Khalid Teams Up With Dance Crew in Joyful ‘Know Your Worth’ Video

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Khalid touts the virtues of refusing to settle for less in “Know Your Worth,” his collaboration with British DJ-production duo Disclosure. In the new video, the singer teams up with a dance crew, whose joyful choreography peppers the clip.

In the Daniel Russel-directed visual, Khalid delivers the uplifting track’s words of encouragement as he performs on a dimly lit stage. Dancers dressed in colorful garb reenact the sentiments of the soothing lyrics, which address abandoning bad relationships and moving toward supportive ones. “You don’t know your worth/All the things I know that you deserve,” he sings on the chorus. “Say it’s not real if it doesn’t hurt/Find someone you know will put you first/Find someone who loves you at your worst.”

“Know Your Worth” is the Texas singer’s second collaboration with Disclosure, following their 2019 hit, “Talk,” off Khalid’s sophomore album, 2019’s Free Spirit, which arrived last April. In October, he teamed up with Major Lazer for a new song, “Trigger.” The R&B artist also recently unveiled his solo tracks, “Up All Night” and “Eleven.”

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First Stream: New Music From Dua Lipa, PartyNextDoor, Pearl Jam & More

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Dua Lipa attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond.

This week, Dua Lipa doesn’t want us to stop dancing, PartyNextDoor has the year’s coolest cameo, and Pearl Jam demonstrate why they’re still a force to be reckoned with. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below:

The Album That Will Keep You Boogieing For Many Days To Come:
Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia

In a relatively short amount of time, U.K. pop artist Dua Lipa has made jumps from blog darling to hitmaker to in-demand collaborator to legit A-lister; in some regards, a lot is riding on sophomore album Future Nostalgia to deliver an even wider audience, but based on her track record, it’s hardly a surprise that Lipa passes this new test with flying colors. A nonstop party that borrows from the past to predict where pop is headed (hence its title), Future Nostalgia is brimming with undeniable bangers that re-imagine classic house, techno and disco with modern production techniques. Tracks like “Hallucinate,” “Break My Heart,” “Levitating” and “Physical” beg for motion, and Lipa dares you to deny her growth as a vocal, sexual, lyrical and universal force of nature. Future Nostalgia just moved the bar a little higher for pop in 2020. Piece of advice: spend the coming days, weeks and months dancing to it.

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The Album With The Feature That Everyone Will Be Talking About:

PartyNextDoor, Partymobile

All right, first thing’s first: Rihanna is on the new PartyNextDoor album, and with the surprise guest spot on the flickering sing-along “Believe It,” she sounds as comfortable with her superpowers as ever. Yet that big-time get shouldn’t overshadow PND’s artistic leap forward on Partymobile, which finally gives the compelling R&B singer-songwriter a proper collection of songs to progress his early promise. Surrounding the tracks with Rihanna and his OVO boss Drake, PartyNextDoor goes it alone over sparse arrangements, emphasizing his voice and thoughts on modern love instead of any production gimmickry. A song like “Touch Me,” in which he pleads for human connection as the track disintegrates around him, shows what he is capable of, regardless of whether or not he’s buoyed by an A-list feature.

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The Album That You’ll Share With Your Dad, But Secretly Be Playing a Lot, Too:
Pearl Jam, Gigaton

Pearl Jam has the sort of fan base and catalog that ensures packed stadiums for years to come, yet Eddie Vedder and co. have never been the kind to remain frozen in the past. Gigaton, their first album since 2013’s Lightning Bolt, matches the tenacity of that project but has a tighter focus, as a lamentation of the Trump era and wake-up call to those who have gotten complacent during it. The album starts off like a firecracker with tracks like “Who Ever Said” and “Quick Escape,” then naturally pulls back, as mid-tempo rocker “Seven O’Clock” toasts those who have challenged the system and “Comes Then Goes” unfolds like a classic Vedder acoustic sing-along. There are several potshots at the president, sure, but the songs that they anchor are some of Pearl Jam’s best of the 21st century.

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The Album That Continues One Of Pop’s Most Interesting Trajectories:
5 Seconds of Summer, Calm

Consider 5 Seconds of Summer’s 2018 hit “Youngblood” the ultimate career inflection point: before that synth-rock radio staple was released, the quartet was best known as pop-punk rabble-rousers, and since it took off, the 5SOS guys have made a hard pivot away from anything that would have made sense at Warped Tour. New album Calm is an accomplished exploration of the group’s expanding palette, as “Easier” was inspired by Nine Inch Nails, “No Shame” contains a guitar line straight out of the Depeche Mode playbook, and you’re bound to recall artists like the Smiths, New Order and Peter Gabriel at different moments. Not to say that Calm is derivative — in the same way that Harry Styles recently mastered his own ‘70s pop-rock revival, 5 Seconds of Summer expertly synthesize their influences into fresh-feeling gems like “Wildflower” and “Red Desert.”

