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Directioners still reeling from the shock of Zayn leaving the band should look no further!

Spin or Bin Music was given the chance to interview One Direction's Liam Payne when the boys came down for a phenomenal concert here in Singapore last month. We were incredibly honoured to be given the oppurtunity to take some time off Liam's busy schedule and the man was super friendly as usual. What we didn't expect was for Liam to reveal an EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT just for you guys, the readers of Spin Or Bin Music! 

Alright, we know you Directioners can't wait to hear what the announcement would be. Here's a clue: it's got to do with an upcoming project from the boys ;)

What are you waiting for, listen to the exclusive news below!

 

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I'm not gonna lie, I had some mixed feelings about All Time Low's first two songs from their upcoming album Future Hearts - Something's Gotta Give and Kids In The Dark. 

Those two songs had ATL written all over it, but they felt hasty and easy. The lyrics were pretty straightforward as well. 

But you know what they say, third time's the charm. I was hoping for it. And this one charming newbie to join the ranks of Future Hearts' released tracks is titled Tidal Waves.

It's such a mellow song with a great melody (not overdosing on the pop flavour too) - and I can't help but feel that it should belong in their previous album, Don't Panic.

It's no Remembering Sunday, and I don't think we need another one just like it. Tidal Waves stands out on its own amongst its hectic, energized sidekicks.

With Blink-182's Mark Hoppus chiming in the track as well, what could go wrong? There's definitely no winning formula to write a song but an old experienced hand (or voice) helps A LOT.

Hustlers, what do you think? I'm putting this down as one of my personal favourites from now on!

The song is yet to be officially released but do catch a (4%) pitched version down below! 

 

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Everyone has probably heard the heartbreaking news of Zayn Malik leaving the One Direction to focus on his solo career and his fiancée Perrie Edwards of UK girl group Little Mix.

One Direction has since announced they will move forward as a four-man boy group, with Zayn still signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco Records label as a solo artist. As One Direction continues their world tour in Africa, Europe and North America, here are four One Direction songs that we feel will never be the same without Zayn!

 

#4 Story Of My Life

And I'll be gone gone tonight, the ground beneath my feet is open wide. The way that I've been holding on too tight, with nothing in between.

The pre-chorus is the best part of the song and Zayn sings all of it. That’s all I need to say.

 

#3 Little Things

Your hand fits in mine like it's made just for me, but bear this mind it was meant to be.

If doesn’t describe the relationship between 1D and their Directioners, I don’t know what will. Zayn’s effortless delivery takes the cake.

 

#2 Night Changes

Her mother doesn't like that kind of dress, reminds her of the missing piece of innocence she lost.

The standout off Four will never be the same without Zayn’s iconic lines, showcasing his soft sexy vocals.

 

#1 You & I

Cause you and I…

Zayn’s high note. Often imitated, never duplicated.

 

Do you agree with our list? Let us know which song you will miss listening to live without Zayn!

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“These souls, who, for whatever reason, are not at rest, are also not aware that they have passed on. They’re not part of consciousness as we know it. They linger in a perpetual dream state – a nightmare from which they cannot awake.”  The wizened clairvoyant from Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror classic Poltergeist may have been referring to the destructive entities doing the Beast’s bidding but PVRIS’ most recent music video for White Noise pays tribute to the film and more.

“Sick of the lack of signal/Sick of the lack of touch/Sick of the static voice/It’s not enough, it’s not enough,” frontwoman Lynn Gunn oozes a pained sense of longing that is constrained by a hindrance in communication. Whether it’s a séance to persuade spirits to move towards the light or a restless outburst in response to a stagnant relationship, the soaring anthem is pulsed by otherworldly beats which feel like an anguishing punch in the guts.

While levitating seems to be something of a niche for the band, the video’s attention to detail must be acknowledged in addition to the pop rockers’ familiar brand of psychedelic visuals. From Gunn’s Diane Freeling hairdryer impression (number printed shirt, balls-to-the-wall almost Spiderman-like antics) to recreations of pivotal scenes from the movie (Carol Anne’s closet, Brian Macdonald and Alex Babinski as the headphone-wearing, bespectacled camera-toting paranormal investigators), the symbolic motif of fuzzy television screens is only the obligatory icing on the cake. To claim that this is a fitting lead-up (if not spoiler-free trailer) to the upcoming remake would not be too far-fetched a notion.

I originally wrote the song with a bit of inspiration from the movie. So when coming up with video concept ideas Raul [Gonzo] and I both agreed we had to make it a little homage to Poltergeist. And fun fact: there's a picture of me from the second grade hidden somewhere in the video.” - Lynn Gunn

 

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Iggy Azalea has landed herself in hot water for actually not writing her rap verses in Fancy, among other songs, at all.

Rapper Skeme confirmed in a new interview that Iggy’s verses may not have been her own, adding that they “had something to do with it”.

Thankfully, he added that he had nothing to do with Charli XCX’s infectious hook on the track. Charli wrote and recorded the hook on her own, which went on to become one of the most memorable choruses on the radio in recent memory.

The songwriting credits for Fancy included Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, The Invisible Man, and The Arcade, with Skeme nowhere to be found.

With the huge backlash Iggy has received recently for being more of a pop star than a true female rapper, she’s going to have a hard time proving her critics wrong.

Let’s not forget the time when she was asked to do a freestyle, but rapped out a pre-written verse that appeared on her album already. (Yes, that happened)

 

Watch the tea-spilling interview below! (Starts 4:48)

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