"You should never underestimate the power of a kiss on the neck, when she doesn’t expect" – the Purple One
Fair enough, Prince. Fair enough. The sex-funk (let’s roll with that as a genre, and not an odour) aficionado is due to release two albums in September: one with all-female band 3rd Eye Girl, and the other as a solo effort.
This track, Clouds, features singer and songwriter Lianne La Havas (who hosted Prince’s unorthodox press conference when he passed through the UK for a series of surprise gigs earlier this year) and is basically smooth as hell.
GRIMES DIRECTED HER NEW VIDEO FOR GO, FEAT. BLOOD DIAMONDS
And, to be honest, that’s the only real reason we’re posting this poor man’s Skrillex-remixing-Nero track. Claire Boucher and her brother Mac made this thing look good – plus, it’s always refreshing to see a female artist in charge of her artistic direction, styling and direction.
Her music’s saccharine-sweet, but just intriguing enough to make us want to hear more. This is Vérité’s second single, riding off the online buzz (number one on Hype Machine, etc) generated by July’s Strange Enough.
File next to Oh Land, Banks and a slightly more straight-laced Mø.
Now that the only likeable manic pixie dream girl in the history of the world is playing live for the first time in 35 years, expect a lot of our music coverage to centre around her return. Just for a couple of days, mind.
NEW SBTRKT TRACK FEATURING EMILY KOKAL OF WARPAINT
Last night radio DJ Zane Lowe hosted mysterious producer Sbtrkt, where he played a selection of tracks live from BBC’s Maida Vale studios.
This atmospheric jam, War Drums, features Warpaint’s Emily Kokal and inspires all sorts of the feels. Here more from the session, including collaborations with Sampha and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, on Sbtrkt’s Soundcloud page.
HERE’S A NEW CAMEO-FILLED HAIM AND A$AP FERG VIDEO
The sibling trio just dropped a new video for the My Song 5 remix, featuring a guest verse from A$AP Mob rapper, A$AP Ferg. See how many other musicians you can spot in this 90s talkshow-style video (we noticed Grimes, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Grimes’ Claire Boucher).
The talkshow host is played by SNL’s Vanessa Bayer, who pretty hilariously made a mockery of Haim in this Above Average video last month.