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By | Published on Friday 23 April 2021

The Weeknd & Ariara Grande - Save Your Tears


Livestreaming company Driift has hired Sasha Duncan as Head Of Production. Her previous credits include managing production teams for the BBC at events including Glastonbury Festival, Reading Festival and the Mercury Prize. “Sasha’s track record speaks for itself”, says CEO Ric Salmon. “She is one of the most respected figures in music TV, with vast experience of translating excitement from the biggest live shows and festivals into hugely successful broadcast events”.



The Weeknd has released a new remix of ‘Save Your Tears’, featuring Ariana Grande.

Saweetie has released a remix of her Doja Cat collaboration ‘Best Friend’, featuring K-pop singer Jamie and Japanese rapper Chanmina. This follows a version with British MC Stefflon Don and another with rappers JessB and Okenyo from New Zealand and Australia.

Rich The Kid has released new track ‘Richard Mille Patek’.

The Chemical Brothers have released new track ‘The Darkness That You Fear’. The duo’s Tom Rowlands describes it as “a hopeful piece of music”, adding: “When we found the combination of the different voices worked set to the flow of the music, it made us feel optimistic – like it was something we wanted to share”.

Pharrell Williams features on new Moneybagg Yo track ‘Certified Neptunes’.

RZA will return in his Bobby Digital guise with new album ‘Digital Potions’ later this year – his first album under the name since 2008. Here’s new single ‘Pugilism’.

Sparks and Todd Rundgren have released new track ‘Your Fandango’. It’s the first time they’ve worked together since 1971, when Rundgren produced Sparks’ debut album ‘Halfnelson’.

John Grant has released new single ‘Rhetorical Figure’. “This is a song about my love of language and rhetorical figures and what a turn-on it is when someone wields language in a very capable manner”, he says. He’s also announced UK tour dates in September.

Wiki and NAH have announced a new collaborative album, ‘Telephonebooth’, which is out on 7 May. Here’s new single ‘Hip Hop’.

Iceage have released new single ‘Gold City’. They’ve also announced a livestream on 22 May to mark the release of new album ‘Seek Shelter’, and actual physical shows in the UK in March next year.

Elkka has released new single ‘Alexandra’, from her new EP ‘Euphoric Melodies’, which is out on 21 Apr.

Church & AP have released new single ‘ON!ON!ON!’, taken from their new album ‘At Thy Feet’, which is out on 7 May.

Sophia Kennedy has released new single ‘I’m Looking Up’. “The song is an attempt to somehow describe the heavy feeling of loss and grief”, she says. “When you lose someone you are suddenly exposed to a new form of reality, it comes crashing in your life without a warning and makes you question your own existence”. Her new album, ‘Monsters’, is out on 7 May.

Latanya Alberto has released new single ‘Get It Right’. “How many people are truly unapologetically themselves?” she asks. “This means being honest with yourself, being confident in your decisions, being prepared to walk away to remain in a position of dignity. The song emphasises the journey back to that stage”.

Omega Sapien has released new single ‘ChromeHeartsRing’, featuring Lil Cherry.

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