Brooke Candy and Sia Release Beautiful, Emboldening Video for ‘Living Out Loud’

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Today, Brooke Candy drops the music video for her latest project, “Living Out Loud,” featuring the one and only Sia. The video displays Candy, as well as various men and women, dressed confidently in high-necked white lace gowns.

Candy elects to display herself in a softer, more subdued presentation in this video than her prior work – an interesting statement since she still shows off prominent body tattoos and crawls around on the ground in bondage gear like a spider.

The writing of “Living Out Loud” was a collaboration between Sia, Greg Kurstin, Geoffrey Early, and Priscilla Renea. Sia herself does not appear in the video, but, in classic form, dancers with her signature black and white wigs.

Take a look below:

Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder Duet ‘Happy Birthday’ For Elton John

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Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder united at Elton John’s 70th birthday party to sing Wonder’s 1981 hit “Happy Birthday.” The event raised money for both the Hammer Museum and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Gaga returned to her natural hair color, brunette, in a classic updo for the event, and wore a gorgeous Alberta Ferretti gown. In addition to dueting with Wonder, she found time to sing piano ballads of “Bad Romance” and “Born This Way,” Idolator reports.

Take a look at Gaga and Wonder, as well as some classic Fame Monster piano-ballad Mother Monster, below.

When you’re #close but the #vegetation gets in the way. @ladygaga cejebrated @eltonjohn #ejf70 #sorryimnotsorry #revenge #badromance

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Gorillaz Announce First New Album in 6 Years, ‘Humanz’

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After more than half a decade, Gorillaz will finally release a new full album: Humanz, out April 28.

The band made the bid announcement via Instagram, in a series of several posts that make their flow look really cool, but can ultimately be summed up in this one:

#HUMANZ

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What’s most exciting about the new music, though, are the rumored featured artists, whom Pitchfork reports includes Vince Staples, Danny Brown, D.R.A.M., Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, De La Soul, Pusha T, Kali Uchis, Kelela, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Popcaan, Jamie Principle, Kilo Kish, Anthony Hamilton, Peven Everett, and Zebra Katz.

And the news only gets better and better: according to NME, they’ll release four new tracks tonight! Here’s the album artwork for the forthcoming tracks, as seen on their Tidal page:GorillazTidal

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Trailer Depicts a Frightening Dystopia

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After some eerie promotion at SXSW and a protest against Texas’s anti-abortion law, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is piquing our interest. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, it depicts a dystopian alternate reality in which a theocratic military dictatorship has overthrown the US government and stripped women of their rights, forcing some to bear children for leaders whose wives are barren.

In the first full trailer, Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black), and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) give us a glimpse at this unsettling story. After women are no longer allowed employment, they’re rounded up and taken prisoner. The story is all too timely given the country’s current social and political climates.

The Handmaid’s Tale premieres April 26 on Hulu. Watch the full trailer below:

Forest Whitaker Will Executive Produce Angela Davis Biopic

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Actor Forest Whitaker will serve as an Executive Producer on Angela Davis’ upcoming biopic, Variety reports. The movie rights were acquired to the book Angela Davis: An Autobiography last year by Codeblack Films, which was created as a division of Lionsgate in 2012 to provide better film representation to the worldwide black community.

73-year-old Davis is one of the most important activists in history, having risen to prominence as a central figure in the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s. She made the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in 1970 after being linked to the death of a Supreme Court judge in California, a crime for which she was acquitted two years later.

She will serve as an Executive Producer herself on the film, as will her niece Eisa, whose play “Bulrusher” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Fruitvale Station’s Nina Yang Bongiovi, Codeblack CEO Jeff Clanagan, and Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ Sidra Smith are also attached.

Whitaker was last seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Arrival, and will next appear in Finding Steve McQueen, Labyrinth, and Black Panther.

Nat Wolff Discovers a Deadly Book in ‘Death Note’ Teaser

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Although Netflix frequently kills it with their original content, their latest movie is sure to be a hit among hits. Based on the Japanese manga series, Death Note has already garnered a large online following.

When a young man finds a notebook that holds supernatural powers, he is bestowed the ability to kill anyone with the stroke of a pen. With this new power, he begins a crusade against evil in attempt to become a human god. When a detective hunts him down, it becomes a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

Death Note premieres August 25 on Netflix. Watch the trailer below:

Lil Yachty’s Remix of ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ Is Getting Us Through This Day

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Lil Yachty just dropped a remix of Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” on SoundCloud, and it’s truthfully one of the main reasons we’ve decided to keep fighting the good fight this Wednesday.

Take a listen, below:

Yachty shared the fun news over his Instagram account:

Thank You Katy Up Now On My SoundCloud.

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Perry’s hit, which has reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, is the lead single off her forthcoming fifth studio album. Lil Yachty, meanwhile, plans to release his first record, Teenage Emotions, later this year.

Robyn Drops Second New Song in a Week, the Sorrow Anthem ‘That Could Have Been Me’

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“I will swallow my pride/ What will be will be/ When you roll over at night/ Tell me what you see/ That empty pillow by your side/ That could have been me/ That could have been me,” our favorite Swedish songstress croons on her second new song this week, “That Could Have Been Me,” produced by the legendary Todd Rundgren.

If our prayers are being answered, two new Robyn tracks in one week is indicative of a forthcoming larger album, though there’s been no confirmation of such dreams.

The sorrowful new heartbreak anthem is currently streaming exclusively on Pitchfork, and is well worth the listen.

“That Could Have Been Me” is featured on Rundgren’s new LP, White Knight. It follows in the wake of Robyn’s “Honey,” which debuted on “Girls” Sunday night.

Check LPX’s Wild Video for “Tightrope” That Appears to Be Set Between Two Dimensions

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LPX has just released her first music video as a solo artist – for the alt-pop anthem “Tightrope,” an angsty, ferocious track described by Billboard as “a left field pop gem that blasts with fuzzed-out energy and emotion, recalling the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Klaxons, and The Strokes.”

The video sees Lizzy Plapinger, previously known as the frontwoman of MS MR, thrashing about in red couture in a strange, dark, interdimensional space filled with strobe lights and twitching.

“This song is about wrestling with the dizzying highs and lows of throwing oneself wholly with heart, body and mind, towards a risk,” Plapinger said in a statement. “For the video I wanted to explore translating that internal battle into a physical one while highlighting the intensity and frenetic energy of the song. The video draws inspiration from artists Hito Steyerl and Norman McLaren as well as the 1948 film The Red Shoes and the ‘Imagination’ routine in Flashdance.”

The video is directed by Mafalda Millies and choreographed by Karole Armitage, who’s previously worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Madonna. Check it out below: