Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion back campaign condemning plan to overturn Roe v. Wade

Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion back campaign condemning plan to overturn Roe v. Wade
Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus are also among 160 names supporting Planned Parenthood’s #BansOffOurBodies.

By David Renshaw

May 13, 2022

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Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Olivia Rodrigo, and Halsey are among 160 names backing Planned Parenthood’s #BansOffOurBodies campaign. Organizers took out a full-page advert in today’s New York Times outlining their condemnation of the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion that threatens to overturn the protection of abortion rights in the U.S.

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“The Supreme Court is planning to overturn Roe v. Wade, taking away the constitutional right to abortion,” the advert notes. “Our power to plan our own futures and control our own bodies depends on our ability to access sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion.”

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Other signees include Clairo, Phoebe Bridgers, Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, Hailey Bieber, Camila Mendes, Ariana DeBose, King Princess, and Angel Olsen. The Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action is scheduled to take place on Saturday, on May 14 with a series of rallies, marches, and events due to take place across the country in support of abortion rights.

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For more information and necessary links to where you can donate and support abortion rights in the USA click here.

David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will feature Billie Eilish, Cardi B, and pre-slap Will Smith

David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will feature Billie Eilish, Cardi B, and pre-slap Will Smith
The second season of the Netflix talk show premieres on May 20.

By Jordan Darville

May 05, 2022

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Netflix has announced the guests for the upcoming fourth season of David Letterman’s talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Premiering May 20, the six-episode season will feature discussions with Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Durant, and Will Smith.

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Unless Netflix has access to some time-traveling device, Will Smith’s episode will not cover his slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars this year. As Rolling Stone points out, Netflix mentions in a press release that each of the episodes was filmed prior to March 2022, the same month that the Oscars – and the slap – took place.

The previous three seasons of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction have featured guests like Barack Obama, Kanye West, JAY-Z, Lizzo, Kim Kardashian, and many more.

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Here’s what all your favorite artists wore to the 2022 Met Gala

Here’s what all your favorite artists wore to the 2022 Met Gala
Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and more were out in New York on Monday night.

By David Renshaw

May 03, 2022

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The Met Gala 2022 took place on Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This year’s event marked the first return to normal service since the pandemic, with the 2020 event axed and 2021’s Met Gala happening in September, not the usual first Monday in May date. With a theme of “Gilded Glamor” and a guest list that ran from Megan Thee Stallion to, err, Elon Musk and James Corden, this year’s bash was a classic chance for everyone at home sitting in their PJs to say, ‘Well she looks like shit’ and ‘Who thought that was a good idea?!’ Scroll down to peep all of the best musician looks from the night.

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Olivia Rodrigo

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Jack Harlow

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Billie Eilish to host climate emergency event Overheated

Billie Eilish to host climate emergency event Overheated
The multi-day event in London will include music and speeches.

By David Renshaw

May 03, 2022

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Billie Eilish, alongside her brother Finneas, will appear at Overheated, a multi-day climate-focused event due to take place in London next month. Overheated is set to take place across six days and will bring together climate activists and musicians in an effort to “discuss the climate crisis and the work they are doing to make a difference.”

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Billie and Finneas will be on hand to introduce speakers on June 10. They also appear in a documentary, alongside Vivienne Westwood and Girl in Red, that will be screened at Overheated.

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Subjects on the agenda at Overheated will include developing green practices in the music industry, the benefits of a plant-based diet, and sustainable fashion, according to a press release.

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Music will take center stage on June 16 when Sigrid will perform live. Tickets are available from May 4 to people attending Eilish’s upcoming Happier Than Ever tour, with general sale tickets open from May 6.

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Billie Eilish surprised girl in red with a Norwegian Grammy at Coachella

Billie Eilish surprised girl in red with a Norwegian Grammy at Coachella
girl in red won the Spellemann award for Album of the Year.

By Sandra Song

April 23, 2022

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Billie Eilish made girl in red’s Coachella extra special.

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Ahead of the girl in red’s weekend two set, Eilish surprised the singer-songwriter — whose real name is Marie Ulven — with the prestigious Spellemann award. Known as the Norwegian Grammys, Ulven earned the coveted Album Of The Year award for her critically acclaimed debut, If I Could Make It Go Quiet, which she discussed on The FADER Interview podcast earlier this year.

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Ulven was also awarded the title of Songwriter Of The Year after earning a record-breaking seven nominations — the most in Spellemannprisen history — including Song Of The Year for her Finneas-produced “Serotonin.” However, the artist wasn’t able to make it to the actual ceremony, which is why Eilish was the one who delivered her statuette.

In a video of the presentation, Ulven can be seen entering a tour bus and is surprised to see Eilish, who then hands her the Spellemann for Album Of The Year.

“What the fuck?!,” Ulven says. “What the actual fuck?! That’s a Norwegian Grammy.”

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Eilish, who acknowledged the importance of the honor, then goes on to congratulate a still-shocked Ulven.

“This is so weird!,” she says. “Dude! I did not expect this.”

girl in red is slated to perform at Coachella weekend two later today, while Eilish will close out the festival as the Sunday headliner.

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Watch Eilish present the award below and listen to our podcast episode with Ulven here.

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Billie Eilish will guest star in a new Simpsons short

Billie Eilish will guest star in a new Simpsons short
When Billie Met Lisa will premiere on Disney+ on April 22.

By Jordan Darville

April 14, 2022

Billie Eilish. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

 

After an unfortunate shut-out at the Grammys this month, Billie Eilish is bouncing back with a guest spot in a new animated short based on The Simpsons. When Billie Met Lisa will air on Disney+ on April 22, as Stereogum points out.

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The plot synopsis is as follows: “Lisa Simpson is discovered by chart-topping artists Billie Eilish and [her brother and creative collaborator] FINNEAS while searching for a quiet place to practice her saxophone. Billie invites Lisa to her studio for a special jam session she’ll never forget.”

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Billie is guest starring in @TheSimpsons: “When Billie Met Lisa”, the new short streaming April 22 on @disneyplus. pic.twitter.com/baLe70Gxad

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I watched one of the new Simpsons shorts recently. It was painfully unfunny, as the show has been for the past 20 odd years. Will Billie Eilish break the cycle? I suppose we’ll find out in just over a week.

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What is the true purpose of the pop music documentary?

What is the true purpose of the pop music documentary?
As Olivia Rodrigo joins Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, and Charli XCX in putting her story on screen, it’s time to think about who is best served by the format.

By Larisha Paul

April 06, 2022

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Pop documentaries are almost always marketed on the allure of proximity – allowing the viewer the privilege of being up close and personal with an artist despite that intimate feeling often being crafted within a space that still holds the audience at an arm’s length. In the new Disney+ documentary-concert film Driving Home 2 U, Olivia Rodrigo looks back on the making of her debut album Sour through in-studio footage captured on a GoPro tucked in the Los Angeles studio where she wrote and recorded the album with producer Dan Nigro. The footage is woven together with performances reimagining the tracklist in chronological order of when each song was created. Mostly, her commentary is provided through the lens of hindsight as she sifts carefully through memories of the time. Throughout the film, the 19-year-old singer and songwriter holds her cards close to her chest – neatly circumventing the who, what, why, and how of the record’s rumored subject matter.

