UK grime king Stormzy has been building up to his sophomore album, Heavy Is The Head, for a bit now. He put out its lead single, “Vossi Bop,” back in April, and those have been followed by “Crown,” “Wiley Flow,” and “Own It” — featuring guest spots from both … More »
Mark Ronson has been doing another round of promo for Late Night Feelings, the great breakup album he released earlier this year. He’s been bringing the rising Arkansas soul singer YEBBA along with him for these gigs, which makes sense because YEBBA gets a three-song stretch on the album all to herself. 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 »
Next week Ed Sheeran will release No.6 Collaborations Project, a 15-track album of collaborations with other artists, including Travis Scott, Stormzy, Camila Cabello, and Cardi B. So far, we’ve heard his songs with Justin Bieber, Khalid, and Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock. Tonight, Sheeran shares two more: “BLOW,” a rocker with Bruno Mars and … More »
To say Ed Sheeran has become one of the most successful artists in the streaming era in an understatement. He is the number one most streamed artist on Spotify with over 61 million listeners a month, with the number one most streamed song, “Shape Of You,”—the only song with over 2 billion plays. Sheeran has four songs with over a billion plays, and from the looks of the roster on his upcoming No. 6 LP, he’s rearing for more.
Featured collaborations on the newly revealed tracklist include Skrillex, Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Stormzy, Yebba, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Young Thug, JHUS, Ella Mai, Paulo Londra, H.E.R., Meek Mill, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Bruno Mars, and Chris Stapleton. This is also leaving out the two singles on the album that have already been released—”Cross Me” featuring Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock and number 2 Billboard chart-topper “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber. In an eclectic variety of collaborators, the British singer/songwriter has blanketed his album with a smorgasbord of artists in almost every pop genre.
The album, No. 6, is set for release July 12.
Next month, Mark Ronson is releasing a new album, Late Night Feelings. It’s a collab-heavy affair, and we’ve heard songs that feature guest vocalists Lykke Li and Miley Cyrus, and there are still songs to come with Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello, Angel Olsen, and King Princess. More »
Yesterday was Peter Cottontale’s birthday. And to celebrate, the Social Experiment keyboardist and producer of some of the best moments on Chance The Rapper’s breakout mixtapes 10 Day and Acid Rap (“Brain Cells,” “Cocoa Butter Kisses,” etc.) has blessed us with a brand new solo track of his own. Well, not exactly solo — the … More »