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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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 Friday 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 Friday 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

Teen Who Inspired 'It's My Party' Speaks After Lesley Gore's Passing

Following Monday's sad news about the passing of Lesley Gore, Judy Solash (née Gottlieb)—a woman who, as a teen in 1963, threw a tantrum that inspired her father, a restaurant owning, songwriting hobbyist, to write "It's My Party"—talked about the party meltdown that led to one of Gore's biggest radio hits. » 2/18/15 6:10pm 2/18/15 6:10pm

The Evolution of R&B Drake

As early as 2010, Drake publicly fantasized about releasing an R&B mixtape titled It's Never Enough. The first song that materialized was "I Get Lonely Too," his weepy remake of TLC's FanMail intro. The original is hardly a showcase of vocal acrobatics. Still, Drake's version is terribly clumsy, like a drunken karaoke… » 2/18/15 5:10pm 2/18/15 5:10pm

Tink Embraces Being a Feminist, Says She's 'Not the Ideal Pop Star'

Plenty of female pop stars have actively avoided the label "feminist." The sad but somewhat valid fear is that it carries too much weight. So it's refreshing anytime an artist—especially a new one—outright embraces it, like Tink does in her cover story for the Feb/March issue of The Fader. » 2/17/15 11:35pm 2/17/15 11:35pm

TT The Artist, Baltimore's Finest, Toughens Up in New Video

The genre known as Baltimore club music remains one of America's greatest cultural inventions, thank you Baltimore for that, and B'more rapper TT the Artist is a key part of its freshest, most recent incarnation. In " Thug It Out," from the Art Royalty EP, she lobs bullet-powerful lyrics with the authority of a don… » 2/17/15 9:30pm 2/17/15 9:30pm

Dear Britain, Please Continue Sending the US Your Former Skins Stars

It has been announced that two of the most beloved stars from the third generation of Skins, the best-ever British teen show, have been cast in ABC's new drama Recovery Road. Those teens are Jessica Sula, who played Skins' prim beauty Grace, and Sebastian de Souza, who was the brooding loner Matty and makes me feel… » 2/16/15 7:45pm 2/16/15 7:45pm