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In one scene, about an hour into the film, Rodrigo recalls the nerves that rocked her as she was thrown into the spotlight nearly overnight. “I remember just feeling kind of trapped and kind of, like, flung into this situation that I wasn’t prepared for,” she says in a voiceover. “All of a sudden, everyone’s watching you, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God,’ Did I actually ever want this?” It’s one of the few moments that creates a genuine feeling of intimacy, but Driving Home 2 U is intent on painting a portrait of an artist who is most accessible through song. Listening to Sour will tell you more about the singer than anything she’ll reveal to a camera. For Rodrigo to establish that limited accessibility at such an early stage of her career feels strategic in maintaining control of her own public narrative – taking a card from Taylor Swift, who redrew the lines of her own boundaries in the 2020 documentary Miss Americana.

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The documentary format is inherently self-serving in that way – and timing is key. The Apple TV+ film Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry similarly captures the making of the singer’s historic debut album. The film offered up far more about Eilish’s self-reflection and personal relationships and, most importantly, how those two elements inform her creative process. Meanwhile, BLACKPINK’s Netflix release Light Up The Sky is committed to presenting the four-piece girl group as undeniable stars. It follows them from their days as K-Pop trainees all the way to Coachella, but the peculiar and overbearing presence of their record producer Teddy Park threatens to darken the film’s shine.

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The recent onslaught of pop music documentaries released in the past few years share a common thread in their attempt to wrangle back a sense of understanding, or control, years after their muddled narrative has taken form as something largely unrecognizable. There’s a sense of trust and proximity crafted through the draw of exclusive, never-before-seen archival footage, either shared on the artist’s own careful volition or by an insider operating close enough to them to capture raw, unfiltered material with ease of access. Often condensing decades of personal development into just a few hours, as films or brief series, how do these documentaries effectively reclaim the ever-shifting narratives of their subjects, if they can at all?

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In the Netflix documentary series Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, directors Clarence ‘Coodie’ Simmons and Chike Ozah stumble their way towards an answer. Across four-and-a-half total hours, crafted from a goldmine of over 330 hours of archival footage captured over 21 years, the directing duo chronicles Kanye West’s transformation from rising Chicago rapper – one with unrelenting determination – to volatile cultural figure. The series puts into context how badly he wanted to become an invaluable, influence-wielding star, how he made it happen, and how he unraveled along the way. How do you nail down an artist who considers himself to be perpetually misunderstood and refuses to move at anything below full speed? It seems that after a certain point, you can’t.

For the better part of his career, West has been something of a moving target. Jeen-Yuhs itself arrived in the midst of a shift. In the weeks before its arrival, the rapper took aim at Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, and Billie Eilish on Instagram – a few of his many chaotic, and highly public, implosions on the app as of late. “I miss the old Kanye” has been a running gag for some years now, but even Simmons shuts the camera off when he catches up with West during his failed presidential campaign and realizes the dynamic they established 20 years prior has shifted entirely. “I never shot that side of Kanye,” the director told BBC Radio 1Xtra. “It just felt uncomfortable.” Simmons and Ozah declined West’s very public demand for final edit and approval of the docuseries on the grounds that “for it to resonate, people need to see certain things.” And yet, large stretches of the final two-thirds of the trilogy are padded with filler that has nothing to do with the rapper.

As a filmmaker, maybe it’s better to have an instinct for when to stop filming than for your subject to have to tell you to cut the cameras, but the thought process that plays into that decision is heavily informed by the relationship between the people in front of and behind the camera. When Charli XCX filmed her documentary Alone Together in quarantine, she and her housemates controlled when shooting stopped and started. Its directors, Bradley Bell and Pablo Jones-Soler, crafted the film out of the footage they received at the end of each day. Had they been physically present, maybe they would have kept the cameras rolling when the singer called for a timeout. Maybe that captured moment of emotional vulnerability wouldn’t have made it into the film, anyway. But as an artist who is more online than most, Charli’s threshold for how much she’s willing to share shapes not only what we see in the documentary but also the hard-drawn lines of what we don’t.

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The conversations withheld from these films and series are often as telling as the ones that are included. It returns to this notion of wanting to create something in line with the artist’s narrative, whether ongoing or in the process of being reconstructed. There’s a crucial grain-of-salt element involved for the audience, especially for YouTube docu-series like Demi Lovato’s breathtakingly vulnerable Dancing With the Devil or Justin Bieber’s revealing Seasons. Both were heavily shaped by manager Scooter Braun, and consequently stained with an oddly promotional feel, like a neatly concluded victory lap just in time for the album to drop.

There’s something to be said about allowing those stories to be told by the right people in their own time. In the four-part documentary series Janet Jackson, the pop icon regains control on her own terms and in her own words. When her ex-husband René Elizondo, who filmed countless hours of the singer’s private and public life over the course of their 10-year marriage, attempts to stage an embrace between Jackson and her mother, she pulls the plug. When a studio session with Jimmy Jam sparks creative strife, she matches his energy with the force of her own. When it comes time to talk about the more controversial elements of her brother Michael’s life, she treads carefully, fighting to keep her story at the center. Filmed over the course of five years, the series builds around the exclusive insight and commentary that couldn’t be found anywhere else.

This is her narrative she’s writing here, but it wouldn’t be complete without an addressing of the infamous 2004 Super Bowl half-time show. She moves on from it quickly – the series begins to crumble in the latter half without Elizondo’s archival footage – but not without first revealing that she had advised Justin Timberlake not to make a statement about the incident: “If I were you, I wouldn’t say anything.” The two artist’s stories became perpetually intertwined from that moment on, but it was only Jackson who was essentially blacklisted from the entertainment industry. When she was invited back to perform with Timberlake in 2018, she declined. She wouldn’t allow his role in her narrative to inflate once again, after she had spent years letting it die out. Jackson’s guiding hand throughout the series is unwavering in its desired external perception.

Unfortunately for him, Timberlake is a notorious figure in another one of pop’s biggest fights to regain control, though Britney Spears hasn’t yet been able to tell that story on her own. While the singer fought to bring an end to the restrictive conservatorship she had been kept in for 13 years, she became the center of two major documentaries – the New York Times-presented double-feature Framing Britney Spears and Controlling Britney Spears – examining how she ended up there. The creators of both films got as close to the singer as they could manage without her direct involvement, painting a compelling portrait of an artist driven to disillusion as the public callously stripped her of any agency. But seeing the two films put into conversation with the singer’s own statements shared in court, leading up to the conservatorship termination, it’s hard to decipher the feeling of irony in the story of her freedom being shared before she could reclaim the narrative herself.

Pop documentaries become a double-edged sword when the reputation of objective and independent documentary filmmaking intersects with the rightful authority of an artist – or the teams of executive producing-industry figures who derive benefit from holding the reins of their image. There are rarely ever clear answers to the questions of agency and intention that color the purpose they serve for both their audience and their subject. And yet, for all of these artists, their stories are not yet complete. All that we learn from those particular moments in time captured on camera informs the living document of their personal and artistic narrative.

It’s human nature to platform the best parts of ourselves and keep the less polished parts tucked away as a form of self-protection. But ideally, these films should be approaching a balance between the two – not because we as an audience are entitled to the privilege of being welcomed into the good and the bad, but because the most authentic approach recognizes that both are essential to establishing meaningful complexities.

