WHEN MUSIC POPS, WE TURN IT UP
WHEN MUSIC POPS, WE TURN IT UP
 

You’ve got it in the palm of your hands
It’s slipping through your fingers like sand
Cause they don’t understand who you are
Doesn’t matter long as I am your star, star

'GOLD'   | lyrics by marina diamandis

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POPULARITY COMES AND GOES
YOU NEED TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE
WHAT YOU STAND FOR
AND WHY YOU'RE HERE

— MADONNA | COSMO (MAY 2015)

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THE VERONICAS ARE BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER.

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FIRST LOOK | KATY TIZ 'WHISTLE (WHILE YOU WORK IT)'

Katy Tiz 'Whistle (While You Work It)'

‘Whistle (While You Work It)’

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WE WIPE IT UP

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WE TURN IT UP

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RULING GUILTY PLEASURE | HILARY DUFF 'SPARKS'

I was never a huge fan of Hilary Duff (please don’t get me started on her sister Haylie Duff) but I will say this new upbeat and catchy single of hers called ‘Sparks’ (now available on iTunes) has been stuck in my head for days. Whistling sections in songs are ‘Simply Irresistible’ … in the words of the late Robert Palmer. Hilary appears to be on a role as of late, she’s looking better than ever, she ditched Mike Comrie aka her boring hockey husband, she’s starring in a new show called Younger on TVLand, and last but certainly not least–Hilary is hard at work on her fifth album (Her first studio release since 2007’s Dignity) due out sometime later this year. A way overdue comeback is happening right before our very eyes and just like the Pointer Sisters, ‘I’m So Excited.’ Make sure to listen to ‘Sparks’ but be warned–when a whistling ear worm takes over your inner thoughts, it’s almost impossible to get rid of.– MK xoxo

FIRST LISTEN | RYN WEAVER 'THE FOOL'

Ryn Weaver 'The Fool'

THE FOOL,” the title track from singer, songwriter and producer Ryn Weaver’s debut album, premiered just the other day, listen above–this girl is going to be huge. THE FOOL will be released June 16 via Mad Love/Interscope Records.

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GOLD

V1
You’ve got it in the palm of your hands
It’s slipping through your fingers like sand
Cause they don’t understand who you are
Doesn’t matter long as I am your star, star

PRE
Yeah I know that I need the gold
But what I love can’t be bought or sold

CHORUS
Don’t think I want what I used to want
Don’t think I need what I used to need
Don’t think I want what I used to want
Don’t think I see what I used to see

V2
I’ve been waiting, waiting for the penny to drop
I’ve been working, working to get back what I lost
But whatever happens I’ll be okay
Cause fortune’s running out of my veins

PRE
You can’t take a way the Midas Touch,
So you better make a way for a Greek gold rush

 

CHORUS
Don’t think I want what I used to want
Don’t think I need what I used to need
Don’t think I want what I used to want
Don’t think I see what I used to see
In El Dorado your gold
To Colorado can’t be bought or sold

M8
Now there’s no moral to this story
But I can hear my freedom calling me, calling me

ALT CHORUS
I don’t care that everybody knows
I’m a million dollars in the hole
I don’t care that everybody knows
Baby, I don’t even want your gold
From El Dorado, your gold
To Colorado can’t be bought or sold

Gold rush
Gold rush

Free, Free, Free

Written by Marina Diamandis
Produced by David Kosten & Marina Diamandis

2015’s BEST POP ALBUM

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MUSIC VIDEO | MADONNA 'GHOSTTOWN'

Maybe it was all too much
Too much for a man to take
Everything’s bound to break
Sooner or later, sooner or later

You’re all that I can trust
Facing the darkest days
Everyone ran away
But we’re gonna stay here, we’re gonna stay here

Ahhhhhh, Ahhhhh
I know you’re scared tonight
Ahhhhhh, Ahhhhh
I’ll never leave your side

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I’ll be your fire when the lights go out
When there’s no one, no one else around
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

When the world gets cold
I’ll be your cover
Let’s just hold
Onto each other
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

Tell me how we got this far
Every man for himself
Everything’s gone to hell
We gotta stay strong, we’re gonna hold on

This world has turned to dust
All we’ve got left is love
Might as well start with us
Singing a new song, something to build on

Ahhhhhh, Ahhhhh
I know you’re scared tonight
Ahhhhhh, Ahhhhh
I’ll never leave your side

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I’ll be your fire when the lights go out
When there’s no one, no one else around
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

When the world gets cold
I’ll be your cover
Let’s just hold
Onto each other
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

I know we’re alright
Cause we’ll never be alone
In this mad mad, in this mad mad world
Even with no light
We’re gonna shine like gold
In this mad mad, in this mad mad world

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I’ll be your fire when the lights go out
When there’s no one, no one else around
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I’ll be your fire when the lights go out
When there’s no one, no one else around
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

When the world gets cold
I’ll be your cover
Let’s just hold
Onto each other
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    • The Veronicas

    The Rebirth of The Veronicas

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    The Veronicas are back and better than ever.

    In the seven years since the release of their last album, Hook Me Up, Australian twin sisters Lisa and Jess Origlassio fought a highly publicized battle with their old record label, traveled the world to find inspiration for their masterful and biting songwriting, fell in and out of love, and above all else, rediscovered themselves artistically.

    Their comeback single, “You Ruin Me,” off their new and superb album The Veronicas (released via Sony’s Red label), spent several weeks at #1 in Australia and quickly became certified over 3x platinum. After a hugely successful and hotly anticipated tour in their homeland, The Veronicas have returned to the United States for a series of intimate, acoustic shows before bringing their full rock concert stateside later in the year.

    I caught up with the girls over a bar of peanut butter chocolate about their new record and its upcoming deluxe edition, the band’s rebirth, their gorgeous latest music videos, their passionate social activism, their Real Housewives taglines, and much more.

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The Veronicas 'CRUEL'

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