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Grace VanderWaal Launches Her Music Career By Getting Real On Her Debut EP 'Perfectly Imperfect'
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If you're a closet jazz/house music appreciator - complete under relaxing, deep blue lights - like I am (yes, I actually have blue lights in my room), I have three words for you: La La Land.

You can tell by the poster that La La Land is not your average romance movie because of one major reason: music. It is filled with musical numbers and jazz dances and is all round captivating.

The majority of the songs feature the vocals of The Notebook heartthrob Ryan Gosling who plays Sebastian Wilder and young diva Emma Stone who plays Mia Dunlop, and their duets are honestly - for lack of a better word - adorable. 

La La Land also features a guest singer, the one and only John Legend, so you can expect to swoon over a song or two by his character, Keith. 

Every word in every song in the movie-musical is sung with so much emotion and soul that it won seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Original Song for City of Stars as well as Best Original Score, courtesy of Justin Hurwitz, a Harvard University graduate composer. 

So with all seriousness, if you're up for a whirlwind of musical feels you should definitely catch La La Land because it is simply magical and it will leave you feeling like quitting your job and dancing on Broadway!

 

Photo Credits: Awards Daily, IndieWire

Old is the new new.

Welcome back to our article series: New Music Mondays! Yes, every New Music Monday is all about starting off the week with brand new jams fresh from the music factory because who doesn't like to hear a new tune after you have accidentally murdered the replay buttons to your favourite tracks from the previous week?

So let the replay buttons of Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill take a nice little rest and see what the world of music has to offer to you this week - the good, the bad and everything new, we'll break it down specially for you.

 

1. Birds n Bars by Wiley

This is the first track on Wiley's eleventh album, Godfather. This song starts of with Birds n Bars but nicely transitions to its second part Bring Them All. Although Bring Them All is actually the second track of the album, it was placed at the end of this track instead. Overall, this song is getting four out of five stars from us because it has some sickkkk beats.

 

2. All About Me by Syd

Syd collaborated with her band mate Steve Lacy to create the dark and smooth beats of this track. Like its beats, All About Me's lyrics seem really dark and kinda shady. This song is basically like a dark and shady downgraded version of Meghan Trainor's Me Too. It's getting two stars from us. #SorryNotSorry

 

3. The Heat (I Wanna Dance With Somebody) by Ralph Felix and SDJM

The idea of mixing Whitney Houston's iconic 80s hit with contemporary house beats is simply genius. We are absolutely speechless after hearing this collaboration with a modern twist. It's just so beautiful, please take a listen to this track that we are giving 100/100.

*****

Photo Credit: Spotify  

Everyone's favourite electronic music festival is back this year for another round of EDM magic. Tomorrowland, one of the biggest and best music festivals held in Boom, Belgium every year has just revealed its theme for 2017: Amicorum Spectaculum.

Tomorrowland's official social media sites now sport banners and posters bearing an old school carnival motif featuring ringleaders and trapeze acrobats, so we can probably expect to see a giant big top or carousel-style stage at this year's festival.

 

After two years of three-day-long festivals, Tomorrowland returns in 2017, spanning over two weekends: 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30th July.

As of now, the official lineup has yet to be released, but looking at past years' lineups, we can all hope to see David Guetta return for his 13th round of this festival, as well as other familiar faces such as Afrojack and Armin van Buuren.

Pre-registration is open now HERE!

 

Photo Credits: Tomorrowland (Facebook)

Ed Sheeran is back from his hiatus and we could not be happier.

He rewarded us with 2 tracks from his upcoming album ÷, announced the tracklist as well as the release date (3 March).

Now that we have marked our calendars, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Through the years, Ed has released a number of chart-topping hits that we all know so well. But, have you heard any of these remixes?

 

1.     Thinking Out Loud – Stryv Remix


 

2.      The A Team – Koan Sound Remix


 

3.     Drunk – Speaker Of The House Remix


 

4.     Photograph – Flin Remix


 

 

5.     Don’t – Don Diablo Remix


 

 

6.     Lego House – Gosling Remix


 

 

7.     Bloodstream – Arty Remix

 

Picture Credits: Singersroom

Shawn Mendes' best friend Matt is one lucky man. Not only is he getting married, he also has the pop heartthrob performing LIVE at his wedding.

To top it off, Shawn's wedding gift to his friend is a gorgeous, unreleased ballad titled Try My Best.

And here's the twist: the song is based on a love letter the groom dedicated to his wife. How seriously romantic is that?!

Before playing on stage, Shawn sweetly announced, "Matt and I both wrote this for you, Catherine, so I hope you love it."

The couple then took to the floor and had their first dance as husband and wife.

Check out the full performance below - if that doesn't make you gush, then I don't know what will!

Could this be Shawn Mendes' next hit? You never know. wink

 
 
 

Photo credit: 618studios