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One Liners: Diana Ross, Darcus Beese, Tyler, The Creator, more

By | Published on Thursday 17 June 2021

Diana Ross


Diana Ross has signed to Universal Music’s Decca to release her first album for fifteen years, ‘Thank You’. “This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love”, says Ross. “I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time”. Here’s the album’s title track.

Australian band Spacey Jane have renewed their deal with AWAL. “It’s an absolute pleasure and privilege to be working with AWAL again on our next release, and we’re so excited for this next chapter”, says the band’s drummer and manager Kieran Lama. “After the last run, we know we’re in good hands and can’t wait to see what’s in store”.



Darcus Beese will be joining Warner Music UK on 1 Jul in the newly created role of Executive Vice President. He will also head up a new joint venture label. Beese was most recently President of Universal’s Island Records in the US, but stepped down from that role to return to the UK in February. “I couldn’t be more pleased to have persuaded him to join us at Warner Music as he embodies so much of what we stand for and what we want to stand for”, says Warner Music UK CEO Tony Harlow. “He’s going to help me shape the future of Warner Music and help us by bringing compelling, urgent music to us through his label”.



Tyler, The Creator has released new single ‘Lumberjack’.

Sault will release new album ‘Nine’ on 25 Jun. However, it will only be available to download or stream via their website for 99 days. It will also be available on vinyl.

Torres has released new single ‘Hug From A Dinosaur’. “The title emerged from a dream I had”, she says, presuming you were wondering. “The song’s theme is that truth is eternal, and it’s also about never stopping. To bring it back down to earth, the song’s also about being ready to drop everything to do something essential for someone you love. In this instance, it’s bringing my girlfriend lunch so she can keep painting”. Her new album, ‘Thirstier’, is out on 30 Jul. She’ll be touring the UK in March next year.

Sir Was has released new single ‘Waiting For The Weekend’, taken from his new album ‘Let The Morning Come’, which it out on 15 Oct. He’ll also play Chats Palace in London on 21 Oct.

DZ Deathrays have released new single ‘Golden Retriever’. Their new album, ‘Positive Rising Part 2’, is out on 9 Jul.



Bob Dylan has announced that he will play a livestreamed show on 20 Jul. It is promised that it “will showcase Bob Dylan in an intimate setting as he performs songs from his extensive body of work, created especially for this event”.

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