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Big change for Bebe Rexha’s new album

Big change for Bebe Rexha’s new album

Bebe Rexha changed her album after her parents caught COVID-19.

The 31-year-old singer thought her album ‘Better Mistakes’ was completed in 2019 but after her parents got sick during the global pandemic, she decided the record needed some upbeat songs.

She told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Sitting on it for a year and a half, it was very painful and very frustrating.

“It all had a similar sound and then while I was holding on to it during coronavirus, it was like, ‘This needs a dance song, I’m going to lose my mind. I can’t listen to these sad songs anymore, because the world is in such a different place.’

“Then I was like, ‘I have to stop or the album is going to be completely different to the original’.”

Bebe’s parents, Bukurije and Flamur, have now recovered but the experience has made the star more “grateful and compassionate”.

She said: “In the very beginning of lockdown my parents got very sick and that was very scary to me.

“My mum, even still, has heart issues and lung issues from COVID, because she was really sick.

“But I learned to be more grateful and compassionate with the people around me and really not take life for granted.”

new study about algorithms and gender

new study about algorithms and gender

Music recommendation calculations could be amplifying the industry’s present gender bias difficulty, according to a study that suggests a new method allowing higher vulnerability for female artists.

The existance of a gender bias in the music industry is not unknown. As an example, a study of the top five music charts in the UK between the years 1960-1995 revealed how popular music is affected by a large gender inequality using a prejudice in listening preferences towards male artists.

A recent study of music festivals found that lineups are greatly skewed towards male performers and this prejudice is also thought to be widespread in music streaming programs like Spotify.

Janet Jackson is entering the world of NFT

Janet Jackson is entering the world of NFT

For the uninitiated, NFT stands for non-fungible token. It is a type of cryptocurrency that allows you to own a distinctive digital thing, whether it’s a piece of art, songs or collectible.

The singer will release exclusive NFTs and augmented experiences in celebration of the 35th anniversary of her 1986 album, Control. The album has since been RIAA-certified five-times Platinum and includes the hit title track, as well as”What Have You Done for Me Lately,’”Let’s Wait Awhile,””Nasty,” and”When I Think of You.”

The NFT launch is in partnership with gaming and augmented reality company RTFKT, pronounced artifact.’ Some of the proceeds from every sale will go to American child sponsorship and Christian humanitarian aid organization, Compassion International.

No word yet about when exactly the NFTs will drop.

violent kidnapping of Lady Gaga’s dogs in Los Angeles

violent kidnapping of Lady Gaga’s dogs in Los Angeles

Five individuals have been detained in relation to the violent kidnapping of Lady Gaga’s dogs earlier this year, the Los Angeles Police Department declared on Thursday.

The arrests were made on Tuesday, nearly two weeks to the day following the singer’s puppy walker was captured by assailants who demanded he hand over her three French bulldogs and finally fled the scene using 2 of them. The dog walker is recovering from significant injuries, and the dogs had been returned to police two days after by a girl who said she’d found them, although police wouldn’t specify where.

“This is a brazen street crime that left a man badly injured,” said Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, in an independent announcement announcing that the charges. “We’ve alleged really severe charges in this situation and also have faith that justice will be served as this situation unfolds in court”

Tara Thompson latest single ‘Tennessee’s wild’

Tara Thompson latest single ‘Tennessee’s wild’

Thompson didn’t opt for this audio profession. It picked .” “Tennessee’s Wild” — the stirring, psychological rocker that’s her newest single — probably does the best job so far really unpacking this announcement ultimately signifies to her livelihood and its own success.

“I had been raised in East Tennessee, right smack dab where Dolly Parton is out of,” Thompson tells CMT.’ Tennessee’s Wild’ is the first video in which I am not telling a story, I am also playing the role.” Upon seeing the last edit of the movie clip, she states she”felt as though I had been watching a film…it had been among the coolest videos I have ever been part of. Fantastic visuals require great struggles, however.

