Listen: Selena Gomez Drops New Single Good For You

Selena Gomez is back with a brand new song Good For You, the first single from her upcoming album. The song is a collaboration with A$AP Rocky and it's her first collaboration ever (I think?), unless we count the albums she did with her band The Scene.

You can see the single cover above, showing a more mature side of Selena, in an oversized t-shirt and with wet hair, in a sexy, seductive pose. Just like the cover art, the song is also a calculated move toward a more sexy and mature image and sound.

Selena sings in a sexy, low voice, although it sounds a bit awkward. At times you can barely understand what she's saying or what language she's singing in. The song has a mystical, moody vibe, kind of like Kylie Minogue's Slow or Britney Spears' Early Morning. If you expected a club banger like Slow Down or Love You Like A Love Song, you'll be disappointed. Also, A$AP Rocky's rapping part is completely unnecessary and doesn't contribute anything to the song.

We'll see if this song will be a big hit for Selena, but it will definitely mark a change in her image and music.

So Rixton Have Some Pretty Cool Videos...

Rixton have just released their debut album Let The Road in the UK and Ireland, but since it's been out in the rest of the world for months, I won't be reviewing it now. By the way, they are a UK band, so what kind of a messed up release schedule is that? The album was out in the US back in March, but the UK are only getting it now. Never mind, moving on to our topic of the day, and that is the boys' cool videos!

Although they have only one album so far, Rixton have released a bunch of singles, meaning they already have a lot of music videos too - most of which are very interesting. You can see that they put a lot of effort into them, so let's check all of them out!


This was a video for their buzz single, which didn't chart, but the song eventually found its way to the album's deluxe edition. It's a catchy, summery song, and the video matches that vibe perfectly. The boys are playing in a backyard filled with toilet paper, as well as parodying a bunch of music videos that were popular at the time: Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball, Katy Perry - Roar, Justin Bieber - Beauty and a Beat and Lady Gaga - Applause. We can see that the boys aren't afraid of acting (and looking) ridiculous and showing some skin. They definitely left a big first impression with this video!


Me And My Broken Heart was the boys' first official single and their biggest hit to date. The video is worthy of a spy movie adaptation: it's full of scams, con artists, hot girls and so many plot twists you'll get motion sickness. Let's just say you'll have to watch it twice to catch all that's happening and try and figure out who's doing what. Of course, there's also the unexpected ending. This is probably their best video so far.


The boys continue with their movie plots in the music video for Wait On Me, another massive song. This one includes a forbidden romance and some fancy outfits for everyone. Just like in the previous video, there's an (un)expected ending. In fact, the video was premiered as an interactive video, where viewers were able to choose between different outcomes.


Unlike the previous videos, the band members don't appear in this video, except for a small cameo in the form of a picture on a wall. Instead, the video is about a relationship between a guy and a girl. We see the girl alone in a hotel room, with flashbacks of the time she spent with the guy. Without revealing any spoilers, let's just say the video is a bit creepy and you shouldn't expect a happy ending. That was a spoiler, right? Sorry...


Rixton's latest video, for We All Want The Same Thing, is again totally different from their other videos. There's no convoluted plots, just lots of bad hair and outdated clothes. At the start of the video, the boys enter a studio, but as they go through a curtain, they find themselves in an alternate reality - the 70s. The rest of the video is basically a 70s dance party - even the camera technique is appropriate. After seeing all of those outfits and hairstyles, I'm glad I didn't grow up in that period.

That's it for now, until the boys grace us with some new video, maybe for Appreciated or I Like Girls? Which one of these is your fave and which song would you like to see get a video? After the 70s-inspired We All Want The Same Thing, maybe we'll get a futuristic vibe in the next one, with Jake and the boys as cyborgs, who knows...

Copydonna Releases Bitch I'm Madonna Music Video

I don't usually like to post negative stuff, but Madonna's latest single just begs to be dragged. It's true, the entire Rebel Heart era hasn't been successful (just like the previous one, MDNA), but at least Madonna managed to keep some level of dignity. Well, that was until now.

After the first two singles, Living For Love and Ghosttown, both of which failed to impact the charts, but had great videos, comes the third single with the desperate title Bitch I'm Madonna. Bad news, Madge, we have good enough memory to remember Britney Spears' hit Gimme More from 2007, which opens with the famous line "It's Britney, bitch". So yeah, you could've been more original with the song title. Also, you're (too put it bluntly) too old to be using such lines in your songs. A little class would be appreciated.

Next on the list of copying is the music video. Weeks after Taylor Swift released her Bad Blood video filled with celebrities, Madonna does the same for this song. Granted, Madonna managed to gather bigger stars to appear in her video than Taylor did - Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Katy Perry (sorry, Taylor), Kanye West, etc. but the idea is not original. To make matters worse, the video premiered today on Tidal. It's like she just wants to flop as hard as possible. The Vevo premiere is tomorrow, though, so if you don't have a Tidal account (lol who does?), just wait for one more day.

Update: the video is now on Vevo, take a look (if you dare):

Thirdly, can we talk about the Microsoft Paint-created single cover (pictured above)? No, that would be too much? OK...

