Beck today dropped “Saw Lightning,” the first single from his forthcoming album “Hyperspace.” The song is a collaboration with Pharrell Williams, who “contributes drums, keyboards and mumbles,” according to the announcement, while Beck handles acoustic guitar, harmonica and of course lead vocal.
The song is featured in a new ad for Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro campaign (watch it HERE), which is directed by Grammy-winning filmmaker and Donald Glover associate Hiro Murai, who also directed Glover’s film “Guava Island,” which was released over the weekend.
According to the announcement, the album “Hyperspace” will be released “at an as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum.” Okay then!
2019 has been a busy year even by the prolific veteran musician’s standards. He released the song “Tarantula” from the album “Music Inspired by Roma”; the song “Super Cool” (featuring Robyn & the Lonely Island) from “The Lego Movie 2,” and most recently appeared on Cage the Elephant’s “Night Running“; he’ll be touring with that band this summer in a team-up that recalls his 2002 tour with the Flaming Lips.
“Hyperspace,” Beck’s 14th album, follows 2017’s “Colors,” which won Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and 2014’s “Morning Phase,” which won Grammy Album of the Year.
The boys of BTS broke out into song when discussing their favorite US movies and musical artists on SiriusXM’s “Morning Mash Up.” The group, coming off a weekend that saw them perform as musical guests on “Saturday Night Live,” said they liked American films “The Big Short” and Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s remake of [...]
Beck today dropped “Saw Lightning,” the first single from his forthcoming album “Hyperspace.” The song is a collaboration with Pharrell Williams, who “contributes drums, keyboards and mumbles,” according to the announcement, while Beck handles acoustic guitar, harmonica and of course lead vocal. The song is featured in a new ad for Beats by Dr. Dre [...]
Blueface’s “Thotiana” is the latest rap hit to cross over into the pop format. While the track by the Los Angeles rapper first saw radio play in January, it’s steadily picked up spins in top market Top 40 stations like Los Angeles KIIS-FM, Miami’s WPOW and Orlando’s WPYO. While in the Rhythmic format, “Thotiana” overtook [...]
Bolstered by the performance of Universal Music Group, Vivendi posted a 10.7% year-on increase in revenue to €3.4 billion ($3.8 billion) during the first quarter of 2019, the company reported Monday. Vivendi said the company’s first quarter results were boosted by the growth of Universal Music Group whose revenues went up by 18.8% to €1.5 [...]
Jay-Z will re-open New York’s Webster Hall with a rarities concert on Friday, April 26. His “B-Sides 2” show will be the first concert at the long-running East Village venue after an extensive renovation. The veteran MC played his first “B-Sides” concert at New York’s Terminal 5 in 2015 as an exclusive show for members [...]
As rumored, Arianna Grande brought out most of the members of ‘N Sync during her Coachella-closing performance Sunday night… and the reaction to the collaboration between the reigning pop superstar and the nearly reunited boy-band kings was mixed, ranging from an exultant “OMG!” to something more like “Oh, meh, god.” Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris [...]
Nicki Minaj took the main stage Sunday night at Coachella in support of frequent collaborator Ariana Grande. Unfortunately, Minaj couldn’t hear much of her two-song performance with the “thank u, next” star due to ongoing sound issues. It created an especially awkward scene for Minaj, who seemed to lose audio in both ear pieces before [...]