Doja Cat and SZA Share Video for New Song “Kiss Me More” | Watch

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Doja Cat first teased a SZA feature for her next project back in January. Now, she’s finally shared that collaboration. Find the Warren Fu-directed video for “Kiss Me More” below. The song is set to appear on Doja Cat’s forthcoming album, Planet Her (which is the setting for the new album). Her LP is set for a summer 2021 release via Kemosabe/RCA.

Doja Cat’s most recent LP Hot Pink, which included her hit “Say So,” was released in 2019. She performed that track at the 2021 Grammy Awards earlier this year. So far in 2021, she’s also appeared on an Ariana Grande remix (alongside Megan Thee Stallion) and released a collaboration with Saweetie called “Best Friend.” SZA’s most recent music video, for “Good Days,” was released in March.

 

This article is originally by: Pitchfork

 

Demi Lovato Talks Living in a ‘Mental Prison’ on Jameela Jamil Podcast

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Reese Witherspoon says she still feels marginalized in corporate boardrooms dominated by men. Demi Lovato describes living in a “mental prison” and battling an eating disorder that was triggered by extreme bullying in middle school. Those are just some of the frank conversations on Jameela Jamil’s podcast, I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, which takes aim at shame in all its forms.

On the weekly podcast, which premiered April 2, the actress and activist speaks candidly about her own shame, struggles with body image, a suicide attempt when she was 26 and how she’s coping with quarantine (“I smell,” she admitted, laughing). Her guests also lay themselves bare, revealing deeply personal struggles and pain.

Lovato spoke with Jamil about learning to accept herself after an apparent drug overdose in 2018. “My body survived something insane, a near-death experience, and I’m here today,” the pop star said. “It’s OK for me to look in the mirror and be like, ‘I’m not where I want to be.’” Jamil said she is not after headlines or trying to “get” her guests. She just wants listeners to know they’re not alone and shouldn’t be ashamed. Of anything.

“This is happening even to the happiest, most together and successful perfect people on Earth,” the 34-year-old London native and The Good Place star said recently from her home in Los Angeles. “You shouldn’t feel bad about your struggle if the most privileged people on the planet are going through similar things.”

The podcast comes two years after Jamil began the “I Weigh” movement, sparked after she stumbled across online photos labeling female celebrities with their weights. Outraged, Jamil tweeted what she weighed not in terms of pounds but in terms of worth, like her relationships and successes, kicking off a slew of similar responses from women sick of being reduced to a number on a scale. Jamil dives deep with her guests. Witherspoon teared up while speaking of women’s seemingly never-ending struggle for equality and respect, Billy Porter opened up about the painful experiences in his childhood that led to mental health struggles, and Beanie Feldstein talks about how she’s perfectly happy being, in her word, “chubby.”

“It shocks me how open they are,” Jamil said. “And it makes me feel a lot of love towards them. And I think in particular, there’s something about this moment where people want to connect with one another and empathize with one another.”

Jamil thinks her guests open up to her partly because of how much she herself shares and for how outspoken she’s been about taboo subjects in Hollywood. She regularly takes aim at the broader media landscape and how women are judged or pitted against one another. She calls out celebrities and influencers for promoting unhealthy diet products, including the Kardashians, Amber Rose and Cardi B. And she’s fought to protect minors from seeing such advertisements on social media.

Jamil says her activism has cost her financially and sometimes emotionally but that she has no plans to slow down. “All that matters is that I get through to kids to make them feel less ashamed of their mental illness and less ashamed of the way they look. And I inform them of all of the lies that they have been told,” she said. “That’s all I’m interested in. This isn’t my popularity contest.” Feldstein, known for her roles in Lady Bird and Booksmart, said she admires Jamil’s bravery.

“She’s so beautifully open and I really admire that in her,” said Feldstein, who was the first guest on Jamil’s podcast. “She’s really just a powerhouse in that she’s unrelentingly open and she has such a beautiful energy.” Jamil isn’t just interviewing celebrities on the podcast. Her second guest was former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who discussed the health impact of loneliness. Upcoming guests include feminist icon Gloria Steinem, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke and novelist Roxane Gay.

As for her other dream guests? At the top of Jamil’s list are Tom Hanks (“almighty unproblematic fave”), Whoopi Goldberg (she’s “always been my idol”) and Angelina Jolie, who Jamil describes as a role model. “There’s something about seeing someone incredibly famous, incredibly loved and celebrated open up about their vulnerabilities and their struggles,” Jamil said. “It demystifies it and destigmatizes it, and it reaches more people because of the size of their platform and star.”

Source: Billboard

Sia Announces New Song ‘Together’ Off Her Upcoming ‘Music’ Film

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Sia performs at KeyArena on Sept. 29, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.

