charlie-winston December 18

The POPshock Interviews… Charlie Winston

Dijei Zasin chats with British singer-songwriter Charlie Winston about new single “Lately”, his new darker sound and taking over the production reigns on new album ‘Curio City’.

Madonna December 20

Madonna announces 13th album ‘Rebel Heart’, new single “Living For Love”, releases pre-order EP

After a week from Hell that saw personal photos and her entire 13th album leak in demo form (despite what she says), Madonna has had to accelerate her plans for 2015. Now officially titled ‘Rebel Heart’, Madonna’s 13th album will be rush-released on March 10, 2015. It will be led by new single “Living For […]

alexandra-stan-press-shot December 19

Alexandra Stan – “Vanilla Chocolat (feat. Connect-R)”

In my review of Alexandra Stan’s ‘Unlocked’, I called “Vanilla Chocolat” one of the album’s best moments. Now just weeks later, low and behold, it’s the new single! Everything about this track is pure pop perfection – from the playful French bits, to the Bollywood-inspired chorus, to Connect-R’s cheeky rap that has us Spotify-ing his own discography. […]

ne-yo December 18

Ne-Yo – “Coming With You”

Plain and simple: this is Ne-Yo at his finest. Taking a fresh uplifting house/soul beat and adding his own way with words and layered harmonies, “Coming With You” is the perfect track to lead into the release of his new concept album ‘Non-Fiction’, which sees Ne-Yo giving himself the challenge of writing an entire album […]

nova-miller December 16

The POPshock Interviews… Nova Miller

Talented newcomer Nova Miller chats with The POPshock about her plans to dominate pop in 2015, working with John Legend and what it’s like to sign a record deal at just 13 years old! Also hear an exclusive preview of new track “Supernova”.

the-reasn December 16

The Reasn – “Better” [Video]

We previously featured “Better”, celebrating how it mixes soulful vocals over a hip-hop vibe. Now The Reasn has released a gorgeously-shot visual to accompany the track. The Reasn himself stays quite ominous in the clip, and lets the female model take centre stage, as she represents each of the emotional beats in the track. It […]

nicki-minaj-the-pinkprint-tour December 15

We fix Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’

The POPshock does the impossible and fixes Nicki Minaj’s boring ‘The Pinkprint’ album.

bug-a-boo December 15

Linden Jay X M.O – “Bug A Boo (Re-Imagined)”

British girlgroup M.O have teamed up with underground producer Linden Jay for this primed-and-club-ready reworking of Destiny’s Child’s “Bug A Boo” (which itself is a reworking of “Child’s Anthem” by rock group Toto). The result is something of a grower. I’m particularly fond of the “woah-oh-oh”s, the scratchy production during the chorus that livens up […]

shy'm December 12

Shy’m – “L’Effet De Serre”

Any new dance-infused sexy-horror video from Shy’m was never going to be universally liked within her slightly more left-leaning fanbase, but what we have here is a crazy talented performer adding new layers to her artistry. There are more ideas jam-packed in this 3:19 video than the entire British pop scene in 2014, and with […]

years-and-years-tourist December 12

Tourist – “Illuminate (feat. Years & Years)”

Bizarrely engrossing, with an absurdly lively production, and an even more eclectic illusionist video. The track’s almost there, but I think a slightly more rooted remix is needed to really crossover onto radio (at least in the UK). But given we had no idea who Tourist or Years & Years were this time last week, […]

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