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Sia And Diplo Unleash Your New Breakup Anthem, “Waving Goodbye”

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I love you, but it’s your turn to cry

Move over "Don't Speak" and "You Oughta Know"—Sia and Diplo's "Waving Goodbye" is the best new addition to your breakup playlist you've had in ages. A bold statement, yes, but a single listen to the new gut-punching tune will have you scream-singing "One hand is holding your body, the other..." every time you drink too much and think about That Guy. Which will probably be your night tonight.

"Waving Goodbye" is featured on the soundtrack to the new movie The Neon Demon, which is all about a gorgeous young model who has to become cutthroat (read: murderous) in order to stay on top. Sia's slightly-distorted and disjointed singing soars over Diplo's deep but frenetic beats, creating a vibe that fluctuates between calm and chaotic. This helps drive home the song's message about that particularly awful kind of breakup where you're still deeply attached but know it's healthier for you to leave. The chorus succinctly embodies this confusion, stating "So one hand is holding your body / The other is waving goodbye / I love you, but it's your turn to cry." It's at once strong and defiant, yet still deeply sad and mournful. 

Although the song is largely centered around the chorus, there are other anthemic lyrics that speak to the realities many women face when deciding to leave a partner—particularly an abusive partner, as the song alludes to. Lyrics like, "When the voice in my head / Tells me I should treat myself better I know you don’t mean to be mean / When you’re hurting you'll see/  You can see just how dark it is getting," are a powerful message about how difficult the choice to leave can be, even when it seems like it should be easy decision when you're being gaslighted or manipulated.

So, check out the full track below, grab that bottle of red, and try really hard not to text your ex. Really, you'll be better off.

(Via MTV)

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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