Taylor Swift continues her pop domination with the release of “Style” this week. The ephemeral visual is the sultriest one yet from Swift’s highly successful 1989 era, featuring a ridiculously hot dude and some hot fashion from Tay Tay.
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.
FIRST GLIMPSE AT MY NEW MUSIC!!!—> http://t.co/8bsJSvxVp6
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 25, 2015
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.
Yes folks–the first month of 2015 is almost done. That means it is time for a quick recap.
January is often a slow month for pop music because it follows the busy fourth quarter, when major acts release their stuff. But this month wasn’t bad. In fact, it was a great one for pop music. Have a look at my pick for the top 6 singles of January 2015 in the list below.
Partnering with hitmaker Max Martin, Ellie Goulding’s distinct vocals soar in “Love Me Like You Do,” her single for the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. The song’s production seamlessly move from the emotional verses to the soaring chorus, which is easily its best part. “Love Me Like You Do / Love, Love, Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie sings against a pulsating, hypnotic beat.
After teasing fans about her impending comeback, Marina & The Diamonds is officially back with “Froot.” The fun and chill track is the lead single and title track from her forthcoming album.