BROCKHAMPTON Serenade A Tumbling Camera In ‘I Been Born Again’ Video

It won’t help to rewind BROCKHAMPTON‘s new video for “I Been Born Again” to understand exactly what’s going on in this head-scratching video. It’s a hazy, somewhat dreamy return to form for the internet’s coolest boy band, and it’s first new single that should appear on their recently announced forthcoming studio album, Ginger.  You’ll make Nick Young’s infamous “???” face as you visually digest the mind-boggling morsel. And you’ll probably feel some kind of vertigo while trying to figure out which way to turn your head so that Kevin Abstract and the crew are right side up.

The video, shot in black-and-white, is rather simple. BROCKHAMPTON stands in front of a warehouse rapping their new single. But it gets a tad bit…weirder than that. The camera that records the performance is twisted around to a weird angle, on the ground. It changes continuously, too. It’s like they kick it and watch it roll like it’s a disoriented person on the ground, confused. They then start dragging a member by his legs through the street and another dons a creepy Halloween mask and screeches into the lens. It’s an unsettling vibe that emanates from the proceedings, like the opening credits of a snuff film. You’re lucky if your legs don’t feel wobbly after all of that rolling around.

BROCKHAMPTON released their fourth studio album Iridescence last September. Earlier this year, Abstract released a solo project, Arizona Baby.

Watch BROCKHAMPTON’s weird and vertigo-inducing video for “I Been Born Again” up above.

After All That, Woodstock 50 Has Officially Been Canceled

Woodstock 50, the 2019 festival that was supposed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original “three days of peace, love, and music” in 1969, has officially been canceled, reports Variety. Organizers released a statement confirming the news on Wednesday (July 31). “We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the festival we imagined,” said Michael Lang, perhaps the most visible organizer throughout the fest’s long few months of permit and performer challenges.

The official cancellation comes after a slew of headliners and performers such as Miley Cyrus, The Raconteurs, and Jay-Z reportedly pulled out of the festival in recent days.

The festival was originally announced in March and was supposed to run from August 16 to August 18, though it soon found its fair share of logistical troubles. It was initially set to take place in Watkins Glen, New York, though complications forced Lang and organizers to seek potential alternate homes, first in in Vernon, New York, then Merriweather Post Pavilion near Baltimore.

Woodstock 50 was slated to be massive. In addition to thematically linking back to the original iconic gathering in 1969, a whole host of A-list artists were booked to perform over course of its three days, including Chance the Rapper, Halsey, Janelle Monáe, Earl Sweatshirt, Common, Vince Staples, and many more.

14 K-pop Songs That Will Help You Bring Big Leo Energy To Any Situation

By Tássia Assis

It’s finally that time of year all Leos have been waiting for: their own astrological season. Last week, the sun slipped away from the nurturing waters of Cancer to take the spotlight on the Lion’s blazing stage. There’s no hiding in the coziness of a shell anymore — this is a time to bask in the glow and glory of your own power.

Even if you’re not that into astrology, chances are you have met at least one person who was boastful about being a Leo. It’s because the natives of this sign embrace the characteristics of their representative animal — the lion — quite literally: they are proud, extremely loyal, and will do anything to protect their pride. However, that apparent self-assurance often hides deep insecurities. On a bad day, Leos can be arrogant, jealous, and even aggressive. Some go to the extremes of seeking validation under any cost, and others isolate themselves out of fear of rejection. No matter what the behavior, a Leo’s ego is a Big Deal.

And while not all lions feel confident under the spotlight, there’s always a little something making eyes turn and jaws drop in their presence; magnetism is part of their cosmic constitution. And so, Leo season is the time to assess our own egos. To get inspired, take a seat, and watch how the lion’s energy unfurls in this K-pop playlist:

(Lyrics via Color Coded Lyrics)

  1. Hwasa, “Twit”

    There’s no better lioness to open this playlist with than Mamamoo’s effervescent maknae (youngest member), Hwasa. In her catchy solo debut “Twit,” the powerful vocalist flows between singing and rapping, suave and rough like a feline. Complaining about a guy who only has eyes for her, she attempts to infuse him with some Leo self-confidence, while strutting around in golden jewelry, long white claws, and a luscious black mane. However, the music video has a bitter ending, proving that behind the fierce facade and penchant for drama, Leos just want to be deeply loved.

