Golden Globes 2018: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

Let’s allow Caroline Framke of Vox to kick this off for us, with a succinct reminder about our favorite drunken aunt of an awards show: Globes gonna Globe.

Based on its placement in the run-up to the Oscars, as well as its often entertaining (read: open bar) awards ceremony, the Globes often get treated as a weather vane for what’s to come. It’s easy to understand why: something wins big in the Musical or Comedy category before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finished submitting its nominations, and all of a sudden it’s got momentum. It’s already racking up prizes! Winners have given charming, perhaps slightly tipsy speeches! A moderate hit becomes a bigger one! On the flip side, maybe a heralded film in a crowded field gets shut out, and there are whispers of a snub. Thinkpieces are written — Why Are We Ignoring That Movie? Suddenly, voting for one of several great films becomes something of a righteous act. And, of course, there’s a possibility of backlash or boredom. Life comes at you fast, even if you’re a movie star.

With all that, is it any wonder that the Globes feel bigger and more significant each year? What all that buzz and press hides, however, is that this is a mercurial group with a small voting base who are consistent in only one respect: they’re all over the place. That’s how you get previous wins for Gina Rodriguez and Rachel Bloom followed by radio silence, or plenty of love for Call Me by Your Name, though none in the categories of Screenplay or Director. It makes for an interesting list with some unexpected (and often welcome) names — looking at you, SMILF! — but also with loads of seemingly inexplicable snubs. That’s the Globes. That, and loads of alcohol.

So, here we are, and though you likely have a number of complaints about this roster — we sure do — it sure as hell isn’t a boring lineup. What follows are our sometimes disgruntled, sometimes delighted picks for who should win and our totally baseless predictions for who will. Consider them our personal shots in the dark, but I wouldn’t put any money down. After all, Globes gonna Globe. We’ll be watching, drinks in hand, on January 7th.

—Allison Shoemaker
Senior Writer

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Best Animated Feature Film

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The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

What Should Win: Coco
What Will Win: Coco

What a time to be alive, when The Boss Baby can go from a goofy Twitter meme to a Golden Globes nominee in less than a year flat. But yeah, this one goes to the Pixar movie, both because it’s a Pixar movie and because Coco is one of the studio’s best outings in recent years. In a less stacked year for film overall, you’d be hearing a lot more about it as a possible Best Picture nominee. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

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Best Foreign Language Film

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A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
Loveless
The Square

What Should Win: The Square
What Will Win: The Square

This is an exceptionally strong category all around, but our money goes with what’s probably the highest-profile offering on hand that isn’t directed by Angelina Jolie. Not only did The Square take top honors at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but artists love movies about art, and its fanged take on the vapid, money-driven world of modern art exhibition seems to be right up the Globes’ alley. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

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Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

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The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Molly’s Game

Who Should Win: Lady Bird
Who Will Win: The Shape of Water

Before you start tearing your hair out (as we did) over the exclusion of probable Oscar nominees like Call Me by Your Name, Get Out, and The Emoji Movie, take a deep breath and note the omission of either ‘original’ or ‘adapted’ above. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association doesn’t distinguish between the two categories, so this category is always a little odd. Lady Bird’s thoughtful, compassionate coming-of-age story should snatch a win here, but we’re guessing the widespread love for Guillermo Del Toro’s Cold War fish man romance will sweep it to victory here, as well. –Allison Shoemaker

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Best Original Score, Motion Picture

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Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
John Williams, The Post
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Who Should Win: Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
Who Will Win: Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Our pick (and the Globes, we think) will go to the two composers doing really radical stuff: we love Zimmer blurring the lines between score and sound design in Dunkirk, but the haunting, unsettling strings and piano of Jonny Greenwood’s work on Phantom Thread gets the pick from us (mostly because we expect some There Will Be Blood shenanigans will happen due to the heavy use of existing classical music in the film). –Clint Worthington

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Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

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Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World

