Adele drops her new single ‘Easy On Me’ along with official music video

Adele dropped the first single off her long-awaited upcoming album, ’30’, on Thursday, releasing the song “Easy on Me” along with an accompanying music video.  The song is a piano-driven ballad that gives fans a preview to what’s to come from the singer’s new album.

The video, directed by Xavier Dolan, shows Adele in black and white, packing up the same house that she moved into in the video for her hit single “Hello”, off her album ’25’ (that video was also directed by Dolan).  In the visual, Adele loads up a car with furniture and sheet music, and drives past the “For Sale” sign and down the country road, on her way to a new era.

Adele’s ’30’ will be released on Nov. 19, you can pre-order the album at your service of choice.  Take a listen to “Easy on Me” and watch the music video for the track – here.

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Coldplay announce 2022 “Music of the Spheres’ World Tour

Coldplay is set to embark on a 2022 world tour in support of their album, ‘Music Of The Spheres,’ due out October 15. ‘The Music Of The Spheres World Tour’ kicks off on March 18 in Costa Rica, with support from H.E.R. for most of the tour.

Coldplay will make stops in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic before heading through Mexico including Monterrey and Guadalajara to close out March and culminating in a concert in Mexico City on April 2. Coldplay’s US. leg includes the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Texas and Chicago in May, then heading to Eastern U.S. in June with dates in Washington D.C., the New York City area, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Tampa. The band will head to Europe in July and August, including two-night stands in Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris and Brussels. The European leg will culminate with a three-night run in London ahead of a concert in Glasgow, Scotland, although Coldplay has teased more shows to be announced.

On Coldplay’s website, the band detailed “a comprehensive set of sustainability initiatives and environmental commitments, including one tree planted for every ticket sold and a show powered by 100% renewable energy.”  The band added: “Playing live and finding connection with people is ultimately why we exist as a band. We’ve been planning this tour for years, and we’re super excited to play songs from across our whole time together. At the same time, we’re very conscious that the planet is facing a climate crisis. So we’ve spent the last two years consulting with environmental experts to make this tour as sustainable as possible, and, just as importantly, to harness the tour’s potential to push things forward. We won’t get everything right, but we’re committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn. It’s a work in progress and we’re really grateful for the help we’ve had so far. If you’d like to come to a show and sing with us, we’re so excited to see you.”

For ticket information, head to Coldplay’s website. You can also check out a tour trailer video – here.

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Adele reveals release date for her album ’30’ coming this November

Adele has announced that her long-awaited, fourth studio album — titled ’30’ — will be released on November 19th. Adele’s previous albums were titled 19, 21 and 25 after significant years of her life. Her most recent album, 25, was released in November 2015.

The 33-year-old singer shared the news and new details about the album in an Instagram post on Wednesday, calling the project her “ride or die.”  She wrote:  “I was certainly nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago. Quite the opposite actually. I rely on routine and consistency to feel safe, I always have. And yet there I was knowingly — willingly even, throwing myself into a maze of absolute mess and inner turmoil!  I’ve learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I’ve shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones. Discovered genuinely useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with, and I feel like I’ve finally found my feeling again. I’d go as far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life.”

Adele also revealed she will release the first single from ’30’, titled “Easy on Me,” on Oct. 15.

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Watch the trailer for Season 3 of Selena Gomez’s HBO Max cooking series ‘Selena + Chef’

Selena Gomez is back with an all-new season of her hit HBO Max cooking series, Selena + Chef.   Gomez debuted a trailer and premiere date of October 28th for Season 3 on Twitter, writing: “Sooo Season 3 means I’m basically a cooking pro right?”

The series sees a newly-blonde Gomez teaming up with renowned chefs and food personalities, including Aarón Sánchez, Ayesha Curry, Esther Choi, Fabio Viviani, Gabe Kennedy, Jamie Oliver, Kwame Onwuachi, Padma Lakshmi, Richard Blais and Sophia Roe. This season, the 29-year-old Gomez is learning how to make COVID-safe group recipes for game nights, brunches, birthdays and more special occasions. Gomez says in the trailer, before showing a montage of footage from the new season:  “I have learned so much about cooking the past two seasons, but I’m realizing I’ve only scratched the surface. So, I’m continuing my lessons with the help of my friends.”

Season 3 of Selena + Chef premieres Thursday, Oct. 28 on HBO Max. Take a look at the trailer – here.

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Ariana Grande pledges to give away $5M in therapy in honor of World Mental Health Day

Ariana Grande and ‘Better Help’ – an online therapy service – had partnered to give away $1 million worth of free therapy in June, and now Grande has stepped up her contribution by pledging to give away $5 million in free therapy in honor of World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10, again partnering with Better Help. 

