UPDATE, 3p.m.: Bwah-ha-ha, someone else grabbed it. Here it is on Daily Motion. Quick, watch it before this gets taken down, too.
UPDATE, 2:45p.m.: We regret to you inform you YouTube has taken this audio clip down, citing a copyright issue. Too bad. Trust us, it was terrible.
I always knew that Britney Spears was held together with eyelash glue and rhinestones, but the extent to which her music is made consumable for the public has been artfully kept under wraps. Now the audio of her song “Alien” without the cosmetic enhancements of auto-tune has been released and it’s clear just how many little elves have been working behind the scenes. You’d get booted off “American Idol” right quick if you sang this badly! Nevertheless, veteran producer William Orbit gallantly took to Facebook to defend Brit, claiming the audio was simply a vocal warmup. He added, “Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness, but it can in no way detract from the fact that Britney is and always will be beyond Stellar! She is magnificent! And that’s that.” Auto-tune or not, we have to agree with him! [YouTube; Facebook]
I liked Lily Allen’s song “URL Badman” to begin with, but I love it now that there’s commenters up on YouTube screaming “misandry” over the new music video. (Of course plenty of women hate on other women online and I have experienced that firsthand myself. But generally, my experience with trolls — you know, like the time a bunch of them emailed me with answers to my post “18 Sincere Questions I Would Like To Ask Internet Trolls” — they have all been dudes.) Anyway, this song is totally on point, Lily!
I guess at some point The Frisky should start ignoring Robin Thicke and his cries for attention. But right now we’re still caught in the vicious What, really? REALLY?!? cycle. Today, Thicke released a new music video from Paula, his album about estranged wife Paula Patton, for a song called “Still Madly Crazy.” The melancholy song itself is meh, but the music video has a group of cute kids reenacting a wedding. Possibly Paula and Robin’s wedding, as the little groom is a white boy and the little bride is a Black girl. Anyway, it’s seriously the cutest music video … but dudebro really needs to stop it already. All the public pressure Thicke is putting on his estranged wife to take him back is just dickish at this point. [YouTube] Keep reading »
If you don’t know who Kina Grannis is, you’ve been missing out. Kina just released her sophomore studio album, Elements, which earned her the #2 spot on iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart (and happens to be a favorite here at The Frisky). Elements, the follow-up to her debut album Stairwells, takes a bold step forward with a more mature sound and deals with weighty topics like loss and impermanence. Oh, and we LOVE it.
“The Fire,” Kina’s first single from Elements, has a sound that’s been compared to that of Sara Bareilles and a stripped-down Florence + the Machine, and is quickly taking over the airways. As huge fans of Kina’s, The Frisky is THRILLED to debut her official music video for “The Fire”! Watch the video above and join us in absolutely loving her. To buy Kina’s new album, check out Elements on iTunes.
Robin Thicke sure is sorry he was photographed groping that girl’s butt. And he’s very sorry that he and Miley Cyrus humped each other onstage at the VMAs. But even after he and his wife of 10 years Paula Patton released a statement in February saying “we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” Thicke is laying it on, well, thick to get her back. And “Get Her Back” just so happens to be the first video Thicke has released from his upcoming album, called Paula, featuring a track list of songs that mostly appear to be about Patton.
Some might call his desperateion stalker-ish and obsessive. I, personally, think it brings to mind Justin Bieber-level, “Grand Sweeping Gestures Will Prove I’m Not A Douchecanoe,” of relationship maturity. In any case, if the “Paula” text messages in this video are remotely accurate, she doesn’t seem too ready to hop on this crazy train again. [YouTube]
I love everything about Meghan Trainor’s song “All ABout That Bass”: it’s catchy, it’s body positive, and the retro outfits and set design are so adorable. I just want to jump inside the music video and shake my booty in a pastel A-line from ModCloth. And what’s not to love about a summer anthem about a woman who “ain’t no size 2″ but can “shake it, shake it, like I’m supposed to do?” Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom of the top! [YouTube]
Real music fans know that not just any song can be crowned Song of the Summer. A Song of the Summer will make you want to day drink. It will get you dancing even when played over the crappy sound system at a street fair. It thinks that crop top was a great idea. So, no matter where you plan to “summer” this summer, be prepared and read our 2014 song of summer challenge first! Keep reading »
Jack Hyer didn’t get the first memo, or the second memo, that public proposals are showoff-y and cringe-inducing for everyone around you. But I’ll forgive Jack, because he’s been traveling a lot these past four years. Twenty-six countries, in fact. In every new place, Jack filmed bits of himself singing the karaoke jam “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” in preparation of the day he would propose to his girlfriend, Rebecca Strellnauer. As he told ABC News, they dated briefly as teenagers and got back together during their freshman year at the University of Montana in Missoula. After deciding that he knew he wanted to marry at the end of their first date, he planned his proposal for four years, filming the entire time. He showed the proposal video to Rebecca and their families at a graduation party last week. (She said yes, duh.) I don’t know what I hate (er, envy) the most about Jack Hyer. That he’s traveled to China, Thailand, Turkey, Israel, Tanzania and Cambodia? That he found the woman he wanted to marry in middle school? That he’s really freaking attractive? That he thought up a cute way to propose and pulled it off? Congratulations, you, too. And remember, you’ll only have nine months to plan a baby announcement! [TIME; ABC News]