Who Should Win: Willem Dafoe
Who Will Win: Willem Dafoe

To say the least, it’s a bit unusual to see a nomination for Plummer, given that a) nobody’s really seen All the Money in the World as of this writing, and b) it’s a performance shot under the gun in just a few days’ time. But hey, if his Spacey-supplanting work is good enough for the HFPA, it’ll hopefully be good enough for the rest of us. Anyway, for all of the great performances in this category, the day and probably most of the upcoming awards season will belong to Dafoe’s humane portrayal of a motel owner forced to walk the line between empathizing with his embattled residents and doing his job. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

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Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

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Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Who Should Win: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Who Will Win: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Globes voters will be particularly hard-pressed to pick between fierce, protective mamas in Metcalf and Janney, but the rest of the field is fairly solid. Spencer’s performance is fantastic, but suffers from the rest of the ensemble being just as impeccable, and Chau does fine work in Downsizing, but struggles to overcome the script’s suspect racial politics (and the character’s pidgin English). Personally, we think Metcalf’s work in Lady Bird is revelatory and deserves recognition, but it’s possible that Janney’s brio in the showier film of the two might pull her through. –Clint Worthington

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Liberal White Women On Why Conservative White Women Vote Against Themselves

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By Erickka Sy Savané

Like many, I have been following the Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Senate race in Alabama. One minute, Democrat Doug Jones is ‘leading’ in polls in this state that Dems haven’t carried since 1992. Then two seconds later, Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple teenage girls when he was a grown ass man in his 30’s, starts looking like a shoe-in. How can this be? Well, we have to thank Conservative white women for that. Recent polls show that over 60% of white women support Roy Moore. These are the same women who threw their full support behind the Head P*ssy Grabber in Chief, Donald Trump. I’m looking at these women voting against themselves- in fact, one of the women who accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16, is a Republican who actually voted for Trump, and recently acknowledged that his support of Moore is disappointing- wondering if they got dropped on their heads when they were babies. Why are they voting like this?

For the answer, I go straight to white women. Since I only know a hand-full, and none of them voted for Trump (at least, not openly), I have to ask my white female liberal friends. What follows is white female Liberal’s take on the voting logic of Conservative white women… 
So I turn to Facebook to reach out to Anne who lives in LA, and is originally from Boulder, Colorado. Anne has two bi-racial daughters, and her sister has bi-racial kids as well. When asked to explain the voting logic of Conservative white women Anne said,

“Great question my friend! I am so far removed from anyone that would think like this. My guess is that it’s a brainwashed Southern thing.”

So my next question is how did she grow up? She says that her family was very liberal.

“We celebrated different cultures and ways of life and freedom to be. My mother was Quaker and my father came from a Christian background, but won’t touch religion with a 10-foot-pole. He’s more of a Spiritual poet.”

It would explain Anne and her sister’s open-mindedness. Very interesting. But I still need to find out why white women keep voting for Pedophiles!

I reach out to Nancy* from a mommy group I belong to here in Jersey City. This group mixes women from all types of different backgrounds, and a lot of them are politically active. Though Nancy says she can’t say 100 percent, she goes straight for what we might consider the obvious.

“I think it all circles back to racism, but some not even intentional, meaning they aren’t even aware that they are being racist. So you have your flat out racists who hear the dog-whistle comments and are totally thinking that THESE guys get it. They are going to make sure that they keep out those Mexicans and stop giving money to those welfare babies. Then there’s this big portion- and I know this because I see people I knew in high school that really don’t understand- who don’t view themselves as racists. They do however completely suffer from white privilege. They are white, middle class, have never lived in an urban area, they love their black friends and co-workers (see, they have black friends so they aren’t racist wink-wink), they are, however, finding it harder to stay middle class. There aren’t as many jobs, their pay isn’t increasing, they are struggling to keep up with the Jones’s. All their lives they’ve voted Conservative. Their parents were in unions, they go to church, they’ve worked hard and have reaped the rewards. They haven’t faced the same obstacles P.O.C. have. So they, in their bubble, don’t understand how you didn’t just work hard and get ahead. If you aren’t, you’re just not trying hard enough. It’s a formula that’s always worked for them. Except now, it’s not. They haven’t yet put together that the Republican party isn’t looking out for them. That it’s their policies that have failed them. They are still thinking that if they stay with a Conservative party that the cream will rise to the top.”