We’re gonna swiiiiing from the chandelier, because Sia is back with new music.

The singer announced on Wednesday (May 13) that her new single, «Together» is dropping on May 20.

The tune will be part of her upcoming film Music, which is «due for release» in September. The movie, announced back at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, stars Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, and Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. The film marks Sia’s first director gig, and she co-wrote and co-produced Music with writer Dallas Clayton and producer Vincent Landay, respectively.

Pre-save «Together» here, and see the announcement below.

Source: Billboard

Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, J.Lo & More Join ‘One World: Together at Home’

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The Lady Gaga-curated One World: Together at Home event is coming up this Saturday (April 18), and Tuesday (April 14) morning, the already stacked lineup for the WHO and Global Citizen event expanded significantly. Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Usher and Victoria Beckham are now part of the global event, which has already raised more than $35 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Gaga explained while announcing the event last week, One World: Together at Home is not your traditional benefit concert: «We want to raise the money before we go on air. When we do go on air, put your wallets away, your credit cards away, and enjoy the show,» she explained during an at-home live stream.

Prior to the 8 p.m. broadcast on Saturday, a six-hour live stream will include appearances from Adam Lambert, Andra Day, Angèle, Anitta, Annie Lennox, Becky G, Ben Platt, Billy Ray Cyrus, Black Coffee, Bridget Moynahan, Burna Boy, Cassper Nyovest, Charlie Puth, Christine and the Queens, Common, Connie Britton, Danai Gurira, Delta Goodrem, Don Cheadle, Eason Chan, Ellie Goulding, Erin Richards, FINNEAS, Heidi Klum, Hozier, Hussain Al Jasmi, Jack Black, Jacky Cheung, Jack Johnson, Jameela Jamil, James McAvoy, Jason Segel, Jennifer Hudson, Jess Glynne, Jessie J, Jessie Reyez, John Legend, Juanes, Kesha, Lady Antebellum, Lang Lang, Leslie Odom Jr., Lewis Hamilton, Liam Payne, Lili Reinhart, Lilly Singh, Lindsey Vonn, Lisa Mishra, Lola Lennox, Luis Fonsi, Maren Morris, Matt Bomer, Megan Rapinoe, Michael Bublé, Milky Chance, Naomi Osaka, Natti Natasha, Niall Horan, Nomzamo Mbatha, P.K. Subban, Picture This, Rita Ora, Samuel L Jackson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sebastián Yatra, Sheryl Crow, Sho Madjozi, SOFI TUKKER, SuperM, The Killers, Tim Gunn, Vishal Mishra and Zucchero.

As part of One World: Together At Home, brands such as Analog Devices, Cisco, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, State Farm, Target, Teneo, Verizon, Vodafone and WW International, Inc. have supported the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO and regional charities that are working to meet immediate COVID-19-related needs on a local level.

One World: Together at Home airs Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, iHeartMedia and Bell Media networks and will stream on Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, beIN Media Group, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.

Billie Eilish Shares 2019 Coachella Performance of ‘When the Party’s Over’: Watch

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Billie Eilish performs at Outdoor Theatre during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 13, 2019 in Indio, Calif.

If you were too busy to check out the YouTube Originals documentary Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert documentary over the weekend, here’s some good news. A riveting performance of «When the Party’s Over» from the 2019 edition of the beloved festival went up on Monday night (April 13) and it gives a sense of the scale of the event and the intimacy of Eilish’s live show.

After a sweeping crane shot shows an audience spilling to the horizon, the camera zooms in on Eilish, dressed all in white and seated on a stool as he brother and musical partner, Finneas, plays the song’s mournful melody on a keyboard.

The hushed song draws a respectful silence from the massive throng, some of which can be seen wiping tears from their eyes, a stark contrast to the disturbing blue-tears Eilish is crying in a video beamed onto the screen behind her.

Viewers can relive their own Coachella experience, or visit the desert oasis for the first time to see performances by Eilish, BeyoncéKanye WestDaft PunkMadonnaTravis ScottBLACKPINKLCD SoundsystemRage Against the Machine and more in the documentary.

Rage and Travis Scott, as well as Frank Ocean, were originally slated as the three headlining acts for Coachella 2020, but there’s no confirmation on whether the lineup will remain in place for the rescheduled festival on Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18 for weekend one and two, respectively.

Watch Eilish’s performance below.

One Direction Is Following Zayn Malik on Twitter Again and Fans Are Losing It

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One Direction photographed at Wembley Arena on June 8, 2014 in London.

No lie, we are also losing it.

In these rather dark times, One Direction fans have found a ray of light: The 1D guys are all following Zayn Malik on Twitter once again.

