Welcome to New Tunes Tues, where we tell you what newly released songs/albums/music videos etc require your attention immediately. This week, you need to listen to Nicki Minaj‘s bootylicious new single, watch Sam Smith‘s new music video starring Dianna Agron and Chris Messina (that’s them above), and lend an ear to a new track all about Kanye. Yes, that Kanye. Here we go…
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda.” If you’re a “skinny bitch,” this song might offend you. Ripping the chorus from Sir Mix A Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” Nicki puts her own verses on the famous big-booty song, celebrating curvy girls and equally as well-endowed men. Well, this explains that sexy cover art then. Proceed with caution:
Sam Smith, “I’m Not The Only One.” There’s nothing we love more than TV stars in music videos! Sam Smith’s latest features Glee‘s Dianna Agron and The Mindy Project‘s Chris Messina as a married couple. Chris cheats, Dianna is upset—but do they end up together in the end? Watch below. This video is basically a mini movie:
The Chainsmokers ft. Siren, “Kanye.” The guys that brought us “#Selfie” clearly know what’s popular, because The Chainsmokers’ newest single is called “Kanye,” as in West. The chorus is about how they want to be like Kanye since he’s the king of everything and pretty much rocks at life. Um, has Kim heard this song? Is she jealous it’s not about her? Anyway, take a listen:
Ed Sheeran, “Don’t.” Few people are as talented as Ed Sheeran, but somehow he managed to find someone who is. Then he put that guy in his music video and had him dance the entire time. Let’s get this kid on So You Think you Can Dance or something because yes, he can dance, and he’s amazing. So is Ed’s song, by the way.
Clinton Sparks ft. T.I, “UV Love.” This producer who’s worked with Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Pharrell and others is now making music of his own, including this hit song that’s pretty darn catchy. Watch the video below (and no, this is not an endorsement for tanning beds, BTW), and also be sure to check out Clinton’s EP, ICONoClast, which comes out August 26th!
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