Lewis Capaldi let us know that his massive piano power ballad ‘Someone You Loved’ hit one billion streams. He posted this on his instagram:
“And of course when I say OUR achievement I mean MY achievement how dare you try to piggy back on my success you bastards 🖕🏻It was all me, all along, no help from anyone and another thing I have decided that no one is allowed to make eye contact with me anymore unless they too have 1 billion streams on @spotify so don’t even try it. I am a genius, goodbye”
You have to love his sense of humor.
Billie Eilish dropped the James Bond theme song “No Time To Die“. Eilish is the biggest thing in pop music now. So big that the movie producers are hoping that her theme song will reach a sizable audience and drive them to the theatre in April when the movie is released. It’s an eerie and dark song – captivating as well. Give it a stream.
Arizona Zervas just dropped the official Roxanne video after dominating Spotify the charts as an unsigned artist. Now signed to Columbia, the track is currently sitting at #5 on Spotify’s U.S. Top 50. I like the video and I’ve always like the song the first time I heard it – it’s just fun. The 24 year old will perform at The Echo on 2/24 in Los Angeles. He just wrapped up a guest appearance during Swae Lee’s set in Chicago.
Do you know what I like about Spotify? That it makes an effort to back the artist community. This time they are doing good in trying to help the songwriting community that generally goes unnoticed. What they did was launch a new feature aimed at songwriters, giving them their own profile pages, complete with playlists of recordings of their songs. You’ll be able to seek out songwriters in the search bar just as you would searching for an artist. Moreover, you’ll be able to click on songwriters’ names in the credits and see the songs on the platform that they’ve written and their most frequent and collaborators. Although still in beta, I hope this ends up fully functioning and becomes apart of the Spotify platform.
I got sucked into the song Broken Parts rather quickly. I don’t know, maybe it’s the voice, the melody, the lyric. It’s just a good simple piano ballad that was written by 20 year old Clide. The Berlin based singer-songwriter has only released two songs on Spotify and kind of reminds me of Lauv and James Arthur. And you know what? He believes in the song because he is wearing a shirt that touts the song title. Give the track a stream on our Indie Invaders Playlist.