Kiely Williams — the Disney star who used to be in that beloved-by-tweens girl group, The Cheetah Girls — is a royal dumb-ass. The video for her new single, “Spectacular,” is a tale of a drunken night out which culminates in having sex with a guy whose name she doesn’t remember. (FYI, the video has a couple shots of some bare male booty midway through, so could be NSFW.) Basically, it’s an epic date rape tale set to a groovy dance beat. Now, Williams claims the song and video are her way of bringing attention to a “serious women’s health and safety issue.” She says:
“Young women across the country get intoxicated and have unprotected sex. That’s a fact. I recorded the song to bring attention to this frighteningly prevalent activity. It is absurd to infer or suggest that I am condoning this behavior.”
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Singer Andrew W.K. wasn’t always the rock star who got all the chicks. (Wait, is he that now?) Back when he was 17, he was obsessed with a girl who would barely talk to him. He even wrote a song for her, “My Destiny,” which is uber-stalkery. And now, he’s letting us all hear it—take a listen above. “She consumed me with both lust and hatred,” he told The Guardian
. “Lust, because I was truly drawn to her beauty and soft skin, and hatred because she rarely spoke to me, wouldn’t look at me much and never gave me a chance to show her my deep affections. I used to call her house just to listen to her say, ‘Hello?’ Then I’d hang up, terrified and shaking with nervous ecstasy.” Whoa, I’m having flashbacks of a dude I dated in high school who told me he would overdose on acid and kill himself if I didn’t go on another date with him. But that’s a story for another time.
Back to Andrew W.K. His stalker swan song is chock-full of amazingly creepy lyrics like, “Called up your number fourteen times to see if you were home, home is where I’ll find you when I find you.” Is it wrong that I think it’s kind of goth-tastic? Keep reading »
It’s one sunny spring Tuesday, and the tunes are just as h-o-t! This week, smokin’ guitar gods Melissa Auf der Maur and Slash are both flying solo, we bow to Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings’ royal jewels, the John Butler Trio keeps on jammin’, Dr. Dog licks our wounds, and Laura Marling waxes poetic and awesome. So, let’s get into the groove after the jump! Keep reading »
You know why we love Henry Rollins? ‘Cause he tells it like it is. Here, his advice for musicians everywhere. If only he’d added in something about how lame it is to give women the typical rock star treatment, too. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky are big Janelle Monae fans. She’s got a style and sound that’s indisputably all her own. Her latest video, “Tightrope,” is no exception. It’s Beyonce meets Lady Gaga meets Rihanna meets Little Richard meets Lil’ Kim — or something like that. Clocking in at a solid five minutes, the video takes place at the “Palace of the Dogs” insane asylum, where dancing is prohibited on account of its magical qualities. We recommend joining Janelle by standing up in your cubicle and shaking a leg or two. TGIF! [YouTube] Keep reading »
OK, I’ll admit it, I usually hate friggin’ girlie groups with Sparkle Motion-style coordinated dances. Lame-o. I listen to too much Black Sabbath to fall for that crap. But girl, I’m telling you, this track “Bang!” is the new hotness … in Korea. But it’s got the most snap any pop song has had since Lil Mama’s “Lip Gloss.” However, I need someone else to listen to this to confirm that they’re singing about the “reach around.” Aren’t we all? Dang, it’s times like these I realize how much we have in common with all the people around the world. [WOW Report
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Wowzer! So much great music has dropped this week. While Erykah Badu has the politically conscious R&B sewed up with her latest album, Christina Aguilera has dropped a banging single for the chick that loves to pop her booty. “Not Myself Tonight” is the type of song that makes people rush to download an album. It’s about a night of release in which Christina goes wild doing things she doesn’t normally do, like “kissing on the boys and girls.” Don’t we all need a wild night every now and then? In anyone else’s hands, this beat-driven song would have had a ton of Auto-Tuning, but Christina can blow with little help. I’ve been listening to “Not Myself Tonight” on repeat all afternoon and have been getting in a little shoulder action since The Frisky office is a tad too conservative for booty-popping.
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This week some pretty friggin’ sweet sonic stuff hits the shelves and it’s even been distracting me from all those amazing Lady Gaga covers popping up on the interwebs. Now it’s time to get fresh with the hottest new tracks — we’ve got Usher making us say OMG, the Dum Dum Girls gettin’ their sassy girl group rock on, and Erykah Badu belting out part two of anthems for Amerykah. Plus, sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone kill us softly, and a triumvirate from the original clan, Wu Massacre, returns with blood on their hands and beats. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
While I tend to go for indie pop music, I couldn’t get enough of Usher‘s “Love In This Club” when his 2008 album, Here I Stand, came out. I listened to that song way more than I’d like to admit, and soon I might have to fess up to another Usher obsession. The video for “OMG” off his new record, Raymond v. Raymond is here, and it’s quite catchy — though will anything ever beat the lyrics “It’s going down on aisle three/I’ll bag you like some groceries”? [via Just Jared] Keep reading »