Electro-pop diva Megan Vice is here and ready to save pop music in 2016. She's hypnotic and fierce and provocative. "For every little bitch that said we'd never make it, look at us now. No trippin' cause we made it," Vice hisses on the dirty-pop banger Hold U Down -- it's one of many euphoric, club sparklers on her brand new Spread the News EP, premiering exclusively today. The seven-track escape is as '80s as it is modern; Vice heaves and sighs across the glittery dance-floor with sheepishness and vulgarity but always with an air of liberation, sensitivity and charm. The title track evokes the jingle-jangle of The Bangles and the effervescent glow of the Go-Gos, leaving you want more and treating you to a mesmerizing string of hooks and sugary sweetness.
Ghost is haunting and slinky, while No Good for Nothing (featuring Sam Lochow) is monumentally groovy and inescapable. The EP contains a slew of producer credits, including Fake Money, The Golden Pony, Young Science and French Horn Rebellion -- and Vice spins in the executive producer chair with Bill Coleman. Later, the singer's cool rendering of Taylor Dayne's 1988 classic Tell It to My Heart weaves together dark webs and lightness; it's a rather apt closer to this '80s tribute collection. "This project is really special to me. Each track represents a different corner of my personality and I'm really happy to get to share it with people," Vice shares with Popdust of the project -- which drops on all major digital retailers this Friday (Aug. 12).
She continues, "All the collaborations on this piece happened very organically and I feel extremely proud and grateful to have worked with the people that I did on this. I made these songs because they're what I wanted to listen to, what I wanted to hear when I turn on the radio - they make me feel free and sexy and empowered and I hope they can do the same thing for others."
Spread the news by spreading Vice's astounding and impressive Spread the News EP. You won't regret it.
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Christina Aguilera: Dirrty
—When it came to the music video for her 2002 hit, Xtina wasn’t afraid to live up to the title. The then 22-year-old got down and real dirty, leaving nothing to the imagination in her booty baring ensemble. The overtly sexual video included plenty of scenes of Christina dirty dancing with both hot dudes and hot chicks—there’s a reason why the video’s director, David LaChapelle, referred to it as “a post-apocalyptic orgy”
Watch Christina get down and Dirrty in her video here
Britney Spears: Toxic
—Brit Brit’s 2004 iconic masterpiece seriously upped the sexy ante when it came to female performers’ music videos. After pushing the boundaries with a sexed-up Catholic school girl get-up in Baby One More Time
, and tight red latex jumpsuit in Oops! I Did It Again
, Spears decided to ditch the clothes and go fully naked, aside from some serious bling, for Toxic
Watch Britney’s Toxic video here
And then, watch this truly bizarre video of a chick lip synching Toxic while having a food shower
Britney Spears: Womanizer
—Oops…she did it again! Brit Brit took the nekkidness yet further with her Womanizer
comeback video in 2008. Foregoing the diamonds in favor of total unadulterated nudeness, Spears let it all hang out…..all in the name of “art”… natch…..
Watch Brit Brit flaunt her wares in the video here
—The R & B singer showed how low he’s willing to go, flashing his man junk, as well as his washboard abs, in the 2000 video for Untitled
Watch the full, oh so damn sexy video here
And, check out video of D’Angelo performing Untitled, live, right here
Gotye: Somebody That I Used To Know
—Wouter Andre "Wally" De Backer enlisted the services of New Zealand born fellow musician, Kimbra, for 2011 hit. The couple held nothing back when it came to the super arty accompanying video—stripping down to fully naked, covered in just body paint
Watch the original version here
Then watch Goyte’s supercut version here
And, watch the nerdiest Star Wars parody cover video ever, right here
Chris Isaak: Wicked Game
—Any straight dude, or lesbian chick, that was a teenager watching MTV back in 1989 very likely remembers only too well a topless Helena Christensen frolicking on a beach with Chris Isaak. The super sexy video, combined with a semi-naked supermodel and moody black and white imagery pretty much ruined every real life beach make-out sessions from that point on—pretty much like From Here to Eternity
… on steroids..
Watch the super sexy video here
Madonna: Justify My Love
—Madge was at her scandalous best in the infamous 1990 video. Shot in moody, atmospheric black and white, the Justify My Love
video really pushed the sexual boundaries envelope at the time—with Madonna cavorting around in lingerie with a number of different male companions, bondage, race mixing, group sex.. it was all there. The video doesn’t seem so outrageous by today’s standards, but it was so groundbreaking back in the day that MTV banned it for being too sexy..
Watch Madge’s super steamy video right here
Miley Cyrus: Wrecking Ball
—Miley’s well documented descent into pretty much permanent nekkidness kicked off with her infamous 2013 Wrecking Ball
video and just proceeded downhill from there on in. Hannah Montana was gone forever from our collective minds once we all got a view of the totally naked Miley swinging from a canon ball. Renown super perv photographer Terry Richardson was the mastermind behind the video, which has been the subject of a whole slew of parodies.
Watch the original Miley video here
Then, watch a masterful parody of the Wrecking Ball video here
And, finally, watch the hedgehog version of Wrecking Ball right here
Katy Perry: California Gurls
—A lilac hair hued Katy Kat fearlessly flaunted her totally naked bod—and looked amazing while at it—during her super girly candy-packed, cotton candy 2010 video for California Gurls
….Snoop Dogg added his vocal skills to the track, but, thankfully spared us his nakedness…
Watch the original Katy Perry video here
And, an amazing Bollywood version here
Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines
—The 38-year-old pro douchebag was at his very douchebag best in the video for his 2013 controversial hit. As if a song justifying date rape isn’t douchey enough, the video basically comprises of Thicke frolicking around with topless models and boasting about his supposed big dick. Hmmmm…. wonder why Paula Patton eventually dumped his sorry ass…
Watch the full uncensored video here
And watch a genius gender swap parody video here
—RiRi’s never been known for her shy, retiring nature, so, nobody was shocked when she dared to bare all for her 2013 atmospheric music video for Stay
. Moody and super sexy, splashing around naked in the bath, a “raw” and emotional Rihanna showed off her acting skills every bit as much as her God given goods..
Watch the original Rihanna video here
And then, watch Vin Diesel’s utterly bizarre cover version here
Robbie Williams: Rock DJ
—Britain’s very favorite boy band export generously treated his female and gay fans to a steamy and sexy Magic Mike style strip down, resulting in a tantalizing glimpse of his rock hard bod in the 2000 video for Rock DJ
. Sadly, we didn’t get a glimpse of Robbie’s man bits as they were censored out…. but, lets face it, the abs made up for all in all..
Watch the sizzling, stripped down video here
The White Stripes: I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
—When it came to the band’s music video for their 2003 hit, we’re pretty sure that plenty of teenage boys knew only too well what they wanted to do with themselves after watching British born supermodel, Kate Moss, pole dancing in lingerie…. Pass the tissues please….
Watch the super sexy video here
Sigur Rós: Fjögur Píanó
—The ever controversial Shia LaBeouf is known for his love of pushing boundaries, so he was the perfect fit for Icelandic post-rock band’s 2012 artsy, super steamy video/short film. Kicking off in bed, wearing a pair of tights whiteys, LaBeouf soon stripped down to totally naked, letting it all hang loose, before donning a pair of nylons and a fake fur bolero jacket. With plenty of weird interpretive dance moves, naked flesh, and simulated sex moves, the video is bizarre to say the least…
Watch the full and incredibly exposed video here