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One Liners: Rod Wave, Harry Styles, Orlando Weeks, more

By | Published on Tuesday 19 May 2020

Rod Wave


Sony/ATV has signed rapper Rod Wave to a worldwide publishing deal. “Rod Wave has unlimited musical potential and a poetic intensity that connects with fans”, says CEO Jon Platt. “I’m hyped”, adds Rod Wave, “I believe this can take everything to the next level”.



Released around 6000 years ago, Harry Styles‘Watermelon Sugar’ now has a video. “This video is dedicated to touching”, says Styles, providing you with some warning about the flagrant lack of social distancing going on here.

Former Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks has released new single ‘Milk Breath’. “This is about watching my son sleep”, he says. “When you’ve rocked him for 45 minutes and finally the wriggling has stopped and the muscles have relaxed and you put him down in slow motion and then stand, without breathing, for another 20 minutes praying that he’s asleep”.

Ane Brun has released new single ‘Song For Thrill And Tom’. “Sometimes my songs are inspired by other people’s lives and I describe their destiny through my own filters”, she says. “This is one of those songs, and the main characters are real people in my life, who I’ve tried to portray as authentic as possible, so that it becomes like a musical monument of the existence of their love”.

Denai Moore has released new single ‘Motherless Child’. “This song is about detachment, loneliness and feeling really isolated from the world around me, which feels crazy releasing it in isolation during a pandemic”, she says. Her new album, ‘Modern Dread’, is out on 3 Jul through Because Music.

Fifi Rong has released new single ‘Distance’, taken from upcoming album ‘There Is A Funeral In My Heart, For Every Man I Loved’. The track aims to “offer some comfort for those who are suffering from the emotional effects of being apart from loved ones due to self-isolation”.

Karima Francis has returned with new single ‘Orange Rose’. “In a world where we sometimes feel we can’t speak out, we tend to take it the worst out on people closest to us”, she says of the song’s subject matter.

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