Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge fan of Lana Del Rey. I swooned over her first album, melted for the second and lost my shit for her contribution to the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby. Having said that, one can only take so much breathy, somber, melancholic songs about Hollywood before you either turn it off, or jump out the window which is why I’m SO excited that she has taken this song in a fresh new direction.
“Queen of Disaster” is pure upbeat 60s pop. It makes me feel like I’m at a sock hop or hitting the local diner for a burger and a milkshake. While it’s not a huge stretch from the 60s style the singer usually embodies, its mood is lighter and fun which is a welcome change of pace.
Even though Del Rey has said that her next album will be stripped down but still sound dark and cinematic, I’m really enjoying the brighter sound of this track. If this is a sign of what’s in store from the divisive chanteuse, I can’t wait to hear what’s coming next.
Check out “Queen of Disaster” below and let me know what you think.
It’s been one of the most anticipated alt-pop releases of the year, ever since last years Candy Bar Creep Show EP. MS MR’s Secondhand Rapture is available to stream in its entirety before it is officially released yesterday and I couldn’t be more excited.
There’s been so much buzz about this over the last year. Their song “Bones” made an appearance on Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars and Game of Thrones within the span of a month which also generated a lot of hype for the group.
While the 4 songs from last year’s EP return on this album, there are also 8 new songs, which don’t fail to disappoint. Out of the new songs, “Fantasy” is definitely one of my favorites. It’s a powerful pop song with Lizzy Plapinger’s unique vocals belting out “How could you be what I wanna see? / When my reality / Could never live up, could never live up / To the fantasy.” Other album highlights include “Head Is Not My Home” and “This Isn’t Control.”
My only critique with the album is that they don’t seem to stray to far from one particular sound, which is not necessarily a bad thing as it does give the album some continuity and cohesiveness.
Secondhand Rapture is available now. Check out the stream below and let me know what you think.
The reviews are mixed on Baz Luhrmann’s take of The Great Gatsby, which opens in theaters today and kicks off the Cannes film festival next week. But while some critics have panned the film, I was LIVING for it the entire time.
In case you never read the book, the story is told by Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) who, while chasing success in the roaring 20s stock market boom, rents a modest cottage on long island only to find that he has moved next door to the home of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), an extravagant mansion that hosts extremely lavish parties.
There’s been so much hype leading up to the release of The Great Gatsby this week. The same goes for the Jay-Z curated soundtrack. We’ve talked a lot recently about individual songs as they’ve been released but now the entire soundtrack is out and, as with most of these multi-artist soundtracks, it’s a bit of a mixed bag.
The album mixes hip-hop, rock, and electronica with a 1920s jazz era sound, which results in a sexy, vibrant take on the era. If you didn’t already know the movie was set almost 100 years ago, you certainly will after listening to the soundtrack.
Kristen Wiig is ready to deliver another hilarious summer comedy this year with her new film Girl Most Likely. Wiig plays a failed playwright who stages a suicide attempt in the hopes of winning back her ex-boyfriend; instead, it forces her to move back in with her mother, played by Annette Bening. Sounds a little like Bridesmaids, no?
The movie also stars Matt Dillon and Nic’s celebrity crush, Glee’s Darren Criss, who looks infinitely hotter playing a straight man. The trailer includes Icona Pop’s “I Love It“, which I still cannot get enough of. The film opens July 19th; check out the trailer below, it looks hysterical.
Well this is exciting news. If you’ve ever felt left out because there are male condoms and female condoms, and you’ve always wondered where the condom for your pooper was… you may be in luck.
Daniel Resnic’s ‘Origami’ condom designs are made of latex-free silicon and come in three varieties. You have your standard male condom, a female condom, and a receptive anal intercourse condom (Which, as far as I know, is a first.)
The condoms are said to be safer, and more pleasurable. They claim that the condoms simulates the sensation of ‘sex with out a condom’, which is great news for you bareback lovers out there who still want to protect themselves from STIs. If approved, the condoms could go into production as soon as 2015.
If you can manage to not laugh your ass off there are a few hilarious videos explaining how the condoms work and are inserted into and onto the body for use. Unfortunately, I had to turn them off because I’m immature and when I giggle too much I have to pee.
Spring has sprung and May is here. That means it’s time to talk about some exciting upcoming movies that are opening this month. It’s looking to be an entertaining month on the movie front with some big blockbuster hits, an instant indie classic and an adorable animated film with an all-star cast.
Here are my picks for must see movies for the month of May…
The fabulous British singer/songwriter Jessie Ware released the US version of her stunning album Devotion last week and also played both weekends of the Coachella Music Festival.
Not only was I lucky enough to catch her very fun afternoon set in the Mojave tent where the singer donned an adorable blue and white striped skirt with a lace crop top jacket as she charmed the crowd, but I was also able to briefly speak to Jessie about her album, Coachella, and her gay following.
See what Jessie had to say below…