It’s not every day a song sung primarily in Spanish goes to #1 in the US. It’s not even every decade. But “Despacito,” a collaboration between Puerto Rican stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has done it with a late-breaking assist from Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber. The Bieber-featuring “Despacito” remix, you may have … More »
Saturday Night Live pulled out all the stops for its big season finale last night. Katy Perry was the musical guest, and after performing “Swish Swish” without Nicki Minaj, she brought Migos to the stage to help her recreate her “Bon Appétit” video. The Dwayne Johnson-hosted episode also offered a funhouse version of … More »
Following Calvin Harris’ plans to collaborate with Katy Perry for his new album ‘Funk Wav Bounce Volume 1,’ Calvin Harris has reportedly been dating Katy Perry. Over the summer of 2016, Calvin Harris took to Twitter to say that Taylor Swift had attempted to sabotage Katy Perry’s career after she allegedly stole the backup dancers
This week, I imagine that a lot of us spent some time thinking about Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” a vivid and surreal little piece of work that imprinted itself deeply in many of our heads. Once upon a time, that thing would be on every time you came home from school and flipped … More »
American Idol judge Katy Perry is putting out her new album Witness in a few weeks. (Here’s its cover.) She’s already hit us with “Chained To The Rhythm” and the Migos-featuring “Bon Appétit,” and now she’s teamed up with Nicki Minaj for a new single called “Swish Swish.” Listen below, … More »
Versatile producer 3LAU is as well known for his originals as he is his remixes, and today he released a brand new remix of Katy Perry’s hit “Bon Appetit” featuring Migos that is sure to gain a lot of traction. The remix is a first look into 3LAU’s style shift to a deeper house feel, which the producer asserts he will further expose through his upcoming releases. His take on “Bon Appetit” is transformative, but it retains the catchy appeal of the original track.
3LAU’s remix of Perry’s hit is also a milestone for the artist, who tweeted that just six years ago, he was remixing Perry’s music in his dorm. From “Is It Love” to his remix of Ariana Grande’s “Into You,” it seems as if everything 3LAU has touched in the past year has turned to gold, and his take on “Bon Appetit” is sure to be as well.
Song of the week:
Katy Perry feat Migos ‘Bon Appétit’
With the world’s social and political problems now solved purposeful pop takes a back seat on the new Katy single. ‘Bon Appétit’ (or ‘Ciao Adios’, as Anne-Marie sang it) is a strange single: when the chorus properly gets going (at 2:16) you’ve got a really interesting electronic pop single that definitely puts ‘Bon Appétit’ in Song Of The Week territory, but it’s a frustrating listen: the song takes too long to get to the big reveal and it loses momentum every time Migos pop up. Strange that there wasn’t the confidence to launch the single with a 100%-Pezza version before dropping the Migos remix four weeks later, if indeed at all.
Wrong of the week:
Afrojack, David Guetta and Ester Dean ‘Another Life’
This week’s playlist is fury-inducing, should-know-better nonsense from Kygo down but this effort really takes the shit-covered biscuit. Remember: there was a point in the studio where at least one person said: “Yes. This is good enough to release. Our work here is done.”
- The new, Louisa Johnson-abetted version of AJR‘s ‘Weak’ actually works really well.
- Blenda‘s ‘Chill’ is probably the nicest surprise of the week, but Fall Out Boy get a gold star for referencing Britney and chucking in a big “HEY!” on their new song.
- You know you’re in trouble when OneRepublic have Gone Tropical.
- Rebecca & Fiona and Dolores Haze have both released better Charli XCX songs than the new Charli XCX song.
- Good news Men Of A Certain Age: you get a Gorillaz album AND a Phoenix single today.
- Something solid to cling to in a world gone mad: Aston Merrygold is still going.
- Similarly if you were worried that seven days might have passed without new music from Dua Lipa, fear not: she’s guesting on a Wale, Major Lazer and WizKid song.
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