Janelle Monáe featuring Miguel, “PrimeTime”: The latest taste from Janelle Monáe’s forthcoming sophomore effort, Electric Lady, includes a sample from the Pixies’ 1988 single “Where Is My Mind?” and bears resemblance to Mariah Carey’s recent single, “#Beautiful,” another slow-burning R&B track that also featured Miguel. Electric Lady hits stores on September 10th.
The Weeknd featuring Drake, “Live For”: The latest track to surface from the Weeknd’s Kiss Land, out September 10th, is an impeccably produced collaboration featuring longtime friendly rival Drake.
Iggy Azalea featuring T.I., “Change Your Life”: Aussie model turned singer-rapper Iggy Azalea just dropped her third single for Def Jam. The track will ostensibly appear on the former Grand Hustle artist’s debut, The New Classic, which might come out someday, maybe on the same day as Azealia Banks’s!
Nine Inch Nails, “Everything”: Nine Inch Nails premiered another new tune from their upcoming album on NPR yesterday. This one is surprisingly alt-rock radio circa 1997. Hesitation Marks is out September 3rd.
Ejecta, “Jeremiah (The Denier)”: Ejecta, whose first single was released today, is the latest collaborative project from producer Joel Ford. The sublime “Jeremiah (The Denier),” which features Brooklyn singer Leanne Macomber, is sort of a cross between Paula Cole and Everything But the Girl.