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Hayleau’s “Lonely” Is Anything But Your Average Breakup Song

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Photo Courtesy Of Hayley Law.

You’re better off anyway

You may know her as Riverdale's Valerie Brown, but you should get to know rising musician Hayley Law aka Hayleau for her incredible singing and songwriting ability, as well. Unsurprisingly, the person behind the former Pussycat (and Archie's ex) is a formidable talent in her own right, and we're happy to premiere her brazen, barefaced breakup song, "Lonely," out now via Stem.

Actually, calling it a "breakup song" is probably unfair, as "Lonely" is anything but a morose reflection on a failed relationship. Instead, it's defiant in the face of emotional wreckage—a song that asks listeners to acknowledge the power of being alone. Think of it as an anthem for anyone who needs some motivation to finally delete a number (or five) off their phones.

"Even if you're sad, you don't need to let someone, like, give you pity and sympathy because they broke up with you or they cut you off or whatever," Hayleau explains, making it clear that she has no time for the invalidating bullshit.

"I want people to hear it together and be like, 'Yeah, fuck that guy,' or 'Fuck that girl,'" she continued. "'I'm gonna be fucking fine,' is really the message."

Listen to the song in full, below. 

Hayleau's debut album Touch is out this September.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.

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