If you’re not convinced we reached a new era, then look at the MTV VMA ratings. Less than a million viewers tuned in and watched the debacle. The internet killed the video star. Oddly enough, Madonna opened the show followed by the usual suspects like Shawn Mendez, Justin Bieber, and of course the go-to rock act Foo Fighters.
If any artist turned into a household name during the pandemic, it was Dua Lipa. The timing couldn’t be worse though – a party album dropping during a pandemic. Regardless, the British singer has dominated top 40 radio for nearly 18 months with top-shelf dance tracks.
She missed 2 years of touring and the Delta variant isn’t stopping her. She has a 2022 tour planned with Ceremony London producing and Live Nation promoting it. Dua Lipa will perform 28 shows in America and will include first ever headline shows at Madison Square Garden and The Forum.
“I’m so thrilled to tour again and see my angels in person! How amazing that we all get to dance and celebrate together once again,” says Dua. “When I was writing ‘Future Nostalgia,’ I imagined the songs being played in clubs on nights out with your mates. I’m so excited that this fantasy is finally coming true. I can’t wait to experience these songs with you together live!”
The 18-year-old singer-songwriter is based in Nashville and released the pop tune on Republic Records.
“When I met my girlfriend, Georgia, I was in the worst place ever. She was so loving and great to me though. I didn’t feel good enough for that, so I pushed her away. We spent some time apart. She was in Virginia. I was in California. A month before I moved to Nashville, we reconnected over the phone. I drove up, took her on a date, and we’ve been together ever since. I wrote ‘Until I found You’ to let her know how much I love her. And to let her know I knew how much of an idiot I was when I let her go the first time.” says Stephen.
His debut track “Lady by the Sea” has garnered 4M+ streams on Spotify and the follow up track “Kayla” was produced by Ian Fitchuk (Kacey Musgraves). He was scheduled to play the now cancelled Bonnaroo.
Hannah Evans who hails from Brighton says this:
“This song was written at a time that was difficult for my mental health and I wrote it to reflect that. It mirrors my emotion of being drawn into the darkness but wraps it up in a nice pop package.”
The song comes off her forthcoming debut EP, out on Nov. 26th. A new single will be released every 4 weeks along with upcoming headline shows in Brighton. Her past releases garnered support from BBC Introducing.
Lana Del Rey just removed herself from ALL social media.
Admit it. She did what you really want to do, but you won’t because you can’t. You can’t make it without big tech platforms. You’re trapped by the big man. It was fun in the beginning before you bartered your soul away.
I enjoyed posting my favorite photos before I fell into the abyss of LIKES, CLICKS, EMOJIS, & AlGORITHMS.
And if you speak against the big man? They’ll limit your reach. If you poke the bear enough, they’ll ban you.
There are new platforms rivaling the big media temples like Rumble and Substack, but they’re not geared for the artist. Artists need a new platform. Clubhouse is toast. The horsemen of the apocalypse – Google, YouTube, Twitter, and FB are too established for newbies. If you’re not in the circle of elites, forget about making noise. Time after time again, big tech shows they don’t give a shit about the artist community. They’re consumed with selling creepy smart glasses that make a perfect spy tool for perverts.
Like a lot of others, I yearn for a day of reckoning.
Why did Lana Del Rey deactivate her accounts?
She says, “That is simply because I have so many interests, and other jobs I’m doing that require privacy and transparency.”
Maybe she was alarmed over a post or a comment, and most likely she’ll be back after sometime, but if it was up to her, she’d be gone forever.