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The Song That You’ll Need To Schedule Out Some Time To Hear In Full:
Bob Dylan, “Murder Most Foul”

“Twas a dark day in Dallas, November ’63 / A day that will live on in infamy.” So begins Bob Dylan’s first original song in eight years, a sprawling, nearly 17-minute reflection on the assassination of John F. Kennedy that spirals forward and then becomes so much more. Dylan references touchstones of the ‘60s, from Beatlemania to Woodstock; he name-checks “Only The Good Die Young” from Billy Joel, as well as Etta James and John Lee Hooker; he references A Nightmare on Elm Street; he sings “rub-a-dub-dub.” “Murder Most Foul” will be pored over as an unexpected Dylan artifact and tapestry of American history, but it’s also a poetic reflection on a terrifying time in the world, during another terrifying time in the world, and for that, it should be consumed and appreciated.

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The Song That Will Make You Do a Double-Take:
Rosalía, “Dolerme”

When pressing play on a new Rosalía track, one doesn’t expect to hear the mournful chug of an acoustic guitar as an intro. Yet the new ballad “Dolerme” (which translates to “Hurt Me”) once again finds the Spanish star upending expectations, diverging from her uptempo, flamenco-influenced Latin pop to create something that would sound at home on alternative rock radio. As the strumming leads into a full band arrangement, Rosalía delivers the chorus with a familiar urgency but tinkers with her voice, Auto-Tune making her somehow sound even more vulnerable. And then “Dolerme” is over, and we’re left to play it again and try to figure out how Rosalía pulled off such a surprising pivot.

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The Album That Delivers On Years of Hype:
Jessie Reyez, Before Love Came To Kill Us

“I’m taking everything I came for / I ain’t f—king asking,” Jessie Reyez sneers early in her long-awaited debut album. Reyez has always been an artist with a ton of promise, and Before Love Came To Kill Us has been in the works for years — but for a project that has surely been tinkered with and agonized over, the full-length possessed a natural charm that no amount of revising could have dulled. The album’s centerpieces (the moving ballad “Love In The Dark,” the doo-wop-warping Eminem collaboration “Coffin”) find a balance with quieter moments, like the sun-kissed love song “Intruders,” in which Reyez threatens bodily harm to anyone threatening her paradise. Fans have been waiting for years to see Reyez get her shot, and Before Love Came To Kill Us is a singular, successful one.

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The Song That You’ll Be Adding To Those Summer Playlists You’re Prepping:
Kygo feat. Zara Larsson and Tyga, “Like It Is”

Superstar producer Kygo’s most recent work has included the single “Higher Love” with rediscovered vocals from Whitney Houston, as well as a musical tribute to Avicii, who passed in 2018. “Like It Is,” a new team-up with Zara Larsson and Tyga that precedes Kygo’s next album, is low-stakes by comparison, but hits like a breath of fresh air after his focus remained on heavier subjects. The new single recalls some of the EDM-pop crossover tracks of the early 2010s, with Larsson guiding the hooks between Kygo’s drops and Tyga sliding in with a radio-friendly verse; the whole affair is expertly designed frothy fun, and has been released just in time for an extended run of ubiquity as the weather heats up.

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The Song That Will Get You Excited For Cookout Season:
Florida Georgia Line, “I Love My Country”

Is the “country” that the Florida Georgia Line boys are referring to on their latest single the genre that has made them stars, or the US of A? A little of both, perhaps: while the duo’s comeback track shouts out the American acts and memories that they cherish the most, they do so in a manner that pays homage to classic country radio, as they name-check George Strait and sonically recall Brooks & Dunn. For a pair of former party bros who made their name in country by expanding its sound, “I Love My Country” invites the traditionalists in further, harkening to the past while providing a couple of modern voices. Florida Georgia Line keep it simple here, and score.

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Rihanna Jumps Back to Music With Partynextdoor on Grooving ‘Believe It’

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Partynextdoor came back with his first album in four years on Friday morning (March 27), Partymobile. But more importantly for fans thirsty for new Rihanna music, he brought along his old friend for the sensual single «Believe It.»

