The Queen of Pop is back to take her throne with her new single ‘Stupid Love.’
The last the world heard a new Lady Gaga album was in 2016 when she released soft rock album, Joanne. In early 2017 we got the surprise drop of “The Cure” when she stepped in last minute to headline Coachella.
We then of course got shook by A Star is Born, where we dove off the deep end into the shallows because the soundtrack was that good. Even then, the music was curated for Ally rather than Gaga.
Since then…nothing. Three years of no Gaga and the fans have been begging and begging. There was a brief leak of the song back in January, but today we have the full song AND an (inter)stellar music video to go with it.
In the video we see Queen stop an alien war with a bop of a song. And if you ask us… seems legit. But that’s not what you should be fixated on. Notice at the end we see a still of a jacket that says “Kindness Punk” and then a screen that says “Chromatica.”
I think it’s safe to assume that her upcoming 6th studio album is called Chromatica. We’re also assuming that ‘Kindness Punk’ is an upcoming song.
Either way, we have one way to explain this new Gaga era…
You can get tickets to see Lady Gaga at her Las Vegas residency show here.
5SOS 4 is finally coming with CALM. We are screaming. Nobody talk to us. We need time to process. CALM will be released in 50 days. Yes, we counted. Don’t judge us.
Yesterday, 5 Seconds Of Summer released a trailer for their upcoming album. Happiness can officially be packed into 1 minute 13 seconds.
The tracklisting for CALM will be as follows:
1. Red Desert 2. No Shame 3. Old Me 4. Easier 5. Teeth 6. Wildflower 7. Best Years 8. Not In The Same Way 9. Lover Of Mine 10. Thin White Lies 11. Lonely Heart 12. High
Not only can we get a deluxe version of CALM with vault versions of “Easier“, “Teeth” and “No Shame”, but there are also cassettes, hoodies, signed cards, and everyone’s favorite bucket hat. We’d advise you to get the Box Set Bundle, but we really want to get that ourselves before it sells out. So…
As the only band in chart history to see their first three full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1, we expect nothing less from our favorite Australians this time around.
For a band to make it to four albums is no small feat in itself but to be reinventing and constantly pushing our songwriting and to come out with music that we’ve never been more proud of makes me so happy to be in 5 Seconds of Summer. CALM speaks on a journey through a young man’s life, for better or for worse. We are all human and all make mistakes, sometimes we hurt the ones we love and inevitably, ourselves in the process. CALM leaves the band in a much happier, unified and calm state of mind to continue making albums for years to come.
Nothing creates better memories than those nights with close friends, cold beer and loud music. That’s the appeal of the modern music festival – a joining of minds towards a single cause. The celebration of sound, good times, and maybe a little mayhem along the way. Ten years from now, you may not remember who spilled their drink on your favorite shirt, but you WILL remember the way you felt, the people you were with, and the way you felt as you swayed in time to the throbbing rhythm of the bass.
That, my friends, is the M3F Festival. It’s more than a festival. It’s the memories that come from going, it’s knowing that the festival is all about giving back to the community. But, if that’s not enough to convince you, let’s outline here what you’re missing if you don’t attend.
M3F Festival started back in 2004 when a construction company got the brilliant idea to put on a music festival to give back to their community. Since 2004, M3F Festival has raised over $2 Million for charity. Charities including the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Teach for America and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Arizona.
Not only is this a festival with a huge heart behind it, but it’s also a festival with a KILLER line up each year. M3F has hosted killer acts such as, Odesza, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Empire of the Sun, Griz, Flume, Beck, Kid Cudi, Chromeo, Father John Misty, Grouplove, The Avett Brothers, The Revivalists, The Roots, The Shins, Slightly Stoopid, and many others. And 2020 is going to be no different, this line up is definitely one to remember.
You’re probably sitting there saying “what an AMAZING line-up!” Because that is EXACTLY what I said. The moment I saw that I went straight to buy tickets and I’m sure you’re wanting to do the same thing.
So, you can check out the specific set times here, and you can buy your tickets here! You can purchase tickets for a single day, or for the full event. (Why wouldn’t you want to go the entire weekend, though? You saw the line-up, right? The video is right there!).
After ending 2019 with the most played track on Alternative Radio and an almost double-platinum single in the United States, SHAED started 2020 off with a bang as they performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers just a few days ago.
