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Ed Sheeran

Hyperpop used to sound so weird. This was presumably part of its appeal for fans of the style, that sense of transgressing the average listener’s comfort zone. Even before the terminology developed, the microgenre now known as hyperpop presented an extreme take on pop music that sometimes blurred the lines between humans and their machines. Early PC Music singles like Hannah Diamond’s “Attachment” had me wincing the way you might upon encountering an extremely lifelike android. Charli XCX’s most aggressive collaborations with SOPHIE and A. G. Cook were like listening in on broadcasts from an unsettling future. The rapid spread of glitchy, distorted, perennially revved-up duo 100 gecs two years ago largely amounted to people playing their songs for friends and — with some combination of excitement, bemusement, and horror — essentially saying, “Can you believe they are seriously making music like this?”

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The musician’s first new solo single in nearly four years arrives later this month For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

ONE OK ROCK renegades

On their new track, “Renegades,” their first single in two years, beloved Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK are ready to take the world by storm and start necessary conversations around important social issues such as climate change, AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) hate and solidarity with those who seek freedom.  Co-written with English […]

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Back in 2018, Benny Blanco released his debut solo single “Eastside,” which featured Khalid and Halsey. The song was a hit, breaking the top 10 on the Hot 100; Halsey performed it when she was on SNL. Now, however, the trio — along with co-writer Ed Sheeran, and all the labels involved — are being sued by songwriters who claim “Eastside” was a ripoff. (This is not Sheeran’s first run-in with such lawsuits.)

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one ok rock renegades video ed sheeran

Today, ONE OK ROCK issued a rallying cry with their new single “Renegades” and its accompanying music video. Co-written alongside Ed Sheeran, the anthemic track will serve as the theme song for the live-action, manga-adapted film, Rurouni Kenshin: The Final, which drops April 23. The highly-anticipated release marks the band’s first since their 2019 album, […]

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Jonathan Mannion

“Mood” was a moment. Even before 24kGoldn and Iann Dior’s collaboration spent eight weeks atop Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart between October and January, it was a significant milestone in pop music’s ongoing metamorphosis. 24kGoldn and Iann Dior are ostensibly rappers, and their sing-song stylings make sense within the context of the modern hip-hop mainstream. But thanks to an influx of SoundCloud-rap infiltrators who’ve taken a lot from pop-punk, emo, and nu-metal, the modern hip-hop mainstream has quite a bit of rock in it, hence the snappy chord-based guitar riff that was as much of a hook as anything these guys sang. On that note, like hits from forebears like Juice WRLD, Post Malone, and Lil Uzi Vert, “Mood” was self-evidently a pop song, infectiously catchy and irresistibly propulsive. In a historic feat, it topped Billboard‘s Hot Alternative Songs, Hot Rap Songs, and Hot 100 charts all at once.

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Fiona Apple Grammy Awards

Fiona Apple has officially won the Best Alternative Music Album award at the Grammys for Fetch The Bolt Cutters. The award was presented during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony. Apple was nominated alongside Beck’s Hyperspace, Phoebe Bridgers’ Punisher, Brittany Howard’s Jaime and Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush for the coveted award. Read more: This virtual Fall Out […]

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Original version appears on English singer-songwriter’s new album, Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

crazy musician tattoo stories

There are two types of people in this world: those who plan their tattoos at length and those who just go for whatever. Not so surprisingly, the latter tend to walk out with the best stories. Post Malone turned some heads this past August when he walked out of his dentist’s office with a new tattoo. As […]

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