«Best make me believe it/ Best make me believe it/ Believe you won’t deceive me,» the pair sing on the R&B slow burner’s silky smooth chorus. It’s the first new music from Rihanna since the 2017 N.E.R.D. track «Lemon» and it’s a strong relationship breakdown, with the pair playing lovers imploring each other to believe in the power of their connection.

«First you gotta forgive me Let me know everything gon’ be okay/ Even if I come out with everything I did/ Would you still punish me even though I did it a long time ago?/ If so, let me know/ If I propose, would you say no?/ Would you break my heart?/ Would you embarrass me or play your part?» Party sings over the finger-snap beat, warning that if things don’t work out he might not make it.

The song appears on Party’s OVO Sound album and it marks a reunion with Rihanna, for whom he wrote the 2016 single «Work» featuring Drake, who also appears on the Partymobile track «Loyal.» Rihanna hasn’t released a new album since 2016’s Anti and the Navy has been patiently awaiting word on her next full length.

Drake helped stoke those flames this week when playfully trolled Rih when both tuned into DJ Spade’s IG livestream on Wednesday and Drizzy commented, «Rihanna drop R12 right now.»

Listen to «Believe It» below.

Major Lazer & Marcus Mumford’s ‘Lay Your Head on Me’ Is an Uplifting Lullaby for Uneasy Times

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It’s a strange moment in history, to be sure. Amid the uncertainty and social distancing of coronavirus, you might just be craving a warm embrace. Major Lazer and Marcus Mumford are here to give it to you in sonic form with «Lay Your Head on Me.»

In Mumford’s first-ever feature collaboration, the Mumford & Sons frontman sings a series of reassurances — «This too shall pass, it won’t always be the same» — as the track from Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums plays like a tropical-folk lullaby, with flecks of guitar, a propulsive beat and a chorus of voices on the chorus.

Premiering Thursday (March 26) as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, the track was co-written with MØ, who last collaborated with Major Lazer on their massive 2015 hit «Lean On.»

“Lay Your Head on Me” follows Major Lazer’s 2019 release “Que Calor” featuring J Balvin and El Alfa, which was performed by Balvin at the Super Bowl alongside Jennifer Lopez. Hear «Lay Your Head on Me» below.

Selena Gomez Shares ‘Dance Again’ Clip, Announces New Merch Supporting MusiCares

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Selena Gomez has released the music video for her Rare song “Dance Again.” The clip shows Gomez decked out in a Seventies-style wardrobe, dancing alone onstage to the disco-fueled track.

To accompany the video, the singer also announced a new line of “Dance Again”-themed merch, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the MusiCares foundation. In the past few weeks, MusiCares has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist musicians and artists affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; the crisis has decimated the live music industry and cut off many artists from their main source of income.

Gomez released Rare, her third solo album, back in January. Along with “Dance Again,” the LP features the songs “Lose You to Love Me,” “Look at Her Now,” “Feel Me” and the title track. The album is a personal one for Gomez, as she wrote the lead single, “Lose You to Love Me,” with collaborator Julia Michaels after returning from a treatment center.

“When I walked in [the studio], it was literally just the piano and the chorus and a bit of the first verse and I just sat there,” Gomez told Zane Lowe. “And I tell people this, too, because it was also such a very raw moment. A, I had just gotten back, but B, we were in the bright daylight, and that’s not normally how you’re maybe talking about something like that.”

Justin Bieber Drops Perfect Lockdown Soundtrack With ‘Work From Home’ EP

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Justin Bieber performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 14, 2020.

Justin Bieber dropped his second lockdown compilation early Thursday morning (March 26), the aptly titled Work From Home. As promised, Bieber is sticking to his twice-weekly (Tuesday and Thursday) schedule, following up Tuesday’s R&Bieber with a five-track compilation that features four tunes from his Changes album, plus the recently released unplugged acoustic version of the «Intentions» single.

The other album tracks on the EP include the title track, «Available,» «At Least For Now» and the Lil Dicky collaboration «Running Over.» Bieber’s history-making fifth consecutive No. 1 solo album on the Billboard 200 was released on Valentine’s Day via Def Jam Recordings.

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Watch Niall Horan Perform ‘Dear Patience’ on ‘Fallon’

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Niall Horan joined Jimmy Fallon for the most recent edition of The Tonight Show, filmed at home in Fallon’s house during the COVID-19 pandemic, to perform “Dear Patience.”

Appearing via video chat at the 7:45 minute mark, Horan discussed his new album, Heartbreak Weather, and how he’s coping with self-quarantine. “It’s crazy, I’ve never Zoom-ed in my life, but here we are,” Horan said, speaking from his apartment in London. Horan added that he’s been penning some new music during his time alone at home. “I wrote a couple of tunes,” he told Fallon. “Definitely finding it relatively hard to get motivated when all I can do is sit in my living room.”

