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Release round-up: New Britney clip and JLS’s final single, plus Eric Clapton, Banks, Savages and Ke$ha

By | Published on Monday 30 September 2013

Britney Spears

Rounding up the latest release news…

Britney Spears has given fans “just a lil taste” via Instagram of a racy video matching her TBA eighth LP’s lead single, ‘Work Bitch’ (released 3 Nov), and it’s potentially the most artificially-enhanced thing I’ve ever seen. Stare at it in disbelief here. The full vid is due out tomorrow.

Similar to Britney in the fact that he has an LP on the way soon (and only in that fact), Eric Clapton has confirmed a five-disc compilation containing remixed, remastered and specially expanded versions of his live and studio releases between 1974-5. Titled ‘Give Me Strength’, it’ll be available as a pre-Xmas gift on 25 Nov. Details and tracklistings here.

And in ‘new vids’ news, ‘spectral R&B’ financier Banks has given the world an official ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ video to rave over. Featuring on LA-based Jillian Banks’s fresh-ish ‘LONDON’ EP, find the track visualised before your eyes here:

In stark contrast to Banks’ hip hop gloss, because straight-faced noir punks Savages are nothing if not stark, is said band’s just-out ‘Husbands’ promo. Backed by a song taken off the quartet’s Mercury-nominated first LP, ‘Silence Yourself’, I’d advise not watching it if you have anything against maggots. Maggot-lovers and sympathisers, meanwhile, can have a go on it here.

And hey, Ke$ha has made a vengeance track inspired by fake orgasms titled ‘U Suck Ass’. The ‘U’ in question is “a total piece of shit, douchebag piece of garbage” and “lying sack of shit, balls, shit-filled ballsack” that Ke$ha used to date. She hasn’t released it to the public yet, but you can get a feel for its general ‘vibe’ via her recent tête-à-tête with MTV.

And finally, since there’s a real finality to this last bit, JLS have finalised a final ever single pre their big irreversible split in early 2014. Whilst the actual track is still ‘in hiding’ till later this week, the band say its title will be ‘A Billion Lights’. Here are their faces displaying the full gravity of the situation.

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