ZAYN & Zhavia’s “A Whole New World” Should Have Been Kept

The new live-action Aladdin remake (out May 24) has been the most questionable in Disney movies in recent times. Two relative unknowns were cast as Aladdin (Mena Massoud) and Jasmine (Naomi Scott), Will Smith’s spectacularly awful genie was relentlessly meme’d online, and now we have this whole new take on “A Whole New World.” Everyone…

10 New Songs To Start Off Your Week (7/23)

1. Billie Eilish, “you should see me in a crown” On her latest single, Billie leans more into her alternative side. “Crown” is a patchwork of twitching beats and ballsy proclamation. The most stunning feature of this song is the stark contrast between softness and loudness in both the vocal performance and overall production. This…

Review: Ciara, ZAYN, and Chance Debut New Singles

About five years ago the music industry moved to Friday as the international release day for new albums and singles. iTunes used to update at around 11 P.M. EST, so Friday became Thursday. Now, to avoid the tsunami of new music, high profile artists debut new music even earlier in the week to ensure that…

Top 30 Songs of 2018 (So Far…)

30. Cardi B, “Get Up 10” (from Invasion of Privacy) If there was a female version of Meek Mill’s perennial “Dreams and Nightmares,” it would be this fiery and impassioned opener to Cardi B’s debut album. The track details Bardi’s astronomical rise to fame with lines like, “Look, they gave a bitch two options: strippin’ or…

2018 GRAMMYs Predictions: The Pop Field

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories. THE POP FIELD Some of the most coveted awards in…

New Singles Review: Kelly Clarkson, ZAYN, Tove Lo, Sam Smith, and More!

This week many high profile singles were released. From rapper G-Eazy to One Direction alum ZAYN to actress-turned-pop-star Hailee Steinfeld, the music was arresting, soulful, and sometimes awful. Here we go! ZAYN featuring Sia – “Dusk Till Dawn” Soaring ballads about undying love can get boring, but ZAYN and Sia breathe new life into the…