NEW MUSIC: Ellie Goulding – High For This (The Weeknd Cover)

Now the original Weeknd version of this song is what hooked me to them in the first place, but I have to say Ellie did an amazing job, she definitely added her own unique twist to it, and I love every bit of it. It doesn’t even compare to the original, but I absolutely love it, and I can’t wait for her to come out with new music, I love me some Ellie Goulding.

NEW MUSIC: Justin Bieber – Die In Your Arms

Justin Bieber is back trying to keep the ‘Boyfriend’ momentum going with his new single ‘Die In Your Arms’. I do have to admit, this is miles better than ‘swaggie’ and with a sample of the Kings ‘We’ve Got a Good Thing Going’ he adds his own little Jackson 5 touch to it. His voice still has to grow on me a little more but the high pitched voice that he still carries fits perfectly over a old school pop beat rather than trying to be a mini version of the nonexistent legend that is Justin Timberlake.

Perfect timing for him to come back right now, seeing the charts are full of dance/pop music and he comes out with this, its definitely time for some new flavors on the chart and I wouldn’t mind this blasting through the airwaves.

NEW MUSIC: Nicki Minaj – Pound The Alarm

While this isn’t ‘new’ music, this will be the ‘rappers’ newest UK single, and it’s new to me because I didn’t give her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album the time of day to reach my ears. This track is definitely miles better than the basic ‘Starships’, and she lives up to her actual title and throws a couple of rap verses in there, which she kills. The beat is definitely much more intense, and I hate to say it, but while this track isn’t nearly as good as her potential, she already sold out to the business and if this is going to be a single, at least it’s listenable

ALBUM STREAM: Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

First fell in love with Alt-J after hearing the bass hitting ‘Fitzpleasure’, and now he is back with a full free stream of his just as amazing album.An Awesome Waveis so good, its sound is pretty continuous throughout, with some dubstep influences but mainly just an all out electronic feel to it. His voice is unique, a bit like Alex Clare without the added rasp. After giving it a full listen through, it will definitely be worth the purchase.

An Awesome Waveis due out May 28th!

Listen below!

NEW MUSIC: Jordin Sparks & Whitney Houston – Celebrate

The legend Whitney Houston had just filmed a movie right before her untimely passing, and the single from the soundtrack has been leaked. This is the last song she ever recorded, and its definitely bitter sweet. She sounds great here, and it just shows how much potential she still had. The up-beat, feel good song is just perfect for the 2 of them to duet on, while its mostly Sparks on the track, its definitely nice to hear some of what Whitney still had.