Now, not taking into account all of this floppage, what's the actual song like? Well, I dare you to listen to more than 1 minute of it. Because I can't - it's just bad. The music is annoying, the effects on her voice are annoying (especially in the part "we go hard or we go home, we gon' do this all night long"), and the lyrics are... Well, the title says it all.

Although Ghosttown wasn't a success, at least it was a beautiful song and had a great video. Madonna also did some live performances of it and they were really good. On the other hand, Bitch I'm Madonna reeks of desperation. The video will generate some buzz, no doubt, but I'll be surprised if the song actually becomes a hit.

Giorgio Moroder - Déjà Vu: Album Review

Famous music producer Giorgio Moroder is back after a seriously long break with a new album - Déjà Vu. Moroder has teamed up with many big names (Kylie, Britney, Sia), and many not-so-big ones, to produce a mixed bag of disco/electronic pop songs. The album is yet to produce a big hit single for Moroder, but is there potential on it? Let's see...

After the instrumental intro called 4 U With Love, comes the title track Déjà Vu, featuring one of the hottest singers/songwriters at the moment - Sia. This song was chosen for the album's 2nd single, but it's a perfect example of how a big name doesn't have to mean a big song. Firstly, there's the issue with Sia singing unintelligibly as usual - without looking up lyrics online, you won't understand half the words. And secondly, this is just a forgettable disco song that you can skip after one listen. (3/5)

Diamonds is slightly better, but we're not at the good stuff yet. The chorus is great, and Charli's voice gives the song a nostalgic vibe. However, the song would've maybe been better if it were mid-tempo. Also, the male voice saying "diamonds" throughout the song is just annoying. (3/5)

Now we're talking! Don't Let Go is an amazing track that deserves to be a single. It sounds like a big, powerful anthem, and Mikky's voice is great on it. Definitely a highlight on this album! (5/5)

Hmmm, it's clear what Moroder is doing here. He's releasing songs with the biggest stars as singles thinking they'd become hits just because of the stars attached to them. That's not exactly how it works. Just like the Sia song, this one is nothing special either. It sounds like something Kylie would've released back in 1990s... (3/5)

Tempted is a catchy disco song that could've totally been released by Bruno Mars. It's a very good song for all the disco fans. (4/5)

After another instrumental comes the only cover on the album - Tom's Diner (cover of Suzanne Vega's song). An absolute highlight of the album, this cover has deservedly been praised by nearly all the music critics. Britney's voice is perfect for the song, and the production is just amazing, making the song very exciting. Hopefully, this will be the next single. (5/5)

Wildstar is another catchy uptempo song, similar to Tempted. Disco fans should absolutely love it! (4.5/5)

10 BACK AND FORTH ft. Kelis
Taking a break from the disco songs, we now come to a more modern electronic song featuring Kelis. It's as catchy as Wildstar and Tom's Diner, and Kelis' rough vocals are a perfect match for it. Definitely don't miss this one! (5/5)

This is one of the weakest songs on the album. It has some weird mid-tempo rhythm and a very repetitive chorus, and the other parts of the song are not memorable either. Feel free to skip this one and move on to La Disco, which is the best of the 3 instrumental tracks on the album. (2/5)

Hilary Duff - Breathe In. Breathe Out. Album Review

"I made the top ten list 
of all the things I've missed.
Your lying eyes and lips, 
they didn't make it."

Hilary Duff is back with her new album Breathe In. Breathe Out. and it's been worth the wait! After the unsuccessful singles Chasing The Sun and All About You (which are great songs tho), the new album has gotten its first official single - Sparks. And that's just the beginning of this super cool album! Let's check it out:

No doubt you've already heard the lead single, and it's a total bop. Sparks is a cool and catchy pop song with a great chorus with some whistles thrown in. Also, the video is very hot! (5/5)

My Kind is has a cool reggae vibe to it, very similar to the song Only Tonight by UK boyband JLS. It is even better than Sparks and definitely deserves to be the next single! (5/5)

This dance pop gem is another highlight on the album. It's a great break-up anthem that could become the next hit. Hilary is definitely going to have a hard time choosing singles from this album because the songs are so good. (5/5)

After the previous song, this one comes a bit underwhelming. They're similar, dance pop songs, but Confetti is just not as catchy. You may have to listen to it a few times before you're hooked. (3/5)

The title track is the first mid-tempo song and it definitely deserves to have the album named after it. It's one of the best songs here, telling about a break-up through some very interesting lyrics ("X marks the spot where we left our hearts and X marks the spot where we fell apart"). (5/5)

This is a very catchy song, another one with some reggae influence. It sounds like something Rihanna would do, but it suits Hilary very good, too! (5/5)

I'm not sure if Hilary ever had a successful ballad (except Come Clean), but ballads don't seem to be her strong suit. This mid-tempo ballad is still a very good song, just not as good as most other songs on the album. (3.5/5)

Stay In Love continues in the same style of dance pop, which is dominant on this album. After a few listens, I just realized how much Hilary sounds like Taylor Swift in this song. It's definitely worth checking out. (5/5)