Alongside Tiffany Haddish and M. Night Shyamalan, SHAED performed their hit single “Trampoline” as the musical guest of Wednesday night’s show against a dreamy background made up of fluorescent pink lights.
Take a look at their performance below!
Let us know what you thought of the live performance in the comments below or tweet us @MDRNmag!
Even though the full lineup was just announced, Weekend 1 of this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is already sold out, and if you see the line-up, you’ll understand exactly why. Taking over CoachellaValley April 10th – 12th and April 17th – 19th, the infamous music festival looks like it will be another hit and the line up this year is legendary! Not only are Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean headlining both weekends, but the list of artists spans almost every genre.
Presale for weekend 2 of the festival starts Monday and tickets range from $429 + Fees to $999 + Fees, and for this all-star lineup, it’s definitely worth it. Did any of your favorite artists make the lineup this year? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @MDRNMAG!
If you’ve been living under a rock this past week, or you just have bad music taste, you might have missed America’s Sweetheart, Lewis Capaldi, drop a celebrity singalong video for his track “Bruises“.
Side note: The song is a total banger.
So many celebrities. It’s basically a giant flex of his famous friend’s list. And to show just how big the flex is, we’ve made a list of all the celebrities that appear in the video.
Scott Mills (BBC Radio 1)
Roman Kemp (Capital FM)
Thanks for the invite, hun. (PS – Still waiting on you to swipe us back on Tinder, Lewis).
Sheila E., aka the Queen of Percussion is looking to drum with YOU!
Just to catch you up to speed, Sheila E. is a pioneer for women in the music world. She has toured and recorded with legends like Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, George Duke and Lionel Richie. Oh and she helped create some of Prince’s biggest hits like “Let’s Go Crazy.” That’s not even including her ground breaking solo work!
She’s quite literally considered the greatest female drummer alive. And is just one of the greatest drummers ever, period. So this is kind of a big deal.
Recently Sheila E. put out her latest single, “No Line” ft. Snoop Dog and is encouraging fellow drummers and percussionists alike to share their covers!
You can enter the contest by uploading your cover of “No Line” to Facebook, Instagram or Youtube and using the hashtag #NoLineDrumLine. You then must register your video with this link.
Your cover will be featured on the #NoLineDrumLine contest page! The winner will be decided by Sheila and a panel of celebrity judges selected by DW Drums as well as the public.
Winners will receive the following:
• Grand Prize Winner will receive a SKYPE PRIVATE DRUM LESSON WITH SHEILA E. and an LP® E-CLASS SIGNATURE TIMBALE SET. • Second Prize Winner will receive a LP® E-CLASS CONGA and TUMBA. • Third Prize Winner will receive a LP® E-CLASS BONGO SET • 5 Runners-Up will receive a One (1) Year membership to DRUMCHANNEL.COM
The #NoLineDrumLine contest is produced by Total Assault and Stilettoflats Music, Inc. and sponsored by LP, DW Drums and Drum Channel.
Click here to view the complete contest rules. The contest ends on January 10, 2020.
Be sure to download Sheila E. “No Line” ft. Snoop Dog here so you can get all the practice in to win this contest!
Harry Styleshas yet, once again, delivered with his sophomore album, Fine Line. This album melodically takes us back to the 60s and 70s with its soft rock and retro feel. Lyrically, it takes us on a whirlwind of emotions as we follow Harry through the rise and fall and acceptance of his past relationship. We’ll break it down track by track for you.
If there was ever a musical ode to Fleetwood Mac… This is it. This is a song that you just want to sway and twirl to. You want to drive down the coast with the top of the car down at sunset with the wind in your hair.
“Golden”, we wrote on day two of being in Shangri-La […] as soon as we’d done it, it was like, ‘Oh, this is track one’. I used to drive from here to the studio and listen to it. “Golden” was like the perfect PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) song. It’s like driving down the coast, that is what the song is for. It feels so Malibu to me.
– Harry Styles, during his November 2019 interview with Zane Lowe
Lyrically, this song sets the listeners up for the rest of the album. “I don’t want to be alone when it ends” quite literally foreshadows the story told throughout the album. Paired with the upbeat music, this is the perfect way to start this album.
The second song on the album and also the second single released. “Watermelon Sugar” gives us the perfect summer feeling of romance. The one that we know will end quick so we dive in deep to enjoy the moment. The harmony, the bluesy guitar, the EVERYTHING.
