NEW MUSIC: + Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande & Jessie J "Bang Bang" + Willow Smith's "8" + Lenny Kravitz "Sex" (UPDATED)
In today's new music roundup, Lenny Kravitz struts to "Sex", Nicki Minaj teams with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for "Bang Bang" and Willow Smith releases "8." Listen inside....
Have you ever pressed the play button and realized a song was a hit the minute the drums kicked in? Get ready for the "Bang Bang" experience. For her new single, Jessie J teams with Ariana Grande (who just had a huge #1 hit with "Problems") and hip hop -ishstarter Nicki Minaj. While the song is pure radio-friendly pop, Nicki bring the streets with her verse "It's me, Jessie and Ari/If they test me they sorry/Ride us up like a Harley/And pull off in this Ferrari." Also....she didn't have to get naked to keep our attention.
The track is produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ily and is from UK singer Jessie J's forthcoming album My Everything. The three ladies will perform the song at the MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. on August 24. Also....."Bang Bang " debuted #1 on the iTunes overall & pop charts and hit #1 on the Billboard Trending 140 chart.
Listen to "Bang Bang"
In other new music......
Willow Smith lends her voice to a track named "8" off of DJ Kitty Cash’s Love the Free II mixtape. The 13-year-old songstress explained the "idea" behind the song to MTV News saying, “I’ve been really into numerology lately because a lot of numbers have been following me and my friends. I’ve been coming into this new phase in my life, just becoming one with all that is, going deeper into myself and getting to the goal of my music, which is to share that feeling and pass on knowledge so that consciousness can be raised on this planet.”
Hmm....those are some pretty deep thoughts from a pre-teen.
Listen to "8" here:
Did "8" raise you consciousness?
For rock & roll lovers...
Lenny Kravitz cover art cover screams SEX, and that happens to be the title of his latest single. The funky guitar-driven groove kicks off Lenny's 10th album, aptly titled "Strut."
Talking to Billboard, Lenny described the direction of his upcoming disc saying, “It was recorded with minimal instrumentation, guitar, bass and drums. The strength of the groove comes from the sparse production which creates space.”
Lenny will "Strut" into music stores on September 23rd. In the meantime....enjoy "Sex" with Lenny.
Photo via Willow Smith's Twiter