Here’s everything you missed at the 2022 Oscars

Here’s everything you missed at the 2022 Oscars
Beyoncé performed, Billie Eilish won Best Song, and CODA was named Best Picture.

By David Renshaw

March 28, 2022

Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

 

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This year’s Oscars will go down in history for many reasons, not least Will Smith stepping on stage and “smacking the shit” out of comedian Chris Rock. That’s the way Rock described what happened after he made a joke at the expense of Jada Pinkett Smith. There was confusion at home regarding whether or not what happened was a planned bit or not. It soon became clear, however, that it was not when Smith returned to his seat and shouted “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.” That bit was edited out of the live TV broadcast but made it through uncut on some international streams and duly spread to social media.

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It was a strange and unsavory moment in Oscar history but there were plenty of highlights from the 3 hour plus ceremony that didn’t involve an incredibly tense moment between an actor and a comedian. Music provided a lot of these moments, including a performance by Beyoncé, wins for both Questlove and Billie Eilish, plus a surprise appearance from Megan Thee Stallion.

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Beyoncé opened the show with a tennis-inspired performance of “Be Alive” from King Richard

Questlove picked up the Academy Award for Best Documentary for Summer of Soul

The Summer of Soul doc was amazing. Congrats @questlove on your Academy Award & THANK YOU for helping to get those recordings out of a basement for all to see! pic.twitter.com/XUU3wgGbt8

— Melissa Castro (@melccastro) March 28, 2022

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Billie Eilish and FINNEAS performed their Bond song “No Time To Die”

And then won Best Original Song for the same song.

And the Oscar for Best Original Song goes to Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell for "No Time To Die" from 'No Time to Die.' Congratulations #Oscars pic.twitter.com/dNQXeZ1M8p

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 28, 2022

Megan Thee Stallion joined the Encanto extended universe and rapped on “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

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CODA took home the night’s biggest prize, Best Picture

Best Picture goes to 'CODA' – Congratulations! #Oscars pic.twitter.com/X2feIYmC6d

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 28, 2022

Beyoncé and Billie Eilish confirmed for 2022 Oscars performances

Beyoncé and Billie Eilish confirmed for 2022 Oscars performances
The Best Original Song nominees will take to the stage this Sunday.

By David Renshaw

March 23, 2022

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Beyoncé and Billie Eilish will perform at the the 94th Academy Awards this weekend. Both artists are nominated in the Best Original Song category with Beyoncé set to perform “Be Alive” from King Richard. Eilish, meanwhile, will be sing her James Bond theme “No Time to Die” alongside her brother FINNEAS. The Oscars take place on March 27 at 8pm ET and will be broadcast on ABC.

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In addition to Beyoncé and Billie, the list of live performers on the night will also include Sebastián Yatra (Encanto song “Dos Oruguitas”) and Reba McEntire (“Somehow You Do” from Four Good Days). The final nominated artist, Van Morrison, will be unable to perform Belfast song “Down to Joy” due to prior commitments.

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There will be a strong musical presence at this year’s ceremony with D-Nice and the Samples keeping the tunes coming throughout the night while Travis Barker, Sheila E., Robert Glasper, and music director Adam Blackstone will also provide music as part of an all-star band.

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Billie Eilish, BTS, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow, and more to perform at 2022 Grammys

Billie Eilish, BTS, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow, and more to perform at 2022 Grammys
Olivia Rodrigo and Brandi Carlisle will also play live at next month’s ceremony.

By David Renshaw

March 15, 2022

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The first raft of performers for this year’s Grammys have been announced. Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo, who are among the most nominated artists with 8 nods each, will both perform live at the 2022 ceremony. Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow have also been added to the line-up alongside BTS and Brandi Carlile. More performers will be announced ahead of the awards bash, which takes place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on April 3.

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In January it was announced that the Grammys would be postponed from February until April due to rising COVID rates. The ceremont was also moved from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena (fka The Staples Center) to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It’s the first time the Grammys haven’t taken place in the Los Angeles venue since 1999.

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The Recording Academy announced the 2022 Grammy nominations in November. Jon Batiste, in the mix for 11 awards, is the most nominated artist, followed by Rodrigo, Eilish, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, and H.E.R. Read the full list of nominees here.

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Kanye West says he’s bringing Travis Scott to Coachella. But first, he wants Billie Eilish to apologize.

Kanye West says he’s bringing Travis Scott to Coachella. But first, he wants Billie Eilish to apologize.
Eilish stopped a show to help a fan, saying “I wait for people to be okay till I keep going,” a statement West took as a reference to Scott’s handling of the Astroworld tragedy.

By Jordan Darville

February 10, 2022

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Kanye West is one of the headliners scheduled to perform at Coachella 2022. In an Instagram post shared on Thursday, West (who recently changed his legal name to Ye) revealed that he intends to bring Travis Scott along for the performance.

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The reveal was made in a caption addressing one of his co-headliners, Billie Eilish, who recently stopped a performance to help a fan in distress. “I wait for people to be okay till I keep going” Eilish said, comments that West took as subliminal shots at Scott. “COME ON BILLIE WE LOVE YOU PLEASE APOLOGIZE TO TRAV,” West wrote, concluding the post by announcing Scott’s presence at the festival and hinting at an ultimatum: “YES TRAV WILL BE WITH ME AT COACHELLA BUT NOW I NEED BILLIE TO APOLOGIZE BEFORE I PERFORM.”

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Eilish responded in a comment left on West’s original Instagram post. “literally never said a thing about travis. was just helping a fan.”

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Billie Eilish has responded to Kanye West! pic.twitter.com/knAMoZk1hO

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It is unclear whether West plans for Scott to be at Coachella as a featured performer or merely as part of his entourage. Scott has not performed live since Astroworld 2021, where ten people died after a crowd surge. Scott and the festival’s promoter Live Nation are currently facing numerous lawsuits from families of the concertgoers, including one for $750 million. Travis Scott has been criticized for not stopping the show as the crisis unfolded, but said during an interview that he was unaware of what was transpiring.

The FADER has reached out to representatives for Kanye West, Billie Eilish, and Travis Scott.

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Kanye West, Billie Eilish, and Harry Styles to headline Coachella

Kanye West, Billie Eilish, and Harry Styles to headline Coachella
The California festival returns for two weekends of live music this April.

By David Renshaw

January 13, 2022

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Coachella organizers have announced a line-up for 2022 with Kanye West (now legally named Ye), Billie Eilish, and Harry Styles headlining the annual event. The festival did not take place in 2020 or 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic, with Frank Ocean, Rage Against The Machine, and Travis Scott due to headline. Ocean will return to the top of the bill in 2023.

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Other names on the most famous poster in festival-land this year include Swedish House Mafia, Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Baby, Doja Cat, Flume, Disclosure, 21 Savage, Jamie xx, Run The Jewels, Daniel Caesar, Big Sean, Turnstile, Karol G, and more. Check out the full line-up below.

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Coachella 2022 will take place across two weekends: April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2022.

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Billie Eilish shares “Male Fantasy” video

Billie Eilish shares “Male Fantasy” video
The gloomy, self-directed short finds Eilish staring into the mirror, the fridge, and space.

By Raphael Helfand

December 06, 2021

Billie Eilish has shared a video for “Male Fantasy,” the closing track from her third studio LP, July’s Happier Than Ever, which is nominated for the Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album awards at the 2022 Grammys. Its title track is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Solo Pop Performance, and the song’s visual treatment is nominated for Best Music Video. Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles is nominated for Best Music Film.

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“Male Fantasy, deals with post-breakup depression and undercuts the callous message of “Happier Than Ever,” which comes directly before it on the album. “Home alone, trying not to eat / Distract myself with pornography,” she sings, her voice small and trembling, as if she’s just cried for hours.

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Eilish directed and edited the music video, which is appropriately gloomy. In it, she waders aimlessly through a claustrophobic apartment — staring at the TV, her reflection in the mirror, the contents of the fridge, and the walls around her. Watch it above.

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Billie Eilish and Charli XCX confirmed for SNL in December

Billie Eilish and Charli XCX confirmed for SNL in December
Eilish will pull double duty while XCX will appear alongside host Paul Rudd.

By David Renshaw

November 19, 2021

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Saturday Night Live has confirmed its first episodes for December with Billie Eilish set to make her debut as host while also performing live on the night. She joins a select number of musicians who have handled both aspects of the SNL job, with the list going back to Desi Arnaz in 1976 and, more recently, Drake, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, and Halsey.

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The Billie Eilish episode of SNL will air on December 11. A week later, on December 18, Charli XCX will be the musical guest alongside host Paul Rudd. XCX recently confirmed details of new album Crash, due in 2022, as well as a documentary charting the creation of her previous album, how i’m feeling now.

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This weekend’s episode of SNL will be hosted by Shang-Chi star Simu Liu with music courtesy of Saweetie.

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Billie Eilish sings “Happier Than Ever” on Sesame Street

Billie Eilish sings “Happier Than Ever” on Sesame Street
Watch Billie collab with The Count ahead of the premier of Sesame Street’s 52nd season this Thursday.

By Raphael Helfand

November 09, 2021

In a new sneak preview from Sesame Street Season 52, Billie Eilish and The Count join forces for a mathy cover of “Happier Than Ever.”

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The original, Countless version of “Happier Than Ever” is the title track of Eilish’s new album. It presents musically as a straightforward love song but its lyrics — “When I’m away from you, I’m happier than ever” — tell another tale. The new version, however, seems straightforwardly cute. In the video, Billie and The Count subvert the drama at the track’s core to bring it back to the friendly vampire’s favorite subject: fundamental arithmetic.

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Eilish’s guest spot on Sesame Street won’t air until June 2022, but the new season’s first episode will stream starting Thursday, November 11 on HBO Max.

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Willow announces headlining North American tour dates

Willow announces headlining North American tour dates
The singer also shared her supporting dates for Billie Eilish’s tour.

By Sajae Elder

August 19, 2021

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Willow has shared the North American tour dates for her upcoming ‘Life’ headlining tour, set to kick off this fall. Starting on September 14 in Santa Ana, CA, the 19-stop tour will wrap up in October in Atlanta. In addition to her own tour, the singer also shared her supporting act dates as the opener on select dates of Billie Eilish’s 2022 North American tour, beginning next February and running for 15 dates through April 8.

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Most recently, Willow shared a live performance video of her single “Lipstick” lifted from her album lately I Feel EVERYTHING, which dropped back in July. The album boasts features from Travis Barker, Avril Lavigne, Tierra Wack, Cherry Glazer, and Ayla Tesler-Mabe.

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See Willow’s headlining and supporting dates below.

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‘Life’ Headlining Tour Dates
09/14 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
09/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Life is Beautiful Festival
09/18 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
09/19 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
09/21 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox at Market
09/22 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
09/23 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
09/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
09/29 – Dallas, TX – Trees
09/30 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/03 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/04 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hal
10/06 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
10/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10/13 – Boston, MA – Royale
10/16 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/17 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
10/19 – Atlanta, GA – Centerstage

Billie Eilish North American Tour Supporting Dates
02/03 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
02/05 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
02/06 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Music Center
02/08 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
02/09 – Washington D.C. – Capital One Arena
02/10 – University of PA – Bryce Jordan Center
02/12 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
02/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
02/15 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
02/16 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
02/18 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
02/19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
02/20 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
02/22 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
04/08 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum

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Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Bieber lead 2021 MTV VMA nominations

Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Bieber lead 2021 MTV VMA nominations
The show takes place on September 12.

By Sajae Elder

August 11, 2021

The nominees for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards have been released, with Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Beiber leading the pack with six and seven nods respectively. Taking place on September 12 and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, BTS, Drake, The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, and Doja Cat and more are also among this year’s nominees.

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To commemorate its 40th year, artist Kehinde Wiley designed a new Moon Person trophy for the ceremony.

See the full list of nominations below.

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Video of the Year
Cardi B, “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
DJ Khaled / Drake, “POPSTAR” (Starring Justin Bieber)
Doja Cat, “Kiss Me More” [ft. SZA]
Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears”

Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Justin Bieber
Megan Thee Stallion
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

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Song of the Year
24kGoldn, “Mood” [ft. iann dior]
Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open”
BTS, “Dynamite”
Cardi B, “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”

Best New Artist, Presented by Facebook
24kGoldn
Giveon
The Kid LAROI
Olivia Rodrigo
Polo G
Saweetie

PUSH Performance of the Year
September 2020: Wallows – “Are You Bored Yet?”
October 2020: Ashnikko – “Daisy”
November 2020: SAINt JHN – “Gorgeous”
December 2020: 24kGoldn – “Coco”
January 2021: JC Stewart – “Break My Heart”
February 2021: Latto – “Sex Lies”
March 2021: Madison Beer – “Selfish”
April 2021: The Kid LAROI – “WITHOUT YOU”
May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”
June 2021: girl in red – “Serotonin”
July 2021: Fousheé – “my slime”
August 2021: jxdn – “Think About Me”

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Best Collaboration
24kGoldn, “Mood” [ft. iann dior]
Cardi B, “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
Doja Cat, “Kiss Me More” [ft. SZA]
Drake, “Laugh Now Cry Later” [ft. Lil Durk]
Justin Bieber, “Peaches” [ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon]
Miley Cyrus, “Prisoner” [ft. Dua Lipa]

Best Pop
Ariana Grande, “positions”
Billie Eilish, “Therefore I Am”
BTS, “Butter”
Harry Styles, “Treat People With Kindness”
Justin Bieber, “Peaches” [ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon]
Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
Shawn Mendes, “Wonder”
Taylor Swift, “willow”

Best Hip-Hop
Cardi B, “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
Drake, “Laugh Now Cry Later” [ft. Lil Durk]
Lil Baby, “On Me (Remix)” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
Moneybagg Yo, “Said Sum”
Polo G, “RAPSTAR”
Travis Scott, “FRANCHISE” [ft. Young Thug & M.I.A.]

Best Rock
Evanescence, “Use My Voice”
Foo Fighters, “Shame Shame”
John Mayer, “Last Train Home”
The Killers, “My Own Soul’s Warning”
Kings of Leon, “The Bandit”
Lenny Kravitz, “Raise Vibration”

Best Alternative
Bleachers, “Stop Making This Hurt”
Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
Imagine Dragons, “Follow You”
Machine Gun Kelly, “my ex’s best friend” [ft. blackbear]
twenty one pilots, “Shy Away”
WILLOW, “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” [ft. Travis Barker]

Best Latin
Bad Bunny / Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
Billie Eilish / Rosalía, “Lo Vas A Olvidar”
Black Eyed Peas / Shakira, “GIRL LIKE ME”
J Balvin / Dua Lipa / Bad Bunny / Tainy, “UN DIA (ONE DAY)”
Karol G, “Bichota”
Maluma, “Hawái”

Best R&B
Beyoncé / Blue Ivy / SAINt JHN / WizKid, “BROWN SKIN GIRL”
Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open”
Chris Brown / Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Giveon, “HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY”
H.E.R., “Come Through” [ft. Chris Brown]
SZA, “Good Days”

Best K-Pop
(G)I-DLE, “DUMDi DUMDi”
BLACKPINK / Selena Gomez, “Ice Cream”
BTS, “Butter”
Monsta X, “Gambler”
SEVENTEEN, “Ready to love”
TWICE, “Alcohol-Free”

Video for Good
Billie Eilish, “Your Power”
Demi Lovato, “Dancing With the Devil”
H.E.R., “Fight for You”
Kane Brown, “Worldwide Beautiful”
Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Pharrell Williams, “Entrepreneur” [ft. JAY-Z]

Best Direction
Billie Eilish, “Your Power” (dir. Billie Eilish)
DJ Khaled ft. Drake, “POPSTAR” (dir. Director X)
Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (dir. Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino)
Taylor Swift, “willow” (dir. Taylor Swift)
Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A, “Franchise” (dir. Travis Scott)
Tyler, the Creator, “LUMBERJACK” (dir. Wolf Haley)

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé / Blue Ivy / SAINt JHN / WizKid, “BROWN SKIN GIRL” (cinematography: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant)
Billie Eilish, “Therefore I Am” (cinematography: Rob Witt)
Foo Fighters, “Shame Shame” (cinematography: Santiago Gonzalez)
Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper, “Holy” (cinematography: Elias Talbot)
Lady Gaga, “911” (cinematography: Jeff Cronenweth)
Lorde, “Solar Power” (cinematography: Andrew Stroud)

Best Art Direction
Beyoncé / Shatta Wale / Major Lazer, “ALREADY” (art direction: Susan Linns, Gerard Santos)
Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits” (art direction: Alison Dominitz)
Lady Gaga, “911” (art direction: Tom Foden, Peter Andrus)
Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (art direction: John Richoux)
Saweetie ft. Doja Cat, “Best Friend” (art direction: Art Haynes)
Taylor Swift, “willow” (art direction: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez)

Best Visual Effects
Bella Poarch, “Build A Bitch” (visual effects: Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova)
Coldplay, “Higher Power” (visual effects: Mathematic)
Doja Cat & The Weeknd, “You Right” (visual effects: La Pac, Anthony Lestremau, Julien Missaire, Petr Shkolniy, Alexi Bailla, Micha Sher, Antoine Hache, Mikros MPC, Nicolas Huget, Guillaume Ho Tsong Fang, Benjamin Lenfant, Stephane Pivron, MPC Bangalore, Chanakya Chander, Raju Ganesh, David Rouxel)
Glass Animals, “Tangerine” (visual effects: Ronan Fourreau)
Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (visual effects: Mathematic)
P!NK, “All I Know So Far” (visual effects: Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc)

Best Choreography
Ariana Grande, “34+35” (choreography: Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson)
BTS, “Butter” (choreography: SON SUNG DEUK With BHM PERFORMANCE DIRECTING TEAM)
Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits” (choreography: Natricia Bernard)
Foo Fighters, “Shame Shame” (choreography: Nina McNeely)
Harry Styles, “Treat People With Kindness” (choreography: Paul Roberts)
Marshmello & Halsey, “Be Kind” (choreography: Dani Vitale)

Best Editing
Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open” (editing: Troy Charbonnet)
BTS, “Butter” (editing: Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens)
Drake, “What’s Next” (editing: Noah Kendal)
Harry Styles, “Treat People With Kindness” (editing: Claudia Wass)
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon, “Peaches” (editing: Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs)
Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa, “Prisoner” (editing: William Town at Modern Post)

Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever debuts at No. 1

Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever debuts at No. 1
Her sophomore project sold the second-most vinyl albums in one week since 1991.

By Jordan Darville

August 09, 2021

Billie Eilish. Photo by Getty Images for Spotify.

 

To the surprise of few, Billie Eilish‘s new album Happier Than Ever has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The first-week sales come with an interesting twist, courtesy of The New York Times: of the 238,000 equivalent units sold, 73,000 of them were vinyl records.

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That’s the second-most vinyl records sold in an album’s first week since 1991. The benchmark is currently held by Taylor Swift’s 2021 album Evermore, which sold 102,000 vinyls in its first seven days. However, Eilish album Twitter war stans will be happy to learn that Evermore‘s preorder was open for six months while Happier Than Ever‘s was available for only three months before release.

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The week’s other notable bows included Prince and Isaiah Rashad. The Purple One’s posthumous album Welcome 2 America bowed at No. 4, while Rashad hit No.7, his first top 10 album, with The House Is Burning. Revisit his FADER cover story here.

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Finneas announces debut album Optimist, shares lead single

Finneas announces debut album Optimist, shares lead single
Listen to “A Concert Six Months From Now.”

By Sajae Elder

August 05, 2021

Finneas, Grammy-winning producer and older brother to Billie Eilish, shared that his debut album, Optimist, is set to drop this fall. Alongside the announcement, the singer-songwriter shared the project’s lead single and video, “A Concert Six Months From Now.” The brooding, acoustic track is paired with a Sam Bennett–directed clip that sees Finneas performing in an empty Hollywood Bowl.

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The upcoming project will serve as a follow-up to his 2019 EP, Blood Harmony. In 2020 and 2021, Finneas won multiple Grammys alongside his younger sibling, mainly for his work on her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, including Record of the Year for “Bad Guy” and “Everything I Wanted,” Best Engineered Album, and Producer of the Year.

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Watch the video above and see the tracklist for Optimist, which drops on October 15 via Interscope, below.

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Optimist tracklist:
1. A Concert Six Months From Now
2. The Kids Are All Dying
3. Happy Now
4. Only a Lifetime
5. The 90s
6. Love Is Pain
7. Peaches Etude
8. Hurt Locker
9. Medieval
10. Someone Else’s Star
11. Around My Neck
12. What They’ll Say About Us
13. How It Ends

The 7 projects you should stream right now

The 7 projects you should stream right now
New albums from Billie Eilish, Isaiah Rashad, TORRES, and more.

By Jordan Darville

July 30, 2021

Billie Eilish. Photo by Kelia Anne MacCluskey

 

Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever

Billie Eilish cemented her global stardom two years ago with her debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, winner of three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year. She reunites with her brother and producer Finneas on her new project Happier Than Ever, preceded by the singles “Your Power,” “Lost Cause,” and “NDA.”

Stream: Spotify | Apple Music

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Isaiah Rashad, The House Is Burning

L.A-via-Chattanooga rapper Isaiah Rashad battled addiction and self-doubt in the five years between The House Is Burning and his last full-length The Sun’s Tirade. He announced his triumphant return with an in-depth FADER cover story, and today the project finally drops. “I just wanted this shit to sound fun,” he told us. “If I’m sad, people don’t need to be able to tell. And this is probably my most depressing album.”

