Chaka Khan unveiled her new song "Like Sugar," the Queen of Funk's first track in over a decade and the first single off her upcoming new album.
Khan teams with Major Lazer producer Switch on the track, which rides a funky bassline, a classic dance beat and an infectious chorus where Khan declares,
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Chaka Khan Return With 'Like Sugar,' First New Song in Decade
EDITORS' PICK: Christina Aguilera, Liberation
"On Liberation, [Aguilera] gets closer than ever to zeroing in on the right path for her immense skills," writes Brittany Spanos. "Her eighth album is a healthy mix of hit-chasing, theatrics and soon-to-be classic power ballads that emphasize her immense skills over half-baked conceptual themes... Once again, she
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Kali Uchis reflects on her life as one cinematic journey in an exclusive video filmed at Bonnaroo 2018. "If my life is a movie – in the movie there's always the bad part," the genre-colliding R&B artist tells Rolling Stone.
"There's also the parts where you're down and out,
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Bebe Rexha alternates between self-loathing and optimism on her glittery new electro-pop song "I'm a Mess."
The singer-songwriter opens with affirmations – "Everything's gonna be alright; everything's gonna be OK/ It's gonna be a good, good life – that's what my therapist say" – before sliding into anxiety on the chorus. "I'm a mess; I'm a loser/ I'm a hater; I'm a user," she admits
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The idea of a queer musical superstar is now fully accepted. In recent years, we’ve seen musicians talk openly about their gay identity and same-sex relationships. Others have proudly shared their stories about being
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Music's Unsung LGBTQ Heroes
Up and coming crooner Jacquees possesses one of the great tones in contemporary R&B – glinting and willowy, his voice skims over beats with guileless, melismatic charm. But on his debut album his musical choices are as single-minded as his voice is elastic. He slips from one romantic conquest to the next, but his unvarying approach dulls the impact of his erotic fireworks – and his
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: R&B Singer Jacquees Takes It a Little Too Slow on '4275'
Since her debut single in 2013, Scottish sound sculptor Sophie has emerged as quite possibly the most important, boundary-destroying producer of the last decade. Early singles like "Bipp," "Lemonade" and her co-production on QT's "Hey QT" were packaged as "pop" songs, but were actually exercises in anonymous avant-garde cartoon chipmunk bubblegum replete with stark retro-future noise, slurps
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Sophie's 'Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides' Is An Avant-Pop Gem