Eagle-eyed Directioners noticed that Niall HoranLiam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson — as well as the official One Direction Twitter account — are all now part of Malik’s 28.5 million followers. It’s unclear exactly when all of those follows happened (or when the guys had previously unfollowed Malik), but the development certainly has fans in a frenzy.

Hashtags like #OneDirectionReunion and a more timely #1DOnlineConcertStayAtHome have flooded Twitter recently, with several fans rounding up hints of a reunion beyond the guys re-following Malik, who left the group in 2015. Others are taking to Twitter to simply freak out: «I’m not sure what to do with myself,» one fan wrote in all caps, adding, «if this is real help me.»

Post Malone Sued Over ‘Circles’ Songwriting Credit

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Songwriter and musician Tyler Armes is suing Post Malone for not properly crediting on his hit single, ‘Circles.’

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Post Malone is facing a new lawsuit from musician and songwriter Tyler Armes, who claims he was not properly credited or paid for the work he did on Post’s hit single, “Circles.”

The suit, obtained by Rolling Stone, accuses the rapper, whose real name is Austin Post, and his producer Frank Dukes of a “bad faith refusal to accord Tyler Armes the credit and share of the profits he is due as a co-writer of the song ‘Circles.’” It alleges that Post Malone has “freely admitted that Armes co-wrote ‘Circles,’” but despite Armes’ repeated efforts to “amicably resolve this matter, Post and Dukes have steadfastly refused to give Armes the credit and share of the profits he is due.”

“It is very disappointing that Post Malone and his team did not provide Tyler Armes with co-writing credit,” said Allison Hart, a lawyer for Armes. “A number of witnesses will corroborate that Tyler co-wrote Circles. We expect to be fully vindicated when this matter is decided by the Court.”

A representative for Post Malone did not immediately return Rolling Stone‘s request for comment.

Armes was a member of the successful Canadian outfit Down With Webster and currently plays in the band Honors. He’s written music for numerous television programs and ad campaigns; the suit states he’s also collaborated with top songwriters and producers such as Timbaland, Murda Beatz, Justin Tranter and Jesse Saint John. He claims that Post Malone’s manager, Dre London, orchestrated the collaboration with Post and Dukes, which took place at Dukes’ studio in August 2018 and resulted in the song “Circles.”

Billie Eilish Is Kind of Loving Self-Quarantining: ‘I Like Being Alone’

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The lockdown has been hard on everyone. Without seeing friends, going out to dinner or doing just about anything we’re used to, a lot of us are starting to go a bit stir crazy — but not Billie Eilish.

The «Everything I Wanted» singer appeared on the German Telekom Electronic Beatspodcast this week and talked about how she’s dealing with being stuck in her room at her parents’ house.

“I’ve been really enjoying being alone… It’s been nice. I feel like everybody on the Internet has been on FaceTime all day long with their friends,» the 18-year-old singer told Derek Opperman, noting that she’s got a full-time job right now fostering two puppies named for To Kill a Mockingbird characters, Jim and Miss Maudie. «I haven’t had this much time off since I was 12.»

Eilish has spoken before about how fame has caused some friendship issues, but she said she’s working hard to figure out how to meld her super busy schedule with their equally busy ones. «The weird thing is, like, normally when I’m home is the only time I get to see them, and now I’m stuck home finally and I can’t see them, which is super weird,» she said.

She’s not really Zooming or HousePartying, and if she’s being honest, she’s digging the silence. “I love my friends, I can’t wait to see them, I do miss them a lot, but at the same time, I’m good,» she said. «I’m good being alone – I like being alone… As soon as we can see people again and go out,» she added, «we’re going to be so happy and grateful.»

But, she joked, «in about three days, we’re all going to take it for granted again. That’s the way people work. It’s the way humans are made. You miss something so bad once you don’t have it. You never think about it when you have it.»

Eilish also spoke about her abiding love for Los Angeles, the power of saying «no» and her steadfast refusal to speculate on what her future life will be like. «I don’t really want to picture it because I don’t want to get my hopes up, but I also don’t want to think about it sucking,» she said. «Hopefully it’s good… I’m gonna try to just live in the moment and not worry what the future holds.»

The singer recently appeared on Elton John’s Living Room Concert for America fundraiser and James Corden’s Homefest: Late Late Show special after postponing her planned March and April Where Do We Go? tour dates due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Listen to the full interview here.

Alesso & Liam Payne Filmed The Transatlantic ‘Midnight’ Video From Quarantine

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Alesso ft. Liam Payne «Midnight»

From L.A. to London.

The coronavirus has halted many plans in the music industry, from tour cancellations to album pushbacks, but it didn’t stop Grammy-nominated DJ-producer Alesso and former One Direction singer Liam Payne from filming a new music video. The pair joined forces for the new dance song “Midnight” but couldn’t film a typical music video because of social distancing, quarantining and being homebound due to the spreading virus.

