It’s a simple fact: nobody does summertime like Latinxs do. And with pop artists across Spain and Latin America steadily rivaling their anglophone counterparts, the competition has made this summer that much hotter. Will the New Latino Gang claim another Number One hit this year? Will Ozuna, Bad Bunny and J Balvin finally unleash their respective, highly-anticipated new albums? And will they be able to top the six-month winning streak of Daddy Yankee and Snow’s monster hit, “Con Calma“? Here are Rolling Stone‘s top 10 Latin songs of the summer — ¡pa que sepa! Lunay feat. Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, “Soltera (Remix)” Tune in to any given Latin radio station this summer, and you’ll notice a theme: this is the Summer of the Soltera. While Maluma and Madonna’s “Soltera” championed singledom from a place of empowerment, Jhay Cortez, Bad Bunny and J Balvin pondered its dark side in “No Me Conoces.” But at … [Read more...] about Pa Que Sepa: 10 Latin Songs You’ll Be Hearing All Summer
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Over the past year or so, Ozzy Osbourne has been going through hell. He has overcome a serious staph infection, and now he’s recovering from a fall that has forced him to postpone nearly two years of tour dates. And now that he’s on his journey back, judging from his new single, “Under the Graveyard,” the Prince of Darkness does not sound pleased. The tune is a heartbreaking elegy for himself — “Death doesn’t answer when I cry for help,” he sings over stark acoustic guitar in the first verse — and the self-pity would make it too sad to listen to if it weren’t for prayers of hope like “I don’t wanna be my enemy” and “I ain’t livin’ this lie no more” jutting out of the shadows like bones in a catacomb. Then again, doom and gloom is what makes an Ozzy song great, and it’s what makes this one a keeper. The ornately gothic acoustic guitars recall his classic, morose songs … [Read more...] about Song You Need to Know: Ozzy Osbourne’s Heavy Elegy ‘Under the Graveyard’
Ever since it was announced that Vicky Kaushal and Nora Fatehi would be teaming up for a music video titled 'Pachtaoge', there was a lot of anticipation around it. When the makers unveiled a still from the song, it received a thumbs up for the audience. Well, the wait is finally over! The makers have now dropped the video song featuring Vicky and Nora and we must say, it pierces your heart with his beautiful lyrics. Arijit Singh's haunting vocals and Vicky Kaushal's intense expressions leave you with goosebumps! Check out the video song here. The track begins with Vicky and Nora having dinner when suddenly the latter receives a text message. Few frames later, the 'Uri' actor discovers that his lady love is cheating on him with another guy. What follows next is angst, pain and betrayal. Earlier while speaking with Mumbai Mirror, Vicky shared, When I heard the song for the first time, I was hooked and played it on a loop for the longest time."We are already listening to this one on loop! … [Read more...] about Pachtaoge Song: Vicky Kaushal-Nora Fatehi’s Heart-wrenching Love Story Will Make You Emotional!
Pip Blom is a 22-year-old Amsterdammer with a perfect post-punk name and a Cobain-ish gift for saying a lot with a little. On “Come Home,” the new single by her band (which is also called Pip Blom, duh), she taunts some tragic sap who’s under the impression they get her: “Say my name if you think it’s over.” Her guitar gets stuck on a short, glowering riff, detuned and off-balance, like “Come As You Are” minus the sentimentality, as the song’s intensity keeps building. The bass and the drums grumble right along. Everything’s so tightly wound it might be a studio loop, or just a band with a sense of purpose. “I don’t mind, I think it’s quite amusing,” she chides. “We both know you’re not that type.” Cold as ice. Pip Blom’s Paycheck EP is out October 5th. … [Read more...] about Song You Need to Know: Pip Blom, ‘Come Home’
The rigors of the road took a toll on Drew Holcomb. Around the release of 2017’s Souvenir, the sturdy-voiced Tennessee troubadour — originally from Memphis, but now based in Nashville — was exhausted by the nonstop cycle of churning out albums, then touring relentlessly in support, and wound up hospitalized for eight days with meningitis. After a much-needed breather, he decided to ask friends for help. The result is the collaborative and restorative album Dragons. “I was itching to create in a different way, and co-writing was a way forward out of that funk,” says Holcomb, an under-the radar Americana hero who has steadily built a grassroots following through incessant gigging and the release of nine studio albums, most via his own Magnolia Records. As a fiercely independent artist known for his heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics, Holcomb had been hesitant to write with others but he eventually realized that gaining new perspective could be an asset. With … [Read more...] about How Drew Holcomb Quietly Became One of Americana’s Most Popular Stars