I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth
Sometimes I wake up in a different bedroom/I whisper things, the city sings 'em back to you
Or that! That's also nice. It's like Donna Summer on a Chainsmokers song that never drops. In five seconds you literally do what every Coldplay album post-Rush of Blood to the Head has tried and failed and failed and failed to do. Good shit. But feelings, right. I know you told Zane Lowe that this was about your "first major heartbreak." And I had no idea, okay? It's all good drink-spilling fun until hearts are broken, I know.
But seriously: here we all were listening to this sitting down, like some lameo pretending to get shit done in a cubicle. Cause that's what I thought you were, Lorde; calm, polite head-nodding stuff that I snuck on playlists I make for my ex who went to a Death Cab concert with me once. I mean, good stuff: some tracks on Heroine, I thought was could have been produced by Danger Mouse if he wasn't so busy trying to make U2 sound cool. Now you tell me that Jack Antonoff is behind the boards (known to some as the lead guitarist of fun. and co-writer of "Out of the Woods" from T-Swizzle's 1989, but known to me as some guy Lena Dunham, the real pop-star of our time, dates. This connection is meaningful because "Green Light" is the kind of music bands in Brooklyn used to make to close episodes of 'Girls.' Lorde does better in this territory than St. Vincent, however) and that we're supposed to get jiggy with it?
Or fuck Antonoff. "We are Young" blows. Which is why its even better that "Green Light is entirely your thing: neither the bouncing piano nor the hand-clapping call to the dancefloor are terribly interesting on their own but its the distinctively American anguish of possibility, the song's titular "Green Light," that sets it on fire. Its no surprise that you got brought Grant Singer on board for the video. He's fresh off giving Weeknd that sleek and chilly luxury car sadness. But I think you're actually interested in why we want to drink our purple drank and cry about it too.
Cause honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
A good time as any to cue in our diligent readers that your next album will be titled Melodrama, which we should be expecting whenever it is I recover from the flaming hot, dance floor sadness that is "Green Light."
But who cares what I think: watch for yourself:
- Lorde's New Single, 'Green Light' is Dropping Thursday Afternoon ... ›
- Lorde's New Song and Video “Green Light” Out Tomorrow | Pitchfork ›
- Lorde's New Single 'Green Light': What We Know ›
- Lorde officially announces new single, 'Green Light' ›
- Lorde Announces First Single Green Light in Nearly Two Years | E ... ›
The newly passed "BTS Law" allows K-pop stars to defer mandatory military service.
This week South Korea's National Assembly passed a law that is sure to have BTS ARMY cheering them on.
Generally speaking, all South Korean men are required to spend at least 18 months enlisted in the military, with the final cut-off for entry at age 28. But the new legislation — informally referred to as "The BTS Law" — will allow K-pop stars who meet certain requirements to defer until the age of 30.
- K-pop Stans Are the Internet's Secret Weapon Against Racists ... ›
- Should BTS's YouTube Record for "Dynamite" Even Count? - Popdust ›
"I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot."
Academy Award-nominated actor Elliot Page has come out as transgender.
Page, known for his roles in films like Juno, Whip It, and Inception, announced his coming out in a social media post today. "Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot," he wrote. "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life."
Every year, Spotify listeners win out over devotees to other streaming platforms when they unveil their Spotify Wrapped playlists — a data driven analysis of what the year sounded like.
And while this year's personal Spotify Wrapped summaries are still loading, Spotify just released their data for their most streamed global music and podcasts of the year.
Announced the week following the Grammy nominations, Spotify Wrapped feels like vindication for artists who were snubbed by the awards committee, like The Weeknd and Halsey.
The summary also analyzed trends of when and how people were listening to content, noting increased popularity in nostalgia-themed playlists and work-from-home-themed playlists. Spotify users were understandably playing music from home more, which even caused an uptick in streaming music from gaming consoles. Listeners also tuned obsessively into wellness podcasts like never before.
After months of on and off again speculation, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky seem to be dating.
Obviously, this is good news if it's true. Can you imagine? For the coordinating outfits alone, I need it.
There have been a ton of icky white rappers over the years, but these take the cake.
On this day in 1990, Vanilla Ice's "Under Pressure" reboot "Ice, Ice Baby" debuted at No. 1 in the UK, kickstarting a Billboard run that would soon carry over to the states and invigorate a fleeting love for Vanilla Ice and his whole...vibe.
Of course, we all know how it ends. Vanilla Ice's credibility and career unraveled as quickly as it began. "Ice Ice Baby" took on a satirical identity larger than its creator, all while Robert Van Wrinkle refused to pay royalties (or even give a shout-out) to Freddie Mercury and David Bowie despite liberally sampling the track's true creators. Ice instead tried to cultivate a hollow rap identity, one where he was a hardened former-gang member from Miami and not a middle-class teen from a Texas suburb. The chorus of the song then came under fire by a black fraternity, who accused Vanilla Ice of ripping off their fraternal chant ("ice ice baby/ too cold, too cold.")