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One Liners: Adam Lambert, Offset, Wiley, more

By | Published on Thursday 28 February 2019

Adam Lambert

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Adam Lambert has released a new live performance video of new single ‘Feel Something’. “This was written about me climbing out of the low period, defying my disillusionment, owning my needs, and opening my heart”, he says of the track. “The life of a bachelor can be a laugh, with plenty of flings, but after a while it starts to feel empty. Between frustrations with my career and many lost connections, I felt numb – and though I wanted to fall in love, I knew I wasn’t ready”.

• Offset has released a video for his track ‘Quarter Milli’ featuring Gucci Mane.

• Skepta and Wiley’s beef continues, with the latter releasing new diss track ‘Don’t Bread Me’. It follows Skepta’s ‘Wish You Were Here’.

• Deafheaven have released new track ‘Black Brick’.

• Self Esteem has released new single ‘Girl Crush’. “‘Girl Crush’ is a reaction to the term itself”, she says. “It should just be known as a crush. This isn’t a ground-breaking gender and sexuality statement; it’s just common sense. Women aren’t a fun new cool thing for straight women to try – and in an age of pop songs about ‘kissing girls’ and ‘trying it on for size’, I felt like saying ‘well you know, that’s not much fun for the person you’re experimenting on?’ It’s a difficult thing to talk about but it’s something I can make a banging pop song about”.

• Flohio is back with new single ‘Bandage’.

• Octo Octa has released another new track from her upcoming EP ‘For Lovers’, ahead of its release tomorrow. Here’s ‘Bodies Meld Together’.

• Tahiti 80 have released the video for new single ‘Hurts’.

• Popcaan has released the video for ‘Firm & Strong’, from his 2018 album ‘Forever’.

• The shortlist for this year’s Penderyn Music Book Prize has been announced. And the nominees are: Shirley Collins’ ‘All In The Downs’, Brett Anderson’s ‘Coal Black Mornings’, Danhancox’s ‘Inner City Pressure – The Story Of Grime’, Garth Cartwright’s ‘Going For A Song – A Chronicle Of The UK Record Shop’ and the ‘Beastie Boys Book’. The winner of the £1000 prize will be announced on 7 Apr at music book festival the Laugharne Weekend.

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