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Skylar Grey & Eminem are no strangers to collaborating in the studio, previously having worked together on numerous occasions, including the Rihanna-Collaboration Love The Way You Lie and this often-overlooked track.

Kill For You is the fourth track off Skylar Grey’s third studio album Natural Causes and, as the title suggests, is heavily influenced by infamous partners in crime Bonnie and Clyde.

This is not the first time Eminem has dabbled in the subject matter of Bonnie and Clyde, having recorded ’97 Bonnie & Clyde back in 1997 featuring Eminem killing his girlfriend Kim with the help of then-infant daughter Hailie.

It’s… pretty dark.

Thankfully, Kill For You sounds much more mellow even though the message of the song remains dark and gruesome, with Eminem manipulating Skylar into following his orders.

This is also Eminem’s first song since Kings Never Die from the Southpaw soundtrack.

Check out the brand new track produced by none other than Marshall Mathers himself below!

 

Photo Credit: Southpawer, Biography, Wikipedia

It just keeps on getting better and better, doesn't it?

The biggest girl group in the world Fifth Harmony released the music video of their fourth single That's My Girl from their sophomore studio album 7/27.

Since the premiere of 7/27, the girls have been dropping some really great singles which have been topping the charts all over the world. That's My Girl will definitely not be an exception to the continual success the ladies of 5H have been enjoying.

Track number 1 off their second LP is not just a feel good pop song without any actual meaning but it is an empowering anthem for females everywhere. It talks about supporting other women in their aspirations of making the world a better place. And the music video was a representation of all of that and even more!

We think that this is their best music video yet and we seriously need Hannah Lux Davis to direct every single one of Fifth Harmony's future music videos. The angles, the composition of the shots and the way the music video was filmed - everything in this masterpiece is just pure genius.

 

Photo Credit: @5hontour_ on Instagram

Adele may have jokingly called it the end of an era when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced that they are getting a divorce. But how did you feel when you heard the news? We have also got stories from Shawn Mendes, 5 Seconds of Summer and the holiday albums you can look forward to!

 

1.     Shawn Mendes Releases New Material

For an 18-year-old, Shawn Mendes has definitely been through so much and this is reflected in the music he has put out and the videos he has made. This week was a big week for him; Shawn released his sophomore album as well as the accompanying video for Mercy.

Let’s talk about his Mercy video first, among all the videos he ever made there was always a common theme: an emotional rollercoaster. Mercy is no different; the video plays out with Shawn in 2 different scenes. One of which he is trapped in a sinking car and is struggling to get out. The other is of him in a room full of instruments; towards the end of the video he smashes his guitar against the drum set.   

 

The Stitches singer also released his brand new 12-song LP titled Illuminate on Friday. What are your thoughts on the album?

 

2.     Songs To Describe The End Of Brangelina

Adele may have jokingly called it the end of an era when she found out that Brangelina is no longer a thing. But how did you react when you heard of the news? Did it go something like this?

“No, no, no, no, don’t phunk with my heart”

 

“Oh, oh , oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Ohh my gosh”

And well, here is a playlist entitled “Sweet, sweet revenge” dedicatd to Jennifer Aniston.

 

3.     5SOS Releases Live Recording Of San Francisco

If you are an avid 5SOS fan (or fam), this release is set to bring you to tears and get all emotional. A 5 Seconds of Summer concert is one that has very high energy, everyone will be jumping up and down and the crowd will be very loud. You won’t really expect them to be performing in a seated position.  

However, when the boys were on their Canadian and American leg of their Sounds Live Feels Live Tour, they decided to perform their album track San Francisco for the first time. Luke, Calum, Michael and Ashton took the chance to have a chilled-out-sit-down performance that allowed the audience to just take in their voices. Fortunately for the world, their team decided to record it and post it on YouTube. YES!

 

 

4.     Christmas Albums To Look Forward To

It may only be the first week of fall, but it is never too early to anticipate the holiday albums that we will be getting soon. Here are some of the artists who have announced that they will be releasing a holiday album closer to the festive period.

1. The Voice’s Jordan Smith
2. Pentatonix
3. She & Him


Picture Credits: Billboard, Harpers Bazaar, Still from 5SOS on YouTube, SheandHim

The end of Brangelina, as Adele has put it, marks the "end of an era".

While many join may join Adele in the yearning for the loss of one of Hollywood's biggest power couple, we know at least one person who feels satisfied with how things turned out for the them, and it's none other than Jennifer Aniston, who Brad Pitt famously jilted for Angelina Jolie back in the early 2000's. 

And for that, we would like to dedicate this 5-track playlist, entitled "Sweet, sweet revenge" to Jennifer: 

 

1) Alicia Keys - Karma

It's called karma, baby, and it goes around.
 

 

2) Ariana Grande - Break Your Heart Right Back

Want you to cry me a river
I just wanna break your heart right back
 

 

3) The All-American Rejects - Gives You Hell

When you see my face
Hope it gives you hell
Hope it gives you hell
 

 

4) The Veronicas - Revenge Is Sweeter (Than You Ever Were)

Do you even know how much it hurt,
That you gave up on me to be with her?
Revenge is sweeter than you ever were
 

 

5) Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around... Comes Around

'Cause I know that you're living a lie
That's okay baby 'cause in time you will find...
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around

 

(Photo credits: Giphy)

The Weeknd has shockingly chopped off his signature locks and launched his newest era after a period of silence. The overexposure that was Can’t Feel My Face / The Hills / Earned It had barely died down when Abel dropped an album cover out of the blue.

Shot by Nabil of Bon Iver, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean fame, the cover is a shocking contrast from The Weeknd’s previous covers.

Fun Fact: Nabil also shot the most aesthetically pleasing music video of all of 2014.

Starboy is to be released on November 25, a mere 15 months since Beauty Behind The Madness was released.

The title track accompanied the album announcement and features French legends Daft Punk in their first track since featuring on Pharrell’s Gust Of Wind.

The track doesn’t sound like a typical Daft Punk electronic track but it definitely has its signature sound injected into the production of the R&B track.

A looped drum line layered with Abel’s ethereal vocals and a hook that asserts that he’s indeed an extraterrestrial. Starboy equates to a track that will no doubt be a massive streaming monster.

Other collaborations rumoured to be on the new album include Diplo and, surprise, Lorde!

Let The Weeknd x Daft Punk take you on a journey thru space below!

Photo Credit: Giphy, @theweeknd on Twitter