Avril Lavigne’s Disappointing Return

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Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne is back, and as usual, it’s complicated. More »

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino Turned Down Grammy Performances

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Drake-and-Childish-GambinoThe Grammys are coming up in a few nights, but it’s looking more and more like music’s biggest night will be missing some of music’s biggest night. In the recent past, the show has alienated a number of big stars, and it’s failed to reward landmark works from extremely popular artists. And so now we’re … More »

Idris Elba plots collaboration with ‘Cats’ co-star Taylor Swift

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Idris Elba is already taking 2019 by the horns. He’s one of the most anticipated DJ acts on Coachella‘s recently released lineup, he’s launching a new comedy series on Netflix, Turn Up Charliethis spring, and he’s leading the theatrical version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed musical, Cats. The UK DJ legend is co-starring in the film alongside Taylor Swift, and if he plays his cards right, he’s hoping to parlay joint work on the film into a collaborative studio effort with the Reputation megastar.

Elba and Swift co-presented at the Golden Globes on Sunday, January 6, and shortly after presenting at the awards show, Elba dished with Access‘ Scott Evans on his working relationship with the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer. Elba explains, “She’s got a really good heart and she works hard. I’m so excited to work with her in this film. Not only is she a musician but she’s an actress as well…she’s got chops.” Then, he further elaborates,

“This year’s been amazing because I get to play and make music a lot more and I’m hoping that…I might get Taylor and I to do a song. I mean, that would be great.”

The last time Swift wrote lyrics for a star UK house veteran, we got “This Is What You Came For.” If a studio session with Idris Elba does materialize, we might have another major hit on our hands.

H/T: Billboard

 

Taylor Swift Used Facial Recognition Hidden In Fan Kiosk To Identify Stalkers

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Taylor Swift has had several dangerous run-ins with stalkers. Back in April, a man carrying a knife, a rope, and live ammunition was arrested outside of her house. The following month, Swift set up facial recognition technology to identify potential stalkers at her Rose Bowl concert. According Rolling Stone, videos of … More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »

Taylor Swift Celebrates Her Birthday By Releasing Netflix Concert Trailer

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Taylor-SwiftI don’t know about you, but Taylor Swift is 29. Because that’s how old she is now. Because today’s her birthday. Wow, this lede didn’t work at all. Anyway, Taylor Swift made a Netflix special. More »

Watch Taylor Swift’s Surprise Performance At Jack Antonoff’s Ally Coalition Benefit

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Jack Antonoff held his annual Ally Coalition benefit concert tonight. He welcomed a number of his recent collaborators, including Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift, who made a surprise appearance. Swift joined Hayley Kiyoko to perform an acoustic rendition of Reputation hit, “Delicate.” Mitski, Bleachers, Rostam, and Regina Spektor also performed throughout the … More »

Alessia Cara May Not Be The Best New Artist, But She’s Also Not Half Bad

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Alessia CaraWhen the world met Alessia Caracciolo three years ago, she was the awkward teenager enduring a house party where she did not belong: “Somewhere in the corner under clouds of marijuana/ With this boy who’s hollering, I can hardly hear/ Over this music I don’t listen to.” Over the same Bond-worthy Isaac HayesMore »

Taylor Swift Signs New Deal With Universal Music Group

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Taylor Swift has signed a new deal with Universal Music Group, Variety reports. Swift has been at Big Machine Records since her 2006 self-titled debut album, but her contract with them ended this month and there had been speculation that Swift would make the leap to major label distribution. More »

The Chainsmokers go vintage electronic with new track ‘Beach House’

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The Chainsmokers‘ latest track, “Beach House,” may sound familiar to indie/dream-pop connoisseurs. That’s no accident, as the song indeed alludes to the unparalleled experience of listening to Beach House. Drew Taggart sings on the vocal-led song, while a wistful guitar pluck summon flashes of retro pop, ultimately giving the release a new dynamic than fans have yet to witness in recent memory through Chainsmokers’s productions.

“Beach House” is reminiscent of the pop-dance fusion releases that ascended Pall and Taggart into rampant stardom with Memories…Do Not Open. The track will undoubtedly be a contender for a fan-favorite with seasoned Chainsmokers fans, while further cementing their status as pop icons. In addition to continuing their stream of Sick Boy releases, Pall and Taggart recently performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a performance slot previously held by the likes of Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift.