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Taylor Swift Announces Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions Film

Unable to tour due to the ongoing pandemic, Taylor Swift opted instead to write and record her new album folklore. The album’s intimate, lo-fi sonics are largely a reflection of its recording process, as the normally bombastic pop singer was forced to record the 16-track LP in isolation, with collaborators… Please click the link below …

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BTS Perform “Life Goes On” in Bathrobes on Good Morning America: Watch

After dazzling on the American Music Awards on Sunday night, BTS kick started the week with an appearance on Good Morning America. The K-pop superstars performed their latest hit single, “Life Goes On”, in addition to discussing what it’s like being separated from their Army during the pandemic. For the… Please click the link below …

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Kali Uchis: Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞ review – her best is yet to come

(Interscope/Virgin EMI)In her first fully Spanish release, the LA-based artist offers a suck-it-and-see set with glimmers of promise If Ariana Grande is pop’s Barbarella, then Kali Uchis is surely its Pussy Galore. The Los Angeles-based 26-year-old specialises in slow-jam hybrids of shimmering soul, lipgloss-sticky funk, sugary R&B and syrupy trap-pop with (you get the consistency) …

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Tayla Parx: Coping Mechanisms review – a treat of a breakup album

(Tayla Made/Atlantic)The songwriter steps out of Ariana Grande’s studio and into her own for this impressive, genre-crossing second solo album Grammy-nominated for her work with Ariana Grande, Texan Tayla Parx is best known for her songwriting for other people. Increasingly, though, she looks poised to ascend as a solo artist in her own right. Coping …

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Neil Young: Archives Vol II: 1972-1976 review – guitar duels, live jams and onstage banter

(Reprise)Featuring countless 70s outtakes over 10 CDs, this long-awaited box set captures the Canadian grappling with fame while boldly pursuing unfamiliar sounds and moods If you’re fresh to the news that the second instalment in Neil Young’s epochal archive striptease is finally upon us, it’s already too late. The 3,000 copies of this £210 box …

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Megan Thee Stallion: Good News review – galloping into greatness

With easy flow, hard barbs and a magnetic persona, the rapper casts herself as the successor to hip-hop’s old-school heroes On YouTube, you can still see one of Megan Thee Stallion’s early appearances at a 2016 rap cypher in Houston. It’s a very telling performance. Twenty-one years old and still an unknown student (“Support the …

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Lana Del Rey Releases Jazzy Cover of George Gershwin’s “Summertime”: Stream

Lana Del Rey has released a cover of George Gershwin’s song “Summertime”. The pop star surprise released the song tonight on social media alongside a vintage music video, which you can watch below. Gershwin originally wrote “Summertime” in 1934 for the opera Porgy and Bess, but it didn’t reach its… Please click the link below …

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