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Kelly Clarkson Will Make You Feel 'Invincible' With New Empowerment Anthem Written By Sia: LISTEN

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Kelly Clarkson, singer of scorn and belter of ballads, has a new empowerment anthem to get your blood pumping. Her latest effort, "Invincible", is off her forthcoming album Piece By Piece and was written by none other than the Chandelier-swinger herself, Sia: 

Via Idolator: 

The Greg Kurstin and Jesse Shatkin-produced song is as you might expect a pairing between the quirky singer-songwriter and the masterclass belter to be — emotionally earnest and vocally explosive. “You know I had lost hope, I was all alone, never been so low until you came along/Teacher, I feel the dots connecting,” she croons.

Listen and get ready to feel invincible, AFTER THE JUMP...

Also be sure to listen to Clarkson's other new single, "Heartbeat Song." 

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MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Who Is Fancy — 'Goodbye'

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Who Is Fancy?

That's the question of the moment and also the name of the artist behind "Goodbye", a track that is currently surging up the pop charts.

TIME magazine says that the artist is reportedly part of a collaboration between Dr. Luke and Scott Borchetta and is managed by Scooter Braun. But there has been little information about the artist out there despite fans trying to sleuth out the situation.

We don't have a lot more information. But we DO have the PREMIERE of Who Is Fancy's video for "Goodbye", which is a clever twist on both this artist's mysterious identity and a statement about identity in general.

Enjoy.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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NEW MUSIC: Daddy Issues, Happyness, Father John Misty, Echodrone, Mute Forest

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New Music is brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, which covers mostly indie/alternative music as well as electronica, ambient/modern classical, pop and anything really, really good.

Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this post.

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Daddy Issues: Double Loser EP

Daddy Issues is an all-girl indie / surf pop act from North Carolina.

Just released is their debut four-track EP Double Loser. This is bad girl 60s influenced guitar trash bubblegum pop with added twee and bite and a high ratio of doo-wops.

Have a listen to EP standout track “Lethal Dose”

 

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Happyness: “A Whole New Shape”

English indie rock act Happyness (above) erupted onto the scene last year, with killer tracks like “Leave The Party” (about going to a party and killing people, as you do) leading to comparisons with Yo La Tengo and Pavement and making the NME Best Newcomers list for 2014.

Last month, Happyness announced they had signed to Moshi Moshi Records for the UK.

Their first single proper of 2015 is “A Whole New Shape”, set for release on March 30th.

 

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Have a listen to new tracks by Father John Misty, Echodrone and Mute Forest, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rapper Common Includes Sexual Orientation In Oscar Acceptance Speech on the Legacy of Selma: VIDEO

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Musician John Legend and rapper Common gave a moving award acceptance speech at the Oscars, with Common saying that the bridge Martin Luther King Jr. crossed on his march from Selma to Montgomery is no longer just a symbol for the Civil Rights Movement, but is now a symbol for any discrimination based on "race, gender, sexual orientation and social status," reports Billboard.

The duo’s song Glory, featured in Selma, won the Oscar for best original song. Common went on to say the symbol of the bridge connects people around the world, from those fighting for freedom of expression in France to those fighting for Democracy in China. Legend also took the opportunity to touch on incarceration rates among black men in his speech.

Said Legend:

"Nina Simone said it's an artist’s duty to reflect the times we're in. Selma is now because the struggle for justice is right now. We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men under correctional control today than there were in slavery in 1850."

Cameras panned to David Oyelowo, who played Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, during Common's acceptance speech with visible tears in his eyes. Fellow co-star and Selma producer Oprah Winfrey, seated next to Oyelowo, was also shown filled with emotion. Watch Common give his touching speech AFTER THE JUMP

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WATCH: Lady Gaga Gives A Stunning ‘The Sound Of Music’ Tribute Performance At The Oscars

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Lady Gaga once again proved her vocal chops when she took to the stage at the Oscars to deliver an impeccable tribute performance to The Sound Of Music. Gaga performed a selection of songs from the classic including the title song, My Favorite Things, Edelweiss and Climb Ev’ry Mountain. 

Gaga received a standing ovation, and a heartfelt hug onstage from the legendary Dame Julie Andrews herself. Watch the genre-versatile singer give one of her best, career defining performances, AFTER THE JUMP

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Aiaiai's Booty Drum Is Turning Twerking Butts Into Music Beats: VIDEO

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Gay, straight, bi, trans, girl, or guy, there’s slim chance you haven’t heard the news about what’s going on with butts right now. We’re living in a veritable golden age where popular tastes have deemed the derriere (in its many shapes, sizes, and functions) as being very en vogue.

Butts are linguistic, butts are on TV, butts are in fashion, and now, thanks to the team at Aiaiai, butts are music. Not in music, mind you. That’s nothing new. With it’s frankly named Booty Drum, Aiaiai has turned butts into music. Remember, folks: squats are your friend.

Check out the booty drum in action AFTER THE JUMP...

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