The thing Luke Combs wants you to know about him is that he’s extremely normal, regular, average. Combs, one of the biggest things going in country music right now, just released an album called What You See Is What You Get. He’s a burly, bearded North Carolina native who removes his ballcap about as often … More »
A few months ago, as you are likely well aware, Taylor Swift released a new album called Lover. It’s a very good record and, in a lot of ways, a return to form. But while it’s a huge album, it hasn’t quite been the dominant commercial force that past Swift albums have been. More »
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 »
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 »
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes now have the #1 song in the country. Their collaboration, “Señorita,” came out a couple months ago and has been inching its way up the charts. Last week, when Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” finally dethroned “Old Town Road,” “Señorita” slipped ahead of “OTR” to land at … More »
Last week, Billie Eilish ended the historic run of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.” “Old Town Road” had been at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 weeks — the longest run ever. For nine of those weeks, Eilish’s “Bad Guy” had been at #2, stuck behind “Old Town Road.” When … More »
“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 »
OWSLA boss Skrillex has been on the move racking up a relentless number of production work in the form of everything—from solo releases, to collaborations, features, and more. Within the summer of 2019 alone, the powerhouse joined forces with TroyBoi on “WARLORDZ“, lent his hand to Lykke Li’s “two nights part ii” with Ty Dolla $ign, and dropped a twofer Show Tracks. As of the past year, Skrillex has no doubt heavily resurfaced with his electronic pursuit, specifically in the form of Dog Blood activity. He has also continued to traverse musical genres, with his scope of work including pop co-writing credits with Ed Sheeran on “Way to Break My Heart.” Now, his latest venture comes in the form of Zac Brown Band‘s sixth studio album, The Owl.
Alongside Skrillex, Zac Brown have also enlisted pop mega-producer Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, and Shawn Mendes for co-writing duties on the forthcoming LP. The group promise “something for everyone” on The Owl, describing it as “exciting, raw, and unexpected”.
“We are always pushing ourselves as musicians by blurring genre boundaries and incorporating all kinds of music we are personally inspired by, elevating what we are capable as a group”, stated Zac Brown.
The Owl will be released on September 20.
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