She also points to Conservative “Christian” values.

“Good women are docile and support their men no matter what. Men can’t control their impulses when women of ill repute tempt them. All bullshit, but I’ve heard this nonsense. Unless it’s happened to them, they think that a lot of women ask for it. It’s a complete disconnect from reality, but their bubble is safe.”

She concludes by saying that she believes a lot of Christian white women will go down with the ship. 

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This idea that white Conservative white women have that they are somehow being ‘protected’ is echoed by Ang*, another mom from the mommy group. Ang says that she’s been trying to figure out why women in her demographic vote for nasty predators, but her guess is fear. 

“Its fear of losing a way of life that they understand even though it may not serve them best, fear of losing the protection and support of their spouses who are voting for the embodiment of evil because that evil preserves their supremacy.”

She goes on to compare it to a woman staying in an abusive relationship. 

“Maybe they hope that by throwing others under the bus they will be spared the same fate. White women are caught in this place between privileged and oppressed, and it’s easier to pretend that we are on the side of power than under the boot.”

She then turns the question around to ask me if I know anyone who has voted against themselves?

My answer is no. I don’t know any black women who supported Trump, and I hope that none I know would vote for a Roy Moore, however, I know people who still support Bill Cosby, though more than 50 women have accused him of some form of sexual assault. I know black women still flock to R. Kelly concerts though it’s well-known that he’s had sexual relations with minors, making him a Pedophile. There’s also Clarence Thomas. We could also do better, and hopefully as more women continue to come forward with their stories of assault (#metoo), we will stop supporting those who don’t support us. Clearly, there is work to do, though this is not about comparing. As it relates to the Senate race taking place tomorrow in Alabama, it’s anyone’s guess what the outcome will be. But it will be a telling sign as to what direction women, at least Conservative and white, are heading.

Do you think Conservative white women will turn the page anytime soon? 
Erickka Sy Savané is a wife, mom, and managing editor of CurlyNikki.com. Based in Jersey, City, NJ, her work has appeared in Essence.com,Ebony.comMadamenoire.com and more. When she’s not writing…wait, she’s always writing! Follow her on Twitter and Instagram orErickkaSySavane.com

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The Land director Steven Caple Jr., not Sylvester Stallone, to helm Creed sequel

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In October, Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram to announce that in addition to producing and acting in the sequel to 2015’s critically acclaimed Creed, he would also be directing. Turns out, however, that that won’t be the case. An exclusive from Variety reveals that “after talking it over with [star Michael B.] Jordan and the execs, they made the decision to find another director.” That director, it appears, is Steven Caple Jr., a young filmmaker you may know from IFC’s The Land and as the screenwriter of Will Smith and JAY-Z’s upcoming Emmett Till project.

Jordan, who is reprising his role as Adonis Creed, took to Twitter to announce his excitement:

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Caple will be directing a script from Stallone and Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, and filming will commence in Philadelphia in March with Tessa Thompson also reprising her role as Bianca. There’s also talk that the villainous Ivan Drago may also be returning.

“It’s an honor to be a part of such an iconic franchise and to work with such great collaborators,” Caple tells Variety. “Mike, Sly, and Tessa are extraordinarily talented and bring something special to today’s culture. I look forward to joining the family and continuing the precedent set by this franchise’s alumni of incredible filmmakers.”

Stallone also had some words about the sequel and why it was important to bring on a young director like Caple. “The character of Adonis Creed reflects this generation and its challenges,” he said. “I believe it’s important for the director to also be a part of this generation like I was in mine, to make the story as relatable as possible. We are extremely lucky to have the talented young filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. step up and accept the role of director. I am confident that he and Michael B. Jordan will hit it out of the park!”

As of now, the movie is still slated for a November 21st, 2018 release date.

