Alicia Keys has revealed that her new album ‘ALICIA‘ will arrive later this week.
Following on from 2016’s ‘Here’, it will mark the singer-songwriter’s seventh studio effort and has so far been previewed with ‘So Done’ (featuring Khalid), ‘Love Looks Better’, ‘Perfect Way To Die’ and ‘Good Job’.
Keys took to social media yesterday (September 14) to confirm that ‘ALICIA’ will be released this coming Friday (September 18), after the coronavirus crisis resulted in a number of delays.
In celebration of its arrival, the singer will perform “a visual, sonic and emotional” live-streamed show in partnership with American Express. “One night only!! I can’t wait to rock with you. I’ve missed you so much!” she wrote.
David Guetta and Sia have pre-released their new single ‘Let’s Love’ for a five-day premiere exclusively on TikTok.
TikTok fans will be able to use the new David Guetta and Sia track before it is officially released on September 11 in their own video creations. A 15 second edit is live on the TikTok Sounds Page.
An official press release stated: “Guetta is encouraging fans to show the things they love with a unique hashtag challenge (#LetsLove) on the platform all week. Calling on fans around the world to share their stories of positivity, love and happiness, David has filmed his own messages that encourage users to participate.”
Talking about the release with TikTok David Guetta said: “I’m so happy and excited to be working with Sia again and to share this sneak preview for our fans on TikTok. I can’t wait to see your own creations to our music. Enjoy the vibe and Let’s Love together.”
Thomas Cerha from TikTok said: “We’re delighted that David and Sia have chosen TikTok to share their new single with fans. We can’t wait to hear the track and see how our community embrace the music, sharing their own ‘Let’s Love’ stories and creations with David.”
An incredibly interesting use of the trending platform that is TikTok, and an innovative way to market a new single.
Will we see this method crop up more often in Music?
One thing is for sure, David Guetta and Sia make one hell of a duo!
Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle has died aged 38, according to a statement on his social media accounts.
“It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin,” said the statement. “So many of you have relied on his music and lyrics over the years and we hope that his music will continue to guide you on your journeys. You will be missed dearly Justin.”
No cause of death has been confirmed.
Earle was the son of Steve Earle and took part of his name from the singer Townes Van Zandt.
Early in his career, he was named new and emerging artist of the year by the Americana Music Association.
Justin Townes Earle’s most recent album, The Saint of Lost Causes, was released last year.
Our thoughts are with Justin’s family and friends at this difficult time. May his music continue to be enjoyed by fans across the globe. A true songwriting talent who will be sorely missed.
Britney Spears, via her lawyer, has said that she no longer wants her father, Jamie Spears, in sole control of her conservatorship.
In a new report from the New York Times, Britney’s lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III submitted a filing earlier this week where he said that she thinks her conservatorship “must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes.”
According to NYT, this has come after an extended period of time where Britney showed no public desire to change any aspects of the conservatorship, or comment on it at all.
The private nature of the conservatorship – which has been in place since Britney’s breakdown in 2007 – has sparked concern among her friends, fans and even family, who worry that she, and her finances, are being mishandled by her father.
This development comes after the recent #FreeBritney trend, where concerned fans expressed their scepticism for her father’s control over her conservatorship. It will be interesting to see how far Britney takes it.