Monday, February 9, 2015

Quick News

Aside from trying to bum-rush the stage at Grammys on Sunday when Beck won Album of the Year, Kanye West did announce that he is serving as Executive Producer on Rihanna's upcoming album.

Are Jay Z and Beyonce finally making a joint album? According to "Drunk in Love" producer, Detail, he dropped a hint when speaking to Billboard at the Grammys that musics favorite couple might have something in the works. He said, "I’m working with a couple of new projects that I don’t want to unveil, and then me and Beyonce and Jay Z are actually doing something together this year. When you think of Jay and Bey together, you think ‘album.’ You should already know. In my imaginary mind, I will work to say it’s true.”

Also speaking to Billboard, Haim gave an update on the work to their second record.  Danielle Haim said, "We try to write every day, it's shaping up." Sister Este Haim then mentioned, "We gotta flex that songwriting muscle as much as possible, we're keeping it creative. This [The Grammys] might inspire a song, who knows?"

To celebrate her 82nd birthday, Yoko Ono will release two 10." The records will be called Antony & Yoko and Yoko Ono & John Zorn and will arrive on February 18. 

Suede have been named NME's Godlike Geniuses of 2015. We couldn't agree more, now, a new album please? Singer Brett Anderson gave an update about the progress to the follow-up of 2013's brilliant, Bloodsports, saying, ""We’re working on a new album, but it’s not finished yet and we’re still not quite sure what it is. All I can say is that I don’t want it to be like that last album: I’m very proud of ‘Bloodsports’ but you’ve got to keep changing your goals. We’re deliberately not making an album that’s just song, song, song, song - we’re trying to make an album that’s more of a journey with songs that link into each other. ‘Bloodsports’ was almost like a debut, again, and so this is going to be all about what you do on the second album…"