Seeing the wintry conditions on the afternoon of shooting the movie, Thompson writes, “We began shooting the movie at 10 am and went until 9 pm! I won’t ever forget how amazingly cold it was. The temperature was 19 degrees and also riding a horse against the end was quite painful, to say the very least, haha! The barn, where we took all those scenes will be over 100 years old, so we used flashlights to browse through the evening! It had been chilly, ghostly & amazing all at precisely the exact same time!”

Thompson closes with a haunting note regarding the movie’s magnificent conclusion: “I need people to find out just how beautiful my hometown is and above all, that secrets not depart those components.”

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London Grammar’s new album ‘Californian soil’

London Grammar’s new album ‘Californian soil’

London Grammar feels as though they have released”an older debut album” after sitting ‘Californian Soil’ for such a long time.

The indie-pop trio — composed of Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman, and Dominic’Dot’ Important — fell the follow-up to 2017’s’Authentic Is A Gorgeous Thing’ this month later after what’s turned into a long trip in part because of the pandemicAppearing on BBC Seems”Headlines’ podcast,” Hannah explained: “It was [bothersome ], however, it did feel like a tiny problem to get compared to what, of course, plenty of my friends and loved ones were going through and what everybody else was moving through.”So we had been happy to wait. Nonetheless, it’s been somewhat odd putting it out today — it seems like we are releasing an old introduction album since it’s so outdated!”

The group really began working on the record four decades before, and wrapped up everything in 2020 prior to the audio industry has been rocked by the worldwide health catastrophe. She added: “The first two or three tunes we wrote for this had been straight back in 2017, and after that, it was completed over a year ago.

We have been sitting for a little while, yeah.” Hannah was “somewhat worried” the way she felt about the songs themselves could alter hugely awarded the very long wait for them out to the world. She explained: “I was somewhat worried that the significance of these would eventually become immaterial.”But I really feel as what’s been quite fine for me personally is, having listened to them since they have been published or as the record’s been published… I really feel the significance, it means more today.

oscar winner 2021 of the best original song: h.e.r

oscar winner 2021 of the best original song: h.e.r

Singer-songwriter H.E.R. took home the award for Best Original Song, alongside songwriters Tiara Thomas and Dernst Emile on Sunday.

Her song, “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah beat out original songs from other films like Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, and the Regina King-directed One Night In Miami.

“Thank you to the Academy—I’ve always wanted to say that! I have to thank God for giving us these gifts,” H.E.R. said in her acceptance speech.

“And my parents, my beautiful mother who’s here with me today and my father at home, all those days of listening to Sly & the Family Stone and Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye really paid off.”

new look for Justin Bieber has been seen as a cultural appropriation

new look for Justin Bieber has been seen as a cultural appropriation

The hitmaker, 27, was struck with waves of ethnic appropriation accusations after his most recent Instagram offering on Sunday.

From the snaps, the singing superb star showed his own hair transformation because his gold mane was worn in dreadlocks.

A lot of men and women believe white folks wearing dreadlocks because a kind of cultural appropriation, since historically people of color have been disregarded and mocked for wearing them.

An outpouring of outrage was shared on social websites as lovers slammed the celebrity for styling his hair in dreadlocks.

Concert in your car with Ziggy Marley

Concert in your car with Ziggy Marley

When the Covid-19 pandemic started from the U.S. in March 2020 concerts started to be postponed and finally cancelled in addition to any sort of in-person occasion. With any type of gathering being placed on hold live-stream concerts became the newest standard until live concerts could restart, however to have the ability to make it function with social distancing guidelines drive-in concerts kicked away.

Concerts in your car had a Fantastic season This past Year in the Ventura Country Fairgrounds such as 311, Bush, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, along the Beach Boys. Concerts In your Car is back since the year kicked off Saturday night with no one other than Ziggy Marley paying tribute to his dad, the great Bob Marley. Bob Marley left behind an unbelievable legacy and is regarded as the best Reggae performer of all time.

