singles for her upcoming new album (in 7 years!) 'so sad, so sexy'. in keeping with the theme of the title, her new video for 'hard rain' directed by the incredible anton tammi allows us an in depth look at such a tumultuous relationship. the video is also deeply gorgeous and has some fancy camerawork thrown in. definitely press play and get lost!
Saturday, May 19, 2018
sza - garden (say it like dat)
how cool that sza and donald glover (aka childish gambino) have a friendship that allows for them to pop up in each other's videos (did you see her in the cameo for 'this is america'?). now he returns the favor by frolicking in the forest with the soul singer as she expresses her insecurities in the vulnerable 'garden'.