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Baby Yors Debuts Cinematic Music Video for “Bad Influence”

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Baby Yors Debuts Cinematic Music Video for “Bad Influence”
Baby Yors Debuts Cinematic Music Video for “Bad Influence”

Singer-songwriter Baby Yors, né Marco Palou, has been compared to David Bowie and George Michael, and with good reason. When he was 17, the androgynous performer moved from his native Argentina to New York City to pursue a career in ballet but soon shifted his focus to acting and, eventually, music. The multi-hyphenate’s myriad talents are on display in the music video for his latest single, “Bad Influence,” a moody midtempo jam that showcases the dynamic singer’s versatility.

Taylor Swift Shows Her Soft Side in “Delicate” Music Video

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Taylor Swift Shows Her Soft Side in “Delicate” Music Video
Taylor Swift Shows Her Soft Side in “Delicate” Music Video

The music video for Taylor Swift’s “Delicate,” the latest single from her album Reputation, made its world premiere last night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, where the singer accepted the trophy for Female Artist of the Year. The clip, directed by longtime collaborator Joseph Kahn, was shot at the Los Angeles Theatre and the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, where Swift is seen going through the motions of a red-carpet interview. A man hands her a sparkly note, which, once inside, Swift discovers is the key to her anonymity. She becomes invisible to her fans and bodyguards, who until that moment literally follow her every step.

Watch: Iggy Azalea Finds Salvation in “Savior” Music Video

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Watch: Iggy Azalea Finds Salvation in “Savior” Music Video
Watch: Iggy Azalea Finds Salvation in “Savior” Music Video

In the wee hours of the morning, Iggy Azalea dropped the music video for her catchy new single, “Savior.” The striking clip, directed by Colin Tilley, finds a bejeweled Azalea napping on a queen-sized bed in a church adorned with neon crosses, a setting reminiscent of the climactic scene from Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. Donning a black wedding dress and a neon halo around her head, the rapper is seen walking down the aisle, clutching a burning bouquet of roses, only to watch the cloaked figure to whom she’s betrothed vanish. She subtly rolls her eyes.

Belly Releases “Shiny One” from Their First Album in 23 Years

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Belly Releases “Shiny One” from Their First Album in 23 Years

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Belly Releases “Shiny One” from Their First Album in 23 Years

On May 4, iconic alt-rock band Belly will return with Dove, their first album in 23 years. The announcement comes on the heels of the 25th anniversary of the group’s critically acclaimed debut, Star, which spawned the hit “Feed the Tree” and earned Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Music Album and Best New Artist.

Janelle Monáe Announces Dirty Computer & Drops Two Music Videos

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Janelle Monáe Announces Dirty Computer Album & Drops Two Music Videos

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Janelle Monáe Announces Dirty Computer Album & Drops Two Music Videos

Last weekend, Janelle Monáe premiered a teaser ahead of screenings of Marvel Studios’s Black Panther announcing her third album, Dirty Computer, the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Electric Lady. The release includes the album, due April 27, and an accompanying “Emotion Picture.” Today, Monáe released the first two singles from the project, “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane,” with complementary music videos.

Justin Timberlake Reinvents Robo-Funk in “Filthy” Single and Music Video

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Justin Timberlake Reinvents Robo-Funk in “Filthy” Single and Music Video
Justin Timberlake Reinvents Robo-Funk in “Filthy” Single and Music Video

A mere glimpse of Justin Timberlake dressed as a rural woodsman in the trailer for his forthcoming album, Man of the Woods, prompted accusations of “[w]hite colonialist fantasies” and pandering to Trump’s America. The Memphis-born artist’s foray into what his record label describes as “the sounds of traditional American rock,” however, could be interpreted as a return to his roots. He’s been setting the stage for it since at least 2015, when he performed with Nashville crooner Chris Stapleton and even cracked the country radio charts with his single “Drink You Away.”

Listen to Slant’s 25 Best Singles of 2017

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Listen to Slant’s 25 Best Singles of 2017

Brendan Walter

Listen to Slant’s 25 Best Singles of 2017

Even the resilience of retroism was, this year, tinged with the irony of watching those not knowing the past being doomed to repeat it. But in a grasping-at-straws moment, grim reality checks, bubblicious-pop contraptions, stripped-down folk-soul, and, yes, Old Music 2.0 seemed to coexist on a playlist sending signals of life from the Upside Down, or at least one designed to help us feel some type of way. So even though, as our list of the year’s top singles reveals, we more often than not had to travel all the way to Japan and England to satisfy our memories of hip-thrusting better days that we may never see return, the pleasure of the perfect three- or four-minute escape will never be quashed. Though we’re at the point where even Katy Perry knows we’re all metaphorically in chains.

Björk Blisses Out in Music Video for “Blissing Me”

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Björk Blisses Out in Music Video for “Blissing Me”

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Björk Blisses Out in Music Video for “Blissing Me”

Icelandic pop goddess Björk has released what is, perhaps, her most melodic song in years with “Blissing Me,” the second single from her forthcoming album Utopia. A thematic descendant of the artist’s 1995 electronic hymn “Headphones,” the track is composed of a series of verses but no traditional hook, as Björk sings of trading MP3s with a fellow “music nerd” over a spare arrangement of harp and digital programming. The music and vocals grow more intricate as she becomes increasingly filled with doubt: “My woe and longing are too visceral/Did I just fall in love with love?”

Eminem Previews Revival with “Walk on Water” featuring Beyoncé

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Eminem Previews Revival with “Walk on Water” featuring Beyoncé

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Eminem Previews Revival with “Walk on Water” featuring Beyoncé

Just a week before his ninth album, Revival, is set to be released, Eminem is finally giving us a preview of his first solo effort in four years. Produced by Rick Rubin, “Walk on Water” features a sparse arrangement of keyboards and strings and a gospel-influenced hook courtesy of Beyoncé. The single is both contemplative and combative, with Em offering a glimpse into his creative process: “The rhyme has to be perfect, the delivery flawless/And it always feels like I’m hittin’ the mark/’Til I go sit in the car and pick it apart.” The rapper chronicles his battles with success, drug addition, and inevitable “sales decline,” growing more bellicose as he declares he’ll be the one to decide when he takes his final bow. Even at 45, Eminem admits he’s still “at times juvenile,” eschewing political correctness with epithets like “retarded” and boasts about his writing credits (“Bitch, I wrote ’Stan’!”).