    Biggest mood: “You make me loyal / You make me hero / You make me genius / You give so much but why are you the only unhappy one? / Cuz you only breathe for me / You look so lonely.”

  2. BTS, “Idol”

    RM’s opening verse makes it clear what “Idol” is about. Hint: It’s not to please you. The song poses a collage of diverse influences (from South African Kwaito to traditional Korean music), and its lyrics are not only confident, but also savage in their “you can’t stop me from loving myself” hooks. Matching this frantic profusion, the music video offers a horn of plenty of colorful scenarios, optical illusions, and artistic references, taking an unexpected turn on what was expected from BTS’s carefully crafted narrative by the time it was released. Straightforward, daring, polarizing… “Idol” is all that, and whether you like it or not, it is also unashamedly proud of itself. And that’s what makes a quintessential Leo track.

    Biggest mood: “You can call me artist / You can call me idol / No matter what you call me / I don’t care / I’m proud of it / I’m free / No more irony / Cause I was always just me.”

  3. CLC, “Me (美)”

    With two Leos in the lineup (Yeeun and Yujin), CLC seem to have found their strength in empowerment anthems. “Me (美)” is the latest addition to that growing roster, emphasizing the girls’ self-esteem while they claim that “beauty is beauty me.” Reggae verses, powerful raps and a magnanimous beat drop echo that sentiment. Lush sets and flawless close-ups form most of the music video, but one particularly poignant moment is that of Seungyeon trapped inside the classical painting The Birth of Venus — an allusion to imprisoning beauty standards. When Seungyeon escapes the painting, CLC’s leonine message is reinforced, and the group’s self-assuredness shines through.

    Biggest mood: “It’s not obvious / It’s new to me / Mediocrity no, no, I’m special / Something is different (I know).”

  4. A.C.E, “Under Cover”

    Usually, you can spot the Leo in the pack quite easily. That’s the case of A.C.E’s main dancer, Byeongkwan: In a yellow fur coat, cheetah-printed crop top, and silvery pigtails, he proudly stands out in the group’s latest single, “Under Cover.” Impossibly sharp and spitting fiery bars, his magnetism serves as an anchoring point to the thrilling rock track. In the eagerness to be no. 1, many Leos tend to upstage others, but fortunately that’s not what happens with A.C.E. Sure, the rapper is a remarkable figure, but he also cedes the stage to let the group stand out as a whole. Balanced Leos know that there is enough space for everyone, and that’s arguably Byeongkwan’s biggest talent.

    Biggest moment: “I’ll approach you stealthily / without anyone knowing / I’ll protect you when you need me / I’ll come running / You can’t stop me / Everybody move.”

  5. Apink, “%%”

    Don’t be fooled by Apink’s affinity for the rosy color and its sweet meanings. The longstanding group has proven that they have many shades yet to reveal, and “%%” is one surprising hue on that spectrum. Ethereal synths and marimbas fuse to form an atmospheric bubblegum bop, with eerie whispers and addictive vocal samples adding a touch of mystery. The music video incorporates those elements in a quirky, glittery show where the group brews a magical potion to create the perfect man. Eunji and Bomi — as the prideful Leos of the ensemble — know that it’s easy to assume no one is good enough, especially when you’re safe inside a pink world. This release reminds Leos to keep their haughtiness in check, or they might end up with a floating suit instead of flesh and bones.

    Biggest mood: “I’m like an ice cream on the outside / I’m colorful and pretty but a little cold yeah / If you’re ordinary, you can’t see who I am / Someone real recognizes what’s real.”

