Shortly after being banned from Instagram for 24 hours, we learned that Kanye was also yanked from performing on the Grammys over online bullying. He apparently targeted Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend, Pete Davidson, and TV host Trevor Noah. Ye’s spokesperson said they are not surprised by the Grammys’ decision, claiming the music awards show is outdated and does not determine how successful an artist is.
Thea Wang released the melancholic track While He Is Still Asleep. You’ll love if you like Joni Mitchell and are in the mood for something sad. It’s the first song the Norwegian dream pop singer songwriter ever wrote on a guitar, that started her solo project. Thea wang rose up through Oslo’s Academy of Music, before performing alongside with SIGRID and August Kann.
Wang notes, “It’s a melancholic song about heartbreak, love, and the timeless early signs of erosion in/of a relationship. I had just bought a guitar, tried to learn how to play, and out of that this song appeared. I saw this story and couple clearly in my mind, and for some years I thought I had made it all up. Years later, I realise there may be some hidden truths from my own life at that time in it as well.”
Nashville-based Carli Brill impresses with the new track Kaleidoscope. It’s perfect if you’re in the mood for something jazzy or retro pop and want to travel back in time to the 60’s and hang with the The Beach Boys and The Mamas and The Papas. The song could find a home on any Spotify indie playlist.
Brill says “I wrote Kaleidoscope during a time where I was doing a lot of self-discovery. I’m continually on this deep search for my identity and I had realized my true self always lied within me, I just needed to turn the lens and uncover her. I love the irony of the song being dreamy while lyrically it’s about waking up to your own reality. The kaleidoscope represents how we as humans are continually changing, moving, morphing yet always possess that essential piece to who we are- even if it’s yet to be discovered.”
Simon Cowell is in talks about taking a gig as a talent scout for Universal Music Group. The TV singing judge has been in discussions with Lucian Grainge, the CEO of Universal. The Mail reported on Sunday: ‘Anyone who wrote Simon off when he closed Syco was very silly – he is coming back. This is a dramatic change of fortune for him. ‘Any record label would be lucky to have his knowledge, wisdom and contacts within the industry, and his old mate Lucian has got in there first.’
Estella says, “I wanted to flip that narrative on its head with “Buzzcut”. This song is about holding your shape when embarking on a new relationship, an encouragement to “stay true to your own authentic flare.” To have someone be so enthralled with you that they would adjust themselves to better suit what they thought you wanted”.
With over 80,000 Spotify monthly listeners, the 24 year old Colorado based artist released a slew of singles and was a semi-finalist on New Zealand’s Got Talent.