This fall marks music’s most anticipated season so far, thanks to the release of multiple long-awaited albums. Prince will drop not one but TWO new albums, Lil Wayne will finally unleash The Carter V, Charli XCX will emerge from the sidelines with Sucker, and The Pinkprint from Nicki Minaj will without a doubt come with more fire than any other previous album. Packed into a mere three months, fall music is about to dominate so clear out your playlists and get ready to load up on all new material!
Last week on VH1 was all about Beyoncé. Queen Bey put on an unforgettable performance at the 2014 MTV VMAs, the ladies of VH1 revealed their first video vixen crushes, Ace Frehley opened up about his new album and more.
Charli XCX is this summer’s MVP. Her chart-topping hit “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea had insane radio play and even President Barack Obama couldn’t help but record his own cover. But one mega hit doesn’t mean Charli is done for the summer. “Boom Clap” is the first single from her upcoming album Sucker, which hits stores October 21st, and The Fault in Our Stars‘ soundtrack, available right now. This catchy love anthem has infiltrated the Internet, only to spawn brilliant covers. Listen to the best five covers out right now and decide which one you love the most.
This week, Charli XCX releases a new single that speaks for every student heading back to school this month, Tinashe links up with A$AP Rocky for her next single off of Aquarius, Lauryn Hill dedicates her powerful demo to the people of Ferguson, and more.
Charli XCX takes pop up a notch, working with Brooke Candy (of Grimes‘ “Genesis” fame) and a slew of beats including stuff from How to Dress Well, Art of Noise and Jakwob. For starters, she’s British and some people call what she does “goth-pop” — whatever that means. All I know is that her stuff is moody and danceable: a rarity to be sure. Super Ultra is exactly that, and Charli just wants people to be happy:
I guess that’s all just personal shit though. I don’t want people to be sad when they listen to SUPER ULTA… I want them to be happy, and I want them to dance. No one dances in this town anymore.
So do her a favor and dance while you check out Charli’s newest mixtape and download it (for free!) on Soundcloud: