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. The Weeknd and Summer Walker team up for ‘Best Friend’ Remix, Lady Gaga confirms her role in ‘Joker 2’, and Steve Lacy shares his 2022 tour dates—this is what you missed.
The Weeknd, Summer Walker Teaming Up For ‘Best Friends’ Remix
Move aside, there is a new pair of besties in town, and it’s The Weeknd and Summer Walker. The Weeknd tapped Summer Walker for a remix of “Best Friends,” and it’s out today! Prior to the release, the starboy took to Twitter to hype up the collaboration, writing, “she carried,” and Summer thanked him and paired it with a white heart emoji. The wholesome interaction set fans’ anticipation for the track through the roof, and it’s safe to say that we’re not disappointed. “Best Friends” starts out with The Weeknd, and Summer joining in the second versus, adding her sweet and sexy R&B sound to the electro-synth beats we’ve known to love from The Weeknd. The remix adds a layer of complexity we didn’t know we needed and creates a completely new vibe to the clap-thunk banger. The Weeknd is travelling through the U.S. for his Dawn FM Tour and has officially entered the east coast of the country. As he will reach Atlanta, Georgia, later this month, maybe, just maybe, we will see a surprise appearance from the R&B queen herself, given that the Big A is where she grew up and launched her music career initially. Whether that happens or not, this remix is a hit, and we’re ready to have it on repeat for the rest of the summer at least, until when The Weeknd comes back in September for his Toronto show.
Lady Gaga Confirms ‘Joker 2’ Role Opposite Joaquin Phoenix In New Music Teaser
Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? You don’t have to with The Weeknd because Universal Studios is doing it for you. They’re even making a club, a hotel, and a station out of their findings—dubbing it “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare”. Just as we thought nothing else could be pulled from the singer’s 2020 album, we’re proven wrong, much like The Weeknd’s past partners when they thought he couldn’t pull anything else from their relationships into his songs. The difference is that we only have to experience the scares and cries caused by the toxic lover for one night. The experience taps into the dark visuals of After Hours, says the creators at Universal Studios, and will unravel what is essentially the “fever dream hellscape about surviving L.A.” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orland Resort. Even though I don’t consider myself a Halloween person, I can still appreciate the extents that the creators seem to be taking to bring this musical, visual, and psychological experience to life. Soundtracks from the 2020 album like “After Hours,” “In Your Eyes,” “Heartless,” and “Save Your Tears,” are said to be reworked, and fans are promised genuine After-Hours-esque scares from “slashers, bandaged maniacs, and gruesome toad-like creatures that you’ve never seen before.” As if that wasn’t enough, there will also be an “articulated, lifelike figure of The Weeknd’s body that will twitch as guests walk by.” Ever wanted to star in a music video, particularly one inside The Weeknd’s dark and twisted fantasy? This is your chance; do it before you run out of time.
Harry Styles Covers Wolf Alice’s “No Hard Feelings” With Ellie Rowsell
Three things we love to see: song covers, concerts in Europe, and Harry Styles. And we’ve hit the trifecta here. Ellie Rowsell, frontwoman of opening act Wolf Alice for heartthrob Harry Styles on his European Love On Tour dates, was invited back on stage during his final show in Portugal to perform “No Hard Feelings”. After Styles belted out his iconic singles “Sign of the Times” and “Watermelon Sugar”, things changed pace as Ellie Rowsell re-entered stage to sing the indie rock band’s track. Rowsell and Styles stood nearby on their respective microphones as they lovingly sang the track together. I am romanticizing the duet a little bit, but it truly ignites some warm lovey-dovey feelings in onlookers. And their embrace after the song must have set some hearts on fire. Now that Styles has traveled through the U.K., Germany, Norway, France, the list goes on… he is set to embark on his North and South American tour starting in Toronto on August 15th. Until then, we’ll be writing Harry Styles and Ellie Rowsell fanfic.
Kaytranada And Anderson .Paak Host A Warehouse Rave In New “Twin Flame” Video
Drop everything, Kaytranda made his much anticipated return with an Anderson .Paak collab. The two musical legends released “Twin Flame” along with its music video directed by .Paak himself. Soulful cadence of Anderson .Paak meets Kaytranada’s distinctive electro sound. If these two being in a room together doesn’t give you FOMO, then the music video should be enough to send you over the edge. The duo hosts a lively warehouse rave, all while being suspended from a metal platform, with flashing LEDs to match. And can we please get some commotion for the black-and-white visuals? The video is futuristic and innovative, and has a retro-esque set. Overall, unsurprisingly, the song and video captures this carefree, spirited, life-is-a-party vibe that both Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak both embody.
Steve Lacy Shares 2022 Tour Dates
Steve Lacy has made a serious splash in the music scene with his second album Gemini Rights, powered by masterful performances and earnest storytelling. Which is just a sophisticated way of saying that the songs are all bops. The album was preceded by singles such as “Mercury”, “Sunshine”, and “Bad Habits” which is also a current trending TikTok audio. Lacy has now announced he is heading on his North American tour, spanning across the United States and Canada for Fall of 2022. You can catch Steve Lacy on his “Give You The World” tour at these dates and locations:
October 2 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
October 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
October 5 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
October 6 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
October 9 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 10 – Boston, MA – Royale
October 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
October 13 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
October 15 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
October 17 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
October 19 – Richmond, VA – The National
October 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
October 21 – Nashville, TN – Eastside Bowl
October 23 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater
October 24 – New Orleans, LA – Republic
October 25 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
October 27 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
October 28 – Dallas, TX – The Studio at the Factory
October 30 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
October 31 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
November 2 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
November 4 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
November 6 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
November 7 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
November 8 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
November 10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blue
November 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre