Music: New releases
ARIANA GRANDE FEAT. ZEDD - BREAK FREE
Is there anything Nickelodeon TV star turned pop princess Ariana Grande can't do? The cute-as-a-button 21-year-old is now all psyched up to conquer the world of dance music. With the help of Russian-German DJ heavyweight Zedd, Grande turns in an amazing synth-laden banger. Her sweet, soaring voice has never sounded better.
CHRIS BROWN FEAT. USHER & RICK ROSS - NEW FLAME
Chris Brown's violent tendencies and repeated brushes with the law overshadow his talents as a singer. The troubled 25-year-old's latest single, New Flame, shows him in his element. Smooth and silky, it's a deliciously sexy ballad. The track also features memorable guest vocals from fellow R&B superstar Usher and rapper Rick Ross.
F(X) - RED LIGHT
Are you tired of the cutesy, bland bubblegum fare churned out by K-pop girl groups Crayon Pop, Secret and Apink? Take a listen to f(x), possibly South Korea's quirkiest, coolest pop idols. The quintet's new single, Red Light, is best described as a hyperactive, electro-house anthem. Chockful of unique sounds, from ticking clocks to snare drums, it definitely makes f(x) stand out from the pack.
This article was first published on July 16, 2014.
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