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Coldplay: Music of the Spheres Album Review

It’s been more than 20 years since “Yellow” introduced the world to Coldplay at their best: hopelessly romantic but not treacly, full of wonder but grounded in the present. The song’s cymbals crash and its lyrics pine for the stars, but it’s more than just some lovesick drivel. Chris Martin’s falsetto can sound mournful, as if the object of his affection has already moved on, while guitarist Jonny Buckland’s distorted chords are slightly sour, hinting at turmoil in the undertow. The “Yellow” video, which was filmed on the day of drummer Will Champion’s mother’s funeral, is similarly poignant.

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“Nothing in music is ever new”

Olivia Rodrigo has opened up about drawing inspiration from other artists’ work, touching on adding extra songwriting credits to tracks on debut album ‘Sour’ months after the record’s release.

In July, Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and Annie Clark (AKA St. Vincent) were given songwriting credits for Rodrigo’s song ‘Deja Vu’, which interpolates elements of ‘Cruel Summer’ from Swift’s 2019 album ‘Lover’.

The following month, Paramore‘s Hayley Williams and former guitarist Joshua Farro received credits on Rodrigo’s single ‘Good 4 U’, after similarities were pointed out between the song and Paramore’s 2007 hit ‘Misery Business’. “Our publisher is wildin rn [sic],”

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Coldplay and Warner Music ink long-term deal, via Parlophone and Atlantic

Coldplay and Warner Music Group (WMG) have signed a new long-term deal, via Parlophone in the UK and Atlantic in the US.

The deal comes on the heels of Warner’s recent career-spanning deals with the David Bowie Estate in September, Madonna in August, and with David Guetta in June.

The deal sees Coldplay extend their existing partnership with WMG, having gone through Atlantic in the US since 2014’s Ghost Stories.

They are signed to Parlophone in the UK, a relationship that goes back over 20 years.

All eight of the band’s previous albums have gone to No. 1 in the

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How We Listened to Music Over the Last 25 Years

HitClips are often described as toys, but to 7-year-old me, they were legitimate listening devices—perhaps even the only listening devices that had cultural cache. My friends and I were not discussing the intricacies of sound quality, we simply wanted the endorphin rush of putting on glitter bell bottoms and ​​Lip Rageous *NSYNC Lip Balm and singing, “If you want it here’s my heaaaaart… no strings attached” over and over. –Vrinda Jagota

Radio Shack Computer Speakers

Ever since my freshman year of college, in 1999, I have owned two ugly, gray, decidedly non-audiophile RadioShack computer speakers. I still remember blasting

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BBC.Adele gives first taste of new song Easy On Me and confirms release date.So what does this clip tell us about Adele's new music? For a start, the album's not a drum 'n' bass record, as she (jokingly) suggested in….1 day ago

BBC.Adele gives first taste of new song Easy On Me and confirms release date.So what does this clip tell us about Adele’s new music? For a start, the
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New Music: Kahren – SAFA (Stay Away, Far Away)

Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter Kahren is back with a new single, “SAFA” (Stay Away Far Away) – the first single off her anticipated EP which drops in a couple of weeks.

It forms Kahren’s first new material since she released “Peekaboo” In March. The bright, breezy euphoria of “SAFA” sees Kahren in full bloom, pushing her sound into new and broader spaces.

Kahren fell in love with music and its power to lift spirits at an early age.

It was not long before she began to try her hands at the art of

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Adele is Ready to Drop New Music!

Well, well, well, look who’s back.

Soulful singer Adele has heard our pleas and is returning with a new single on October 15.

She teased it on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. “Easy On Me” — October 15,” she captioned a black and white 21-second video.

Adele is shown in the video inserting a tape into a car radio, checking herself in the mirror, and then zooming away, with the resulting loudness blasting away all of the music sheets in the vehicle.

25,” the Grammy-winning singer’s most recent album, was released in 2015. It came after her

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2021 Day 1: photo highlights

Pitchfork Music Festival 2021 got under way Friday afternoon in Union Park, marking the return of the West Loop staple after COVID forced its cancelation in 2020.

The eclectic lineup promises a mix of hip-hop, R&B, indie rock and more.

And hot on the heels of Lollapalooza last month, the music festival has strict COVID-19 safety protocols in place, requiring proof of full vaccination or a negative test within 24 hours for each day of the fest in order to gain entry. Masks are encouraged at all times, per the festival’s website and signs posted at entry.

In addition to

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Rockford native Emily Bear hits #1 on iTunes Music chart

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — World renowned musician and Rockford native Emily Bear and fellow musician Abigail Barlow have landed at #1 on iTunes’ Top 40 US Pop albums for a musical version of the popular Netflix show, Bridgerton.

Barlow & Bear’s “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” features 15 songs inspired by the show. The project began as a series of TikTok videos created during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Bear is a pianist, composer, singer-songwriter from the Rockford area who made her first appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show when she was six years old.

Her music has appeared in

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