Song You Need to Know: Ali Gatie, ‘What If I Told You That I Love You’

“Everyone’s been in that situation where they weren’t sure if they should confess their feelings or keep it to themselves, and most of the time you regret not saying how you feel,” Gatie tells Rolling Stone about the inspiration behind the track. “That’s why I wrote the song.”

Neneh Cherry Teams With Four Tet, Massive Attack’s 3D for New Song ‘Kong’

“Kong” is Cherry’s first release since 2015’s “He, She, Me,” a collaboration with Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes. Four Tet also produced the singer’s fourth solo record (and first in 18 years), 2014’s Blank Project.

Francis: A Life in Songs by Ann Wroe review – the saint’s life in poetry

In 2014 the current pope (the first to take his name from St Francis) raised eyebrows with his suggestion that animals too can go to heaven. His thoughts on this subject are closely aligned with those of the saint, whose kinship with the animal world is offered as further evidence of his radically democratic instincts. […]

Alicia Keys: The stories behind the songs

Girl on Fire (2012)The Hunger Games came out, but they did approach me to do a song for it — the timing just didn’t work out. The first spark for it actually came from this great [piece] Jeannine Amber wrote about me in Essence magazine. She said, ‘She was like a girl on fire,’ and […]

The Lonely Island wrote an insane Oscars song for all the non-nominees

The result is “Why Not Me,” a rough demo of what surely would have been the greatest Oscars spectacle of all time. Gal Gadot taking shots at Daniel Day-Lewis… Practically every Chris in Hollywood uniting in harmony… Pennywise the clown in braces… Michael Fassbender lamenting The Snowman’s poor critical reception… An emotional interlude by Vin […]

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Gets Official Theme Song

After Wiz Khalifa joins Sonic, the other artists follow suit until everyone’s playing. The song’s actually catchy, and the music video is a smart blend of real-life performances, video game callbacks, and scenes from the movie featuring characters like Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik.

Kanye West and Solange Knowles Sued for Allegedly Ripping Off Songs

Leroy Mitchell, also known as Prince Phillip Mitchell, wrote “If We Can’t Be Lovers” in 1970. He claims Solange’s song, “F*** the Industry” and Kanye’s song, “Everything I Am” both extensively sample his work without his permission.

Clem Snide Preview Upcoming Album ‘Forever Just Beyond’ With New Song ‘Roger Ebert’

Forever Just Beyond is Clem Snide’s first studio album in five years and arrives after a crisis of conscience for Barzelay, who had to deal with a failing marriage, the dissolution of his band, and imminent bankruptcy. After seeing a video of Scott Avett singing one of his songs during an Avett Brothers concert, he […]

See the Avett Brothers Perform New Song ‘Tell the Truth’ on ‘Fallon’

“Tell the Truth” is a song from the band’s new album, Closer Than Together, which the Avetts say is their attempt at something approaching a political record. But “Tell the Truth” is a typically inward-looking original from the group, exploring themes of regret, remorse, and inner turmoil, unlike more explicitly socially-aware songs like “We Americans,” which […]

10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Chase Rice, Caroline Jones

Lillie Mae, “You’ve Got Other Girls for That”Other Girls, she turns a new page, mixing the sweeping sounds of 1960s psych-pop with the cool detachment of a 21st century indie kid. Bittersweet and hauntingly beautiful, “You’ve Got Other Girls For That” details the unbalanced nature of a relationship filled with delusions and desperation.