By Erica Russell Following a string of years that challenged and pushed us all to self-reflect in unexpected ways, Hikaru Utada’s new album, Bad Mode, finds the J-pop legend looking in the reflect. Out January 19, their eighth studio album is largely about growing up, self-love, self-partnering, and acceptance. Utada says it’s also about “working on the relationship with myself..

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North London's Mae Muller began writing songs by attempting to emulate her heroes. First up, whenever she was much younger, was Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine . "I was obsessed," she tells MTV. "I attempted to write like her. I think I was 19 Once I put my first song on SoundCloud." However unlike Flo and other artists whose identities and artsy visions are clearly defined ..

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By Caitlin Wolper Is the home still standing? That’s what the singer René Kladzyk is waiting to find out while she returns to her childhood house in Michigan this Christmas. “I've been having dreams about it, just wondering if they tore it down or not. It makes sense for them to tear it down, nevertheless it's just, I don't know — it just feels like the last place that remain..

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By Liz Riggs “Well, I guess there’s no turning back,” a fellow thirtysomething late-adopting Taylor Swift fan named Jess Tantisook tells me over the phone. She’s talking about discovering the 2020 album Folklore, although it’s impossible to discuss how we accidentally became Swifties without talking about the coronavirus pandemic, or reexamining the last two years fraught ..

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At this point, the BTS song "Butter" is already a little bit of an institution. Despite only dropping in May, it's reached multi-platinum status moreover to hitting No. 1 in a number of countries (including the United States) and gaining a remix featuring none other than Megan Thee Stallion. There really are a lot of factors at play motivating that sort of success, although one of the..

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Every year around this time, people begin asking the same question: Will any new contemporary Christmas song ever come close to achieving the status of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas You?" response The reply is likely no, as becomes clear while you imagine the sheer volume of new holiday music releases that drop yearly. Not several of these become standards, and fewer still ..

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Shawn Mendes is single — or at least, he is no longer dating Camila Cabello, with whom he had been romantically involved since July 2019. The pair reported their split on Instagram last month and mentioned in a joint statement that they began our relationship as best companions and will continue to be best friends." Mendes also has a new single out this week called "It'll Be Okay,"..

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Mention “Hello” to the newest fixture on the shimmering Las Vegas strip. Adele reported on Tuesday (November 30) that she'll be a resident performer at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting in January 2022. Weekends With Adele kicks off January 21 and is slated to continue through April 16. The British singer-songwriter will perform two shows each weekend, with one weekend off..

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By Carson Mlnarik Grab your scarves — and the Kleenex! Today (November 12), Taylor Swift dropped Red (Taylor’s Version), the latest album she has re-recorded in efforts to increase control of her masters. While April’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version) was special, the re-release of her fourth studio album Red, a sonic patchwork serious about detailing heartbreak in each last excru..

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By Lucas Villa In the three years she has spent navigating the music industry as a solo artist, Lauren Jauregui has explored new sounds and discovered the strength in her struggles. On “Colors,” a gauzy and personalized new song that ends with the 25-year-old reciting a spoken-word reflection, she reveals: “Creator's watching, I know that much / Sat me down and informed me to s..

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Since first breaking into the music industry, the genre-blending artist Nessa Barrett has plunged further into her own inner darkness with each new release. She plays a ghost in the music video for “I Hope Ur Miserable Up until Ur Dead,” haunting an ex-boyfriend in lingerie and opera-length gloves, appearing in reflects and watching him as he sleeps, like a lingering curse. In “..

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This weekend, Ed Sheeran is set to stop by Saturday Night Live because the musical visitor in a show hosted by Succession star (and eternal onscreen snot-boy treasure) Kieran Culkin. This pairing was announced on October 23, although the very next day, Sheeran revealed he'd tested positive for COVID-19 and had entered self-isolation and begun "following government guidelines." For th..

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