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One Liners: Tinie, Katy Perry, BTS, more

By | Published on Tuesday 28 July 2020



If you pop into Burger King and buy a Whopper burger, you can scan a QR code on the packaging and watch Tinie [Tempah] perform his new single, ‘Whoppa’, on top of your food, thanks to augmented reality. The fast food chain says this is “believed to be the smallest gig ever”, which suggests it’s not sure what a gig actually is. Maybe it’s hoping that, thanks to COVID, everyone else has forgotten too.



The release of Katy Perry‘s new album ‘Smile’ has been pushed back two weeks to 28 Aug, due to “unavoidable production delays”.

BTS have announced that they will release a new English language single on 21 Aug. “We are preparing an album for the second half of this year, but decided to first release a single because we wanted to reach our fans as soon as possible”, they said in an announcement. “Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans”.

Octavian has released a new collaboration with Future, called ‘Rari (Chapter 1)’. The producer’s debut album is set for release later this year.

Run The Jewels have released the video for ‘Just’, featuring Pharrell Williams and Zach Del La Roch, from their ‘RTJ4’ album.

Jpegmafia has put out his latest lockdown release ‘Living Single’.

Hudson Mohawke has released a “little EP of classic R&B bootlegs I’ve made over the years”. Called ‘Heart Of The Night’, it features his takes on Beyonce and Sean Paul’s ‘Baby Boy’, Christina Milian’s ‘Dip It Low’ and more.

Austra has released the video for ‘I Am Not Waiting’, from her ‘Hirudin’ album.

The Levellers have released new single ‘Our Future’. New album ‘Peace’ is out on 14 Aug.

Jessy Lanza has released the video for ‘Over And Over’ from her new album, ‘All The Time’, which came out on Friday through Hyperdub.

Aimee Osbourne – the daughter of Sharon and Ozzy who decided that being in a reality show might not be such a great idea – has released a new track under the name ARO. Titled ‘Shared Something With The Night’, she describes it as “a My Bloody Valentine lullaby for the romantically tormented that struggle to sleep at night”.



Doves have announced their first UK tour for more than a decade, which will probably take place in March and April next year. They’ve also released a remix of recent single ‘Carousels’ by The Comet Is Coming.

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

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