St. Vincent Explains Why She Finds Thanksgiving "A Little Bit Stressful"

Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Luckily, she can escape with the right music

Have you ever wondered what Thanksgiving dinner would be like at St. Vincent's place? The singer shared her holiday stories and traditions to Beats 1, for a special edition of her Mixtape Delivery Service to air on November 22. Today, NYLON shares an exclusive first listen of a few of the stories she shared.

"I'll be real honest with you," she says, "Thanksgiving, I find a little bit stressful." Don't we all. She shares that her family has plenty of real cooks, so she doesn't have to worry about stepping foot in the kitchen, and that all the adults are very serious about whatever sport they choose to play outside that year. According to St. Vincent, it's meant to be a jolly good time but ends up with kids crying and adults unleashing their ultra-competitive sides.

St. Vincent reiterates how thankful she is for music, then, since it can serve as a haven, and particularly the music of Stereolab. She shared a handful of tracks, including "John Cage Bubblegum," "Margerine Melodie," "Cybele's Reverie," "Sudden Stars," and "Retrograde Mirror Form," as part of her mixtape—but you'll have to wait until the episode airs on Thanksgiving Day for those.

Get in the holiday mood with stories from the Masseduction singer, below.

Photo Courtesy of Apple Music

Photo by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images.

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.



Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images

"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.