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Lorde Wants You To “Sober” Up Before The Weekend

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7 days until ‘Melodrama’

Lordy Lorde! The 20-year-old New Zealander has hit us with another single that will have you rethinking some of your romantic attachments. In "Sober," Lorde once again dissects the flaws in a doomed relationship, but she does so in a way that feels new and fresh, even cleansing. The track was co-produced by Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff, a major collaborator on the Melodrama LP.

Lorde actually debuted the song live during an impromptu set at Pappy + Harriet’s saloon before Coachella, which marked her first performance in two years. The alt-pop star wrote "Sober" last year, as detailed in her New York Times profile: "In March 2016, Lorde began writing a new track called 'Sober,' whose pointed juxtaposition of pleasure ('My hips have missed your hips') and foreboding ('What will we do when we’re sober?') convinced her once and for all that she was onto something good." After the drop, she provided a brief backstory about the track in a series of tweets:

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There's always a sense of darkness that seeps into Lorde's music, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the lyrics have a bite, thanks to lines like "Jack and Jill get possessive when they get dark" and "These are the games of the weekend/ We pretend that we just don't care." In matters of the heart, somebody always gets hurt, and Lorde doesn't shy away from that painful truth.

Melodrama is out on June 16 via LAVA/Republic. Check here for all the dates on Lorde's upcoming world tour. Get your life together and dance the pain away while you stream the single, below.

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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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