  6. UNIQ, “EOEO”

    UNIQ’s “EOEO” is a warning siren to those entering their territory. Loud horns and an ominous, jungle-sounding bassline set the mood, but it’s particularly rappers Seungyeun and Yibo — the group’s lions — who set everything ablaze. With their aggressive flows, Leo’s most feral instincts come through: This is a sign that doesn’t think twice when threatened, and hits straight back to protect what they own. This sense of danger is heightened by a music video that features the members dancing in front of a burning letter sign and stained from head to toe with neon paint. In the lyrics, UNIQ is menacing and boastful — and if anyone doesn’t like it, let them “call 911,” as Yibo says.

    Biggest mood: “If I do something, / More than half of people here come to me / Most of those who said “I’m better than him” / Look at me saying “Wow”.

  7. LOONA/Haseul, “Let Me In”

    Not all Leos are flamboyant regents. Some are more of the introverted kind, staying in their lane until the world invariably catches their spark. That’s where LOONA’s Haseul fits on the Leo spectrum, with her sweet and unassuming exterior that holds a shiver-inducing roar inside. “Let Me In,” her pre-debut solo, follows that intensity — it’s an orchestral production with hints of tango and fluttering strings, overflowing with emotions. The music video was shot in Iceland, and serves as a cold wasteland for a girl falling in love and maturing. Catching her bird-like, innocent self with a wooden slingshot, Haseul questions herself in the lyrics. Is she able to retain her identity, or does this new person have the power to define who she is? “Let Me In” is an introspective dive into Leo’s deepest fears, and that’s a struggle Haseul translated with a lioness’s characteristic majesty.

    Biggest mood: “You there, knocking / I hesitate / When I wake up from this dream in the long night / Will I be you? Or will you be me?”

  8. G-Dragon, “(Outro) Divina Commedia”

    One of the most influential figures in K-pop, G-Dragon is unsurprisingly a Leo. With his unique voice, fashion style, and trendsetting talents, the industry wouldn’t be the same without his contributions. Best known for his more ostentatious works, the prolific artist exposed a more vulnerable side of himself on his 2017 release, Kwon Ji Yong. “Divina Commedia” is a painfully honest meditation on the other side of fame. Inspired by Dante Alighieri’s poem of the same name, a sparse instrumental mixes the medieval with the futuristic in a dimly-lit atmosphere. G-Dragon spills his golden heart out using the metaphor of a stage where everyone’s living a spectacle, and confesses his deepest insecurities about life, fame, and relationships.

    Biggest mood: “We’re each living in our own world (On stage) / Planning, producing, writing, directing, everyone’s the main character (In their dreams) / Fantasy becomes surrealism.”

  9. Momoland, “I’m So Hot”

    With one-third of its members (JooE, Nayun and Yeonwoo) being Leo natives, Momoland is a group that undoubtedly benefits from the sign’s fire. Their latest single, “I’m So Hot,” couldn’t be more upfront on that aspect — what other sign could flaunt their appeals so unabashedly? The track’s brassy, over-the-top melody pairs well with the flashy confidence of the lions, and it’s the perfect score to play while they take over the stage.

    Biggest mood: “Those messages looking for me night and day / I don’t have time to rest / I’m the hot sun I’m burning more and more / You can’t look at me straight.”

  10. Tiffany Young, “Over My Skin”

    Tiffany is another Leo woman who isn’t afraid to make the world her own stage. Ever since going solo and pursuing a career back home in the U.S., the Girls’ Generation vocalist has been experimenting with a variety of styles that showcase her multifaceted artistry. In her first U.S. single, “Over My Skin,” Professor T (as she names herself) leads the viewer through a class on how to be a pop star — or, a class on how to be a Leo. The soulful, jazz pop track is a bold statement to Tiffany’s experience both as an idol and as a woman, and how she learned to own her confidence, voice her desires, and demand respect for her majesty.

    Biggest mood: “Because I’m owning what’s mine / Confident, I know I look good, babe / Hope that you can handle my shine / Love me in the way that you should, babe.”

