“I have to say, I have never in my life experienced someone who is as unflappable as John Legend,” Sara Bareilles told a crowd at the Tribeca Film Festival Thursday night at New York's School of Visual Arts. Bareilles was in the midst of an hour-long conversation with Legend, her recent co-star in NBC’s live production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which aired this past Easter.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Ashley Monroe, Sparrow Miranda Lambert's sidekick in Pistol Annies loves vintage Countrypolitan drama, and she channels it here in Technicolor, with lots of orchestral strings and "Ode To Billie Joe" folk guitar via retro-wizard producer Dave Cobb. It's kitsch, emotionally weaponized: See "Hands On You," a contender for sexiest Seventies cheatin' song of the
Khalid recruited Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack for his seductive new single, "OTW."
The singer-songwriter promises instant romance on the atmospheric, Nineties-styled R&B ballad. "Put it in drive/ I'll be outside; I'll be on the way," he croons over moody synths. "You can meet in five/ I'll be online; I'll be all day."
His collaborators continue the booty-call theme throughout the
Leon Bridges contemplates romantic destiny on "Beyond," a soulful track from his upcoming second LP, Good Thing.
"I'm scared to death that she might be it/ That the love is real, that the shoe might fit," the R&B artist sings over a spare acoustic guitar figure and thumping kick drum. "She might just be my everything and beyond/ Space and time in the afterlife/ Will she have
Sting's last album, 57th & 9th, was a surprisingly straight-ahead, rock-oriented affair. Here, he pulls another detour, teaming up with Jamaican reggae-pop growler Shaggy. The sunny, nonchalant results often suggest Roxanne hitting a Sandals resort, trading her red dress for a string bikini and flip-flops.
Extending his bona fides, Sting evokes "the ghost of Bob Marley
Maynard James Keenan talked to Lars Ulrich about A Perfect Circle's new album, staying relevant and balancing his many projects in the latest episode of the Metallica drummer's It's Electric Beats 1 radio
As advertised, there were no phones allowed at Jack White's tour opener on Thursday. For the artist's biggest show yet in Detroit, his hometown and site of the Third Man Pressing plant, only one thing mattered: that fans had a "100 percent human experience" devoted to music, as White put it in a
Ariana Grande touts positive vibes on her upbeat new song, "No Tears Left to Cry." It's the lead single from her upcoming fourth LP. The singer also unveiled the video. The Dave Meyers-directed clip finds Grande in a number of precarious positions as she contemplates moving forward.
Stoner metal trio Sleep will celebrate 4/20 with their first album in nearly two decades, The Sciences, out tomorrow via Third Man Records.
The six-track album boasts some very bud-friendly track names including "Marijuanaut's Theme" and "The Botanist." Another cut, "Giza Butler," honors Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. The album is expected to arrive on streaming services