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Billie Eilish’s “Therefore I Am” is Still Topping Pop Charts

“Therefore I Am” is a song by Billie Eilish. It was released through Darkroom and Interscope Records on November 12, 2020. The song was written by Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell, with production being solely handled by the latter.

“Therefore I Am” is an uptempo pop and dark pop track. Lyrically, Eilish sings about not caring what people think about her. A music video was released on the same day, and depicts Eilish in an empty shopping mall while eating and drinking various foods and beverages.

A music video for “Therefore I Am” premiered on Eilish’s YouTube channel on November 12, 2020 at 1 pm Eastern Time/10 am Pacific Time and was featured on the Viacom Times Square billboard. The video was solely directed by Eilish. The video was shot inside the Glendale Galleria shopping mall in California, where she would frequently go when she was a young teenager.

Eilish told Lowe about the video: “The video is just the way that the song feels to me—careless and not really trying. The video, we, number one, shot on an iPhone, which we didn’t even mean to do.” She described the video as both “random” and “chaotic”, and revealed that it was filmed overnight with “barely any crew.” Fans believe Eilish made the music video in order to prove that she does not care what people think about her body.

Listen to the addictive song here.

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Learn the Lyrics to Be A Light by Thomas Rhett

“Be a Light” is a song recorded by American country music singer Thomas Rhett and featuring guest vocals from Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, and Keith Urban. The track was released on March 30th, 2020.

Rhett said that he wrote the song in 2019, but chose to release it because he thought its message would be well-received in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. He told a publication that the song “was really just about being a light in a dark place; being an encouragement to people.” He co-wrote the song with Matt Dragstrem, Josh Thompson, and Josh Miller.

“In a world full of hate, be a light
When you do somebody wrong, make it right
Don’t hide in the dark, you were born to shine
In a world full of hate, be a light
(La-la-la, la, la, la, la)
In a place that needs change, make a difference
In a time full of noise, just listen
‘Cause life is but a breeze, better live it
In a place that needs a change, make a difference”

The song was sent to country radio on March 30, 2020. On April 5, 2020, he performed it on ACM Presents: Our Country, a television special put on by the Academy of Country Music. Rhett also announced that proceeds from the song will be donated to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Listen to the chart topping track below:

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Lady Gaga is Popping Open Some Bubbly with Her Latest Collaboration

Lady Gaga has already conquered Oreos, and now she’s making her mark on the world of Champagne. Just a few days after celebrating her 35th birthday, the pop superstar announced her latest collaboration with Dom Pérignon in a photo she posted on Instagram.

The luxury Champagne brand announced the linkup — which is described as an “artistic venture” — with a teaser image of the campaign. In the promotional image, Gaga is holding a 2006 vintage sparkling rosé in a deep purple-tinted bottle—although there is no word yet on what her limited-edition bottles or accompanying sculpture – both designed by Gaga – will look like. She also teases an upcoming film for the announcement, which was made in collaboration with artist Nick Knight and debuts on April 6.

The partnership also has a charitable component: supporting Lady Gaga’s Born This Way foundation, which promotes youth mental health initiatives. Details on when and where you can buy the new limited-edition Champagne bottles will be released in the coming months, according to a rep for Dom Pérignon.

Check out the announcement via Gaga’s Instagram here.

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Watch Demi Lovato’s Powerful New Music Video

“Dancing with the Devil” is a song by American singer Demi Lovato. It was released on March 26, 2021 by Island Records as the lead single from Lovato’s seventh studio album Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over. She co-wrote the song with Bianca Atterberry, John Ho, and its producer Mitch Allan.

“Dancing with the Devil” was featured in the trailer for Lovato’s 2021 documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil and is the second track from her album Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over.

The song begins with currently recovered Lovato chronicling her 2018 relapse, which would lead to her near-fatal overdose later that same year. The verses open with lyrical content that reflect the initial phase of the relapse, which was primarily with red wine: “It’s just a little red wine, I’ll be fine/ Not like I wanna do this every night/ I’ve been good, don’t I deserve it? I think I’ve earned it/ Feels like it’s worth it in my mind.” The second verse describes her introduction to heavier drugs: “A little white line” that eventually became “a little glass pipe.”

Ultimately, Lovato finds herself addicted to smoking heroin and sings, “Tinfoil remedy almost got the best of me.” She also confesses to her fans and loved ones in the pre-chorus that during this time, “I told you I was OK, but I was lying.” In the track’s chorus, Lovato refers to her past overdose directly, singing that she “almost made it to heaven” by “playing with the enemy / gambling with my soul.” Lovato also sings about the grip addiction had on her and the psychological difficulty it had imposed, singing throughout the song “It’s so hard to say no / When you’re dancing with the devil”.

Watch the brand new music video here.

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Paul and Linda McCartney’s RAM Turns 50

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Paul and Linda McCartney’s 1971 masterpiece RAM, the album will be reissued May 14, 2021, as a limited-edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing via UMe.

Paul’s most recent release, the #1 album McCartney III, recorded in “Rockdown” last year, saw a return to the homespun, lo-fi style of the earliest days of his solo career. The eclectic charm and intimacy of 1970’s McCartney and 1971’s RAM found Paul redefining his post-Beatles creative identity, while unconsciously rewriting the rules of pop music and creating new genres along the way—or as Pitchfork would later describe RAM’s sustained influence on generations of fans and musicians alike, “inventing an approach to pop music that would eventually become someone else’s indie-pop.”

The only album to be credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney, RAM was created mostly at Paul and Linda’s farm in Scotland (following initial, more traditional studio sessions in New York). Unlike the completely solo sessions that resulted in Paul’s eponymous debut album, the recording of RAM found Paul and Linda enlisting a number of musicians, including Denny Seiwell, who would become a founding member of Wings, Paul’s next musical adventure.

The RAM sessions were completed in early 1971, also yielding the standalone single Another Day, a worldwide hit that preceded RAM’s May 1971 release.

RAM’s singular sonic palette was unlike its predecessor—or anything else for that matter—and has grown exponentially in stature and influence over the decades. Critically polarizing at the time, the album was instantly beloved by fans, hitting #1 in the UK and giving Paul his first post-Beatles American #1 single, the GRAMMY-winning Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey. In recent years the record has continued to solidify its standing as one of the most loved in Paul’s unparalleled output. Fans and critics alike continue to sing its praises: Rolling Stone has hailed the album as a “masterpiece” and “a grand psychedelic ramble full of divine melodies,” Pitchfork has praised it as “a domestic-bliss album, one of the weirdest, earthiest, and most honest ever made,” and Mojo, perhaps most accurately of all, has deemed RAM “quintessentially McCartney.”

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