I have no shame in saying that I absolutely love Taylor Swift‘s latest album, 1989, and think it’s brilliant. I’ve always loved ‘Style’ – it was one of my favs of the album. And it seems Taylor’s team agreed, because it’s the latest single!
The video for ‘Style’ wasn’t supposed to come out until tomorrow, but MuchMusic released it early and I ganked their embed code so you can see it, too. Enjoy!
P.S. I absolutely love that pretty much this entire album is about Harry Styles. Cracks me up.
I love Sia, I love Maddie Ziegler (I’ve been binge watching Dance Moms, no shame!) and I love ‘Chandelier’ (and the entire 100 Forms of Fear album), so obviously I was going to love their live performance of the song on the Grammys. Except they kinda threw a wrench in the whole operation by adding Kristen Wiig, and I really wasn’t sure what I was going to think of it. Verdict? It’s actually pretty amazing.
Wiig pulls it off – she gets the frantic emotion of the song just right and really conveys it – frankly I wouldn’t have even thought it was her if it wasn’t pointed out to me. The only downfall to this is that it seriously cut down Maddie’s part, which is outright amazing (if you’ve seen the original video or any of the other live performances of this song, you’ll know what I mean).
All in all, one of – if not THE – best performances of the night.
Honestly, the new Rihanna/Paul McCartney/Kanye West track ‘Four Five Seconds’ is one of the most perplexing single releases in recent history. It’s an absolutely horrendous song with a collaboration that just does NOT fit (and that probably only happened because they thought it would be ~unexpected~ and ~legendary~), no matter what way you slice it. I get that RiRi needs to get back out there, though I don’t think this is the way to do it. I’m not really shocked at Kanye, though – he’s always trying to one-up everyone with some crazy shit (which REALLY worked with 808s and Heartbreaks, but NOT here).
One of the best “bits” Jimmy Kimmel has ever come up with has got to be the Mean Tweets videos, right? There’s nothing like sitting some celebrities down and having them read the rude and ridiculous shit people say about them on Twitter to really brighten up your day. The ones about musicians tend to be particularly hilarious, and now we have a whole new crop of artists to laugh at.
Elton John may be long past the prime of his career, but he’s also a living legend, so obviously he’s getting paid the big bucks to perform in concert. How many “big bucks”, exactly? $500,000 per show to perform in Las Vegas at The Colosseum, far outdoing Britney Spears‘ run at Planet Hollywood.
There’s nothing that can change my mood more than music, and when it comes to the end of the day on Friday, who doesn’t want a little chill time? That’s why today, we’re starting a new feature here on EB: the TGIF Track of the Day. Today’s mood, being chill and all, requires a very chill song to get us there… and I think I’ve got the perfect one.
Below, check out the wonderfully brilliant Jessie Ware in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, covering Labrinth’s ‘Jealous’, mixing in some Chaka Khan and basically being really incredible. Have a great weekend!
Kelly Clarkson has been out of the spotlight for a while – she’s been busy hanging out with her baby and yes, preparing for her comeback. The first step of that comeback is to release a new single, which she’s done with ‘Heartbeat Song’.
On first listen, I must admit, this is fucking awful. However, Kelly has been known to make some jams in her day (looking at you forever, ‘Since U Been Gone’) so maybe there are better things to come, or maybe this one’s a grower or something.
What do you think? Are you excited for a Kelly Clarkson comeback?
Also, here’s the adorable teaser she put up for the song a few days ago, before the full track was out: