Dua Lipa is on a new promo run as she prepares to drop her second album. She made some headlines within the last 24 hours as she ripped the effects of social media on interview with BBC. She says it’s a breeding ground for hate and that she often searches for negative comments on her vulnerable days.
“Some days I don’t read into the comments, some days maybe I feel a little bit more vulnerable and I dive in and I almost go looking for things that I don’t want to see,” say Lipa. She also says that she takes social media in “bite sizes” in order to manage her anxiety. “Social media can be such an amazing tool, and it can be so fun to share things but at the same time it’s almost like a breeding ground for hate and anxiety,” she said.
Social media would be happier place if everyone followed Ed Sheeran’s advice – ‘Be nice to everyone, always smile, and appreciate things because it could all be gone tomorrow.’
A one-off special issue of Smash Hits Mag will be distributed to central London Underground stations on November 4th in partnership with the West End launch of new musical & Juliet, which features the music of songwriter-producer Max Martin. The mini issue will include a feature on Max Martin as well as interviews with NSYNC and Britney Spears. The show feature songs from Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Katy Perry.
Up and Coming artists Ren has two tracks on Spotify – Mind Games and Waves. The songs have accumulated over 2 million Spotify streams and was dubbed SoundCloud’s ‘Artist To Watch’. Check out the video which was directed by Lebni Thodakee, produced by Jonathan Coward, and features actor Cameron Kahin.
Update: The 17 year old signed with Geffen after she was spotted on Soundcloud’s weekly Artists to Watch. She’ll release her first single through label on November 13th.
Thousands of people flocked to Kanye West’s Sunday Service in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after a last-minute announcement. Jesus Is King marks his ninth consecutive album to debut at No. 1, giving Kanye his biggest streaming week in history with 197 million on-demand streams of its tracks. Kanye announced a follow up album “Jesus Is Born” that will drop on Christmas Day. Kanye told Zane Lowe at Apple Music’s Beats “I believe because God has given me a gift that I pray for and so many people love,” – “that if I stop doing it, he might start to take all the things away.”
Dua Lipa tops Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist with the new track Don’t Start Now. The song which is built for the clubs and written about her ex, was penned by the same team who wrote and produced her breakthrough hit single ‘New Rules’
“I chose to put this song out first so I could close one chapter of my life and start another,” says Lipa. “Into a new era with a new sound! It’s about moving on and not allowing anyone to get in the way of that. It also felt like a natural first song choice as I made it with the brilliant same crew I made ‘New Rules’ with.”