King Princess really is royalty of a sort. Mikaela Mullaney Straus, the 20-year-old upstart who’ll release her debut album Cheap Queen tomorrow, is the daughter of Oliver H. Straus Jr., owner of Brooklyn’s Mission Sound Recording. Like many artists who find their way to fame before exiting their teenage years, she was born … More »
Press play on the year’s biggest country album and you might wonder if you’re listening to a country album at all. Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road is the genre’s only release to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this year and enjoyed the biggest debut streaming week ever for a country album, with … More »
This year has already given us one Kevin Garnett “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!” viral triumph by the name of Lil Nas X. You probably know that story by heart: A savvy young meme-maker who may or may not have built his online following by running a Nicki Minaj fan account heavily promotes his country-rap … More »
A man who characteristically wears many musical hats apltly describes Diplo‘s approach to production throughout 2019. The producer has demonstrated the ease his amorphous affinity to reinvent himself, with the release of house EP, Higher Ground, and his establishment of an house-hailing imprint by the same name—as just a solitary example.
Not to be overlooked in the bountiful sonic web of his recent ventures is Diplo’s development of his country-geared project, Thomas Wesley. Having wrapped his inaugural Higher Ground showcase, hosted at New York’s Brooklyn Mirage on September 22, Diplo now turns his attention to his Thomas Wesley moniker with “Lonely.”
The record features—believe it or not—the Jonas Brothers, marking yet another high-profile collaboration from the DJ who’s worked with just about every variation of artistry in the game at this point in his storied career. The Jonas Brothers’ triad of vocals is pop-oriented in nature, sitting smoothly atop an upbeat arrangement that derives a rugged, Western authenticity from metallic guitar chords. “Lonely” is the third single from Diplo’s forthcoming country album; predecessors include “So Long” and “Heartless.”
It seems like it was only a matter of time before this one materialized.
From wedding crasher antics in Las Vegas earlier this year to a more recent social media “hack” that found Diplo in control of the Jonas Brothers‘ official Instagram account, the JoBros and Random White Dude have sparked an entertaining friendship amid the boy band’s highly successful comeback campaign this year. Now, the foursome are taking things to the next level, cementing their friendship on a new joint, “Lonely.”
The song is expected to be a single from an upcoming country music album from the Mad Decent head honcho. A quick preview reveals the collaboration’s pop-leaning sensibilities with a hint of twang, in line with much of Diplo’s newly emerging country catalog. “Lonely” is due to land at midnight EST on September 27.
“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »
The recently reunited Jonas Brothers sparked rumors of a My Chemical Romance reunion in an interview last month. “I’ve got some dirt,” Joe Jonas said during an appearance on the UK’s KISS FM Breakfast show. “My Chemical Romance apparently were rehearsing next to us in New York recently, which I thought they broke … More »