The Merits of Zayn Malik's Dorky New Single 'Sour Diesel,' Debated

Former One Direction member and wearer of his girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s Anna Sui T-shirt Zayn Malik is back with a new single that compares a woman to drugs, and a mask that looks like it was ripped off the face of MF Doom. We know weed is good, but is “Sour Diesel?” Jezebel investigates in this exclusive excerpt from…

Ariana Grande Makes Us Pray to a Feminist Woman God

Deeply kooky but very enjoyable: Ariana Grande, “God Is A Woman” - Obviously, the video for Ariana Grande’s latest single opens with a shot of her hula-hooping at the center of a faraway galaxy and gets weirder from there. This is an over-the-top, bombastic, overtly symbolic Ariana like we’ve never seen before; at…

Justin Timberlake Thinks 'Summer Starts Now' (He's Wrong), Plus 'Boo'd Up' Remixes Have Begun

N, this shit is bad: Justin Timberlake, “Soulmate” – I hate this song. I cannot put it plainly enough. The incessant beat could be fire, but then you get JT’s languid voice over it, repeating “Let me be your soulmate............ FOR DA NITE, JUST FOR DA NITE, FOR DA NITE” with no end in sight. It’s not good. There’s…

Drake's 'Summer Games' Is Big Scorpio Energy

Yes, okay, I like it: Drake, “Summer Games” - Please avert your pitchforks, I come in (biased) peace when I say Drizzy’s soft boy shit has never done much for me, and his fifth album, Scorpion—a record obsessed with the usual Drake themes, now with more absentee fathering—released Friday doesn’t do much for me either.…

Florence and the Machine's 'Big God' Is a Big Mood

Sure: Florence and the Machine, “Big God” - Florence Welch told the New York Times in an interview this month that her newest single, “Big God,” is about “obviously, an unfillable hole in the soul, but mainly about someone not replying to my text.” In other words, “Big God” is a big mood, and the video is no…

Alessia Cara Knows You're Stressed, and Troye Sivan Just Wants You to Dance

Nice but not for me: Alessia Cara, “Growing Pains,” - Early on, I admit I was a fan of Alessia’s introversion therapy anthems, “Here” and “Wild Things,” etc., because it’s easy to fall for an artist who tries to rep for the hermits and outsiders. But now she’s doing a specific type of commercial music that I can’t…

Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado's Queer, Feminist Book of Horror Stories, Will Become a TV Series

What’s better than a short story collection about the horrors of womanhood? Arguably, an anthology TV series about the horrors of womanhood. As Vulture reported on Thursday, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties–a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award–is currently in development as a Black Mirror-style…

Christina Aguilera Drops a Smooth Summer Track, and Tove Lo Promotes Sex Therapy

Yep, definitely, please, more like this: Christina Aguilera “Like I Do” ft. GoldLink: It is now very difficult to tell what Liberation, Christina Aguilera’s much-anticipated (?) latest album will sound like. This song, flute-forward and sounding very much like a track meant for a different artist, is a radical…

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