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Taylor Swift + Zayn Malik Soundtrack The New ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer

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Which premiered yesterday

As if you needed any more incentive to watch Monday night's season premiere of The Bachelor, ABC went ahead and gave you some anyway. The final trailer for Fifty Shades Darker premiered during last night's hotly anticipated broadcast and is loaded with just as much drama as the premiere itself. 

The clip begins with Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) agreeing to go for dinner with Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) because she's hungry. We're guessing she's a little thirsty, too. Round two of their white hot love affair seems to be going fine and dandy until some nebulous forces from Christian's past begin to suddenly appear in darkened corners, as nebulous forces tend to do.

The trailer also doubles as a mini music video for Taylor Swift and Zayn's collaboration, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” off of the film's upcoming soundtrack. It's an effective way to propel a two-minute clip heavy on the smoldering glares and dramatic line readings. In fact, the song works so well with the visuals that we kind of hope it plays on loop for the entire sequel. 

We'll find out if our dream comes true (it won't) when Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters on February 10. Watch the trailer above. 

 

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO] www.youtube.com

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video) www.youtube.com

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House www.youtube.com

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.

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"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."