Is Carly Rae Jepsen too old for her new single? The Globe and Mail thinks so

I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen (single art work)

Carly Rae Jepsen released her comeback single this week, and the pop world is impressed. Similar to her mega-hit “Call Me Maybe,” Jepsen’s new single “I Really Like You” is catchy—like, ridiculously, over-the-top catchy. No surprise that people really like it. (Lame pun intended.)

[Read more…]

“Piece By Piece” is Kelly Clarkson’s most personal (and best) song since “Because Of You”

Kelly Clarkson - Piece by Piece

If you’re not ready yet for Kelly Clarkson’s new album, you better change that soon because the “Heartbeat Song” diva is ready to unleash it to the world. Piece By Piece will be released in North America on Tuesday, March 3rd, but Clarkson has been giving fans a sneak peek this week, releasing tracks on iTunes and sharing a couple of songs on VH1.com.

[Read more…]

Kelly Clarkson is “Invincible” in new ‘Piece by Piece’ track

Kelly Clarkson - Piece by Piece - album cover photo

It’s (literally) less than two weeks before the release of Kelly Clarkson’s Piece by Piece, but we haven’t heard much new music so far from the project with the exception of “Heartbeat Song.” That should change quickly in the next few days as Amazon is expected to release one song each day in the next week.

RELATED: Did Kelly Clarkson already graduate from Mainstream Top 40? 

[Read more…]

Slant Magazine not impressed with Rihanna’s new single, “FourFiveSeconds”

Rihanna - FourFiveSeconds (featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney)

So, this weekend, Rihanna—queen of RnB/pop/dance, sometimes model and ultimate bad girl—casually dropped a new single, “FourFiveSeconds.” The song features Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney.

People are freaking out about the song, not just because it’s the first glimpse into Ri Ri’s next album, but also because it’s so different from what she’s done before. No thumpin’ beat, no heavy production. Just an acoustic guitar.

But there’s at least one media outlet that’s not impressed: Slant Magazine.

[Read more…]