 

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A Running List of All the Dudes Accused of Sexual Misconduct Since Harvey Weinstein

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, hundreds of women and men have courageously shared their own tales of sexual misconduct. Here is a running list of the many who have been accused:

Harvey Weinstein, movie producer

Ben Affleck, actor

Roy Price, former chief of Amazon Studios

Bob Weinstein, movie producer

The Gaslamp Killer, musician

— Chris Savino, creator of Nickelodeon’s Loud House

Oliver Stone, movie director

John Besh, celebrity chef

— Leon Wieseltier, former editor of The Atlantic and The New Republic

Matthew Mondanile, former guitarist of Real Estate

— Lockhart Steele, former editorial director of Vox Media

Lars Von Trier, movie director

Andy Signore, creator of Honest Trailers

Alex Calder, musician

— Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor

Twiggy Ramirez, former bassist Marilyn Manson

Terry Richardson, photographer

George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States

Ethan Kath, founding member of Crystal Castles

James Toback, movie director

Kevin Spacey, actor

Jeremy Piven, actor

David Blaine, magician

Brett Ratner, movie director

Mark Halperin, political journalist

Dustin Hoffman, actor

Andy Dick, actor

— Michael Oreskes, former head of NPR News

Kirt Webster, publicist

— Rick Najera, director of CBS’s Diversity Showcase

— David Guillod, movie producer

John Singleton, movie director

Ed Westwick, actor

Charlie Sheen, actor

Robert Knepper, actor

Jeffrey Tambor, actor

Steven Seagal, actor

Louis C.K., comedian

Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men

André Balazs, hotelier

Roy Moore, Senate candidate in Alabama

Russell Simmons, hip-hop mogul

Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone

Jesse Lacey, frontman of Brand New

Sepp Blatter, former president of FIFA

— Gary Goddard, theme park designer

Andrew Kreisberg, showrunner of Supergirl and Flash

Richard Dreyfuss, actor

George Takei, actor

Eddie Berganza, editor for DC Comics

Tom Sizemore, actor

Mark Schwahn, showrunner of One Tree Hill

Matt Zimmerman, booker for NBC News

Sean Carlson, founder of FYF Fest

— Peter Aalbæk, CEO of Zentropa

Andy Henry, casting employee on CSI

Danny Masterson, actor

Al Franken, US Senator of Minnesota

Cameron Mitchell, talent agent for CAA

Jason Mojica, head of Vice’s documentary film unit

Murray Miller, writer on Girls

Glenn Thrush, reporter for the New York Times

Charlie Rose, host of Charlie Rose

Adam Fields, movie producer

John Conyers, Congressman from Michigan

Evan Stephens Hall, frontman of Pinegrove

John Lasseter, head of Pixar and Disney Animation

Nick Carter, member of the Backstreet Boys

Gilbert Rozon, founder of Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder

Matt Lauer, anchor of TODAY

Garrison Keillor, former host of A Prairie Home Companion

— Johnny Iuzzini, pastry chef and judge of Top Chef: Just Desserts

Geraldo Rivera, FOX News correspondent

David Sweeney, NPR Chief News Editor

Teddy Davis, CNN producer

ASAP Bari, co-founder of ASAP Mob

— Shervin Pishevar, venture capitalist

Israel Horovitz, playwright

Don Burke, Australian television presenter

Gregg Zaun, former major league baseball player

John Hockenberry, public radio host

Bruce Weber, fashion photographer

Geoffrey Rush, actor

James Levine, conductor of Metropolitan Opera

Ruben Kihuen, Congressman from Nevada

Dylan Howard, Chief Content Officer of American Media Inc.

Chase Igliori, manager of Into It. Over It.

Peter Martins, ballet master at the School of American Ballet

Malcolm Maddox, WXYZ news anchor

Rodney Anderson, running back for University of Oklahoma

Harold Ford Jr., former Congressman from Tennessee

Warren Moon, former NFL quarterback

Justin Caldbeck, venture capitalist

Trent Franks, Congressman from Arizona

 Leonard Lopate, radio host

Jonathan Schwartz, radio host

Bryan Singer, movie director

— Alex Kozinski, chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Jeff Herman, Hollywood attorney

Mario Batali, celebrity chef

Larry King, television host

…and lest we forget…

Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States *

* No new allegations have surfaced in the weeks since the Weinsten scandal broke, but Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 20 women. He says all of them are lying.

