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One Liners: Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Alicia Keys, more

By | Published on Friday 10 September 2021

Ed Sheeran


Warner Chappell has named Santiago Menéndez-Pidal as President, Southern Europe. He will also continue to run Warner Chappell Spain. Because, well, why not? “It’s a huge honour to be asked to step into this new role”, he says. “Our local teams have been doing such great work in discovering, nurturing and supporting our writers, and I can’t wait to help them do even more to break talent across borders and champion our brilliant roster”.



With the release of his new album ‘=’ still seven weeks away, Ed Sheeran has released another single from it, ‘Shivers’. “It was written over the course of three days which is very different for me, but I felt it was too special to get wrong”, he says in an Instagram post. “It was originally meant to be the first single but I just didn’t see a world where ‘Bad Habits’ existed if it didn’t come out in the summer. ‘Shivers’ always felt more autumnal. I hope you like it, I bloody love it”.

Lorde has released an EP of tracks from her ‘Solar Power’ album sung in te reo Māori. “I’m not Māori, but all New Zealanders grow up with elements of this worldview”, she says. “I know I’m someone who represents New Zealand globally in a way, and in making an album about where I’m from, it was important to me to be able to say: this makes us who we are down here. It’s also just a crazy beautiful language – I loved singing in it”.

Alicia Keys has released new single ‘Lala’, featuring Swae Lee.

Troye Sivan has released his first solo track of the year, ‘Angel Baby’. He says the song is “my crack at an adoring, doting, love struck, mega pop, gay, power ballad. I thought we needed a few more of those”.

Mastodon will release their new album, ‘Hushed And Grim’, on 29 Oct. First single ‘Pushing The Tides’ is out now.

Lisa is the latest member of Blackpink to go solo, with new single ‘Lalisa’. Jisoo is now the only member of the group who hasn’t gone it alone outside the group.

Sega Bodega is back with new single ‘Only Seeing God When I Come’.

With their new album ‘Rhinestones’ out next week, HTRK have released new track ‘Valentina’.

Logic1000 has shared new single ‘What You Like’, featuring Yunè Pinku. The track is taken from new EP ‘The Sweetness Of You’, which is out on 12 Nov.

Including former Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Billy Rhymer among their number, Thoughtcrimes have released new single ‘Misery’s A Muse’. The track will feature on an expanded edition of their debut EP, ‘Tap Night’, which is out on 8 Oct.

MSOM and Crabs have released a double A-side featuring two versions of the same song, ‘Inspector Morose’. Electronic producer MSOM, who originally wrote the track, explains: “Not wanting to front the song up myself, I turned to Crabs – whose spot-on social commentary and profound cynicism is a constant source of inspiration – for vocal support from lead singer Chris. Given the considerable overlaps between the song lyrics and the universe typically explored by Crabs, having them cover the song seemed a no brainer”.

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