  11. SF9, “Jungle Game”

    Another group with three Leos in their lineup (Dawon, Rowoon, and Jaeyoon) is SF9. In the energetic b-side “Jungle Game,” a pulsing electro beat keeps the momentum going. The lyrics tap on Leo’s competitive side, making mention of conquests and enemies that parallel the cutthroat K-pop industry, but the track’s most impressive feature is its jaw-dropping choreography. In live performances, the members run across the stage, ensemble in clever formations, do acrobatic jumps, and even move in a human-formed vehicle — which became known as the “Transformer’s Dance” among fans. Leos are one of the most creative signs of the Zodiac, and what better place to channel all that genius than in an unforgettable performance?

    Biggest mood: “Like a starved animal / Run and conquer / Run until the end / If I can touch it, it’s mine / Conquer each and every one / Run until the end.”

  12. Monsta X, “Jealousy”

    One of the consequences of being so attached to their egos is that Leos can be quite possessive. Jealousy is a feeling that all humans experience, but some lions are more likely to let it blow out of proportion and act out. Monsta X is a group known for their hard-hitting songs that convey strength and belligerence, with their 2018 single “Jealousy” giving a take on its namesake feeling. While the lyrics imply a love interest on the receiving end of “a little jealousy,” the music video opts to further the group’s intricate symbolism of their Code era, featuring the members in mysterious settings and holding puzzling objects. This choice opens up another layer of interpretation for the release, and makes us wonder if all this dramarama isn’t just a leonine put-on show.

    Biggest mood: “A little jealousy / Let’s get closer / Let’s fill this gap between us / Jealousy / I can’t even imagine you / Being with someone else.”

  13. AOA, “Like a Cat”

    In one of the catchiest hits of 2015, AOA showed confidence and sass like a pack of lionesses — but what else could be expected from a track with such a title? While AOA refer more to the domesticated species, their attitude is dignified enough to be classified as the proverbial queens of the jungle. While celebrating their unique glow in the lyrics, the music video is a part comical, part sexy spy-film where the group plots a diamond robbery — and succeeds. Proof that a little Leo confidence can go a long way.

    Biggest mood: “I’m good, I’m hot, I’m fresh, I’m fly.”

  14. 2NE1, “I’m the Best”

    2NE1, despite not having any Leos in their lineup, embody the sign’s best qualities with ease, bringing forth attitude and confidence to all their releases. A supreme example is the mega hit “I’m the Best.” One of the best creations of YG’s in-house producer Teddy, this track has a swift rhythm, contagious energy, and earworm hooks that make it easy to understand why it’s such a classic. The futuristic scenarios of the music video complement the group’s brash message, as if they are otherworldly beings descending to illuminate the Earth. In Leo language, “the best” obviously means themselves, and such is their compelling performance in which 2NE1 truly becomes the center of the universe.

    Biggest mood: “I open my closet and put on the freshest outfit / The reflection of my face in the mirror, I carefully check it over / Right now it’s 8, I’m supposed to meet up at 8:30 / Tonight I set out with bold steps.”

The Girls Are Back: Haim’s ‘Summer Girl’ Video Is All About That Sax

Haim are back, and not a moment too soon. Just in time for the dog days of summer, the trio of SoCal sisters have returned with the warm and jazzy “Summer Girl,” which they debuted at a show in L.A. earlier this month, and which marks their first new music since 2017’s Something to Tell You.

Danielle takes lead vocals here, and in the accompanying video, she leads sisters Este and Alana through the streets of L.A., shedding layers upon layers of clothing until they get down to something more seasonally appropriate. “I’m your summer girl, I’m your summer girl,” she gently reassures, glancing at a guy with a massive saxophone trailing her. They eventually come face-to-face at a movie theater, where she instructs him, “Walk beside me / Not behind me / Feel my unconditional love.” Soak up all those fuzzy feelings in the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video below.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday (July 30), Danielle opened up about the new song’s inspiration, revealing that she wrote it around the time her partner, producer Ariel Rechtshaid, was sick.