So Alesso went into the Los Angeles studio where he originally created the track to film his portion while Payne, who lives in London, had a friend film him singing on his balcony.

The result is a clean, simple clip that could pass for a video that was not made with limitations. “Midnight” was released Wednesday(April 8). “It was nice just to make a video with a lot less noise around it — music videos are always so busy,” Payne said in a phone interview with The Associated Press this week. “For me personally, just to be able to go outside my house, perform a song on the balcony and just sing it the way I wanted to perform it rather than have people telling me how to move or what to do, or anything like that. It was very much our video and I’m proud of that.”

“It’s kind of refreshing to just see Liam perform and me just working on the song,” Alesso added. “That’s really how we do it, you know? And kind of let the song have the shine. For me, it was refreshing.”

“Midnight” is relationship song about coming together. But the performers said with the impact the coronavirus has had around the world, the song has taken on a special meaning. “It definitely gives it a bigger meaning. We’re always going to listen to this song, at least me and Liam, and think about these times,” Alesso said. “I think it definitely gives it a special feeling to it.”

“We’re all learning new things about our spouses and spending so much time together with them, people overcoming such massive things in the world together. I think that definitely lends a hand toward the song as well and how you overcome these sorts of things,” Payne added. “Midnight” is one of many songs the 26-year-old Payne has released since One Direction went on hiatus in 2015. He dropped his debut album LP1 in December and hit the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with multi-platinum hit, “Strip It Down.” The English singer has also collaborated with J Balvin, Zedd, French Montana, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Rita Ora.

Alesso, who is Swedish, has cracked the Top 40 with the platinum hits “Heroes (We Could Be),” featuring Tove Lo, and “Let Me Go,” with Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line and Watt. The 28-year-old has also had success as a remixer, even earning a Grammy nomination for his house version of OneRepublic’s “If I Lose Myself.”

Alesso had been looking for a singer to perform on “Midnight” and was happy Payne jumped onboard: “He added his incredible flavor to it. It really turned out incredible.” The artists say while at home, they’re continuing to be creative. Alesso is working tirelessly in the same studio where he produced “Midnight” and filmed the song’s video. “I work like 10 times more now because I have more free time. My creativity really flows better now because I’m just home and I’m not distracted by touring and that kind of stuff,” said Alesso, who added: “I also, of course, sit and play a lot of video games and watch a lot of Netflix.”

Payne says he’s been busy “drawing, sketching artwork, painting stuff.” He’s also been giving back to his community by donating 360,000 meals to food banks in need during the pandemic through the charity The Trussell Trust. He hopes “Midnight” — the song and video — can have a positive impact on people. “It’s important at this time to step out there for our fans. While everyone’s stuck at home and self-isolating, I just think it’s important to still have stuff coming through to bring a little bit of sunshine to everybody’s day,” Payne said.

Watch the video below.

Selena Gomez Prepping Deluxe Edition of ‘Rare’ With Three Unreleased Tracks

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Selena Gomez performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019 in Los Angeles.

The release will also help raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

Selena Gomez is prepping a deluxe edition of her new Rare album, and it’s coming way sooner than you think. The singer announced on Monday (April 6) that the new version will feature three previously unreleased tracks, «Boyfriend,» «She» and «Souvenir,» which will appear on the beefed-up version due out on Thursday (April 9).

You can pre-save the album here now, as well as donate to the Plus1 COVID-19 Relief Fund, which is providing assistance to musicians and music industry workers affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, as well as those whose physical and mental health and safety are most at risk from the virus that has infected more than 1.3 million people in 212 countries and killed more than 75,000.

«Many of you know how excited I have been to release a song called ‘Boyfriend,’” the singer, 27, said in a letter to fans about the bonus tracks. “It’s a lighthearted song about falling down and getting back up time and time again in love, but also knowing that you don’t need anyone other than yourself to be happy. We wrote it long before our current crisis, but in the context of today, I want to be clear that a boyfriend is nowhere near the top of my list of priorities. Just like the rest of the world, I’m praying for safety, unity and recovery during this pandemic.”

Because of her concern, Gomez said she’s personally donating to the Plus1 relief fund, as well as $1 from every order of the album on her official store to the fund. The singer earned her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Rare, which was released on Jan. 10 via Interscope Records and kicked off with 112,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. for the week ending Jan. 16, according to Nielsen Music.

Gomez appeared on Miley Cyrus’ Bright Minded Instagram series last week, where she discussed her bipolar diagnosis for the first time in a candid chat about mental health.

«Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in… America, McClean Hospital, and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar,» Gomez told Cyrus. «And so when I got to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it.»

See Gomez’s announcement below.