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Morrissey attempts to clean up recent comments on Donald Trump and Kevin Spacey

In recent weeks, legendary musician/shit-stirrer Morrissey has offered up some soundbites that, in the context of our world’s current discourse regarding sexual assault, were a bit ghoulish. “Some people are very awkward when it comes to romance,” he told Der Spiegel in regards to particular men accused of sexual assault. He expressed a similar sentiment in an interview with The Times, calling what women perceive as sexual harassment merely a “a pathetic attempt at courtship.” He was also quoted as saying he’d kill Donald Trump “for the safety of humanity.”

Now, in a lengthy Facebook posting titled, “The Slander System,” the singer has sought to clarify, in the most simple words, his stances on the myriad topics on which he’s been asked of late. He writes:

“Would I kill Donald Trump? No, never.

Would I support Kevin Spacey’s private proclivities? No, never.

Would I ever support abuse of children? No, never.

Would I support sexual harassment? No, never.

Would I support rape? No, never.

Would Der Spiegel convey my views fairly? No, never.

Would I ever again speak to print media? No, never.”

Morrissey also claims he’ll never speak to print media again, decrying print media as being “infatuated with their own reflection and do not want yours.”

Read his full statement below, which he likely wrote while not performing at one of the several live performances he’s postponed or canceled over the last week.

 

 

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Phoebe Bridgers announces 2018 North American headlining tour, shares “Would You Rather” video: Watch *

Phoebe Bridgers, our previous Artist of the Month, has shared the new music video for “Would You Rather”. Taken from her acclaimed debut album, Stranger in the Alps, the clip stars both the indie folk songwriter and the track’s collaborator, Conor Oberst.

Here, the two musicians communicate with each other using a mix of live video and animations that are then projected via old school TV screens. Bridgers’ brother, Jackson, helmed the charming clip. Watch it up above.

(Read: The Top 50 Albums of 2017)

Additionally, Bridgers has announced a new round of North American headlining tour dates for 2018. The trek begins in early February and passes through cities such as San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, and Toronto before wrapping up in early March.

Consult the schedule below.

Phoebe Bridgers 2017-2018 Tour Dates:
12/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room Highland Park
02/03 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
02/05 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
02/06 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
02/08 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
02/09 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Upstairs
02/10 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
02/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge
02/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
02/16 – Asheville, GA @ The Mothlight
02/17 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s
02/20 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
02/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Downstairs
02/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/24 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
02/25 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
02/27 – Montreal, QC @ Belmont
02/28 – Toronto, ON @ The Velvet Underground
03/01 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
03/07 – Bristol, UK @ The Trinity Centre $
03/08 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire $
03/09 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s $
03/10 – Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club $
03/11 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 $
03/13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord $
03/14 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie $
03/15 – Paris, FR @ The Olympic Cafe $
03/16 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater $
03/17 – Luzern, CH @ Sudpol $
03/19 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden $
03/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust $
03/21 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen $
03/22 – Stockholm, SE @ Obaren $
03/23 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee $
04/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
04/06 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
04/07 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers Pub
04/09 – Kansas City, MO @ Recordbar
04/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
04/11 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
04/13 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
04/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
04/15 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
04/18 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/19 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
04/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
04/24 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
04/25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
04/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

$ = w/ Pinegrove

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Chicago pop singer Ravyn Lenae announces CRUSH EP, shares lead single, “Sticky”: Stream

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Chicago pop artist Ravyn Lenae is gearing up for the release of a new EP. Entitled CRUSH, it’s due out on January 26th via 323 Music Group/Atlantic Records.

