Watch: Kerli – “Blossom” (The Halls of Heaven Session)

Watch: Kerli – “Blossom” (The Halls of Heaven Session)

Kerli’s already beautiful track “Blossom” ascends to The Halls of Heaven in this transcendental visual filmed in her homeland of Estonia. Kerli’s “Blossom” was inspired by the most powerful healing plants native to ancient Estonia, and just like the history of the country itself, “Blossom” is a wonderful testament to the power of perseverance. Kerli’s ..

Dark Disco Queen EMYLE on the creation of Let It Rain

Dark Disco Queen EMYLE on the creation of Let It Rain

2016’s Dark Disco Queen, Emyle, opened up to POParazzi about the creation of her songs “Let It Rain” and “Drunk On You“, released on iTunes and Spotify today. POParazzi: You draw inspiration from Blondie, Donna Summer and Linda Ronstadt to create your dark disco sound. When did you first discover these artists, and to what extent have ..

Meghan Trainor – Thank You Album Review

Meghan Trainor – Thank You Album Review

The success of Meghan Trainor’s new album, Thank You, will play a pivotal role in her longevity as an artist. Her first studio album, Title, rocketed her to the mainstream with hits “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin”, but Trainor’s sustainability hinges on her second album. Now that the fanfare surrounding “Bass” has settled down, Thank ..

Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman Album Review

Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman Album Review

Ariana Grande is a petite popstar with big shoes to fill. Her 2013 debut album, Yours Truly, propelled her stardom to new heights with singles such as “The Way” and “Baby I”. With the following year’s release of My Everything, Ariana had established her place in the upper echelon of pop songstresses, and songs like the Iggy ..

Listen: EMYLE – “Drunk On You”

Listen: EMYLE – “Drunk On You”

Your new summer anthem is here. “Drunk On You” is the second single from EMYLE’s upcoming debut EP, Let It Rain, which is due for a release this Friday. EMYLE calls herself a dark disco queen, and for a good reason — “Drunk On You” is a sublime delight that instantly conjures up memories of daydreamy ..

M.I.A. – Matangi Album Review

M.I.A. – Matangi Album Review

I cannot put into words how much I am looking forward to M.I.A.’s forthcoming album, previously tentatively titled MATAHDATAH. Her latest work, like Ola and Borders, has been so fresh, sharp and culturally relevant that society is long overdue for some more words of wisdom from the goddess Matangi herself. 2013’s Matangi is M.I.A. at her best, and the dance/hip-hop album is ..

Listen: Kesha & Zedd – “True Colors”

Listen: Kesha & Zedd – “True Colors”

Zedd and Kesha have come together to rerecord his previously released track, “True Colors” for an all too appropriate smack in the face of Kesha’s oppressors. Speaking on Facebook about the song’s release, Kesha said: It’s such a blessing that Zedd has given me this opportunity to record his song True Colors. This song’s message ..

Kerli – “Blossom” Music Video

Kerli – “Blossom” Music Video

Kerli dropped a wonderful surprise today with the release of her second single and its accompanying music video. The track, “Blossom” is a dark and brooding follow up to the masterpiece that is “Feral Hearts“. It’s worth noting that this is Kerli’s first independent album, and she is proof that when an artist is given ..

Watch: Kerli – ‘Feral Hearts’ (The Forest Sessions)

Watch: Kerli – ‘Feral Hearts’ (The Forest Sessions)

Kerli’s breathtaking visual for ‘Feral Hearts’ (which you should watch here, if you haven’t already) was not all the Estonian goddess had up her sleeve for the ethereal song! “I present the final offering from the fairytale of ‘Feral Hearts’,” she said on Twitter, “You all have given me life.” Watch the stripped back Forest Session version of ..

Shakira – Shakira Album Review

Shakira – Shakira Album Review

Shakira aims to showcase her diversity on 2014’s self-titled Shakira. Unfortunately though, from reggae, dance pop, club bangers and even a country track, there is much diversity but little cohesion on the album. Shakira is as strong as ever on her wisely picked singles, but the rest of the album falters trying to get its footing. Many ..

Natalia Kills – Trouble Album Review

Natalia Kills – Trouble Album Review

No artist has perfected the art of dark, broken pop like Natalia Kills (now Teddy Sinclair of Cruel Youth.) For Kerli, in her transcendent bubblegoth-pop glory, Natalia Kills is a harmonious opposite. These two underrated ladies have always struck me as so similar, despite their vastly different sounds, themes, and styles. What darkness Natalia channels, ..

Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon Album Review

Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon Album Review

Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon, her fourth studio album, is a resplendent and beautiful progression of the singer’s baroque sadcore pop. Lana is still the tortured artist fans have come to love — Honeymoon‘s themes range from lust, romance, and of course violence and heartache. An artist like Lana Del Rey is rare; her talent and beauty are ..

Selena Gomez – Revival Album Review

Selena Gomez – Revival Album Review

Selena Gomez is an unlikely and miscalculated jewel in the crown of pop royalty. Her beginnings as a Disney Channel star turned pop singer could have been the death knell for her music career — many of Disney’s manufactured acts have an extremely short shelf life thanks in part to overexposure and underwhelming talent. Selena, ..

