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One Liners: Spotify, BTS, Coldplay, more

By | Published on Friday 7 December 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• If you’re the one Spotify user yet to share all your vital statistics for 2018 on your social feed of choice, don’t forget you can currently log in and access all sorts of facts and figures about your listening habits this year. Most important: the most common star sign of artists you listened to. Sagittarius was mine.

• Boyband BTS have won this year’s Time Person Of The Year readers poll. How can a band be a person? Idiots. In second place came Planet Earth. I mean, what is even the point of asking the public their opinion on anything?

• BTS also feature on Bloomberg’s list of the 50 most influential people in the world in 2018. As do Taylor Swift, Daniel Ek, and 47 people who don’t work in music, and therefore mean absolutely nothing to me.

• Coldplay have released a new live album, concert film and documentary, the catchily-titled ‘Live In Buenos Aires / Live In São Paulo / A Head Full Of Dreams (Film)’. Here they are performing ‘Parrot Eyes’ in São Paolo.

• Queens Of The Stone Age have released two Christmas songs, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’. And all for charity too.

• Broken Bells – aka Danger Mouse and The Shins’ James Mercer – are back with new single ‘Shelter’.

• Flohio’s just knocking out track after excellent track at the moment, isn’t she? Now she’s teamed up with Clams Casino and Cadenza for ‘Pounce’. She and Clams Casino will both support Pusha T at Manchester’s Warehouse Project on 8 Dec.

• Cat’s Eyes’ Rachel Zeffira has released three tracks from her soundtrack to upcoming film, ‘Elizabeth Harvest’.

• Myrkur has released the video for her version of traditional Danish folk song ‘Bonden Og Kragen’, which appears on the b-side of new single, ‘Juniper’.

• True Adventures is back with new single, ‘Better Tomorrow, Today’. “Songwriting is my way of trying to make sense of what’s around me”, he says. “I often only realise what a song is about until I’ve sung it a thousand times, or someone asks me about it. The best thing is hearing from someone that your song got to them in some way, often with a different meaning than the one you imagined”. Watch the video here.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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