Big Sean: Part Nice Guy, Part Misogynist

Big Sean wasn't really famous until he started dating a famous woman. He somewhat acknowledged his lesser status on Drake's "All Me," when he bragged about Naya Rivera, rapping: "My new girl is on Glee and shit/ Prob'ly making more money than me and shit." That same verse opens with this unfortunate line: "Ho, shut… » 3/06/15 9:51am 23 minutes ago

Iggy Azalea Is Acting Like She Didn't Want a Grammy... Psshhh

Iggy Azalea did not win a Grammy as expected, rendering moot the irate Tumblr screed I wrote ahead of time like the Times prepares obits in advance, just in case. Iggy Azalea is now trying to convince us that she didn't even want the stupid Grammy, because "people already hate me enough." Well, true, but... we don't… » 3/05/15 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Pregnant and Single at 50: An Interview with Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins is a singer, songwriter, and activist with a catalogue that's five albums deep, though most people of a certain generation know her best from her 1992 chart-topping smash, "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover." She's currently working on the follow-up to her bluesy 2012 album The Crossing, but lately she's… » 3/05/15 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Get Haunted with a Lovely New Track From Electronic Producer James K

At what point is experimental electronic music just, like, folk songs? "Paranormal," the new song from New York producer/singer James K (aka Jamie Krasner), seems to me like an exploration of that question, by using synths that sound similar to musical saws and layering her voice to sensual perpendicular octaves. » 3/04/15 12:50pm Wednesday 12:50pm

Get Into Björk's New Heart-as-Vag Cover Art for Vulnicura

Björk's latest, Vulnicura, is an album documenting her divorce from artist Matthew Barney, and all the moderate peaks and cavernous valleys divorce entails. While it was not my favorite Björk work musically speaking, it was undeniably one of the most lyrically candid albums she's ever done, in a career that was… » 3/04/15 11:10am Wednesday 11:10am

Watch Kelela Transform into an Animé Character in Her New Video

LA-based singer Kelela just dropped "The Message," a brand new song and video to satiate since her excellent 2013 album Cut 4 Me. It's an old song, she says, but it's to preview a new EP, out in May, called Hallucinogen. This new track was produced by Arca. She notes in a press release: » 3/03/15 10:15pm Tuesday 10:15pm

New Ariana Grande Track 'Adore' Has Me Doing Body Rolls At My Desk

Big-shot Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat, currently opening for Ariana Grande on her Honeymoon tour, is slowly claiming dominion over the Jezebel staff—first, he and Ty Dolla $ign/Charli XCX compelled Jia to drop her kitty, and now, with this new single featuring Grande, I have found myself arms up, sliding to and fro… » 3/03/15 1:00pm Tuesday 1:00pm

Watch Clare Maguire Go HAM on a New Track at the Burberry Runway Show

British singer-songwriter Clare Maguire has one of my favorite voices in the business right now—shivery, steel-sharp soul with some blood and tremble behind it—and now she's returned to the stage at Burberry, where Christopher Bailey's musical leanings have brought serious acoustic-leaning talent (Marika Hackman, Tom… » 2/27/15 6:30pm 2/27/15 6:30pm

British Grime Was Great Before Kanye, And It Will Be Great After Kanye

This week at the Brit Awards, Kanye West performed a new song called "All Day." It was an unequivocal banger, and the excited tension of hearing a new Yeezy track was amplified by the performance, which featured a giant entourage of mostly black men bopping and even getting low (on cue!) behind him. There was also… » 2/27/15 3:10pm 2/27/15 3:10pm

So Much Good Real-Life Style at the Brit Awards

I am constantly hammering this point because it's true: British fashion right now is, on the whole, so much more creative and interesting than American fashion. That's certainly true on the runway, but it's also true on the red carpet, even moreso with musicians, because on the whole British women aren't as bananas… » 2/25/15 10:04pm 2/25/15 10:04pm