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 Beatles release their final song, Dua Lipa won’t stop teasing us, and Megan Thee Stallion drops her first single from her own record label—this is what you missed.
The Beatles Comeback With “Now and Then”
Credited as their final song ever, The Beatles have released a new single, “Now and Then”. Written and sung by the late John Lennon, with contributions from Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The song was originally recorded in the late 1970s and was completed in 2022. It is now available as a double A-side single with the band’s 1962 debut UK single, “Love Me Do.” A documentary film about the song’s creation will also be available on The Beatles’ YouTube channel.
Dua Lipa Won’t Stop Teasing Us About New Music
Dua Lipa has blacked out her whole instagram feed for promotion of her new song. For the last week, she’s been teasing us with little snippets and pictures of the song she’s soon to release. Dua gave a teaser featuring a golden key necklace, polaroids, and a cryptic message, “4 8 9 9 14 15 21,” along with a clip of the song. The new single, “Houdini,” is set to release on November 9. Dua Lipa’s upcoming album, described as “1970s-era psychedelia,” will be her third, following 2020’s Future Nostalgia. Mark Ronson, the executive producer of the Barbie soundtrack, expressed excitement about her new album and her evolution in music.
Megan Thee Stallion Drops “Cobra”
Megan Thee Stallion has released a new song and music video for her single “Cobra”, her first official solo release since 2022. The song’s lyrics reflect Megan’s struggle to overcome obstacles and maintain her composure, with references to her highly publicized trial and disputes with her former label. The video features imagery of Megan confronting a venomous cobra and shedding her skin like a snake, symbolizing her transformation and resilience. This release marks a significant step for Megan as she’s now funding her projects independently under her own Hot Girl Productions. Hotties, a round of applause for Meg please.
Olivia Rodrigo Volunteers As Tribute With Her New Hunger Games Track, “Can’t Catch Me Now”
Olivia Rodrigo continues to dominate the music scene with her latest song, “Can’t Catch Me Now” featured on the official soundtrack for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. This achievement comes on top of her consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topping albums and multiple No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including her recent success with “Vampire.” The melody is a searing ballad that Rodrigo co-wrote with producer Daniel Nigro, and it is part of a 17-song soundtrack that includes contributions from various artists, including The Hunger Games star Rachel Zegler. The upcoming film, set 64 years before the original Hunger Games, is scheduled to release on November 17 and features an ensemble cast, including Tom Blyth, Peter Dinklage, and Viola Davis. The full soundtrack will be available on the same date.