At this point One Direction have been broken up long enough that we’re beginning to see what each member of the once-dominant boy band is bringing to the table in his solo career. Zayn Malik fashioned himself as a mini-Weeknd of sorts, exploring 50 shades of sexy pop-R&B and coming away with some decent … More »
It was the Steve Austin podcast that did it. Once upon a time, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was the greatest star that professional wrestling had ever known. These days, he hosts a rambling, perversely enjoyable podcast. Most of the time, it consists of Stone Cold having long conversations with old wrestling buddies about their road-trip … More »
Right now, the usually-very-happy sing-rapper Post Malone is enjoying great success with the 21 Savage collab “Rockstar,” currently the #2 song in the country. And he seems to be doing whatever he can to live up to that song’s title, even if it means dangerous and unsuccessful stagedives. During his live shows, … More »
We were only there for three or four songs. It was enough. Last Thursday was one of those rare nights when Chris DeVille and I, the two Stereogum staffers who refuse to live in New York, were in the city anyway, splitting a hotel room the night before we jumped on a train up to … More »
Lorde never disappoints. Just this month, the pop star performed an interpretative dance rendition of “Homemade Dynamite” at the VMAs as opposed to not performing at all, since she was suffering from the flu. While some viewers found it discomforting to watch the singer prance silently across the stage, Lorde did it with radiating joy. Later speaking about the performance, the artist stated, “It’s sort of embarrassing to watch someone experience intense joy. Way more than pain… and I think that’s why people find what I do quite disconcerting.”
Now, the artist’s delivered on her promise to drop a star-studded remix of the track. Enlisting a healthy entourage of music’s best, Lorde’s tapped her tourmate Khalid, along with SZA and Post Malone, for the “Homemade Dynamite” reworking.
While the original was already an infectious pop tune about finding love at a party, the three new additions each add their own stories to the track. Khalid’s sweet vocals tell the story of the partygoer too high to drive, “I wanna feel the light, pushin’ our limits/Unbuckled for the ride, mhmm/We’re way too far from home/Let’s be honest with ourselves, we’re way too high to drive/So let’s take on the night.” Post Malone brings the track home, “Walk, never fall, but we still run/So pour up, pour up another one/I know, I know we on to somethin’/We got, we got a loaded gun, yeah/Go and shoot me the look in your eyes/And you’re here, I’m yours, you’re mine/Find each other when we’re losin’ our minds.” SZA schemes to steal another woman’s boyfriend by sending his girl out to the store.
Of course, the three each bring something different to the track. Post Malone pulls off a convincing run as a pop singer, and the resulted reworking is a dreamy hit. The remix will likely dominate the airwaves just like the original did in no time.
Lorde’s sophomore album Melodrama is one of the best albums of the year, and its next official single is going to be the Tove Lo co-write “Homemade Dynamite” (following “Green Light” and “Perfect Places“). Today, it’s gotten a star-studded remix featuring SZA, Khalid (who is opening for her on her European tour … More »
Grinning Auto-Tunes sing-rapper Post Malone is the type of rapper who makes sure to point out how much he loves Hank Williams and Pantera, and he’s been known to call his style “trap-folk.” At live shows, he likes to pull out an acoustic guitar for a few songs. So maybe it’s only natural that he’d … More »