BØRNS releases sophomore album ‘Blue Madonna’

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Garrett Clark Borns — aka BØRNS — catapulted himself into the stratosphere seemingly from nowhere, with the release of debut album Dopamine. On his sophomore effort, Blue Madonna, Borns dives further into the deep glitz-rock dreamscape that defined his singular sound from the start.

Save for a feature from Lana Del Rey, the album, released on Interscope Records, sees Borns occupy center stage. Opening track “God Save Our Young Blood” is a pointed entrance into the journey known as youthful salvation. “Climbed up the tree of life,” sings Borns, undoubtedly there are times when the facade of youth becomes a bit overdrawn. “Kicked out of paradise” he continues, the effort is welcome regardless its simplistic lyrical approach. The album’s kick off track sees two of glam-pop’s most forthright purveyors synthesize their artistic prowess successfully. The project plays through in its entirety fairly quickly, too, with “Man,” the album’s longest, clocking in at a modest 3:57, that provides fans with an easy entry.

Aside from a few notable pitfalls, the project’s central focus around the thematic concept of disillusioned youth simultaneously nods to a variety of influences ranging from Bowie to Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker to Beyoncé herself. BØRN’s latest project is an eager step forward and, for all its imperfections: a welcome one.

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Børns – “Blue Madonna” (Feat. Lana Del Rey)

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Lana Del Rey appeared on “God Save Our Young Blood,” the opening track from her Interscope label-mate Børns’ new album Blue Madonna. As it turns out, she sings on the title track, too. Now that the album is out, you can hear it for yourself if you so desire. Here: … More »

Radiohead’s publisher denies the band is suing Lana Del Rey

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Despite recent reports that Radiohead might pursue legal action against Lana Del Rey on the grounds of copyright infringement for her track “Get Free,” which allegedly borrowed numerous sonic elements from the bands seminal hit “Creep,” the band has denied that the accusations have been brought to court.

Del Rey recently announced via Twitter that they had. “Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep,’ Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing,” she said.

Although, now, a spokesperson for Radiohead’s publisher Warner/Chappell has denied the existence of a lawsuit with the release of a statement:

“As Radiohead’s music publisher, it’s true that we’ve been in discussions since August of last year with Lana Del Rey’s representatives. It’s clear that the verses of ‘Get Free’ use musical elements found in the verses of ‘Creep’ and we’ve requested that this be acknowledged in favour of all writers of ‘Creep.’

To set the record straight, no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they “will only accept 100%” of the publishing of ‘Get Free.’”

H/T: Pitchfork

 

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Radiohead’s Publishers Dispute Lana Del Rey’s Claims About Copyright Dispute

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Over the weekend Lana Del Rey seemed to confirm rumors that Radiohead were suing her over “Get Free,” the closing track on last year’s Lust For Life, due to perceived similarities to their 1992 breakthrough hit “Creep.” (Notably, Radiohead themselves lifted parts of “Creep” from the Hollies’ “The Air I Breathe,” which later … More »

Lana Del Rey Talks Radiohead Lawsuit Onstage, Says “Get Free” May Be Removed From Album

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Yesterday, Lana Del Rey claimed on Twitter that Radiohead were suing her over her song “Get Free,” which has a chord progression similar to Radiohead’s breakout single “Creep.” In that tweet, Del Rey wrote that Radiohead wanted 100% of her publishing for the song and that the band’s lawyers had been “relentless,” even after … More »

A Radiohead v. Lana Del Rey copyright infringement lawsuit could be imminent

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Radiohead might pursue legal action against Lana Del Rey on the grounds of copyright infringement. The singer-songwriter’s track “Get Free” allegedly borrowing several sonic elements from the English rock band’s 1993 single, “Creep.” “Get Free” is the 16th and final track on Del Rey’s fifth studio album, Lust for Life, released in July of 2017.

Both camps are reported to be “trying to thrash it out behind the scenes to prevent [the issue from] going to court,” according to The Sun, the news source additionally noting “It’s understood that Radiohead’s team are hoping for the band to either receive compensation or to be credited on the list of songwriters to receive royalties.” Only time will tell whether the issue can and will be resolved both amicably and outside of the courts.

 

 

H/T: NME

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BØRNS – “God Save Our Young Blood” (Feat. Lana Del Rey)

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Psychedelic synth-pop star BØRNS has a new single with Interscope label-mate Lana Del Rey out today. It’s called “God Save Our Young Blood,” and it’s the first track on BØRNS’ new album Blue Madonna. Consider this song the 2018 version of the Postal Service, a cocktail of festival-friendly sounds that merges indie-pop precociousness with trap … More »

Lana Del Rey Shares Video Of Lust For Life Writing Sessions

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Lana Del Rey has shared video of Lust For Life writing sessions via Instagram. The first clip is captioned “posting this record’s writing sessions Incase I lose my phone again” and is shot off of the screen of a cracked iPhone. Five parts of the video series showcase LDR demoing “Change,” and one of the … More »

The Year In Musicians Antagonizing The Media

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The President of the United States logged onto Twitter last week to declare journalists “a stain on America!” As has become increasingly common in 2017, this was both startling to read and not at all surprising. Donald Trump has made attacks on the media a cornerstone of his administration. Pushback against the Fourth Estate is … More »