The Idol, the Weeknd and Sam Levinson’s much-discussed new HBO show starring Lily-Rose Depp is out now, for better or worse. Prior to the show’s launch, the Weeknd shared the first track from its soundtrack, “Double Fantasy,” which featured Future and was produced by Mike Dean, who also cameos on the show. Earlier in June, the Weeknd unveiled another new track from The Idol: “Popular,” which featured Madonna and Playboi Carti. Now, prior to The Idol‘s second episode, the Weeknd is sharing two more tracks: “World Class Sinner / I’m A Freak” (performed by the show’s ostensible pop-star protagonist Jocelyn aka Depp) and theme/score “The Lure.” Continue reading “The Weeknd Shares Two More Songs From The Idol Soundtrack: Listen”
In April, your favorite artist’s favorite string arranger Rob Moose announced a new solo EP called Inflorescence and shared “I Bend But Never Break,” a collaboration with Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard. Also on the EP are team-ups with Bon Iver, Sara Bareilles, Emily King, and Phoebe Bridgers; we got to hear “Wasted” a few weeks ago. Today, Moose is sharing his and Bon Iver’s track, “Marvel Room.” Led by a dramatic array of sharp and escalating violin, viola, and cello (it’s really giving “Eleanor Rigby”), “Marvel Room” ends just as suddenly as it begins. It’s well-paired with Justin Vernon, whose velvety, layered falsetto at times resembles a string instrument itself. Continue reading “Rob Moose Shares “Marvel Room” Featuring Bon Iver: Listen”
The countdown is on for Greta Gerwig’s highly (highly) anticipated Barbie movie, which comes out July 21 and has a star-studded soundtrack with contributions from Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, Haim, Tame Impala, Charli XCX, Lizzo, Dua Lipa, PinkPantheress, and many more. We’ve already heard Dua Lipa’s “Dance The Night,” which was featured in the movie’s second trailer, and today we get to hear PinkPantheress’ Barbie track: “Angel.” It’s bubbly, fantastical, and has a funny, fiddly hoedown sample. How very Western Fun Barbie.
Listen and enjoy below.
The Barbie soundtrack is out 7/21 via Atlantic Records.
Last we heard from Rosalía, the Spanish pop sensation had released a joint EP, RR, with her boyfriend Alejandro Raw. Before that, in January, she shared the single “LLYLM.” Now, Rosalía has returned with a new song and video called “TUYA.” It’s got sharp reggaeton-based beat and features a flutter of koto strings (Japan’s national instrument). Continue reading “Rosalía – “TUYA””