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Dua Lipa Dominates with Electricty

Dua Lipa recently dropped “Electricity” with Silk City, which is a brilliant and beautiful dance cut with smooth acid house beats and a jazzy, big Motown feel that soars. With a stellar voice, and  unique pop cuts blending multiple genres, Dua rocks. “The Pace” below, is a beautiful and searing dance cut fusing pop, acid house, rock and more.

Friday October 19th was the release date of Dua Lipa – Complete Edition– a new extended version of her debut album that includes “Electricity” her brand new collaboration with Silk City (Mark Ronson and Diplo), her previous collaborations with Martin Garrix and Sean Paul, fan favorites “Want To” and “Running” and a new track “Kiss and Make Up” with k-pop superstars BLACKPINK (pictured below).

After a year of #1 hit singles, sold out shows and record breaking streaming figures, Dua Lipa has become the biggest breakout artist in the world. She is the #1 most streamed female artist on Spotify and is the first and only female artist in history to have 4 lead songs with over 500 Million Spotify streams.

She has also just spent 8 weeks at #1 in the UK this summer with her million plus selling hit “One Kiss” – the most weeks at number one for a female artist this century. The video for her smash hit single “`New Rules” is now sitting at over 1.3 billion views on YouTube.

Already collecting major accolades at the top of 2018, Dua scooped two BRIT Awards after being nominated in five categories, performed to 85 million people at the UEFA Champion League Football final and has sold over 3 million albums and 32 million singles worldwide.

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Music News

M.I.A. 

One of the greatest artists of our time, the beautiful and brilliant M.I.A. is back in action we are thankful to say, from her new film, to new material, and a tour.

Jacob Banks (Interscope Records) has released his new sophomore album. The Nigerian-born Brit introduces Village with lead single “Be Good To Me” ft Seinabo Sey. Produced by xSDTRK (Usher, Jennifer Lopez) and Laleh Pourkarim (Ellie Goulding),

Jacob Banks, Photo Credit: Grace Rivera, used with kind courtesy. All rights reserved.

Village is Jacob’s first full-length album, following his self-released The Monologue EP, The Paradox EP, and his Interscope Records debut The Boy Who Cried Freedom. Working alongside renowned producers including Paul Epworth (Adele, James Bay, FKA twigs) and Malay (Frank Ocean, Sam Smith, Lorde),  Jacob states, “Village is about celebrating the things that make us who we are, the good, the bad, and the questionable.”

Jacob recently made his U.S. television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing critically-acclaimed single “Unknown (To You),” which has amassed over 12 million views. This summer, Jacob’s track “In the Name of Love” was featured as the theme song for The Equalizer 2 starring Denzel Washington.

Having supported artists including Alicia Keys on tour among others, Jacob has gone on to play sold-out headlining tours and major festivals around the world.  Earlier this year, he made his Coachella debut and performed at Sasquatch, BottleRock, and Shaky Knees, Afropunk and North Coast Music Festival, in addition to a series of international dates. Jacob has previously played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Firefly and The Meadows, among others.

Hollywood Sentinel states, “Jacob Banks is a dynamic, vibrant new artist whose daring and unique songs soar with passion, life, and originality. His sound harkens back to a dark age of smoky blues, slavery and chain gangs, mixed with a perfect twist of modern pop beauty, breakbeat, and a ray of hope.  Brilliant work, and a spectacular voice.  “Unknown (to You)” below is outstanding.”  

Lana Del Rey just dropped a new single and video this week, which is beautifully great, below:

Music Industry

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be playing September 29th at the Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA. Unfortunately, they will not be headlining, which appears to instead be headed by Eddie Vedder.  Johnny Marr will join them on stage, among others.

Ex-Cult will be hitting The Echo on October 9th.

PIG and KVC (Kevorkian Death Cycle) will be playing at Union On October 10th.

GOBLIN’s own Claudio Simonetti will be performing the legendary Dario Argento horror classic  ‘Suspuria’ score at Union on November 8th.  We hear Ogre from Skinny Puppy (now also on tour) is a big fan.

Grimes 

The genius of Grimes, found in literally every one of her songs, is something we can love any day.  The fashion world was shocked when she brought her date, billionaire Elon Musk to the Met Ball. We weren’t that surprised. Like Elon, Grimes is out of this world.

Billie Eilish has dropped new material on the music industry and just skyrocketed; justifiably so. Her work is outstanding, and below is one of our favorites.

We don’t get tired of this song which is just a masterpiece by Wolf Alice, and the video just kind of makes you want to fall in love and ride the subway.

Ronnie rocked it with Escape the Fate until he got in some trouble and got replaced in that band. He’s back with Falling in Reverse and killing it better than ever before. With outstanding vocals, excellent songwriting, and a rocking band, we wish him the very best of continued success, and a very special shout out to Epitaph.

Amber Town from Italy jams here with Elektra on vocals. An exciting band we definitely want to hear more of.

Pussy Riot states that, “Our friend, brother, comrade Petr Verzilov is in reanimation. His life is in danger. We think that he was poisoned.”  We wish Petr a quick and speedy recovery to good health.

One of our favorites, will be performing at the El Rey next week September 18th. A not to miss show.

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Elliphant; Top 10 Best New Artists of Our Time

 

Elliphant, Live at Bitterzoet, Amsterdam,  April 15th, 2016, Photo Credit: Bobo Boom, source: WikiCommons.

Ranked by subnormal as one of the Top 10 Best New Artists of Our Time; Elliphant is none other than the lovely Ellinor Miranda Salome Olovsdotter, from Sweden.  Having worked with a number of the top DJ / producers in the world including Diplo and Skrillex, Elliphant has also done brilliant collaborations with  fellow Swede Tove Lo, and Denmark’s MØ, among others.

As one of the most brilliant songwriters of our time, with a stunningly distinct voice unlike any other, Elliphant has created hit after underground hit (and at times–mainstream hit), from the legendary “Spoon Me,” “Look Like You Love it,” “Love me Badder,” “North Star,” “Best People in the World,” “Where is Home,” “Could it Be,” “Down On Life,” “One More” with MØ, “Live till I Die,” “Music Is Life,” “Stardust,” “Ciant Hear It,” “Where is my Mama At,” “Only Getting Younger,” “Revolusion,” “Hit and Run,” “Paint the World,” and many more.

The greatness of so many of one artist’s song’s alone is phenomenal, demonstrating the brilliance of Elliphant’s songwriting ability. Combined with her musical production employed, and her dynamic, great voice that ranges from a jazzy, soulful pop, to a melodic rap or reggae beat, lends itself to making Elliphant in a class and league all her own.

With influences of punk, rock, pop, new wave, rap, trap, EDM, techno, house, breakbeat, reggae, grime, and more, Elliphant’s talent is undeniable, and her originality like few of our time; a brilliant and legendary artist of sheer greatness.

Visit the Official Elliphant website and follow her at: http://elliphant.com/

subnormal magazine 2018