RuPaul – Butch Queen Album Review

RuPaul – Butch Queen Album Review

With the new feature of being able to give your five star rating on the music featured on POParazzi, expect some reviews of old albums that, while not a new release, still deserve a listen! Up first is RuPaul’s Butch Queen. Released last month, it is the tenth studio album from the drag legend. Appropriately released days before the premiere of ..

Listen: Cruel Youth – “Diamond Days”

Listen: Cruel Youth – “Diamond Days”

Teddy Sinclair and Willy Moon continue to impress as Cruel Youth. Their latest offering, “Diamond Days” is a soulful, bluesy track mourning the days gone by and a love lost. “You were just a fling, a beautiful addition to the valley of my vices,” Sinclair croons. “We’re different people, Adam and Evil.” This is the ..

Taylor Swift – New Romantics

Taylor Swift – New Romantics

Taylor Swift is still riding the high of 2014’s wildly successful 1989. Her latest and seventh single from the album is the deluxe edition cut “New Romantics”. With one listen to the song, you’ll be hooked and realize that even Swift’s bonus tracks, which most artists reserve for filler fodder to boost sales, are golden. Prior ..

She’s Just Not That Into You Playlist

She’s Just Not That Into You Playlist

With the arrival of Meghan Trainor’s insanely good single “NO” comes the return of pop songs featuring ladies who are not having it. Take note fellas – these ladies are in charge and independent, and you just don’t cut it. Put these songs on your playlist, and get out your fly swatter to put these bug ..

M.I.A. – “Rewear It” H&M World Recycling Week Video

M.I.A. – “Rewear It” H&M World Recycling Week Video

MIA has teamed up with clothing retailer H&M to release new music to promote World Recycling Week and inspire listeners to recycle old garments. The track, called “Rewear It” is part of H&M’s campaign to recycle old clothes. Bring in a bag of old clothes to one of H&M’s 3,600 stores across the globe from ..

Bebe Rexha – “No Broken Hearts” (featuring Nicki Minaj) (Music Video)

Bebe Rexha – “No Broken Hearts” (featuring Nicki Minaj) (Music Video)

Nicki Minaj lends some star power to Bebe Rexha’s “No Broken Hearts”, and the music video for the track has arrived! Rexha has worked with some of the biggest names in music, most prominently as the lead vocalist of Pete Wentz’s band Black Cards, and most recently on Iggy Azalea’s “Team”. Now, Bebe turns to Nicki ..

Rihanna – “Kiss It Better” (Music Video)

Rihanna – “Kiss It Better” (Music Video)

Rihanna wants back with an old flame on her new single “Kiss It Better” from her eighth studio album, ANTi. The song, which features a co-writing credit for none other than dark pop master Teddy Sinclair (Natalia Kills), is as sensual and passionate as the accompanying video which features Rihanna writhing around in various stages of ..

Watch: Ariana Grande – “Dangerous Woman” (Visual 1)

Watch: Ariana Grande – “Dangerous Woman” (Visual 1)

Ariana Grande continues her efforts to shed her adolescent Nickelodeon star image with “Dangerous Woman”, the first single from the upcoming album of the same name. In the clip for the first visual / music video, Ariana is seen writhing on a bed, singing seductively and — for the first time — looks more like ..

Watch: Kerli’s ‘Feral Hearts’ Video is a work of art

Watch: Kerli’s ‘Feral Hearts’ Video is a work of art

Kerli continues to elevate her artistry in her latest music video for ‘Feral Hearts’, and the result is nothing short of a masterpiece. Kerli is by far one of the most underrated artists – from her music to her visuals, she has an ethereal, precise vision that is always evolving and metamorphosing. Those familiar with ..

Pick Yourself Up Playlist

Pick Yourself Up Playlist

Life can get you down, and sometimes it’s harder than others to get back up again. Whether you’re struggling with self-esteem, a breakup, or life in general, these songs were designed to get your focus back on what matters: yourself. No more feeling blue – turn your speakers up and embrace all that life’s thrown at ..

Watch: Iggy Azalea – ‘Team’ (Music Video)

Watch: Iggy Azalea – ‘Team’ (Music Video)

Iggy Azalea has dropped the music video for ‘Team’, the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album, Digital Distortion. In the clip, Iggy escapes a throng of rabid admirers and races off to the airport before tagging the plane with the name of her new album. In the end, Iggy’s detained on the plane with a ..

Gwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like Album Review

Gwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like Album Review

Few artists have the ingenuity and gravitas as Gwen Stefani. Her first solo album in ten years, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, is a long awaited and much needed return from Gwen, who – although she is quite underrated compared to other icons like Madonna and Cher — has paved the way for the ..

Iggy Azalea – ‘Team’ (Lyric Dance Video)

Iggy Azalea – ‘Team’ (Lyric Dance Video)

Iggy Azalea is back with a bang to kick off her new Digital Distortion era! Check out the lyric/dance video for her first single, ‘Team’, an empowering song about independence. After a hard year of much criticism, ‘Team’ is an appropriate reintroduction of Azalea into the charts. Are you on Iggy’s team? Buy ‘Team’ on iTunes, ..

Listen: MIA – Ola / Foreign Friend

Listen: MIA – Ola / Foreign Friend

M.I.A. surprised fans today by dropping a new track – for free – on her Soundcloud. As expected, her staunch political views are on full display, and she’s at the top of her game. Listen to ‘Ola’ below, and download it here