If you’re anything like us, we see an interesting headline during our daily scroll—pause to read it—but then keep scrolling without reading the actual story. So at the end of each week, we’re rounding up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed. Think of it like the “saved” feature on Instagram but for news instead of aesthetically pleasing photos. Andre 3000 drops his 17-year-old debut album, Drake releases more new music, and Dua Lipa is officially the owner of all of her music—this is what you missed.
Andre 3000 Releases Debut Album After 17 Years
André 3000 released his debut solo album, New Blue Sun, after a 17-year hiatus. Departing from rap, the album features instrumental pieces with André 3000 on various flutes. He prioritized releasing music on his terms and collaborated with musicians like Alice Coltrane. Influenced by a move to Los Angeles, the album reflects interactions with a younger audience, with artists like Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator all providing input. The tracklist includes creatively titled pieces like “I Swear, I Really Wanted To Make A ‘Rap’ Album But This Is Literally The Way The Wind Blew Me This Time”.
Drake Drops ‘Scary Hours 3’
Despite Drake saying he’s going to take a musical break for a bit after dropping his last album, he’s already back with an EP that drops all of his feelings. He’s dropped the third installment in his EP series, Scary Hours, which he wrote and recorded over a five-day period. The six-song collection is part of an expanded edition of his most recent album, For All The Dogs, and includes a humble shoutout to Taylor Swift. The EP’s opening track “Red Button” acknowledges Swift as the only artist that could ever make Drizzy push back the release of his album. The two have been in a longstanding battle for the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts since the release of Swift’s album Midnights and the Drake/21 Savage joint album, Her Loss last year. Artists supporting artists, we love to see it!
Dua Lipa Buys Back All Publishing Rights To Her Music
Dua Lipa is taking a page from Taylor Swift’s book by buying back all her publishing rights to her music. The three-time Grammy winner emphasized the importance of artists understanding the business side of music, especially in the beginning of their careers. Lipa expressed her desire to be in control of her own music, citing it as her life’s work. While acknowledging Swift’s influence in raising awareness about the need for artists to understand the specifics of recording contracts, Lipa clarified that her decision wasn’t directly inspired by Swift. She highlighted her goal of having her entire catalog under her own company, established this year, which encompasses both publishing and production.
Jack Antonoff Producing New Apple TV+ Show Soundtrack
Apple TV+ is set to feature covers of period-appropriate music in the original soundtrack for its historical drama series The New Look. The show, starring Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel and Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior, explores how designers revolutionized fashion during the Nazi occupation of Paris. No stranger to soundtracks, Grammy-nominated producer Jack Antonoff is putting his magic touch on the show’s music. The soundtrack is set to include covers from Lana Del Rey, Matty Healy of the 1975, Nick Cave, Perfume Genius, Florence Welch, Bleachers, Beabadoobee, and more. The series debuts on February 14, with the first three episodes, followed by weekly releases on Wednesdays. We. Cannot. Wait.
Madi Diaz And Kacey Musgraves Team Up For Beautiful New Single
Madi Diaz has released the second single, “Don’t Do Me Good” off her upcoming album, Weird Faith. The song is a collaboration with Kacey Musgraves. Diaz expressed gratitude for Musgraves’ contribution, saying that the song “would have been so awfully lonely without her.” “Don’t Do Me Good” explores the theme of persisting in a relationship despite repeated disappointments. Diaz describes the song as stubborn, defiant, hopeful, and aggressively optimistic, portraying the challenges of loving someone unconditionally while acknowledging the difficulties in the relationship. Weird Faith is set to be released on February 9 and Diaz will embark on a tour in support of the album starting next year.