Billie Eilish says filming of new documentary was “very invasive but very fun”

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Billie Eilish has spoken in a new interview about the three-year process of making her upcoming new documentary.

The pop star’s life and career so far is the subject of the R.J. Cutler-produced Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, which will arrive on Apple TV+ this coming Friday (February 26).

Speaking on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night (February 23), Eilish described the experience of allowing a film crew to capture her life behind-the-scenes as “very invasive but very fun”.

She also shared a new clip from the documentary, which sees her receiving the news of her multiple Grammy nominations from her mother while in bed. You can check out the interview in full below.

“As human beings I think we all tend to feel pretty irrelevant all the time,” Eilish said of making the film. “And even though it was very invasive – and a lot [invasive] at some points, sometimes I was just like, ‘You gotta go” – it was fun.

Tomorrowland One World Radio Celebrates 2 Years with Tiësto, Armin van Buuren & Many More [LIVE SETS]

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Tomorrowland‘s One World Radio celebrates its 2-year anniversary with an epic run of live sets, available to stream now.

Running five days and 50 artists, each with an exclusive 30-minute set, the Tomorrowland One World Radio takeover features some of dance music’s finest from around the world. Until People of Tomorrow are able to reunite together IRL, this festival standard lineup is the next best thing to hit the air waves.

With two days down and three to go, live sets have already started making way onto SoundCloud. Check out the playlist below, featuring Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Nora En Pure, W&W, Bassjackers, Netsky and more.

Still to come, a special Friendship Mix from Tiësto, plus CamelPhat, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nervo, Vini Vici, Morten, Dillon Francis, Timmy TrumpetMatisse & Sadko, Gorgon City, Imanbek and many more.

Listen live here and see the full lineup below.

One World Radio – Two Year Anniversary Live Sets

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Source: YourEDM

Alesso & Armin van Buuren Tease Their First Collaboration

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As a special Valentine’s Day treat, Alesso and Armin van Buuren have teased a new collaboration, “Leave A Little Love.”

Surprisingly, as far as we can tell, this will be the first time the two have ever worked on a track together, original, remix, or otherwise. Despite both of them being such massive stars, either their styles never matched or the opportunity just never came up… until now.

Both Alesso and Armin shared tweets with matching captions and nearly identical images — Alesso’s featured his logo, and Armin’s featured his own.

Stay tuned to find out when this one is going to drop!

Hayley Williams says she’s ready to restart Paramore: “Let’s go!”

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Hayley Williams has said she has no plans to make another solo record but will instead turn her focus back to Paramore.

The singer-songwriter, who released her second solo album ‘Flowers for Vases / descansos‘ earlier this month, told fans online that she’s ready to work on the next Paramore record.

When asked if she has unused songs for her solo work and whether she’d consider using them for Paramore, she replied on Twitter: “There are more songs, yeah. but I’m not planning on another solo album. and I’m not sure if they’d be great for Paramore. I’m ready for the next Paramore album. let’s go.”

In January Williams reassured fans that the band aren’t breaking up in light of her recent solo efforts.

Confusion arose when Williams shared a link to a collection of essays written by fans of her debut solo album ‘Petals For Armor‘. “Long read, especially if you’re not a fan of me/my solo album lol,” part of Williams’ comment read, to which a fan responded: “Omg I thought paramore was breaking up.”

The singer clarified that wasn’t the case by replying in a quote tweet: “lol y’all been worried about that too long. aint happening.”

Williams also opened up recently to Zane Lowe about feeling “proud” of her achievements over the past 12 months. She also spoke about playing all the instruments on her new album, the importance of therapy and detailed how she made a “heartbreak” album during coronavirus isolation.

Paramore’s last album was 2017’s ‘After Laughter’. They’ve released five studio albums to date since 2005’s ‘All We Know Is Falling’.

Source: NME

Taylor Swift Announces Re-Recorded ‘Fearless’ Album: Updated ‘Love Story’ Out Tonight

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Taylor Swift’s first No. 1 album and breakthrough full-length will be the first to be released in its re-recorded version. On Thursday (Feb. 11), Swift announced that she has re-recorded her blockbuster 2008 album Fearless, as Fearless (Taylor’s Version), and that the updated lead single, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version),” will be unveiled on Thursday night (Feb. 11).

«This process has been more fulfilling and emotional than I could’ve imagined and has made me even more determined to re-record all of my music,» Swift wrote in a note to fans. «I hope you’ll like this first outing as much as I liked traveling back in time to recreate it.»

While Swift did not announce the release date of the re-recorded version of Fearless, the “new” album will include «6 never-before-released songs from the vault.» In December, a snippet of the re-recorded “Love Story” was used in a Match.com commercial directed by actor Ryan Reynolds.

