Camila Cabello launched her rollout for new album Romance last week, releasing two promising singles called “Shameless” and “Liar.” The former got a dramatic music video upon release, and today the latter gets a video too. 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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“Pulling a Beyoncé” has always been a fairly elastic concept. Even when the phrase came into vogue at the end of 2013, when she surprise-released her self-titled visual album and, in her own words, “changed the game with that digital drop,” people were crediting her with both the surprise album trend … More »
In the primordial stages of Gryffin’s come up, he crafted a discography drenched in spellbinding remixed renderings for a collection of chart-topping artists like Ellie Goulding, CHVRCHES, and Troye Sivan. After taking a brief pause to shift focus on his original productions as well as his upcoming two-part freshman LP, Gravity, Gryffin is turning back the clock for his first remix since his 2017 take on Portugal. The Man’s inescapable “Feel It Still.” For his latest, the “Tie Me Down” producer has been tasked by Grammy-nominated superstar Shawn Mendes to channel his endlessly summery aurora for an official rework of Mendes’ smash hit, “If I Can’t Have You”.
Gryffin has repeatedly had an eye for an applicable set of vocals to lay his polished production abilities behind and his Shawn Mendes take follows that tendency. Having previously teased that the remix would be reminiscent of those “OG Gryffin remix vibes,” Gryffin manages to evoke just that, transforming the sensual ballad into an imposing dance record with his notorious acoustic plucks and warm summer harmonies.
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The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies of sound are constantly springing up and spreading out, intermingling and morphing and exploding. An adventurous music fan is never bored. Yet this past decade the pop mainstream has exhibited … More »
At this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »