“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »
What would Harry Styles do (WWHSD) if he couldn’t escape the paparazzi? Move in with his accountant, apparently! CBS’s new sitcom Happy Together will follow a teen heartthrob Cooper, whose character is based off of Harry Styles, and his zany adventures with his new housemates, two 30-somethings with nothing to lose! They do all sorts … More »
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. To honor his memory and his work, which is still as relevant as ever, Stevie Wonder has assembled a mind-bogglingly vast lineup of musicians, celebrities, and public figures to share their hopes for the future in a video entitled “The Dream Still Lives.” … More »
There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there’s pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who’ve briefly gotten a foothold in the pop mainstream — a list that in the past couple decades has included Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Lonestar, Lady Antebellum, and Carrie Underwood among others … More »
Fleetwood Mac were honored at the MusiCares Person Of The Year concert at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall last night, where a number of younger artists paid tribute to their legacy and their songs. Lorde covered their 1997 song “Silver Springs,” Haim covered “Gypsy,” and Harry Styles joined the band themselves for a performance of … More »
In an era of fart-wet, stream-chasing acoustic covers it falls to Post Precious, the semi-futuristic and entirely amazing ‘double act’ consisting of Alex ‘Alex Winston’ Winston and Mr out of Ms Mr, to really pulled it out of the bag with a brand new poppers o’clock reimagining of Sign Of The Times, the Serious Rock Anthem first made famous by suit-wearing authentic rock troubadour Harry Styles.
It doesn’t really matter why they’ve done this, because all that really matters in this moment is that the music exists at all, but if you’re wondering what it’s all about they’ve been discussing their motives via what appears to be an email interview over at Dork, who’ve just premiered the song.
“Honestly,” explains either Post or Precious, “we both just think its a really beautiful song. We had been toying with the idea of a cover for a while and we thought we could transform it into something dancey and fun, but also keep the emotionality of it.”
Of course, as is always the case with whacking in synths and drum machines, The Prec haven’t just kept the emotionality of this song, they’ve doubled it.
The finished track sounds like a cross between a Robyn song and those amazing donked-up pop covers Almighty used to do, which you’ll surely agree is 100% acceptable.
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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »
Here’s a sign of the times for you: We’re still a couple weeks away from cleaning up bottles on New Year’s Day, and year-end list season has already been in full swing for what feels like forever. The media’s annual pop-culture recap ritual progresses, how do you say, muy despacito. Lucky for you, that’s what … More »
Every year on Grammys weekend, the organization’s charity wing MusiCares hosts a ceremony honoring its Person Of The Year. This year MusiCares’ Person Of The Year is actually a group of persons, Fleetwood Mac, and the National Academy of Recorded Arts & Sciences has rounded up an impressive lineup of performers to pay tribute. Haim, … More »