Stream: Spotify | Apple Music

Tink, Heat Of The Moment

A rising star of 2010s Chicago rap whose talent made it easy to root for her, Tink’s career was thrown off balance in subsequent years thanks to — what else? — label issues. She eventually was released, signed to EMPIRE in 2019, and began releasing music on her own terms. Heat of the Moment follows last year’s studio project Hopeless Romantic, and sports features from Davido, Kodak Black, Jeremih, and Yung Bleu.

Stream: Spotify | Apple Music

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Yola, Stand For Myself

After a raucous late-night performance on Colbert, classic R&B singer-songwriter Yola shares her second album, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. “I try everything I can do to put good energy in the world,” Yola told Elton John for his “Rocket Hour” radio show, “but simultaneously not being vacuous or vapid with it, because I think that’s very easy to do.”

Stream: Spotify | Apple Music

TORRES, Thirstier

On the most recent episode of The FADER Interview, Mackenzie Scott a.k.a. TORRES told us she wanted to conjure the happiness of her domestic life in the spirit of her fifth studio album “[I was] making a very conscious choice to, not just lyrically and musically, but just energetically, choosing to infuse the new record with that life that I was trying to mimic in my home situation.” Rob Ellis and Peter Miles co-produce the effort with Scott.

Stream: Spotify | Apple Music

Prince, Welcome 2 America

Written and recorded by Prince in 2010, Welcome 2 America was sealed in the Purple One’s storied Vault until his untimely passing freed his estate to distribute what was contained inside. The project was preceded by the songs “Born 2 Die,” (which serves as a Curtis Mayfield tribute of sorts) and “Hot Summer.”



Stream: Spotify | Apple Music

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Skepta, All In EP

One of the few grime MCs to bring the genre beyond the U.K.’s borders, Skepta drops a five-track EP two years after his album Ignorance is Bliss. All In features TeeZee, Kid Cudi, and J Balvin.

Stream: Spotify | Apple Music

Billie Eilish shares new song/video “Lost Cause”

Billie Eilish shares new song/video “Lost Cause”
Happier Than Ever is out on July 30.

By Jordan Darville

June 02, 2021

Billie Eilish‘s sophomore album Happier Than Ever is out July 30, and on Wednesday she shared another new single from the project. “Lost Cause” is a hushed, trip-hop adjacent song about declaring one’s independence; it’s a joyful sibling of the previous Happier than Ever singles “my future” and “everything i wanted,” and comes on the heels of the heartland balladry of “Your Power.” Eilish herself directs the music video, streaming above, which captures a “7/11” style music video but with more beige clothing. Check it out above. Next year Billie Eilish will tour the world in support of Happier Than Ever, but all of the currently announced dates are sold out. So, uh, nevermind.

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Filipek – Xany Lyrics

[Intro]
Ej, raz, raz, raz, ej, ej

[Zwrotka 1]
Krzyczałem bo męczył syf
W każdym tracku były łzy
Pierwszy raz od ośmiu miecha wstaję rano i wiem po co i wiem jak tu dobrze żyć
Wszędzie wokół węszą psy, straciłem za dużo krwi
Nie chcę z tobą wódy pić, nie jesteśmy już na "ty", nie masz prawa mówić nic
Wszędzie hajs i kariera
One szukają frajera
Tak jak label'e rapera
A ja piszę szczerze teraz
Że na dłoni mam "Bipolar" ale nic nie znaczą wersy, które były kiedyś o nas
Polski rap jak polskie kino – oglądnąłeś zapowiedzi to resztę możesz przewinąć
Polski rap jak polska miłość – jak płacicie se rachunki to razem już nie jest miło
Przejebałem tyle siana, że się czuję jak wilk z Wall Street (haha)
I dostałem za to propsy (coo?)
Ten biznes jest bezlitosny
A ja chciałbym powyjaśniać tych hejterów jak Karmowski
Nagrywam kolejny ślad, chociaż chciałbym by zaginął czasami po mnie od tak
Nagrywam to drugi raz, chociaż rzucając bez mixu dalej by banglało wam
My chcieliśmy tu żyć szybko, chlać do rana, robić hip-hop
Sypać temat nocą na stół, imponować cipkom
Byłem śmieszny jak Nick Cannon, a się czułem tak jak Rick Ross
[Refren]
Chuj mnie obchodzi twój rap, tańczysz tak jak ci zagrają mówiąc, że to Vossi Bop
Chuj mnie obchodzi twój strach, skoro wozisz się na trackach to miej jaja twardo stać
Chuj mnie obchodzi twój squad, takich jak wy przemieliłem wiele razy – tyle lat
Chuj mnie obchodzi twój brat, jak przyjdziecie pod mój blok no to wyjdę do was sam

[Bridge]
Mam brudne serce, znam złudne szczęście
To drugie podejście, żeby wreszcie żyć
Trzymam cię za rękę, nie chcę kłamać więcej
Przeszedłem depresję, żeby spełniać sny
Może teraz przejdę, może znowu zwiędnę
Może jak najczęściej będą czekać łzy
Ale chcę spróbować, chociaż raz od nowa
Uda się lub skonam – razem ja i ty

[Zwrotka 2]
Ta depresja to był realtalk

Miałem wejść na rynek z firmą
A nie mogłem sprawdzać maili, rozsypane xany wokół, smutek tak jak Billie Eilish
Jakie życie taki rap, ale nie napiszę już, że jej nie ma a ja ćpam
Nawet jak już zanudzałem, przechodząc tę sinusoidę to nie dałem ci powodu byś wycierał o mnie mordę
Żyłem tym co było wczoraj
Ziomki takie jak kamora
Dupy szybkie jak mamona
Twoja dziewczyna jest chora
Dla ciebie to przyszła żona, do mnie przyszła obrażona, że nie grałem "Dementora"
Wolno wszystko kto ci broni – pij, ćpaj to hedonizm
Tego co przeżyłem se tak łatwo nie uzbierasz
Tego nie nauczą wyższe szkoły gówno menedżera
Chciałbyś tu zostać na stałe – to jak wchodzić na Sky Tower
A ja w chuju mam co dalej, tak jak w chuju miałem żale
Jak mnie życie dociskało to nagrałem se kawałek
Potem nagrałem se drugi, trzeci, czwarty i był dobry (był)
Bez żadnej ideologii, bez żadnego prania mózgu i promocji na muralach
I bez tego ta liryka zawsze była murowana
[Refren]
Chuj mnie obchodzi twój rap, tańczysz tak jak ci zagrają mówiąc, że to Vossi Bop
Chuj mnie obchodzi twój strach, skoro wozisz się na trackach to miej jaja twardo stać
Chuj mnie obchodzi twój squad, takich jak wy przemieliłem wiele razy – tyle lat
Chuj mnie obchodzi twój brat, jak przyjdziecie pod mój blok no to wyjdę do was sam

[Bridge]
Mam brudne serce, znam złudne szczęście
To drugie podejście, żeby wreszcie żyć
Trzymam cię za rękę, nie chcę kłamać więcej
Przeszedłem depresję, żeby spełniać sny
Może teraz przejdę, może znowu zwiędnę
Może jak najczęściej będą czekać łzy
Ale chcę spróbować, chociaż raz od nowa
Uda się lub skonam – razem ja i ty

Billie Eilish announces 2022 world tour

Billie Eilish announces 2022 world tour
The massive run of dates will support her album Happier Than Ever, out in July.

