Seeking Clarity About Clairo

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ClairoA new kind of pop star: In a musical landscape full of false messiahs billing themselves as game-changers, it’s easy to scoff at the notion, but truly transformative figures come along more often than you’d think. How many musical inflection points have been sparked by a magnetic persona who synthesizes a bunch of trends and … More »

The Writing’s On The Wall Turns 20

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Destinys-Child-The-Writings-On-The-WallSometimes, the forces of history converge, and people rise out of nothing to become conquerors. Consider, if you will, Beyoncé Knowles, now appearing on half the movie screens in the United States in talking-lion form even though she really can’t act. More »

Some Thoughts On Beyoncé, Music Trendsetter, And Netflix, Music Trend

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Beyoncé“Pulling a Beyoncé” has always been a fairly elastic concept. Even when the phrase came into vogue at the end of 2013, when she surprise-released her self-titled visual album and, in her own words, “changed the game with that digital drop,” people were crediting her with both the surprise album trend … More »

Beyoncé recruits Major Lazer and Shatta Wale for ‘ALREADY’ on new ‘Lion King’ companion album

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Beyoncé recruits Major Lazer and Shatta Wale for ‘ALREADY’ on new ‘Lion King’ companion albumBeyonce Coachella Homecoming

Disney’s photorealistic reboot of The Lion King may be one of the most highly anticipated cinema events of the year. In addition to all the buzz around the franchise’s 2019 reboot, the film’s star, Beyoncé has given everyone another reason to celebrate with her new companion album, The Lion King: The Gift, which features a host of supporting talent including Major Lazer on “ALREADY.”

This isn’t the first time Beyoncé and Diplo have joined forces, and based on the worldly sonic chemistry they clearly have, it likely won’t be the last. “ALREADY” finds Queen Bey vocalizing over a regal, percussive afrobeat backdrop broken up by spits from Ghanaian producer Shatta Wale. Major Lazer have long maintained how deeply African sounds influence their music—an inspiration they proudly get to showcase alongside Beyoncé on “ALREADY.”

Stream Beyoncé’s New Album The Lion King: The Gift

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In a style reminiscent of Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther album, Beyoncé has executive-produced a full-length project inspired by Disney’s new CGI live action remake of The Lion King, in which she voices Nala. The Lion King: The Gift, which features her recent single “Spirit,” is packed to the brim with eclectic … More »

Beyoncé reconnects with Diplo, enlists Major Lazer on ‘Lion King’ companion album

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Beyoncé reconnects with Diplo, enlists Major Lazer on ‘Lion King’ companion albumDiplo Major Lazer In Africa Lead

Beyoncé and Diplo last joined forces on 2016’s year defining Lemonade, which would go on to grab nine Grammy nominations. Before that, Queen Bey famously sampled Major Lazer’s breakout “Pon De Floor” on her anthemic 2011 hit, “Run The World.” Now, the pair are reuniting once again, this time on Beyoncé’s highly anticipated Lion King: The Gift companion album with “Already.”

The new track pairs the most in-demand pop star in the world with one of the most sought-after producers in the game, for a collaboration in conjuction with arguably the most anticipated cinema event of the year. “Already” also features Ghanaian-native dancehall artist Shatta Wale. Diplo recently alluded to the collaboration via social media, and now Major Lazer has officially substantiated the news. If Diplo and Beyoncé’s track record over the last decade has proven anything, we might have a new sweeping hit on our hands. Lion King: The Gift lands in full on July 19 to coincide with The Lion King remake’s theatrical debut.

Ed Sheeran Finally Becomes One With The Algorithm

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Ed SheeranThe universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies of sound are constantly springing up and spreading out, intermingling and morphing and exploding. An adventurous music fan is never bored. Yet this past decade the pop mainstream has exhibited … More »

Beyoncé – “Spirit” Video

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Beyoncé has released a music video for her song “Spirit” from the forthcoming album The Lion King: The Gift, an album of original music inspired by the live action reboot, set for release on the same day as the film on Thursday (July 18). This is not to be confused with … More »

Beyoncé Announces The Lion King: The Gift Tracklist Feat. Tierra Whack, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, & More

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The Lion King: The GiftBeyoncé is starring as Nala opposite Donald Glover’s Simba in the new CGI live action remake of The Lion King. And upon the release of her new song “Spirit” last week, we learned she’d made a whole companion album to go along with the movie. Today we get to see its extremely intriguing … More »

Rosalía Is Becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star

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RosalíaAt this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »