Alternative-pop band Imagine Dragons take a soft-rock spin at Taylor Swift's Blank Space. During their appearance BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on Thurs. morning (Feb. 12), the band injected the kiss-off track with their signature soulful power, stripping the No. 1 pop smash of it's boisterous production elements. Instead, they focus on a sweltering arrangement and splice the track with Ben E King's classic Stand By Me. Despite the female perspective of Swift's song, the band doesn't change up the pronouns, layering on a cool new outlook.
Oh, and in this version, you won't confuse the lyrics for "Starbucks lovers," sorry.
Blank Space served as the second single from Swift's blockbuster quadruple-selling 1989, following the chart-topping success of Shake It Off. Next down the pipeline, swift is set to drop the Style video on Friday the 13th.
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Now that Banksy's "Flower Thrower" trademark has been revoked, anyone can profit off his work.
This week anonymous street artist Banksy officially lost the European trademark to his "Flower Thrower" mural.
The guerrilla graffiti artist had engaged in a prolonged legal battle with the small greeting card company Full Colour Black—which was selling products featuring the image of a Palestinian man throwing a bouquet of flowers. But now a panel at the European Union Intellectual Property Office has announced their decision to revoke the artist's trademark on the grounds that he could not definitively prove himself to be the mural's creator.
With social media giants like Facebook and Instagram woven into our daily lives, does a boycott have real weight?
Kim Kardashian has nearly 190 million followers on Instagram, where she's in the habit of posting at least once a day.
If her followers were a nation, they would be the 8th most populous on the planet. But the citizens of Kardashia (Kimeroon? The United Kimdom?) will not be receiving any diplomatic news or thirst traps from their dear leader on Wednesday.
As she announced on Instagram on Tuesday, she is taking part in the one-day boycott of Instagram and Facebook organized by Stop Hate for Profit and promoted by other celebrities, from Katy Perry to Leonardo DiCaprio.