“I wrote it around the time my partner was diagnosed with cancer a couple years ago while we were making STTY. (he’s in the clear now!),” she wrote. “We were touring on and off at this time and every time we were on the phone with each other or when I would come home in between shows, I wanted to be this light that shined on him when he was feeling very dark. I wanted to be his hope when he was feeling hopeless. so I kept singing these lines – I’m your sunny girl/ I’m your fuzzy girl/ I’m your summer girl – over the bass line. Summer girl stuck.”

Danielle took the demo to Rostam Batmanglij, who wrote the sax melody and added the bass parts, intentionally keeping the musical cues from Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” as an homage to him. And just a couple weeks later, Haim delivers the “Summer Girl” video as a way of “releasing new music as we’re working on it.” Hopefully that means album No. 3 is on the way!

Ava Max Puts Her ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ Into Two New Songs

Don’t freak out: Ava Max, one of the biggest breakout artists of 2019, just dropped a double dose of new music. And like “Sweet but Pyscho” and “So Am I” before them, these two new tracks are certified bops.

On “Freaking Me Out,” the VMA nominee sets a “scary but beautiful” scene, describing a new relationship that has her fully losing her senses. “Now I hear sounds in the hallway / Rocking chairs are moving on their own / I’m falling for you / So much so that it’s freaking me out,” she sings. It’s a softer side of Ava, but those trademark growly vocals will keep you on your toes.

The second new track, “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” chronicles a messy relationship that may take a page from Romeo & Juliet. “I’mma give you all my blood, sweat, tears / And when it hurts I’m gonna stay right here,” Max assures her partner, her voice growing more urgent with each turn. “Throw my heart out on the pavement, cut it up and take it / I just wanna die with you.”

In a press release, Max said of her new music, “‘Freaking Me Out’ and ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ are two songs I am so excited to finally have out in the world. The first is about realizing that you’re in love with someone to a degree that feels almost beyond your control and the second is about giving all of yourself to someone you love and sticking by their side no matter what.”

Max’s new releases come on the heels of her first-ever VMA nomination for Best New Artist, alongside Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, H.E.R., and Rosalía. Get voting now!

Noah Cyrus Wanders An Old Town Road In Sunny ‘July’ Video

Billy Ray’s impact is real — on the heels of “Old Town Road”‘s historic week, the youngest member of the Cyrus clan has embraced the “yeehaw” lifestyle, cowboy emojis and all.

On Wednesday (July 31), Noah Cyrus returned with her first solo single of the year, “July.” Clocking it at a lean two and a half minutes, the track is built around an acoustic guitar loop and Noah’s gorgeously raw vocals, as she sings about a toxic relationship that she’s on the brink of leaving. “You remind me every day I’m not enough, but I still stay,” she laments, later adding, “I’ve done a lot of things wrong, loving you being one, but I can’t move on.”

In the accompanying, vintage-filtered video — directed by James Pereira and shot on 16mm film — Noah takes the song’s warm country vibes to a literal old town road. As she meanders a sunny trail in a cowboy hat and all-denim ‘fit, she leaves her baggage behind, blissfully whistling as she contemplates a fresh slate. In a press release, the 19-year-old explained that the vid symbolizes her “attempt of letting go and walking away from the baggage. Even though it’s hard and it hurts, there is something beautiful on the other side.”

The organic, stripped-back “July” is just the latest example of Noah’s chameleonic approach to music; she’s readily bounced from the trap-influenced “Again” to the pop/rock sound of “Stay Together.” The L.A.-based singer has spent most of 2019 writing and recording in the studio, and plans to release more music and hit the road for some live shows later this year. In the meantime, check out “July” above.

Lana Del Rey’s Tracklist For Norman Fucking Rockwell Gets Straight To The Point

Lana Del Rey’s forthcoming studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell is almost fucking here. She announced in June that it would be out in two fucking months. And now, today, we have the fucking cover art, tracklist, and release date. It’ll be out on fucking August 30. This profanity is absolutely necessary.

