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One Liners: Kirk Hammett, Lil Wayne, Mxmtoon, more

By | Published on Wednesday 9 February 2022

Kirk Hammett


Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has announced that he will release his debut solo EP, ‘Portals’, on 23 Apr. “This music was created with what I describe as an audio-cinematic approach”, he says. “They’re soundtracks to the movies in your mind”. No music from it has been released yet, so I’ll just let that quote sit with you for a while.

Lil Wayne has release the video for ‘Cameras’, from his recently re-released ‘Sorry 4 The Wait’ mixtape.

Mxmtoon has released new single ‘Mona Lisa’. “As someone who usually writes songs about other people, one of my ongoing questions is ‘will anyone ever write songs about me?’” she says. “’Mona Lisa’ is about wanting to be the subject of the art for once instead of being the creator. We all deserve the chance to feel like we’re worthy of a spotlight every once in a while, and ‘Mona Lisa’ is meant to express that sentiment exactly”.

Odesza have released new single ‘The Last Goodbye’. “This song was born out of the concept of trying to bring these lasting, defining musical pieces – like the 1965 release of ‘Let Me Down Easy’ by Bettye LaVette [which is sampled on the new single] – into a modern and contemporary electronic setting”, say the duo. “The idea of bringing two worlds together, that at first seem distant, has always been something we’ve been drawn to”.

Sofi Tukker have released new single ‘Original Sin’. Their new album, ‘Wet Tennis’, is out on 29 Apr.

Kokoroko have released new single ‘Something’s Going On’. The band will be touring the UK in March and April.

Helena Deland is back with new single ‘Swimmer’. “A little while after finding out that my mother was sick and that our days together were numbered, I went through a fundamental change, faced as I was with the need to reconsider things I had taken for granted”, she says. “I feel that we are in a similar predicament with the world, faced with the climate crisis. Some losses are too big to wrap our minds around”. She’s also announced UK tour dates in May.

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