Swift announced her intention to re-record her first six albums — released between 2006 and 2017 by Big Machine Label Group — in 2019, following the acquisition of her master recordings by Scooter Braun. Swift had tried to buy back her masters for years prior to the sale, and began re-recording her back catalog last November.

“It’s going to be fun, because it’ll feel like regaining a freedom and taking back what’s mine,” Swift told Billboard in 2019 of rerecording her catalog. “When I created [these songs], I didn’t know what they would grow up to be. Going back in and knowing that it meant something to people is actually a really beautiful way to celebrate what the fans have done for my music.”

Instead of kicking off the release of her rerecorded albums with her 2006 self-titled debut, Swift has gone with Fearless, which spawned the top 20 hits “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me,” “White Horse” and its title track. Fearless has earned 10.2 million equivalent album units (through Feb. 4) according to MRC Data. Of that sum, 7.2 million are in album sales.

Fearless was Swift’s first album to top the Billboard 200 chart, spending 11 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. The album also earned Swift her first Grammy Awards, including album of the year; she later won the same award with 2014’s 1989, and could win her third album of the year trophy next month with Folklore.

Stars react to ‘Framing Britney Spears’ documentary: “My heart goes out to her”

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Stars of the music world have responded to the new documentary Framing Britney Spears, which is out in the US now.

The documentary looks at the US pop star’s career so far including #FreeBritney campaign and fans’ concerns about the conservatorship that she is still under.

Spears’ assets have been controlled by her father Jamie since 2008 when she was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold and lost her visitation rights to her children. Her dad and a lawyer are given the legal right by the conservatorship to make decisions about a range of things in the singer’s life, including her finances, business projects and personal life.

After Framing Britney Spears aired on FX in the States on Saturday (February 6), a number of other artists shared their thoughts on it.

“Just watched the “Framing Britney Spears” documentary and have to say, there is something VERY weird, very wrong going on,” Garbage tweeted.

“No artist today would have to endure the literal torture that media/society/utter misogynists inflicted upon her,” wrote Paramore’s Hayley Williams. “The mental health awareness conversation, culturally, could never be where it is without the awful price she has paid.”

In a follow-up tweet, Williams responded to a fan saying that many of the problems seen in the documentary still exist. “i’ll say this- as an artist, my very personal experience with misogynistic journalists/media is that over the last 15 years, it’s improved,” Williams responded.

“maybe bc there is a diff kind of accountability with cancel culture? but you’re right… misogyny hasn’t disappeared. it’s shape-shifted.”

In an Instagram story, Kacey Musgraves added: “Never has one person been so used and abandoned by every facet around her. My heart goes out to her. She has always been such an inspiration to me my whole kid/teen life. Wish she could get a re-do.”

See more reactions to the documentary below.

 

 

 

At the time of writing, there is no UK release date for the Framing Britney Spears documentary.

Last year, Jamie Spears defended his role as his daughter’s conservator after the star lost a legal attempt to remove his control over her estate.

“When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally,” he said.

Source: NME

Mariah Carey Drops ‘E=MC2’ Remix EPs and HD Videos

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Oops, Mariah Carey did it again. As she’s been doing for months, MC dropped another bundle of remix EPs on Friday (Feb. 5), this time honoring her 2008 eleventh studio album, E=MC², as part of her ongoing #MC30 celebration. The latest party includes various versions of «I’m That Chick,» «I Stay in Love,» «I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time» and «Touch My Body.»

The seven-song, nearly 50-minute «I Stay in Love» EP features a number of Jody den Broeder house, «Big Vocal» and dub remixes as well as a trio of Ralph Rosario takes, while the four-song «I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time» has a modest four takes, including remixes with LL Cool J and T.I. and an a cappella mix. The «Touch My Body» collection is the fattest one, with a whopping 10 songs for one hour of music, including one with Rick Ross and The-Dream, several Craig Christensen club edits and three Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel bangers.

She also issued a deluxe version of the album with two new tracks, «Heat» and «4real4real» with her old pal Da Brat and posted HD versions of the videos for those tracks. This week’s drop follows last week’s similar showering of gifts for the Lambily of remix EPs and HD videos from 2005’s The Emancipation of Mimi album.

Check out the EPs below.

Cardi B Releasing New Song “UP” This Week

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Cardi B is releasing a new song called “UP” on Friday (February 5). Check out the artwork below.

