Find your Inner Rage with These Soon-to-Be Hits.
Bite that thumb at an ex.
Ready to Pop is bursting at the seams with poisonous venom this week. Are you itching to get back at your ex? But you don't know where to start? In today's round-up of tunes, we've got three icy new flickering, thumb-biting odes to heartbreak that might be right up your alley. Below, check out our latest obsessions, rated on a (slay) scale of "Super Chill" to "Shook" to "Wig Snatched."
Stela Cole - "You F O"
Pop newcomer Stela Cole doesn't hold back. "I go like Cinderella, laser gun like Barbarella / 'Bout to blow your mind like I'm interstellar / I been thinking why don't you F O?," she spits. "You F O" is sugary sweet, coated in a raw, unfettered swagger. While possessing a doo-wop bounce, she mingles the throwback template with a slinky hip-hop chew. It's gloriously audacious, especially as her debut single.
Slay Scale: Wig Snatched
Christiana Berenguer - "My Thing"
Coming off last summer's viral hit "Great Heights," Christiana Berenguer flies in with a staggering new hip-hop-lifted soon-to-be smash. "My Thing" sees her swaggering around the dance floor and tossing her drink right in her her ex's face, figuratively speaking, of course. "I'm gonna do it up like you did all the time," she smirks, distorted vocals flying in from the rafters and perching on her shoulders. It's provocative, fun and will be the perfect kiss-off to your ex, too.
Slay Scale: Shook
REYNA - "Baby Forget It"
We've all got that one ex that just won't let us go ⎯⎯ even though we've long since parted ways. But they still hang on to something. There's nothing wrong with that, unless it's an article of clothing your ex actually wants back. "You stole my jacket / I know you loved it / Yeah, you still wear me out," electro-pop duo REYNA depict with their latest single. "Baby Forget It" is splashed with classic '80s neons; it's both warm and urgent, a reminder that maybe we should leave the past alone.
Slay Scale: Super Chill
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Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
25 years ago, pop stars and rappers were were expected to stay in their respective lanes. But Mariah Carey proved that hip-hop and pop were a match made in heaven—changing popular music as we know it.
Hip-Hop is pop—not in sound, but rather in terms of influence and authority.
Certainly pure pop—pasteurized and whipped into its ultimate peak in the early 2010s—is still breathing, though despite its name, the genre's reign as the chieftain of popular music has ended.
Drake and Bad Bunny are as much of pop stars in 2020 as Carly Rae Jepsen and Kesha were in 2012. Spotify reports that, at this very moment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is the most-streamed song in the United States. Immediately following that is trap-pop cut "Mood," a TikTok-famous summer bop by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, two of many rising zoomer rappers who have embraced Hip-Hop's guidance in most melodic forms, like trap-pop, emo rap, alternative hip-hop, and pop-rap. And if that's not enough to give Hip-Hop a throne, Nielsen Music has confirmed that eight of the top 10 artists of 2020 so far are, of course, rappers.