The cover art for Norman Fucking Rockwell features Lana and actor Duke Nicholson, the grandson of Jack Nicholson, on what appears to be a joyous boat trip. Lana’s sister, Chuck Grant, is behind the lens. Jack Antonoff has also been revealed to be one of the collaborators that she has worked with for the album. The accompanying tracklist features some of what we’ve heard before and some new material. There are the previously released tunes “Mariners Apartment Complex,” “Venice Bitch,” “Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have—But I Have It,” and her cover of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time” along with surprises like “The Next Best American Record” that makes us genuinely curious as to what the current best American Record sounds like (spoiler alert: It’s “Old Town Road“). With an August 30 release date, the answers to these, and more are around the corner.

In addition to preparing her new album, Lana is also working on a book of poetry called Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass. It’ll only cost a $1 when it hits shelves.

Take a look at Lana’s cover art and tracklist up above.

Billie Eilish Got Extremely Candid About Feeling ‘Hopeless’ Dealing With Depression And Anxiety

It may seem as though Billie Eilish has it all — fame, fortune, the Dodge Charger she’s always wanted. And while the “Bad Guy” singer certainly experienced a rapid rise to the top, it was even more impressive because she did it on her own terms, recording and making music with her brother Finneas in their home. And the best part? It worked. Eilish knows her Gen Z audience better than anyone.

Still, Eilish is just a teenager, and living life in the spotlight at just 17 has proven to be difficult — especially as someone with a history of depression. “I have this amazing thing in front of me, and I don’t want to hate it,” she told Rolling Stone of her fame in a new cover story. “And I don’t hate it. But I hate certain parts of it.” For Eilish, coming to this conclusion has been hard because, according to her, she always liked being the center of attention. Fame, however, has proven to be a different type of attention — one that she’s not particularly fond of. “I don’t think anyone knows what fame actually is. Because if I did want to be famous — it wasn’t this kind,” she added.

Fortunately, Eilish is in a good place now, noting that this year has been the best of her life. “I haven’t been depressed in a minute, which is great,” she told the magazine. But like many other people her age, it’s been a long journey, and it certainly didn’t come without its struggles. Eilish specifically mentioned her rise to superstardom — a series of events that many might assume were full of happiness. “It’s funny,” she said. “When anyone else thinks about Billie Eilish at 14, they think of all the good things that happened. But all I can think of is how miserable I was. How completely distraught and confused. Thirteen to 16 was pretty rough.”

After joining a dance company during that era, the competitive environment really took a toll on her confidence. “That was probably when I was the most insecure,” she said. “I wasn’t as confident. I couldn’t speak and just be normal. When I think about it or see pictures of me then, I was so not OK with who I was.” She was also experiencing what she referred to as “the peak of my body dysmorphia.” Then, at 13, a hip injury gave her no choice but to quit. “I think that’s when the depression started,” she said. “It sent me down a hole. I went through a whole self-harming phase — we don’t have to go into it. But the gist of it was, I felt like I deserved to be in pain.”

Now that Eilish has found herself on the other side of that pain, all she wants to do is be there for her struggling fans and remind them to take care of themselves. “Sometimes I see girls at my shows with scars on their arms, and it breaks my heart,” she said. “I don’t have scars anymore because it was so long ago. But I’ve said to a couple of them, ‘Just be nice to yourself.’ Because I know. I was there.” And while she’s feeling better now, the Gen Z icon still experiences bouts of anxiety and depression, most recently caused by having to go back on tour. “I had a panic attack every single night,” she said.” I cried for two hours every night. It was really, really bad. … I just couldn’t take the fact that I had to leave again. … Thinking about that literally made me throw up. I’m not a throw-upper, but I threw up twice, from the anxiety.”

This anxious and depressed state, according to Eilish, lasted for about a week. However, she remembers it feeling much longer. “It was literally just a week — but it was so intense it feels like a whole year of my life I’m talking about right now. It was just a completely random week of bursting misery.” In that single week, she said she couldn’t think of anything to look forward to and was truly afraid of being alone. “I’d get this feeling in my stomach like a knife being twisted around. I felt unsafe with myself, even for an hour.” she said. “I don’t trust myself when I’m alone.”

