It must be incredible to walk the earth with Bradley Cooper’s confidence. The man decided that he was going to remake A Star Is Born, a film that has already been made four times (five if you count 1932’s What Price Hollywood?, which inspired the 1937 original). Not only was Cooper going to co-write and … More »
Right now, two things seem to be dominating conversation in this country, at least in the online circles in which I move. The happier one of those is the release of A Star Is Born, the new Bradley Cooper movie that’s poised to be the rare populist Oscar contender. The other is the … More »
If you remember any scene from the trailer for Bradley Cooper’s new A Star Is Born remake, it is almost certainly the one in which Cooper’s character, declining roots-rock god Jackson Maine, calls from a car window to Lady Gaga’s aspiring singer, identified only as Ally. It’s a scene that’s appeared in all four(!) versions … More »
It’s been 9,705 days since the last body of work from Nile Rodgers & Chic. But the 26-year wait is over, and It’s About Time is here.
The seasoned disco group have been working for years on their latest album and began teasing singles from it earlier this year. They wowed the world with the release of “Till The World Falls” in June, teaming up with Mura Masa, Vic Mensa, and Cosha for a spirited collaboration on Jools Holland’s show on BBC Two. The remainder of the summer months went by without any additional releases, but early September brought a teaser of what was to come just a few weeks later with “Sober.”
It’s About Time saw its full debut on September 28, featuring an arsenal of star-studded collaborations. Over the course of its 10 tracks, the album sees the group tap artists like Lady Gaga, Elton John, Emeli Sandé, and many more.
After Rodgers revealed that Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars would also be involved in the album, It’s About Time may leave fans wondering where their songs are. Fortunately, only a few months remain until the group’s next album, coming February 2019, where the collaborations will hopefully see the light of day. There’s also a possibility Rodgers’ work with Avicii may be released at some point in the future, as the two were reportedly working on 10 tracks before Avicii‘s death in April.
“I’m an R&B nigga with a hip-hop core.” That’s 6LACK, the Atlanta singer born Ricardo Valentine, on “Scripture,” a track from East Atlanta Love Letter, the #3 album in America this week. That title and 6LACK’s stage name both reference Zone 6, the crime-riddled section of East Atlanta where he grew up. If you’re among … More »
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born is coming. Can you feel it? We’re a little more than a week out from the film that’s been the unexpected (but much welcome) meme of the summer, and today we finally get the full song that has inspired much of that fervor. Yes, … More »
Every few years, a major national publication will publish an overview of the Christian music industry. This week, Kelefa Sanneh has a good one in The New Yorker. Sanneh’s history of Christian rock and pop begins way back in the 1950s, with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s advice-column exhortation that gospel and the devil’s … More »
The Hollywood classic A Star Is Born premiered in 1937 and was reimagined in ’54 and ’76. This October, Lady Gaga will star in a Bradley Cooper-directed re-re-remake of the original film. If you’ve been online at all this summer, you’ve probably already heard the news via critical praise and her … More »
When it comes to big room trance, Andrew Rayel is one of the first artists many would think of when it comes to the subgenre. The Moldovan DJ and producer has gone a completely new direction, however, with “Last Summer,” which sees him sharing the studio once more with “I Need You” collaborator Garibay.
The opening chords immediately sweep the listener into summer with tropical accents and an airy melody. The song centers around pop vocals by Jake Torrey, lending the track the ultimate radio crossover appeal.
“Last Summer” ultimately leans tropical and commercial house, which is a divergence from Rayel’s previous Trance releases. Garibay has a long history in the pop music industry having worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue, so the collaboration’s pop-leaning fabric have certainly been aided by Garibay’s proven style. The track is out now via Armada Music.
Given the flamboyant theatricality inherent to her music, it was inevitable that Lady Gaga would end up doing a residency in Las Vegas someday. As it turns out, that’s happening just a decade after her big splash with “Just Dance.” Gaga announced a 74-date engagement at the Park Theater late last year, and … More »