ROSALÍA Shares Video for New Song “Juro Que”: Watch

ROSALÍA has released a music video for a new single called “Juro Que” (which translates to “I Swear That” in English). The video, directed by Tanu Muino, co-stars Spanish actor Omar Ayuso (of the Netflix series Elite), who plays ROSALÍA’s imprisoned boyfriend. Watch below. ROSALÍA is nominated for two awards at the 2020 Grammys, which take place this Sunday night, January 26. She’s up for Best New Artist and Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. Check out Pitchfork’s “The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s,” featuring EL MAL QUERER at No. 36. [embedded content] Pitchfork RSS Feed

Jhené Aiko Shares New Song “P*$$Y FAIRY (OTW)”: Listen

Jhené Aiko has shared a brand new song. It’s called “P*$$Y FAIRY (OTW).” The new single marks Aiko’s first track of the year, and it arrives with an accompanying music video, featuring Aiko and a partner performing a choreographed dance for the song. Check it out below via Def Jam. In November of last year, Aiko and Big Sean teamed up for a track called “None of Your Concern.” Her last studio album was 2017’s Trip, but she’s released a handful of singles since, including “Triggered,” “Sativa” (with Rae Sremmurd), and more. [embedded content] Pitchfork RSS Feed

Two More Studio Ghibli Soundtracks Are Coming to Vinyl

Two more Studio Ghibli soundtracks composed by Joe Hisaishi are coming to vinyl for the first time. Turntable Lab will reissue the soundtracks to Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) and Porco Rosso (1992) in late March, according to their website. The soundtracks for Ghibli classics My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind—which Hisaishi also composed—were reissued in November 2018 via Tokuma. In October, HBO Max announced that it had acquired exclusive rights to the entire Ghibli catalog, and that the films would be on the platform at the time of its spring 2020 launch. Some of those titles have not been digitally available before. Pitchfork RSS Feed

Metallica, Elton John, Kacey Musgraves Donate to Australian Bushfire Relief

Musicians around the world have pledged to donate funds to support bushfire relief efforts in Australia, including Metallica, Elton John, Kacey Musgraves, and more. Metallica and their foundation All Within My Hands have focused on fighting the fires, pledging $750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria. At a recent concert in Sydney, John pledged to donate “$1 million to support the bushfire relief fund.” Courtney Barnett is throwing two benefit shows in Melbourne, Australia, with Camp Cope and Alice Skye, with all proceeds going to “bushfire disaster appeal, vic/nsw fire services and wildlife rescue.” Sydney producer Flume has also pledged $100,000 to WIRES, posting to Instagram “It’s so sad. It’s breaking my heart.” Pink has also pledged to donate $500,000 to local firefighters, tweeting links to various fire services. A “disheartened” Kacey Musgraves asked her Twitter followers how she could help, ultimately finding an undisclosed organization to donate to. The original members of the Wiggles, a popular Australian children’s music group, are reuniting for the first time since 2016 to play two benefit shows at Sydney, Australia’s Castle Hill RSL on January 17-18. All proceeds—including merch sales—benefit the Australian Red Cross and […]

Jan St. Werner’s New Song Features the Fall’s Mark E. Smith: Listen

Mouse on Mars’ Jan St. Werner has announced a new album. It’s called Molecular Meditation, and it’s out February 21 via Editions Mego. Listen to “VS Cancelled,” which features vocal contributions from the Fall’s Mark E. Smith, and take a look at the Molecular Meditation tracklist below. On the track, Smith reads an e-mail from Domino Records severing the label’s relationship with the band Von Sudenfed. Before his death in early 2018, Smith had been in Von Sudenfed with St. Werner and his Mouse on Mars bandmate Andi Toma. Read “The Glorious Savagery of the Fall’s Mark E. Smith” on the Pitch. Molecular Meditation: 01 Molocular Meditation02 Back to Animals03 On the Infinite of Universe and Worlds04 VS Cancelled Loading Loading Pitchfork RSS Feed

