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. Florence and the Machine released a new video for their new song “King”, Kanye West premiered ‘Donda 2’ at a listening party in Miami, and Britney Spears landed a publishing deal for a tell-all memoir—this is what you missed this week.
Florence + the Machine Release New Video for New Song “King”
“I am no mother, I am no bride, I am king,” Florence Welch sings on new song “King”, co-written and co-produced by Jack Antonoff. The new song arrived this week, along with its counterpart video, directed by Autumn de Wilde. In a statement about the new release, Florence shares, “As an artist, I never actually thought about my gender that much. I just got on with it. I was as good as the men and I just went out there and matched them every time. But now, thinking about being a woman in my 30s and the future, I suddenly feel this tearing of my identity and my desires. That to be a performer, but also want a family might not be as simple for me as it is for my male counterparts. I had modeled myself almost exclusively on male performers, and for the first time I felt a wall come down between me and my idols as I have to make decisions they did not.” Florence + the Machine continue to reign supreme and I look forward to a potential new album, marking their return since 2018’s ‘High as Hope’.
Osheaga Reveals Full 2022 Line-Up With Headliners Dua Lipa, A$AP Rocky, and Foo Fighters
If you need any more signs of life returning to some semblance of normalcy, look no further. With music festivals being back in motion, Osheaga announces the lineup of their 15th anniversary lineup. They released their lineup for this summer’s long weekend outdoor party on an Instagram post that read, “time to shine!” Headlining the festival are iconic acts Dua Lipa, A$AP Rocky, and Foo Fighters. Alongside these headliners, other notable acts performing the festival include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Burna Boy, Khruangbin, Mitski, and many many more. Thankfully, we have months to bargain with our friends to prioritize a festival action plan.
Kanye West Premiered ‘Donda 2’
It wouldn’t be a Ye album release without a listening party equipped with an unreal set and appearances by some of the biggest names in the music industry. On 2/22/22, Kanye West held his “Donda Experience Performance” event in Miami, marking the premiere of ‘Donda’ sequel ‘Donda 2’. The event was live streamed, shown in Imax theaters, and on West’s Stem Player website. After hours of listening to a pre-show heartbeat, the show kicked off with a burning house and a feature by the late XXXTentacion, who appears on multiple ‘Donda 2’ tracks. Kanye West was also joined on stage by Migos, Pusha T, and Jack Harlow, all who seem to have their respective place on the album. Alicia Keys and Fivio Foreign also showed up to deliver a live performance of “City of Gods”, which was released earlier this month. ‘Donda 2’ will only be made available through the Stem Player, with Kanye recently turning down a deal from April and choosing to release the album via his own platform. So far, four songs—”Security”, “Pablo”, “Open Road”, and “We Did It Kid”—are available for download for those who have purchased and received the Stem Player.
Britney Spears Inks Deal for Tell-All Memoir
The time has come for Britney Spears to take full ownership over her narrative and tell her uncut side of her story. Britney has inked a record-breaking multi-million dollar deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster for her inevitable tell-all memoir. Reportedly, the book will reveal Britney’s accounts of her rise to fame, her complex relationship with her family, and her music career at large. As fans of Britney who have been invested in her freedom from her conservatorship, we find this to be empowering for both her and us. As Britney finally received justice and agency over her life, she continues to be a beacon of light and hope for her fans who are inspired by her tenacity and strength.
New A24 Movie ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’s Soundtrack Features André 3000, Mitski, and More
The company behind blockbuster films ‘Midsommar’, ‘Lady Bird’, and ‘Uncut Gems’—AKA Uncah Jahms—A24, has a new movie ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ that arrives in theaters next month. Son Lux scored the highly anticipated sci-fi action film and the soundtrack is looking massively promising, with contributions from Mitski, Moses Sumney, André 3000, André 3000’s flute and many more. The soundtrack is out April 8, shortly after the film’s release on March 25. See the full track list below.
‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ (Original Soundtrack):
01 This Is a Life (Extended) [ft. Mitski and David Byrne]
02 Wang Family Portrait
03 Very Busy
04 Vvvery Busy
05 What Are You Thinking About?
06 What a Fast Elevator!
07 Switch Shoes to the Wrong Feet
08 Nothing Could Possibly Matter More
09 A Choice
11 The Fanny Pack
12 Jobu Tupaki
13 The Alphaverse
14 The Mission [ft. Nina Moffitt]
15 Deirdre Fight
16 Waymond Cries
17 I Love You Kung Fu
18 My Life Without You [ft. André Benjamin]
19 The Story of Jobu [ft. Nina Moffitt]
20 Rendezvous at the Premiere
21 It’s You… Juju Toobootie [ft. Chris Pattishall and Nina Moffitt]
22 Everything Bagel
23 You’re Living Your Worst You
24 The Boxcutter [ft. André Benjamin]
25 Send Every Available Jumper
26 Opera Fight [ft. Surrija and yMusic]
27 Dog Fight [ft. André Benjamin]
28 Drummer Fight
29 Plug Fight
30 Pinky Fight [ft. André Benjamin]
31 I Have Been Watching [ft. Rob Moose and Nina Moffitt]
32 Somewhere Out There in All That Noise
33 Jobu Sees All
34 The Temple
35 Evelyn Everywhere
36 Evelyn All at Once
37 This Is How I Fight
38 In Another Life
39 It All Just Goes Away
40 Clair de Lune (Pied au Piano) [ft. Chris Pattishall]
41 Come Recover (Empathy Fight)
42 Your Day Will Come (Empathy Fight)
43 Let Me Go
44 Specks of Time
45 This Is a Life [ft. Mitski and David Byrne]
46 Fence [ft. Moses Sumney]
47 Now We’re Cookin’ [ft. Randy Newman]
48 Sucked Into a Bagel [ft. Stephanie Hsu]
49 I Love You