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The 5 Most Ridiculous Things Beyonce does in the ’7/11′ video

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It’s time Beyoncé came out with some new music, I guess, so she’s dropped the first single from her upcoming album. The song is called ’7/11′ and it already has a video. The “unique” concept behind it, I guess, comes from the fact that it’s all shot in home movie format – we’re meant to feel like we’ve got a sneak peak into how Beyonce lives because all of this was shot on the balconies or in the hallways of the penthouse suites she spends her life in. How do I feel about it? Eh…

It’s all downright ridiculous, really. While the entire clip is full of “WTF?” moments, the following 5 take the cake:

1. Beyonce, in a fit of laughter, sits on the bathroom floor and lifts her foot to her ear, pretending to use it as a telephone. Your foot cannot transmit or receive data.

2. Beyonce attempts to do that weird “dance” move where you hold your leg in front of you and then jump over it with the other leg. She fails.

3. Beyonce and friends crowd around a small pile of bills – the bills look to be small denominations and add up to probably no more than $100. Hardly ballin’ out.

4. Beyonce wears a blue sweatshirt that says “KALE” in large letters. Kale is gross.

5. Beyonce has a split second light saber fight with a fully masked/hooded villain who disappears as soon as he appears.

And that’s just to name a few.

The beat of the song is fantastic – whoever Beyonce has producing for her now is great – but I just don’t know what any of it means. I don’t think pop music (or any kind of art) has to mean something – it can certainly exist for itself without reference to anything else, but something is just… missing. Then again, I thought that about the self-titled album for about half a day and now I will lose my mind to it, so… there’s that. ‘

What do you think?

Taylor Swift goes psycho in ‘Blank Space’ video

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Taylor Swift‘s 1989 is probably the best pop album of the year, maybe the past two years (at least). Seriously, it’s that good. I pretty much love every song on the album, save for Welcome to New York, but that’s just because I’ve lived there for 13 years and that doe-eyed naivité thing about it hasn’t been my bag for over a decade. But that’s neither here nor there! What’s important is that this album is FULL of hits, so she can ride on this one for a long while.

Her new single, ‘Blank Space’, is supposed to be an homage to the psycho alter-ego the press seems to report of her when she’s in a relationship/just ending a relationship. TayTay likes to have fun, so she played on that for the music video, which leaked a day early (oopsies!) and had been watched by a zillion people before anyone realised they weren’t supposed to have seen it yet. Ah, well.

I’m not a fan of music videos in general – I prefer to just listen to the damn song and I don’t need a visual to go along with it – but as these things go, this is a lot of fun and I ain’t mad at it, as they say. I mean, if brought us faces like these:

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That can’t be a bad thing. What do you think of ‘Blank Space’ and the video?

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Selena Gomez releases ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’

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LOL at the title of Selena Gomez‘s new single, ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’. Obviously her heart has wanted a bit of Bieber action for the past few years. This is all pretty… uncomfortable and bizarre, since the track starts off with Selena seemingly making a confession about a relationship on how much she loved this guy but then he did something that completely shattered her. Then the guy turned things around on her and made her feel crazy.

This song is OBVIOUSLY about Bieber, and it’s kinda a shitty song, but it’s the only single from her upcoming Greatest Hits album, which she’s doing to finish her contract with Hollywood Records. The video was actually filmed in March and was just delayed; she’s working on a new album that will come out on Interscope next year, apparently.

Anyhoo… enjoy! Homegirl is dickmatized, as the kids say.

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Kelly Clarkson brings her baby to work

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Kelly Clarkson gave birth to daughter River Rose back in June, and now she’s back on the work grind. While on set to shoot her new music video, she decided to bring her baby along for the fun and shared the above photo on Instagram.

Her new album will be out early next year, and this video is for a single that will be included on it. The baby might even turn up in the video, according to Kelly. So cute!

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Pink has a new music project called You+Me

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Pink is an amazing musician who makes great music and I think we’ve all been waiting to see what she’ll do next. Well, it’s not what you’d expect. Alecia Moore (Pink’s real name) teamed up with Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green to form a group called You+Me. They’re about to release an album in a couple weeks’ time, and in advance, they’ve got a single called ‘Capsized’.

I have to admit this is an entirely different sound than we’d expect from Pink, which is, I suppose, the point. I’m not really sure how I feel about it – if I’m not all that into it because I like the music Alecia puts out as Pink, or I’m just not into it in general, but this doesn’t do much for me. Pink’s voice is incredible, though.

What do you think of ‘Capsized’?

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Fergie releases new track ‘LA Love’

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Fergie stepped out of the spotlight and into maternity jeans, preferring to take some time off to enjoy being married to Josh Duhamel and to have their baby, a now 1-year-old little boy named Axl. Now she’s back with some new music, and her comeback single ‘L.A. Love’ has leaked… and it’s pretty good:

I liked this from first listen. It’s a bit overdone, but somehow Fergie manages to pull it off. It’s a far cry from ‘Glamorous’, but I can see this doing REALLY well on the radio and should get her back on the charts somewhat easily. Definitely worth another listen, anyway.

What do you think?

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