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One Liners: Michael Jackson, Louis Tomlinson, The Black Keys, more

By | Published on Friday 8 March 2019

Michael Jackson

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• The creators of ‘The Simpsons’ have pulled an episode of the show featuring the voice of Michael Jackson, after viewing the ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary.

• Louis Tomlinson has released new single, ‘Two Of Us’. Written about his mother’s death in 2016, he says: “People say writing is a part of therapy and in a way, I feel like I’d been avoiding writing this song because I knew I only had one chance to get it right”.

• The Black Keys have returned with new single, ‘Lo/Hi’, their first new music since 2014

• Ava Max is back with new single, ‘So Am I’. “‘So Am I’ is about loving yourself, being different, being an outcast and not fitting in the format that society wants to put us in – just celebrating what really makes you different”, she says. “Whenever I’m feeling down, I remind myself that my flaws make me perfect, because in reality there is no perfect”.

• Dave has released the video for ‘Streatham’, from his new album ‘Psychodrama’.

• M83’s Anthony Gonzalez has released the soundtrack for his brother Yann’s new film, ‘Knife And Heart’, which stars Vanessa Paradis. From it, this is ‘Karl’.

• Chloe Howl is back with new single ‘Millionnaire’. “At the time of writing ‘Millionaire’, I was listening to US based trap and hip hop, and wanted to pull in sonic influences from those places”, she says. “It’s about making someone realise that they already have everything they ever wanted”.

• Wiley has released the video for ‘Boasty’, his collaboration with Sean Paul, Stefflon Don and Idris Elba.

• AJ Tracey has released the video for ‘Necklace’ from his debut album.

• Soak has released new single ‘Déjà Vu’.

• Kindness is back with his first new music for five years, Robyn collaboration ‘Cry Everything’. He’s also announced that he will play a show at Oslo in Hackney on 14 Jun.

• The Get Up Kids have announced that they will release new album, ‘Problems’, on 10 May. Here’s first single ‘Satellite’.

• Local Natives have released new track ‘Café Amarillo’.

• Stefflon Don has announced that she will play the Hammersmith Apollo on 19 Apr. The show will conclude a run of UK dates.

• Little Simz has announced UK tour dates for October, which will conclude at EartH in Hackney on 29 Oct.

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