Luckily, Eilish, her parents, and the rest of her team have taken extra measures to make sure she’s mentally in a good place — especially while on tour. The singer has gone to see a therapist, scheduled time for her friends to visit, and even chartered an extra bus for them. And although she sometimes feels like she “can’t go cry somewhere” because of her job, even she admits that touring has been much better than she ever expected, and that, overall, her career is pretty cool. “I have an amazing job, dude. I really do. The things I get to do in my career have just been unbelievable. … If I’m putting on my third-person cocky hat, the shit is fucking amazing. Going anywhere and being looked at because everyone knows who you are? That’s crazy! So I really cannot complain. But I do anyway.”

Carly Rae Jepsen Can Only Say ‘OMG’ On Lovesick New Gryffin Song

Carly Rae Jepsen is goofily grinning, blushing, and possibly stumbling as she sings the sickeningly-sweet “OMG,” the new single that she’s featured on by DJ and producer Gryffin. She comes to the realization that, hey, true love exists! It happens when her partner’s fingers brush against her skin, raising those barely visible hairs to full attention. Over the course of the song, she grows deeper and deeper in love as she closes her eyes and smiles while exploring the heights of her happiness. She’s head-over-heels in love and it has to feel good.

“OMG” is so cheery and bright that if the beach had a default song that would be carried by the wind, it would be this, softly swimming in your ears and coming out of seashells on the sand. It’s all clear skies and moderately warm temperatures where CRJ is at and the sheer joy in her voice should let it be known. She starts off the song with the kind of declaration of love that would make haters roll their eyes and stick their tongue out, fake gagging. “I’m technical, but I lose sensibility/When you’re next to me/I feel a boom, feel the bang inside my soul, love,” she intones blushing. Cue the innocent canoodling. Her chorus of “Like, oh, my god, ooh, I think I might love you/’Cause I only liked a lot of things before  I knew/The way I love it when you touch me now” is adorable in a public display of affection kind-of-way. As she and her partner sashay into the sunset, it doesn’t matter if those watching them are sick to their stomachs. CRJ and her hubby’s happiness are all that matters.

Carly Rae Jepsen released her fourth studio album Dedicated in May. On the day of its release, she shared the ridiculously wild video for “Too Much,” featuring her smashing cake with a number of clones.

Watch the awesome and sunny lyric video for “OMG” up above.

Childish Gambino’s Soulful New Cover Revives A Throwback Garth Brooks Persona

In 1999, country singer Garth Brooks was Chris Gaines, another personality that would enable him to dip his toes into the waters of rock music in preparation for a new film about this fictional entity. He released Garth Brooks in… The Life of Chris Gaines as the rockstar, with “Lost In You” peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it the crowning achievement of the brief experiment. Donald Glover, aka, Childish Gambino, unearthed this classic record and gave it a powerful soul twist when he performed a cover of it in Australia. With an array of strong backup singers and an electric keyboard, Gambino revived the spirit of Gaines and introduced him to rhythm and bass.

Gambino, who was in Australia headlining the Splendour In The Grass festival, stopped by Australian radio station Triple J and perform a cover for its long-running series, Like A Version. He was no stranger to the event; he previously performed Tamia’s “So Into You” in 2015. This time, he raised Chris Gaines from the imagination graveyard for “Lost Into You.” Backed by a chorus of booming voices, Gambino gently serenaded the mic, giving the rock song new life as a romantic ballad. Chris Gaines is somewhere standing next to Frankenstein, Popeye, and the Boogeyman, smiling.

Gambino recently lent his voice to The Lion King and its soundtrack, appearing with Beyoncé and Jay-Z on the anthemic “Mood 4Eva.” Earlier this year, he was one of Coachella‘s headliners along with Ariana Grande and Tame Impala.

Check out Gambino’s soothing rendition of “Lost In You” up above.