The 1975 Are Dedicating A Love Letter to Their Friendship

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There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the 1975’s fourth album, ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’. And after much anticipation, it’ll finally land on our laps, next week, May 22nd. Due to this global pandemic, the album’s faced multiple delays, but thankfully the 1975 have kept us well fed. ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ has a whopping 22 tracks, of which, we’ve already heard seven of them.

This includes their brand new track, ‘Guys’. This tune’s a little slower than their previous numbers. It features frontman, Matt Healy’s, airy vocals over a bed of gentle guitar riffs. The song is uncomplicated and charming. It speaks of Healy’s love for his bandmates and has him reminiscing on their early days. He sings:

I don’t know why I’m surprised

‘Cause we all shared one apartment

Man, they were the golden times

They were the best of my life

The moment that you took my hand (The moment that you took my hand)

Was the best thing that ever happened, yeah

And here’s the kicker – ‘Guys’ is the last track on the album – making it quite the sentimental conclusion. In fact, all the 1975 band members had a hand in penning down the lyrics to multiple tracks.

What Matt Healy Has to Say

Speaking on how this track was born, Matt Healy explained in an interview, “It came quite easy that song, but I think I just wanted to write a love letter to friendship, as opposed to every love song being about our romantic relationships. I think that our friendships are obviously our most formative relationships. So shout out to the homies.”

Previously, the band has released tunes like “Me & You Together Song” and “People”. Their seven singles have shown us that this album will see a range of different genres, all bleeding in and out of each other.

Perhaps the theme for this 1975 album can be explained in a single quote by Matt Healy: “Self-love and being good to yourself and being a good person — that’s like the cool stuff now!”

Sia is Preparing to Drop a New Track…And a New Film

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Alright, we’ve got two huge announcements, so you might want to take a seat for this. For starters, Sia is back with new music. Deep breaths. So, this one’s titled ‘Together’ and it marks her third fresh release in 2020. Now, our second piece of good news is that this song features in Sia’s upcoming film, ‘Music’.

Yup, you read that right. The movie has been in the works for a whopping 6 years. It was first announced at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. ‘Music’ also has quite the star cast, from Kate Hudson to the Hamilton star, Leslie Odom Jr. to Maddie Ziegler – it’s just a huge affair. The film is set to release this September. And interestingly enough, for Sia, it’s her debut project. This is the very first time she’s dabbled in a bit of directing. In fact, she even co-wrote and co-produced this film.  

Now, we know you’re curious about the plot. But as expected, there’s barely much detail on it. So, here are the crumbs we’ve found: The story is about an autistic teenager (Ziegler), who is cared for by her sober, drug-dealing sister (Hudson). That’s all that’s out there right now.

What the Song has to Offer

Now, back to the song. ‘Together’ is set to drop on May 20th. In fact, the writer, Hillel Aron explained that this was “a cheerful song that matches [Sia’s] personality much more than, say, ‘Chandelier’”.

“The ‘Together’ scene [from Music], to be shot in one take, features the principal characters and a half-dozen kids decked out in brightly painted jumpsuits dancing around a circle of chairs, arranged like a 12-step meeting,” Aron added.

Sia did mention that she’d be putting out a whole album this year, but considering there’s been no further news on this, it’ll possibly come out only in the latter half of the year. ‘Together’ hasn’t been her only single this year. Back in January, she put out a track titled, ‘Original’ for the ‘Doolittle’ soundtrack.

And yet, it’s exciting to know that now, we have not one but two treats on the platter. 

Ariana Grande Shows Off New Tattoos

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Pop superstar, Ariana Grande, just took to social media to share some harmless quarantine selfies. But, little does she know, these pictures are sending fans into a spiral.

Ariana Grande has been keeping fans and herself entertained during these trying times, tweeting and taking to the gram every chance she gets. Well, these new pictures just posted are engaging fans, alright. The singer can be seen with her signature high ponytail and winged eyeliner look, dawning a grey spaghetti top, lying in bed. But, it’s not her beauty that’s catching everyone’s eye. It’s her tattoo sleeve.

Ariana Grande can be seen in all her glory, all tattooed up. Fans caught a glimpse of the butterfly tattoo across her upper arm in the ‘Stuck With U’ music video, but these selfies show off a lot more than just one tattoo.

While she smiles away in the selfies, the internet is freaking out at her new look. Ariana Grande has sported ink before, but this is a whole new look. Even fellow musicians from the industry are commenting at the new skin art. R&B singer Tinashe commented under the post saying: “Love the tats sis.” Manager-mate and singer, Demi Lovato, who is now signed managed by Scooter Braun (he also manages Grande and Justin Bieber), sent some encouragement her way, saying: “we stan a tatted queen”.

Getting inked isn’t the only way Ariana Grande has been keeping busy. The singer-songwriter has been making music, teasing fans with pictures from her home-studio.

Ariana Grande also put out a collaboration with Justin Bieber to raise funds amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The song, called ‘Stuck With U‘, has been climbing charts world over, with positive reception from the pair’s fans.