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. PSA: Adele’s new single is here, how MGK sparked a weed meme, and James Blake released a surprise collab with slowthai—this is what you missed this week.
“I Am Weed” Meme Explained: How Machine Gun Kelly Introduced Himself To Megan Fox
People cannot get enough of MGK and Megan Fox and if you’ve HAD enough oh well because they’re everywhere. Their latest public display of affection comes in the form of a cover story for British GQ Style paired with GQ’s well-known couples quiz. More intimate details were revealed about their relationship—matching tattoos, pet names, shrooms in Bora Bora—but the story of how MGK first introduced himself went meme viral. Allow me to recap, Fox says she remembers “this tall, blond, ghostly creature, and I looked up and I was like, ‘You smell like weed.’ He looked down at me and he was like, ‘I am weed.’ And so the meme was born.
Arca’s Ray-Ban Collaboration Revamps Aviator Sunglasses
Arca is known for her experimentation with fashion as much as electronic music. Her latest collaboration is with none other than the veteran sunglasses brand Ray-Ban. Described by Arca herself as “glam doll horror” the collaboration features two versions of the classic aviator. Limited to just 200 pairs, the white aviators are already sold out. With a collaboration resume that includes SSENSE, Prada, Bottega Veneta, and now Ray-Ban—I’m taking bets for which brand is next. Gucci? Balenciaga? Proceeds will be going to purchasing said collaborations.
Adele’s New Single Is Here & Upcoming ‘30’ Album Has A Release Date
Adele’s “Easy On Me” is finally here and I can confirm, along with millions of other fans, that my tear ducts are working. The emotional piano ballad is the first glimpse of 30 which is all about “divorce babes, divorce.” The single is explaining her decision to leave her marriage to her son and ex-husband and asking them for understanding. The heartfelt lyrics are coupled with a black-and-white music video, directed by Xavier Dolan, that beautifully transitions to full color when she realizes she shouldn’t feel guilty for putting herself first. The release date for 30 was finally confirmed this week and it’s November 19th. Adele, I have no notes. Okay just one, every purchase of 30 should come with Kleenex. Thanks, babes.
James Blake Shares “Funeral” Video With New Verse From Slowthai
After releasing Friends That Break Your Heart last week, James Blake is back with another sad song “Funeral” and an accompanying music video. No not the “Funeral” from last week’s release, the updated version includes UK rapper slowthai. So still sad but with slowthai. The song’s soul vibe is not what you would expect from slowthai but the unlikeliness is what Blake wants out of his features. Other artists on the album include SZA and J.I.D. James Blake, please go easy on me, I just listened to Adele.
Adult Swim Announces Free Virtual Festival With Lil Baby, 21 Savage, & More
Late programming block, Adult Swim, is throwing a free two-day virtual event on YouTube. It’ll feature exclusive performances from Karol G, Lil Baby, Flying Lotus, Alessia Cara, and more. Not just exclusive to music, the festival will also have panels on some of their most popular shows like Rick and Morty, and Squidbillies. Taking place on November 12-13th.