Spotify Suspends Political Ads Until Tighter Vetting Is Possible

Spotify will suspend all political ads in 2020, citing a need for tighter vetting tools and systems, Ad Age and Variety report. The announcement comes amid ongoing criticism of online platforms whose ad standards lag behind other media, allowing misleading or malicious content to reach voters. In a statement to Variety and Ad Age, Spotify said, “We do not yet have the necessary level of robustness in our processes, systems and tools to responsibly validate and review this content. We will reassess this decision as we continue to evolve our capabilities.” Ads embedded in third-party content such as podcasts won’t be affected. Earlier this year, Facebook controversially moved to exempt political ads from its accuracy standards. Major platforms such as Twitter and Google have either banned paid political ads or pledged to prohibit false statements. Read Pitchfork’s feature on “How Artist Imposters and Fake Songs Sneak Onto Streaming Services.” Pitchfork RSS Feed

Ariana Grande Releases New Live Album k bye for now

Ariana Grande has released a new live album from her 2019 Sweetener world tour. It’s called k bye for now (swt live)—give it a listen below. Grande announced the record earlier this month. The tour behind Sweetener, released in summer 2018, ended up spanning the campaign behind thank u, next, which arrived five months later. Sweetener won Grande her first Grammy, for Best Pop Vocal Album; thank u, next picked up several nominations for the 2020 awards. Since that record, Grande has served as an executive producer for the soundtrack to the Charlie’s Angels reboot. Pitchfork RSS Feed

Bill & Ted Face the Music First Look Photos Show Kid Cudi in New Film

Bill & Ted Face the Music, the long-awaited third film in the series starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, is coming out on August 21. Today, the film’s first look photos have been shared. They show Reeves and Winter in the iconic time traveling telephone booth. Another photo shows Kid Cudi, who stars in the film, hanging out with Bill and Ted’s daughters. Check them out below. It’s been a big year for Keanu Reeves franchise news as it was revealed that a fourth Matrix film is in the works. A new game that he stars in, Cyberpunk 2077, is set to feature music from Grimes and Run the Jewels. Read “How Randall Park’s Rap Song About Punching Keanu Reeves Ended Up in Always Be My Maybe” on the Pitch. Loading Loading Pitchfork RSS Feed

Usher Enlists Ella Mai for New Song: Listen

Usher has shared a new single feature British singer/songwriter Ella Mai. “Don’t Waste My Time” was co-produced by Bryan-Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri. Give it a listen below. Usher’s last studio album as a solo artist was 2016’s Hard II Love. Last year, he dropped “A”, his collaborative project with Zaytoven. Ella Mai’s self-titled debut also arrived last year. Find out where Ella Mai’s 2018 breakout single “Boo’d Up” landed on Pitchfork’s List feature “The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s.” [embedded content] Pitchfork RSS Feed

Watch the Weeknd Perform “Blinding Lights” on Colbert

The Weeknd returned to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night for the second time this week. This time around, he performed his comeback single “Blinding Lights.” The Weeknd’s set was broadcast in black and white, and the singer performed in a hall of mirrors while audience members held up small, square mirrors to reflect light from the stage, resulting in a kind of strobe effect. Watch it happen below. [embedded content] Pharrell Williams was one of Colbert’s interviewees during the episode (Pharrell was also a performer on the show earlier in the week). Colbert and Pharrell discussed music, space, and time travel. When Colbert asked if Pharrell was interested in visiting space, Pharrell said, “No I think the pixilation on Nat Geo is awesome.” He later added, “Man, I’m such a poser. I love space but I’m not trying to go.” He said the same of time travel. On Thursday’s episode of Colbert, the Weeknd performed another new single, “Heartless,” as he wandered through the halls of the Ed Sullivan Theater. The Weeknd originally debuted “Blinding Lights” last month in a Mercedes-Benz commercial. Shortly after releasing that single and “Heartless” on streaming platforms, he shared a trippy music […]