Announcing the partnership on Instagram, Grande said that “there are very real barriers when it comes to accessing mental health resources.”  Grande said she wanted to partner with Better Help again “in hopes of bringing access to a few more people and perhaps inspiring a few of you to try something new and prioritize your own healing.”

Grande has shared her experience with PTSD from the Manchester bombing at her concert in 2017 and has talked on Twitter about how therapy has “saved my life so many times.”  Said Grande: “asking for help (like therapy) can be scary, but healing is possible” and “u don’t have to be in constant pain. i’ve got a lot of work to do but it’s a start to even be aware that it’s possible.”

You can sign up for a month of free therapy (and 15% off on your second month) through Grande’s link on Better Help.

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Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak reveal release date for Silk Sonic album

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have revealed that the release date for their ‘Silk Sonic’ album ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ will arrive on November 12, and will feature previously released singles, ‘Leave The Door Open‘, ‘Skate‘ and ‘Silk Sonic Intro’. Back in August, the duo suggested that the album wouldn’t be arriving until January 2022, saying in an interview with Rolling Stone: “We’re really in touch-up mode now. We’ve got the bones of most of the album, so it’s really about touching up parts that need a little more… grease.”

However in a social media post on Mars’ birthday, the pair confirmed the release would could sooner than expected. Anderson .Paak shared the news on Twitter, sharing a picture of the pair alongside funk legend Bootsy Collins. “ALBUM DROPS NOVEMBER 12!! Now spam the comments with happy birthday wishes to my brother @BrunoMars”

‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ will mark the first studio album from Mars since 2016’s ’24K Magic’ and .Paak released his fourth studio album ‘Ventura’ in 2019.  You can pre-save/pre-order ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ here.

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Kesha joins Walker Hayes for the remix video for “Fancy Like”

After enlisting Kesha as a featured guest on the remix to his viral sensation “Fancy Like”, Walker Hayes is joined by the pop star in the just-released music video for song.

Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Rehman Ali, the music video takes place in Sun Valley, California at an old-fashioned 1940s hotel called The Pink Motel and Cadillac Jack’s diner (formerly known as Pink Cafe). The clip not only features Kesha and several of her dancers, but also Hayes’ wife Laney. The clip concludes with the entire cast doing the viral “Fancy Like” dance in front of the iconic building.

Says Hayes: “This song came out of a conversation about the misconceptions that celebrities or artists live a lavish lifestyle, and it’s important for folks to know that’s not necessarily true. I’m truly about as fancy as Applebee’s on a date night, so creating a video celebrating the simple moments in life — like watching a movie or drinking box wine — was important to us. Kesha and I each bring our own versions of ‘Fancy Like’ to this, and I love how it came together.”

Watch the new music video for the “Fancy Like (feat. Kesha)” remix – here.

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ is # 1 on Billboard 200 for the 2nd time

Taylor Swift’s album Fearless (Taylor’s Version) has returned to the top of the Billboard 200. The album — a re-recording of original Fearless album from 2008 — jumped to No. 1 from the No. 157 spot for the week ending October 7, according to Billboard. This is the second nonconsecutive week the album has been No. 1. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) was released back in April and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart for the week ending April 24.

The surge of popularity is due to the October 1 limited release of signed Fearless (Taylor’s Version) CDs that were available only on Swift’s online store combined with the release of the album’s vinyl LP. Swift personally signed every CD sold, and tweeted that she “may never write the same again” as the experience left her hand “frozen in the permanent shape of a claw.”

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The Weeknd reveals his upcoming new album is ‘complete’

During the newest episode of his Apple Music 1 radio show Memento Mori, The Weeknd revealed that his followup album to After Hours is “complete.”

The Weeknd shared updates about the record he’s referring to as ‘Dawn,’ saying:  “I hope y’all had a great summer. Some exciting features coming out in the fall before the album drops. We’ll slowly be unraveling that info in the next couple months. Some Dawn updates, album is complete, only thing missing is a couple characters that are key to the narrative. Some people that are near and dear to me, some people that inspired my life as a child, and some that inspire me now. More to come in the following months. But the only thing that matters is this very moment.”

Further details of the new album, including a release date, have yet to be confirmed. Take a listen to Episode 18 of Memento Mori touching on The Weeknd’s new album on Apple Music 1- here.

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Halsey joined by Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham during her appearance as musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Halsey appeared on Saturday Night Live this past weekend as musical guest, in the episode hosted by Kim Kardashian West which aired live from New York. The appearance marked the Halsey’s fifth time performing on the show, and the artist selected two songs from their recently released fourth studio album ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’ to perform.

Halsey’s first song of the night was “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God,” and for their second performance of the night. Halsey was joined on stage by Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham on acoustic guitar for a performance of “Darling.” Buckingham also harmonized with Halsey during the song.

Check out the performance of ‘Darling’ – here.

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