By Jordan Darville

May 21, 2021

Billie Eilish. Photo by Kelia Anne MacCluskey.

 

Right now, being in a poorly ventilated stadium with tens of thousands of screaming people is at the top of the post-pandemic to-do list for a whole lot of people. Billie Eilish fans can now rest easy, knowing that the pop star will soon give them that outlet with her just-announced 2022 world tour. The dates will span North America, Canada, the U.K., and Europe, and will come about seven months after the release of her sophomore album Happier Than Ever, out July 30.

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To get a ticket before general sale, fans must first register with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform before May 24. The general sale kicks off on Wednesday, May 26 at 12 pm local time.

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See the full list of dates below, and listen to Happier Than Ever‘s first single “Your Power” here.

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Billie Eilish 2022 tour dates

02/03 – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA
02/05 – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA
02/06 – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC
02/08 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
02/09 – Capital One Arena – Washington, DC
02/10 – Bryce Jordan Center – University Park, PA
02/12 – KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY
02/13 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
02/15 – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC
02/16 – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON
02/18 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
02/19 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
02/20 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
02/22 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
03/08 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL
03/09 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
03/11 – Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
03/12 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
03/14 – United Center – Chicago, IL
03/15 – Xcel Center – St. Paul, MN
03/16 – CHI Health Center – Omaha, NE
03/19 – Ball Arena (formerly Pepsi Center) – Denver, CO
03/21 – Vivint Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
03/24 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
03/25 – Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA
03/29 – Chase Center – San Francisco – CA
03/30 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
04/01 – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV
04/02 – Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ
04/06 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
04/08 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
04/09 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA

2022 EU/UK tour dates

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06/03 – SSE Arena – Belfast, UK
06/04 – 3Arena – Dublin, IE
06/05 – 3Arena – Dublin, IE
06/07 – AO Arena – Manchester, UK
06/08 – AO Arena – Manchester, UK
06/10 – The O2 – London, UK
06/11 – The O2 – London, UK
06/12 – The O2 – London, UK
06/14 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow, UK
06/15 – Utilita Arena – Birmingham, UK
06/16 – The O2 – London, UK
06/18 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL
06/19 – Festhalle – Frankfurt, DE
06/21 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, DE
06/22 – Accor Arena – Paris, FR
06/28 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, BE
06/30 – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, DE
07/02 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, CH

Billie Eilish Has To Get Her Chief Keef Fix At Karaoke

Billie Eilish is a Chief Keef stan.

We all have our favorite artists when it comes to Karaoke. Most times, we choose our favorite tracks or an artist whose keys we think we can make. Teen sensation Billie Eilish recently revealed her surprising pick of artists when it comes to Karaoke. Not sure you’d be able to guess this one but one of her favorites is Chief Keef!

Billie Eilish is only 19-years-old and is already on the way to becoming one of the most recognized talents in music. She’s already copped various Grammy Awards as her talents are recognized, and she’s looking to keep building on her current momentum. Fans are eagerly awaiting her highly-anticipated album Happier Than Ever, which is expected to drop in July.

She’s been featured in most notable celebrity publications. Most recently, she was on the cover of British Vogue, where she showed off a brand new look. Her massive style change caught many fans by surprise. It was during that interview that she shared her love of Karaoke. She first revealed that she loves to sing H.E.R. songs but also added the surprising detail that she absolutely loved to sing Chief Keef songs.

“I really love H.E.R., I feel empowered when I sing H.E.R. songs, or like, Chief Keef to be honest,” she said. “I don’t even know if they have Chief Keef at karaoke bars, but I would request some Chief Keef.”

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Of course, Chief Keef has a lot of classic songs like “Faneto,” “Hate Bein’ Sober,” “I Don’t Like,” and “Love Sosa,” under his belt, but it’s anyone’s guess as to which one is her favorite. Which track do you think Billie would belt out at her favorite Karaoke bar?

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Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, and more announced for Governors Ball 2021

Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, and more announced for Governors Ball 2021
The festival will return to Citi Field in New York City on September 24-26, 2021.

By Jordan Darville

May 04, 2021

Governors Ball Festival, 2018. Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns

 

The full lineup of the Governor’s Ball 2021 Festival has been announced. Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, and Post Malone will headline the three-day all-ages event, taking place on September 24-26 at Citi Field in New York City.

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The announcement coincides with New York’s gradual reopening, though there may be some COVID-19 precautions in place. From a press release: “The festival will follow all state and federal guidelines mandated at the time of the event.”

Citi Bank customers have access to a ticket presale starting today, May 4th at 9:30 AM EST until Thursday, May 6th at 11:59 AM EST. Tickets open to the general public on Thursday, May 6 at 9:30 AM EST at GovBall.com. Single-day tickets or three-day packages are available.

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Find the full lineup below:

Full Governors Ball 2021 lineup

FRIDAY
Billie Eilish
DaBaby
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Leon Bridges
Portugal. The Man
24kGoldn
Future Islands
Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
EarthGang
Tate McRae
Sasha Sloan
Orville Peck
ODIE
Bartees Strange
99 Neighbors
RMR
Bankrol Hayden
LAUNDRY DAY
LOONY
Nasty Cherry

SATURDAY
A$AP Rocky
J Balvin
Megan Thee Stallion
Phoebe Bridgers
Pink Sweat$
King Princess
Aminé
Big Thief
Cordae
Bleachers
A R I Z O N A
Charlotte Lawrence
The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak & Dave 1)
MUNA
BRELAND
Chiiild
MIKE
Oliver Malcolm
Nation of Language
Sarah Barrios

SUNDAY
Post Malone
21 Savage
Ellie Goulding
Young Thug
Burna Boy
Carly Rae Jepsen
Jamie xx
Dominic Fike
Smino
Duck Sauce
Princess Nokia
KOTA The Friend
UMI
100 gecs
Yeek
Bachelor (Jay Som + Palehound)
Amaarae
RIZ LA VIE
TeaMarrr
mazie

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Billie Eilish is releasing a new album called Happier Than Ever this year

Billie Eilish is releasing a new album called Happier Than Ever this year
The project drops on July 30.

By Jordan Darville

April 27, 2021

Billie Eilish. Photo by Kelia Anne MacCluskey

 

A new Billie Eilish album is coming this summer. Happier Than Ever, the singer’s second full-length project, comes out July 30. “This is my favorite thing i’ve ever created and i am so excited and nervous and EAGER for you to hear it,” Eilish wrote in an Instagram post announcing the project, as well as a new song, dropping this Thursday. See it below:

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Eilish’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was released in 2019. It won three 2020 Grammys including Album Of The Year” while its single “Bad Guy” picked up Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The 2021 Grammys saw Eilish winning the awards for Best Song Written For Visual Media (for her James Bond theme “No Time To Die”) and Record of the Year for (“everything i wanted”).

This week, Eilish shared a snippet of a new song:

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Listen to Chika cover Billie Eilish’s “my future”

Listen to Chika cover Billie Eilish’s “my future”
Best New Artist nominee Chika honors last year’s Best New Artist winner Billie Eilish.

By Shaad D'Souza

March 09, 2021

Alabama rapper Chika has covered Billie Eilish’s 2020 single “my future” as part of Spotify’s ongoing Singles series, alongside a new version of her 2020 single “U Should”. The choice of cover is a nod to the fact that, last year, Eilish won the Grammy award for Best New Artist, the category Chika is competing in at this coming weekend’s ceremony. Chika’s first full-length was her INDUSTRY GAMES EP, released last year on Warner; she recently announced on Instagram that a new EP drops this Friday.

