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One Liners: Taylor Swift & Big Red Machine, Janelle Monáe, Logic, more

By | Published on Friday 2 July 2021

Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift features on a new track by Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver’s Big Red Machine project, titled ‘Renegade’. Dessner, of course, co-wrote Swift’s two lockdown albums, ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’. The duo’s new album, ‘How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last’, which includes another track featuring Swift, is out on 27 Aug.

Janelle Monáe has released new song ‘Stronger’, taken from new Netflix series ‘We The People’.

The recently un-retired Logic has released new track ‘Vaccine’.

J Balvin and Skrillex have teamed up for new track ‘In Da Ghetto’.

Villagers have released new single ‘So Simpatico’. “It’s a song of devotion; whether to a person, the self, or the art of being, a struggle for authenticity is at its core”, says Conor O’Brien. “We all jammed and recorded an early version with too many words and I took it home and simplified it until it was as pure an expression as possible. It’s a pop song about the essence of love”. New album ‘Fever Dreams’ is out on 20 Aug.

We Are Scientists will release new album ‘Huffy’ on 8 Oct. Here’s new single ‘Contact High’. “Love songs can easily be goofy and embarrassing, and so I sometimes have a hard time writing songs that are unambiguously romantic”, says frontman Keith Murray. “‘Contact High’ really nails that heady rush of full-throttle infatuation for me, though, because it evokes my trifecta of mood-altering stimuli – dizzying romantic interaction, rousing music, and second-hand contact with psychoactive chemicals – in descending order of personal preference”.

Sin Fang has released new single ‘An Angel At The Mall’, featuring SinfoniaNord. It completes a trilogy of tracks released by Icelandic label Inni in collaboration with the orchestra, with previous singles by Atli Örvarsson and Skúli Sverrisson featuring Ólöf Arnalds. “I have been working with SinfoniaNord for the past few years on my film work as well as my solo album, ‘You Are Here’, and this new and exciting series from Inni is a wonderful addition to that body of work”, says Sin Fang.

Childcare have released new single ‘Little Secret’. “It’s one of those songs which has taken years to come together”, says frontman Ian Dudfield. “We’ve had the chorus for a long time but could never quite get the verses or feel of the song right. It wasn’t until I started interviewing friends and asked them to each share a secret with me that the song clicked into place”.

Club Paradise have released new single ‘Do You Feel The Same?’ “It’s the first time I’ve opened up about how I can often feel this nauseating self-doubt and weight”, says frontman Ryan Young. “I get these days where, for whichever reason, I feel excluded or like I’m not doing enough and my mind spirals. This feeling of being high, as a protagonist in my own life, leads to the low of wondering if anyone even notices”.



Glassjaw have announced two shows at The Forum in London, performing 2000 album ‘Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence’ and 2002’s ‘Worship And Tribute’ in full. The shows will take place on 27 May and 28 May. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday.

Gojira have announced UK tour dates in March next year, kicking off at Alexandra Palace in London on 4 Mar. Tickets go on sale on Monday.

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