Ziggy Marley, the oldest son from the household is an 8-time Grammy winner, played with two back-to-back displays in Ventura to potential audiences. Safe and socially remote, this concert advertising features something genuinely unique to individuals of all ages having fine afternoons and evenings enjoying excellent music with the shore as a backdrop.

Waking Bear’s debut album Trust Fall / A journey into infinite gratitude

Waking Bear’s debut album Trust Fall / A journey into infinite gratitude

Meet Waking Bear:

Olympia based, indie-rock band, Waking Bear released their first album Trust Fall on 21st January this year. The album is a collection of the singles they have released between Dec 2019 and Dec 2020.

The main theme running through the core of this album is trust. A trust fall. The ability to let go and fall into the unknown with complete trust in the universe and the divine.

This theme is not only a theme in their music but throughout the entirety of their lives. From a change of career, relationships, pursuing one’s dream, living space and inner work.

Ivy and Noah:

Noah has always had a great passion for music, but in his youth, he did not have the confidence or courage to pursue music as his career. However, five years ago when his mother was diagnosed with cancer, Noah took a step back to revaluate his life.

That’s when he decided to sell his company and commit himself to his music career.

In 2018 a serendipitous meeting brought Ivy Jordanne into his life and a wonderful adventure of romance, love, music and self-development ensued.

Ivy comes from an extremely musical family, her mother played piano and violin and her father was always singing. Her mother taught her to play the piano and she inherited her parent’s love and passion for music.

In Ivy’s coming of age years, she was inspired by the rocker women of the 80s’ and 90s’, such as Blondie, Cyndi Lauper and Pat Benatar. These powerful, wild, free women served as an incredible source of encouragement for Ivy. This is when she realised she had the ability and talent to write her own songs.

Noah had a similar experience during his tumultuous teenage years. Writing poetry and lyrics was an outlet for his emotions, and in his 20s’ he began writing songs for the bands he was playing in. These songs were always intensely fueled by his emotions and feelings.

Waking Bear was formed in 2018 by Noah and Ivy with the intention of transmitting uplifting music to open hearts. To cultivate music that transmits the higher frequencies of love and gratitude.

Trust Fall

Their first album Trust Fall takes us on a musical journey of their experiences and stories. Each song communicates a deep message of trust, love and gratitude.

The overall feeling that Waking Bear transmits is one of pure joy and gratefulness. Their music lifts listeners to a higher frequency with a heartwarming feeling of infinite bliss.

The album opens with “Kisses on Tears”, a sentimental love song about seeking love and the wonder of allowing deep love into our hearts.

As the album progresses we are taken on a sonic and lyrical exploration of inner work, ceremony, appreciation, and rebirth. We are guided by Noah’s raspy rock star vocals, sick guitar riffs, epic drumming and Ivy’s open heart and angelic voice.

The album closes out with the upbeat, funky 80s’ style song “New York Mermaid”. A dreamy fairy tale track that paints a vivid picture in our mind’s eye.

The band’s uplifting music and performance is a delight to listen to. Their compositions are unique, authentic and raw. Waking Bear is sure to charm any listener and if you enjoy music from artists such as Trevor Hall and Michael Franti & Spearhead then Waking Bear will fit perfectly on your Indie playlist.

Listen to Trust Fall here:

https://open.spotify.com/album/657CyrwTQByQIsvJZVnTVO?

What’s next:

Waking Bear is currently preparing to launch a keynote performance. A performance journey where they share deeply personal stories and songs about their struggles.

In the meantime, the band would like to impart a small piece of knowledge to their listeners: “we want to share with people how misfortune leads to fortune, how grief can lead to gratitude, and how all the antagonists in our life are protagonists in waiting. If we do our inner work and if we grieve, we can find ourselves grateful for our journey. Grateful for this life, no matter what we’ve been through. Trust that any difficult struggle could be the birth of something wonderful”.

Don’t forget to follow this band keep an eye out for their upcoming releases and performance right here…

https://wakingbear.org/

https://www.instagram.com/waking_bear_music/

https://www.facebook.com/wakingbearmusic/