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Chika said of the song choice in a statement, per Pitchfork: “I picked ‘my future’ by Billie Eilish as my cover for Spotify because the song is beautiful and presents an interesting opportunity to talk about where I am as an artist, especially on the heels of this nomination. My present is moving so fast that each passing moment is practically the future already. And I’m in love with the ride I’m on.” Listen to “my future” above.

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Last year, Chika appeared on our Would You Rather series; watch that video here.

Yxngxr1 – Supersonic Lyrics

[Verse]
My dad left when I was young
So I was raised by my mum
That's why I'm so feminine
She thought that she had a son
Being told off for the things that I hadn't done
Watch for your manners, and spit out your bubblegum
Was raised on Oasis and some Miley Cyrus
And played DSI with the pen or the stylus
Always get lost down the side of the sofa
Stay drinking boba, pour up a cold one

[Chorus]
We live in a world where we wanted cars that go fast
And the speed supersonic now
You know if they're rich from their wallets
Hands in my pocket, I wish that I got it
We live in a world where we wanted cars that go fast
And the speed supersonic now
You know if they're rich from their wallets
Hands in my pocket, I wish that I got it

[Verse]
Oh, you never met a rich kid?
Oh they think their different
Hang with other crowds
Cause they never f*ck with this shit

Don't like tattoos on their neck ("Excuse me?")
So I got some tattoos on my neck
Does that mean that I'm a bad guy?
Billie Eilish, I'll be stylish on my profile
Think about last night with the high-vis
You could try this
With my jeans and my tie-dye shirt
[Chorus]
We live in a world where we wanted cars that go fast
And the speed supersonic now
You know if they're rich from their wallets
Hands in my pocket, I wish that I got it
We live in a world where we wanted cars that go fast
And the speed supersonic now
You know if they're rich from their wallets
Hands in my pocket, I wish that I got it

[Outro]
We live in a world where we wanted cars that go fast
And the speed supersonic now
You know if they're rich from their wallets
Hands in my pocket, I wish that I got it

10 songs you need in your life

10 songs you need in your life
Tracks we love, in no particular order.

By Jordan Darville

January 14, 2021

Each week, The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can’t get enough of. Here they are, in no particular order.

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“One Step Closer” — Linkin Park (100 gecs Reanimation)

The raw, messy emotion of Linkin Park’s breakout song “One Step Closer” is a natural fit for the cranked-to-11 pop grist mill that is 100 gecs. Hearing their reverent take on the song, a remix infused with sprinkling rave synths and death metal grunts, you’re reminded of how Linkin Park set the stage for bands like the gecs.

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“Night” — Planet 1999 (DJ lostboi remix)

A recurring motif of DJ lostboi’s music is the sound of a tape rewinding; the machine’s whirring heightens the feeling of cycling back through memory. There’s an almost voyeuristic vibe to the remix’s production, where vocals are processed into balmy atmospheres as an emo guitar fingerpicks in the distance. lostboi sounds like she’s plugged into someone’s brain trying to tap into a recollection of the original song, but it’s been clouded by the slow-motion fireworks of other synapses.

“Reason To Believe” — Vagabon feat. Courtney Barnett

Being wrapped around someone’s pinkie finger can be both exhilarating and devastating. This Americana ballad from Vagabon and Courtney Barnett captures that particular strain of exhaustion without losing appreciation for its own beating heart.

“BIPP” — SOPHIE (Autechre remix)

A press release tells us that when SOPHIE dropped her dance floor-shattering “BIPP,” in 2015, she rejected the idea of any remix unless Autechre was behind it. Six years later, the Warp-signed experimental legends have delivered. The original hyperactive, puppy-lovesick atmosphere is dimmed considerably: the drums are massive, yet lumber like they’ve been laced with nightshade, while the vocals are crisp and center stage, like one might hear in a top 40 playlist. It’s a dystopian banger that lets you cuddle up to it.

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“Believer” — Smerz

Back in 2018, Smerz debuted with the mixtape Have Fun, a noisy sample collage refracted a similar wry, muddy lens as Hype Williams. The title track of their upcoming debut album doubles down on the Norwegian duo’s appreciation for pop without losing its experimental elements — think Billie Eilish, but more Björk.

“Hardline” — Julien Baker

Baker has the kind voice that stays in your ear long after the sound has passed through it: weighty with a cutting message, resonating like it traveled over a mountain to get to you. “Hardline” has instrumentation to match, with one of the biggest choruses of the indie singer-songwriter’s career. It’s post-rock, it’s shoegaze, it’s pure catharsis.

“CLOSER TO THE FIRE” — B L A C K I E

His long-awaited comeback arrived last year, but Houston noise-rapper B L A C K I E isn’t ready to take his foot off of America’s neck just yet. “CLOSER TO THE FIRE” opens his new album FACE THE DARKNESS II with a flurry of saxophone noise, vengeful samples, and righteous fury.

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“Use Somebody” (Kings of Leon Cover) — dvsn

Miley Cyrus gets all the attention for her covers, but with just one song dvsn have made a convincing play for her throne. The duo’s upcoming album Amusing Her Feelings probably doesn’t consist of dvsn turning insufferable mid-noughties hits into this kind of brooding, sleek bedroom music, but I’m looking forward to it nonetheless.

“Chemtrails Over The Country Club” — Lana Del Rey

Listen, I wasn’t thrilled with Lana’s weirdly defensive statement about her album cover either, but let’s not pretend that she doesn’t know how to write a song. Though its title makes me think of the restless suburban moms who read Goop and follow QAnon, “Chemtrails” is a collection of quiet elements combining to burst with life and a passion that’s no pseudoscience or conspiracy.

“The Other Side” — Jazmine Sullivan

We don’t usually put an artist in the Songs You Need playlist two weeks in a row, but the new Jazmine Sullivan project is just that good. “The Other Side” neatly captures the musical skill and narrative heft that makes Heaux Tales so excellent: the song’s narrator despairs at her economic plight, and dreams of glamourous life reflected back at her by celebrities on Instagram and reality TV shows. But a literal reading of the lyrics doesn’t do justice to the pure yearning conveyed in Sullivan’s vocal performance and her swelling instrumentation.

Watch a new trailer for the Billie Eilish documentary The World’s A Little Blurry

Watch a new trailer for the Billie Eilish documentary The World’s A Little Blurry
The film premieres on Apple TV+ and in theaters in February 2021.

By Jordan Darville

December 15, 2020

Way back in December 2019, Apple shelled out a cool $25 million for the rights to The World’s A Little Blurry, a documentary on pop superstar BIllie Eilish. We got a brief 30-second teaser for the film in September, and today Apple has shared a full-length trailer with lots of behind-the-scenes and on-stage footage of Eilish being Eilish. It’s also a very dramatic ad in the way that every trailer has to be nowadays. Watch above. The film is out in theaters and on Apple TV+ on February 21, 2021.

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In recent Billie Eilish news, she shared a new song and music video for “Therefore I Am,” and got nominated for four awards at the 2021 Grammys, including Song and Record of the Year for “everything i wanted.” She won six trophies at the 2020 Grammys.

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