Fresh from performing at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, t.A.T.u. are making an official comeback with a brand new single -- and it's due out this week!
In a post on their official Facebook page, the pair's management wrote: "This Friday, 14th February, t.A.T.u. will present their brand new single! Julia and Lena will perform it on "Big Love Show" in the Moscow's biggest concert palace - Olympisky!"
The new tune will be the former lesbian duo's first single since 2009's "Sparks," which was lifted from their third English-language album, Waste Management.
Most people only remember t.A.T.u. from their ubiquitous breakout hit, "All The Things She Said," and the media frenzy that surrounded it at the time, but the pair were actually quite successful beyond their token song. All up, they've sold about 13 million records worldwide thanks to a few studio albums and a steady stream of Europe-only singles throughout the 2000s, and they even had a movie made about them a few years ago starring Mischa Barton.
Sales aside, t.A.T.u.'s last album was absolutely amazing -- even though nobody outside of Russia really heard it. Hopefully that won't happen again with their new single, which seriously can't come soon enough.
Hurry up, Friday!
Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
25 years ago, pop stars and rappers were were expected to stay in their respective lanes. But Mariah Carey proved that hip-hop and pop were a match made in heaven—changing popular music as we know it.
Hip-Hop is pop—not in sound, but rather in terms of influence and authority.
Certainly pure pop—pasteurized and whipped into its ultimate peak in the early 2010s—is still breathing, though despite its name, the genre's reign as the chieftain of popular music has ended.
Drake and Bad Bunny are as much of pop stars in 2020 as Carly Rae Jepsen and Kesha were in 2012. Spotify reports that, at this very moment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is the most-streamed song in the United States. Immediately following that is trap-pop cut "Mood," a TikTok-famous summer bop by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, two of many rising zoomer rappers who have embraced Hip-Hop's guidance in most melodic forms, like trap-pop, emo rap, alternative hip-hop, and pop-rap. And if that's not enough to give Hip-Hop a throne, Nielsen Music has confirmed that eight of the top 10 artists of 2020 so far are, of course, rappers.