Cardi’s most recent single was August’s “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion, which set a new record for the biggest debut streaming week. Folloowing the song’s commercial success, it was not submitted for Grammy consideration this year. The song will reportedly be submitted next year as part of Cardi’s next album, but plans for her follow-up to 2018’s Invasion of Privacy have not yet been announced.

In addition to “WAP,” Cardi appeared as a guest on BLACKPINK’s “Bet You Wanna” and Anitta’s “Me Gusta” in 2020.

Un documental analizará la tutela de Britney Spears y el movimiento #FreeBritney

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El laberinto judicial en el que está inmerso Britney Spears sigue adelante. La princesa del pop lleva 11 años sin capacidad de decidir acerca de su dinero ni de su carrera legalmente. Un juez decidió que la tutela debía pertenecer a su padre, Jamie Spears, y la cantante no puede tomar ninguna decisión económica sin que este lo apruebe previamente.

Muchos han calificado la situación actual de la artista con el calificativo de juguete roto. El prematuro éxito de Britney, que explotó en términos de popularidad con su primer disco, la llevó a una situación muy difícil de manejar que afectó gravemente a su salud mental. Después de algunos episodios preocupantes, su padre se convirtió en su tutor legal, a pesar de la mayoría de edad de la cantante. Supuestamente iba a ser una situación temporal, pero hoy en día, y después de varias vistas judiciales, sigue vigente.

A partir de entonces, muchos fans se han movilizado, sobre todo a través de las redes sociales, solicitando que Britney recupere la tutela sobre su vida económica y su carrera musical. Todo ello usando el hashtag #FreeBritney, que se convierte en trending topic cuando sale a la luz un nuevo episodio de esta complicada trama.

Seguramente el tema volverá a saltar a la palestra después del estreno de un nuevo documental que ya ha sido anunciado. Se trata de Framing Britney Spears, un proyecto desarrollado por el periódico The New York Times y producido por FX que verá la luz en Estados Unidos el próximo 5 de febrero. Su objetivo es arrojar luz sobre la tumultuosa carrera de Spears basándose en las recientes batallas judiciales alrededor de la tutela de su padre y el movimiento Free Britney.

Según el comunicado promocional, el documental «reexamina su carrera y ofrece una nueva evaluación del movimiento que se manifiesta en contra de su tutela ordenada por la corte, capturando las dimensiones desagradables de la máquina de crear estrellas del pop estadounidense«. La película incluirá entrevistas con personas cercanas a Spears y abogados involucrados en la tutela.

Recientemente se ha lanzado un avance del documental, en el que se puede ver a un entrevistado afirmando que «la forma en que la tratamos fue repugnante». Seguramente sea un buen momento para verlo y analizar la manera en la que medios de comunicación y fans han tratado a Britney durante años, y que, sin duda, han influido en la salud mental de la artista, hasta llegar a este punto.

SZA has seemingly teased new music from Lizzo

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The ‘Good Days’ hitmaker took to Twitter to share that the ‘Truth Hurts’ singer had played her «the best song» she’s «ever heard», but she hasn’t said whether it was new material from the Grammy-winner.

SZA wrote: “Lizzo really jus played me the best song I ever heard in my life. I’m crying lmao like really. (sic)»
Lizzos last studio album was 2019’s ‘Cuz I Love You’.

Meanwhile, the ‘Juice’ singer recently admitted 2021 has already left her feeling «disappointed».

The US star confessed she already has a «broken heart», despite it being just a few weeks into the new year, but she is desperately «holding onto hope».

In a post on her Instagram account, she wrote: «2021 has already left me disappointed w a broken heart. I am holding onto hope but it’s slipping through my grip. (sic)»

Back in December, Lizzo revealed she had a health kick after November «stressed her out».

The 32-year-old singer said: «As you know, I would normally be so afraid and ashamed to post things like this online because I feel like, as a big girl, people just expect if you are doing something for health, you’re doing it for a dramatic weight loss, and that is not the case.

«In reality, November stressed me the f*** out, I drank a lot, I ate a lot of spicy things and things that f***** my stomach up. And I wanted to reverse it and get back to where I was.»

Lizzo was proud of her results after the detox.

She added: «I’m so proud of myself, I’m proud of my results, my sleep has improved, my hydration, my inner peace, my mental stability, my f****** body, my f****** skin, the whites of my eyes. Like, I feel and look like a bad bitch. And that’s it. I’m a big girl who did a smoothie detox.

«And I wanted to shared that with you guys. I got exactly what I wanted out of it, and every big girl should do whatever the f*** they want with their body … So next time you wanna come to somebody and judge them, whether they drink kale smoothies or eat McDonald’s or work out or not work out, how about you look at your own f****** self and worry about your own body. (sic)”