Horan added that he’s happy with how well his album has done since release. “It was a lot of fun to make,” he said. “I had a great time making it. It’s a bit of a shame that I had to release it amongst all of this, but you can’t win every week. It went to No. 1 in the U.K. and Ireland, which was huge for me… It’s a weird time, but a good time.”

The pair also compared their golf games during the video chat and talked about all the touring opportunities Horan has had to put on hold before the singer took on “Dear Patience,” which comes in at the 18:20 mark. “It’s an album track, but I just thought it was very relevant right now because I wrote it at a time when I needed to be patient,” Horan explained. “And if anyone needs to be patient right now it’s all of us.”

Horan released Heartbreak Weather earlier this month. He recently performed a livestream concert for Global Citizen and the World Health Organization’s Together at Home virtual concert series and played several tracks off the album.

Dua Lipa Unveils ‘Break My Heart’ Before ‘Future Nostalgia’ Release: Watch the New Video

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Dua Lipa recently announced that her highly-anticipated Future Nostalgia album will be dropping this Friday (March 27) instead of in April, which gave the singer time to give fans one more treat before the release.

On Wednesday (March 25), she unveiled «Break My Heart,» the album’s fourth single. Lipa then dropped off the video the next morning (March 26).

Crediting INXS 1987 hit «Need You Tonight,» the funky, retro-inspired song was was co-produced by the Monsters & Strangerz and Watt.

«I would’ve stayed at home, ‘cause I was always better alone / But when you said ‘Hello’, I knew it was the end of it all / I should’ve stayed at home, ‘cause now there ain’t no letting you go / Am I falling in love with the one that could break my heart?» she sings on the chorus.

Watch the video for «Break My Heart» below.

Camila Cabello Postpones Tour Due to Coronavirus

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Camila Cabello’s tour in support of her recent album Romance was scheduled to kick off May 26 in Oslo, Norway. However, as the coronavirus continues to spread, the songstress has decided to postpone the tour.

She shared the news via Instagram on Tuesday (March 24). «with all the news constantly coming out and so much that is really unknown, we’re also taking extreme precautions to protect ourselves, our team, our dancers, our band, our crew and ultimately you guys,» she wrote. «I’m truly heartbroken to say that we’ve decided we need to postpone the tour… we can’t start rehearsals without putting people at risk and with so much up in the air with no real and definitive end in sight, I feel this is the responsible thing to do.

«I promise I’ll see you and cuddle your faces off when it’s safe and this all passes,» she noted, adding that she was working on a tour that was «really magical and special.»

She concluded on a loving, inspirational note: «when the danger passes, all this love that we are putting into the world will heal us.»

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Filtran «Future Nostalgia», el segundo disco de Dua Lipa

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‘Future Nostalgia’, el esperado segundo disco de la artista británica de origen kosovar Dua Lipa, se ha filtrado en las últimas horas por internet a unos pocos días de su salida en todo el mundo, prevista para el 3 de abril. Se trata de uno de los grandes lanzamientos de 2020 tras la publicación del previo ‘Dua Lipa’ en 2017, álbum que convirtió a su intérprete y coautora en una de las nuevas grandes voces de la escena pop global, con numerosos temas de éxito, como ‘New Rules’.

Hasta el momento se habían editado de manera oficial tres anticipos de ‘Future Nostalgia’: el corte que le da título y las canciones ‘Don’t Start Now’ y ‘Physical’, cuyo colorido y vistoso videoclip fue rodado por la productora española Canadá en Barcelona. Se acababa de anunciar que la próxima semana se lanzará otro nuevo sencillo, ‘Break My Heart’, el cual contiene un extracto de ‘Need You Tonight’ de la mítica banda australiana INXS. Como indica el nombre de este trabajo, Dua Lipa hace en él un homenaje al pop de los años 80, especialmente a la música de baile, con arreglos electrónicos y sintetizadores, en la línea del tema también titulado ‘Physical’ en aquella década y popularizado por Olivia Newton-John.

‘Future Nostalgia’ ha sido producido por una nutrida nómina de profesionales de la industria, entre los que destaca el del británico Stuart Price, habitual colaborador de The Killers y artífice de parte de la composición de álbumes como ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ de Madonna y ‘Aphrodite’ de Kylie Minogue.

La cantante anunció hoy en su cuenta de Twitter que adelantará la salida de su album para este mismo Viernes 27 y su sencillo «Break My Heart» para el miércoles 25.

 

Fuente: MARCA