A week ago, Juice WRLD died at the age of 21 after suffering from seizures at Chicago’s Midway Airport. This past weekend, Juice WRLD was scheduled to perform as one of the headliners at the Los Angeles version of the Rolling Loud festival. Rather than finding a replacement performer or shuffling the schedule … More »
The streaming services are starting to figure something out: People like music. People also like to throw on things to watch casually in the background. That means we’re now getting Netflix-funded projects like Paul Thomas Anderson and Thom Yorke’s Anima short film, or like Beyoncé’s Coachella concert movie Homecoming. That’s only beginning. We’re going to … More »
Visual artist and former Sonic Youth bassist-singer Kim Gordon has been announced as keynote speaker at next year’s South By Southwest Conference in Austin. Joining the noise rock icon as an initial keynote at the annual event will be Reggie Fils-Aimé, the former president and COO of Nintendo of America. SXSW also announced new names … More »
Producer Benny Blanco has teamed up with popular and questionable rapper Juice WRLD for a new song called “Graduation.” It samples Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever),” which makes it partly a nostalgia grab, but its accompanying music video — which was directed by Jake Schreier — features a who’s who of … More »
OWSLA boss Skrillex has been on the move racking up a relentless number of production work in the form of everything—from solo releases, to collaborations, features, and more. Within the summer of 2019 alone, the powerhouse joined forces with TroyBoi on “WARLORDZ“, lent his hand to Lykke Li’s “two nights part ii” with Ty Dolla $ign, and dropped a twofer Show Tracks. As of the past year, Skrillex has no doubt heavily resurfaced with his electronic pursuit, specifically in the form of Dog Blood activity. He has also continued to traverse musical genres, with his scope of work including pop co-writing credits with Ed Sheeran on “Way to Break My Heart.” Now, his latest venture comes in the form of Zac Brown Band‘s sixth studio album, The Owl.
Alongside Skrillex, Zac Brown have also enlisted pop mega-producer Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, and Shawn Mendes for co-writing duties on the forthcoming LP. The group promise “something for everyone” on The Owl, describing it as “exciting, raw, and unexpected”.
“We are always pushing ourselves as musicians by blurring genre boundaries and incorporating all kinds of music we are personally inspired by, elevating what we are capable as a group”, stated Zac Brown.
The Owl will be released on September 20.
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Next week Ed Sheeran will release No.6 Collaborations Project, a 15-track album of collaborations with other artists, including Travis Scott, Stormzy, Camila Cabello, and Cardi B. So far, we’ve heard his songs with Justin Bieber, Khalid, and Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock. Tonight, Sheeran shares two more: “BLOW,” a rocker with Bruno Mars and … More »
Last year, Lil Dicky released his problematic collab with Chris Brown, “Freaky Friday.” Now, the joke-rapper is setting his sights on climate change. Thursday morning, he went on Ellen to tease a video for a new song called “Earth.” Dicky said the video features 30 of the biggest stars in the world — … More »
“HAVE U EVER SEEN A BITCH PLAY FLUTE THEN HIT THE SHOOT?” It was a reasonable question. It was also a relevant question because it accompanied footage of the woman who posed it doing just that: first busting out an accomplished flute solo and then breaking into 2018’s biggest viral dance craze with her backup … More »
Benny Blanco’s “Eastside” reached #1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart this week, completing a 31-week voyage to the top. The chart tracks Top 40 radio airplay, which means “Eastside” — a brisk, twilit collaboration with newly cemented radio mainstays Halsey and Khalid — has been in steady rotation at pop stations since late July. According … More »