The first single, “Sticky”, highlights Lenae’s nimble falsetto, which crisply leaps between verses decrying the “sticky icky” nature of a toxic relationship. “It’s about being stuck to someone and knowing you shouldn’t be,” she says of the song in a press release. “The person is not really nice to you; he’s actually a little mean. Even though you know that, you take him back all the time. He’s sticky.”

Listen to it below.

CRUSH was produced by Steve Lacy (Kendrick Lamar, The Internet), who contributes to two of the EP’s five tracks. Lenae is currently touring North America with CoSigned R&B singer SZA.

 

CRUSH Tracklist:
01. Sticky
02. Closer (ODE 2 U)
03. Computer Luv (feat. Steve Lacy)
04. The Night Song
05. 4 Leaf Clover (feat. Steve Lacy)

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Maynard James Keenan responds to latest Tool album news: “Burp”

In an interview published late last week, Tool drummer Danny Carey assured fans that the band’s long-awaited new album would finally arrive in 2018. “Yes. I’m saying definitely,” Carey told Loudwire. “We’ll probably have it done in the first half [of the year] if things go as planned. There’s setup times and manufacturing – I can never predict all that, it seems like it’s constantly evolving. [What time of year it will be out] I can’t tell you.”

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has now responded to Carey’s proclomation — with a resounding burp.

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Keenan previously attributed the album’s delay to his bandmates’ indecisiveness. “I like to release records and write things a little more quickly than those guys like to write. Their process is very analytical,” Keenan explained in an interview published over the summer. “As far as the way Danny [Carey], Adam [Jones], and Justin [Chancellor] write, it’s a very tedious and long process, and they’re always going back over things and questioning what they did and stepping back and going back further.”

Asked about the veracity of Carey’s comments, a representative for the band told CoS that “as of now there is no release date.”

What has been announced by Tool are a pair of festival appearances for next year. They’ll due to headline Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio and Northern Invasion in Somerset, Wisconsin during the month of May.

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Charli XCX wants you to “Unlock It” on new song: Stream

Charli XCX is gearing up to release a new mixtape titled Pop2 this Friday, December 15th. Her second tape of the year following Number 1 Angel has already been hinted at with lead single “Out of My Head” featuring Tove Lo. Another offering, “Unlock It”, has been revealed today.

(Read: The Top 50 Songs of 2017)

With assistance from German pop sinter Kim Petras and Roc Nation singer/rapper Jay Park, Charli invites her partner to fall deeper in love. “You’re on my mind, I’m feeling kind of nervous/ But I like it, take my t-shirt off and do it right,” goes the sensual track’s pre-chorus, sung over a stream of sparkling synths. “Know you feel the same, million dollar babe/ Tripping on it like propane.” As they say, love is like a drug.

Hear it below.

Pop2 promises additional collaborations with Carly Rae Jepsen, Caroline Polachek (formerly of Chairlift), Mykki Blanco, and MØ. The entire project was executive produced by A.G. Cook.

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Arcade Fire’s self-titled debut EP is finally on Spotify: Stream

The self-titled debut EP from Arcade Fire, known by some fans as Us Kids Know, is finally streaming online. Take a listen to the seven-track effort below via Spotify.

Recorded in Maine during the summer of 2002, the Arcade Fire EP was self-released via the band’s website and sold at their shows. Not long after, the band signed to Merge and released Funeral in 2004. The full-length led to such a rabid fanbase that Merge re-released Arcade Fire on their website before remastering it for a physical release in 2005. The seven-track effort includes an early version of “No Cars Go”, a live staple that was re-recorded for the band’s sophomore album, Neon Bible.

(Read: 13 Things You Didn’t Know About Arcade Fire and Funeral)

In the age of streaming, the EP has never been available before. However, coming off the release of Everything Nowwhich featured one of the best songs of the year in its title track, the band apparently decided it was time to unearth the early effort as an early Christmas gift for fans.

Take a listen:

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Arcade Fire EP Tracklist:
01. Old Flame
02. I’m Sleeping in a Submarine
03. No Cars Go
04. The Woodlands National Anthem
05. My Heart is an Apple
06. Headlights Look Like Diamonds
07. Vampire/Forest Fire

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