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TWIN XL’s Debut Single Is Very, Very “Good”

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Photo by Jade Ehlers

We’re so excited about this collab

It's the moment former Warped Tour babes have been waiting for. Brothers (and The Summer Set alum) Stephen and John Gomez have joined Cameron Walker-Wright of Nekokat for a brand-new musical endeavor, TWIN XL, debuting today exclusively to NYLON.

The trio offers up a new single and video as a means of introduction. Aptly titled "Good," it's proof that you'll only be hearing more and more from these guys. The track features bassline that'll not only have you dancing in your seat, but also that feels reminiscent of what originally attracted us to the Arctic Monkeys. 

On the inspiration behind the song, TWIN XL said, “We were all collectively recovering from a long weekend full of late nights with friends, so we wanted to write a song about all of these things that we do to make us ‘feel good.’”

Directed by Jade Ehlers, the "Good" visuals follow the trio as it's chauffeured through the desert by a well-mustached driver, who may or may not suffer from a bad case of road rage. "We play around with his perception of reality as the three of us join him on his journey,” the band added, inspired by the “mind altering joyride” of Hunter S Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. “Are we real or are we a manifestation?" Alex Nelson, who portrayed the stressed-out man behind the wheel, also styled the shoot, so you have him to thank for those incredibly tailored orange suits. 

Check out the first official song and video from TWIN XL, below, and follow along on the new group's journey via @wearetwinxl on Twitter and Insta.

 

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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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