Here's another ballad, but this one is more acoustic, with a simple hook that easily gets stuck in your head. It sounds like Hilary's songs from her first album, but that doesn't mean it's outdated or out of place here. It's definitely one of the highlights of the album! (5/5)

After Brave Heart, the album continues with slower, acoustic songs. Tattoo is a cute love song that will get stuck in your head after just one or two listens. The chorus is just perfect and Hilary's voice is very emotional here. Also, Tattoo was apparently co-written by Ed Sheeran. (5/5)

With acoustic guitars and whistles, Picture This sounds like a mix of several songs of the album, mostly Stay In Love and Tattoo. (4/5)

The last song on the standard edition is a catchy ballad that features a former Big Time Rush member Kendall Schmidt. Both of them sound very good and their voices perfectly fit together. Also, the lyrics are written as a conversation between the two of them, which is very interesting. It's another standout track you should definitely check out! (5/5)

Belong is an inspiring song with a country sound, similar to Chasing The Sun, and sounds like it could be on a soundtrack of some animated movie. When you're down, just listen to this song and it'll definitely cheer you up! (4/5)

This is one of the best songs on the album without a doubt. It has this mysterious medieval folky sound and will get stuck in your head after the first listen. If there's any justice in the world, this will be the next big hit for Hilary. (5/5)

To sum it up: Breathe In. Breathe Out. is a true gem and possibly the best album I've heard this year. Even the songs that are not really single material are good and you won't get bored of them. This is pop music at its finest! Well done, Hilary!

How Beyoncé Turned into the Ultimate Troll

You know how Beyoncé went and released her latest album out of the blue, without any announcement whatsoever? Bam! - she just put out the whole album with God knows how many videos out on iTunes, causing her fans (the Beyhive) to go crazy (in a good way). Now she made them go crazy again, but in a bad, bad way...

This time, Beyoncé announced some big news she had to share with everyone, and she appeared on Good Morning America to do it. No, she's not "pregnant" again, she's not dropping another album, divorcing Jay Z or abandoning the sinking ship that is Tidal.

The big news is that she has a new diet, called The 22-Day Revolution. It's a vegan diet and it helped her get in shape and live a healthy lifestyle, and she just had to share it with everyone. Yes, I'm being totally serious here. You can only imagine how pissed her fans were when they heard this was the "big news"! XD Beyoncé, why u such a troll?

Of course, it didn't take long for Bey fans to overwhelm all the social media with their messages, expressing their anger and disbelief. Soon, her Instagram account was spammed with stuff like this:

Fans on Twitter were also very creative:

So there you have it, folks, next time your fave announces some "amazing news", be careful and don't get too excited - especially if your fave is Beyoncé!

Upcoming Albums: Janet Jackson, Frank Ocean

If you're a fan of the hip hop sensation Frank Ocean, you're probably thirsty for some new music! It's been nearly 3 years since his previous album, Channel Orange, which was a massive success. We all remember his big (in every sense of the word) hit Pyramids, and we're still jamming to it, but we need some new Ocean goodness.

Well, just a week ago, Ocean created an empty playlist on his Soundcloud page, called 'states'. We don't know anything else about it, but of course, this was all that it took for everyone to start speculating about it having something to do with his upcoming album. Oh, by the way, the album is dropping this July! Until then, keep an eye on his Soundcloud page, maybe something will appear even sooner! Until then, let's remind ourselves of this jam:

Another big star releasing a new album this year, after a huge break, is the one and only miss Janet Jackson! Janet's last album was released 7 (!) years ago - Discipline. This album didn't really do well, but it did contain some awesome songs, such as Feedback, Rock With U and Luv.

The new album (whose name hasn't been revealed yet) should drop this autumn under Janet's new label Rhythm Nation. Also, if you're dying to see her dancing skills once again, you're in for a treat - she's planning to do a world tour to promote the album. You know these few months until the autumn will just fly by, so just enjoy the summer and Janet's old hits until the new ones arrive.

Hilarious LEGO Version of Britney & Iggy's Pretty Girls Video

Britney Spears' and Iggy Azalea's music video for Pretty Girls is interesting enough as it is - it's got everything from aliens, dance breaks, throwbacks to '80s movies and fashion and more. However, now it's gotten the Lego treatment! 

Yup, Pedro Hernrique, who turns music videos into Lego videos on his YouTube channel, has now done the same for Pretty Girls. Absolutely everything in the video has been carefully replaced with Lego blocks, and the result is hilarious, to say the least. Check the video out below:

There are several points about the video I have to make, although you'll definitely notice them yourself right away:

1. Britney looks like a male Lego character most of the time (especially with short hair).
2. Iggy Azalea looks like Legolas from Lord Of The Rings.
3. Various Harry Potter characters, as well as Spiderman, decided to show up and dance 
4. Britney looks evil
5. Gandalf and/or Saruman appear in the club scene, because why not?

If you'd like to refresh your memory about the original Pretty Girls video, here it is:

Also, if you want to check out other Lego videos, such as Nicki Minaj - Anaconda or Maroon 5 - Sugar, go to Pedro Henrique's YouTube channel. Which music video would you like to see in its Lego version next?