“Adore You” is the third single off of Fine Line and probably the most intricate. This single literally started out as a whole mystery of this mysterious island popping up but Harries quickly figured it out. “Adore You” is a beautiful song about unconditional love and doing anything to make them safe and happy. We stan. And this video probably had the most amazing marketing in the history of music videos.
“Light’s Up” was the first taste of Fine Line that we got. Paired with a steamy music video that just dropped out of nowhere… We were shooketh. “Light’s Up” is a heart wrenching song with upbeat music. The fear of having people find out who your partner is, having to deal with the light’s up and on that person. The lyrics make us want to give him a really really big hug and never let go.
This is when the album starts to slow down and get real. This song is obviously about an ex of his. They’ve broken up, she’s moved on, and Harry isn’t taking it very well. “Don’t you call him what you used to call me,” and the french voicemail at the end that is actually from his ex Camille Rowe talking. The voicemail translating to:
“Hey! Are you asleep? Oh, I’m sorry…” “Well, no… Nope, it’s not important…” “Well then… We went to the beach and now we—” “Perfect! Let’s go!”
Musically the song reminds us of “Little Things” from Harry‘s 1D days. Just him, a guitar, some harmony and a whole lotta feels.
We could call this song the climax of the album. This is all about the grief and heartache he is going through from the end of his relationship. He lost control of the relationship as well as her trust with his “wondering hands.”
This is definitely the fan favorite of the album. The ballad, the most emotional.
To Be So Lonely
This song is genius. This song blends so many different aspects from different genres that in theory shouldn’t go together… But yet they do. We have an Italian style ukulele with a blues-y plucked bass along with trumpets, cello’s and even a violin accompanied by swing-like lyrics.
“To Be So Lonely” is just really like articulation of Mitch’s brain. Even when Mitch plays to himself, he’s got the swing.
In this song, Harry has accepted his grief and he fact that the relationship is now over. He knows he’s messed up and she’s with someone else. She wants to be friends but he doesn’t think he can right now because he still loves her. He doesn’t want to be given any false hope, even if she doesn’t mean for him to feel that way.
“She” is the older sister to “Woman.” This song is pure genius. It’s a fantasy, it’s sexy and wow that guitar solo. The beginning of the song sounds almost identical to “Meet Me In The Hallway” but quickly turns into her own thing.
“She” is a beautiful blues ballad that listeners subconsciously play over and over again on repeat. The song features a fantasy love that a man would rather day dream about than face the real world.
Sunflower, Vol. 6
This is our beautiful 60s surf rock anthem of the album. Here he is reminiscing of the good times in his past relationship. He wants to immortalize their memories together through this melody.
All in all this song is just a feel good song. You smile and sway to it. You can feel the sun on your face and can practically feel and smell the ocean breeze.
“Canyon Moon” is another track that reflects back on the happy times of their relationship. Also noted as Stevie Nicks favorite track of the album, “Canyon Moon” is a ballad to 60s & 70s soft rock.
You can quite literally visualize yourself driving through canyons and hills.
Treat People With Kindness
60s 60s 60s. This song is so retro, with an Austin Powers flare. Sure Harry doesn’t sing the chorus but let’s look past that. This song is an ode to Harry‘s mantra “Treat People With Kindness.” This is something that he’s always preached in some way, shape or form throughout his whole musical career.
“Treat People With Kindness” is all about wanting to go somewhere where we can all just be nice and love one another. A place where we can feel happy and safe, and even if something bad happens, we know we’ll be okay.
The closing song on the album is also the namesake of the album. “Fine Line” as stated in an interview with Harry, “was always gonna be the last song on the album. It felt like it described to me the process of making it and how the album felt in terms of the different kinds of songs on it.”
This is a stripped song filled with emotions in-between the lyrics. Being that there’s not many lyrics to the song, Harry relies on the accoustic guitar to tell his story. And if you listened to the album from top to bottom as intended, in those pauses with no words, you know exactly what he’s trying to say and how he feels. He’s found balance with love and life, and acceptance and grievance. And of course, he closes the album out with an epic outro in a beautiful Harry-like fashion.
Well that’s it for Fine Line. An epic album from an epic person. What were your thoughts on Fine Line? What’s your favorite song and why? Let us know in the comments below or tell us on Twitter!