Did you watch the second episode of Game of Thrones? If you think that the voice singing the song during the end credits is familiar, you are perfectly right! It is that of Florence + the Machine. Fans of the indie group have instantly recognised them.
On the second episode of the show, they debuted their version of the iconic track “Jenny of Oldstones”. A rendition was sung by Podrick Payne earlier in the episode. Florence is the only artist who is featured in the final season of the hit show. She was personally approached by creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss who are huge fans of the artist. In a statement, they said, “We’ve always been huge fans of Florence’s music, and the Season 2 trailer with her song ‘Seven Devils’ was possibly the most powerful we’ve ever had”. They also advanced that they are pleased with this new version of “Jenny of Oldstones”.
As for the singer, she said, “The magic and ritual in ‘Game of Thrones,’ not to mention the costumes, have always appealed to me. I am honoured to be a part of the final season”. If you want to hear Florence + the Machine live, you can do so thanks to their North American tour which will begin on the 10th of May.
The rapper-comedian Lil Dicky has released a new track to celebrate Earth Day and wildlife. Called “Earth”, the song features more than 30 artists! The rapper has reunited legends such as Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Adam Levine, John Legend and many more others for this song. Its music video is mostly animated. It depicts each artist as part of the fauna and flora. For instance, Ariana Grande is a zebra and Justin Bieber is a baboon. Even Leonardo DiCaprio participated in the making of “Earth”. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation will help Lil Dicky organise proceeds from the song to support an environmental organisation.
There has been considerable debate on the issue of playing music at the workplace. While some firms allow it every day, others restrict the ability of listening to songs on Fridays only.
According to a new study, letting employees enjoying tracks while working can make them feel more motivated. Conducted by Workthere, the research revealed that two thirds of UK workers believe that listening to music at work is a must. 38% asserted that this improves their productivity and 35% said that it enhanced their mood. To support this, Cal Lee, head of the company advanced that there are “many reports revealing how music is often used within psychotherapy to help relieve anxiety and stress, so it’s no surprise that music within a workplace setting can have a huge impact on an employees’ mindset and productivity”.
However, listening to songs while working is not for everyone. For some, it can be quite distracting. While many respondents advanced that they prefer to work in silence, it is argued that this depends on your job and on the genre of the songs. For instance, 38% like to play pop music at the office and classical music is a close-second favourite. The latter is preferred because it is instrumental and there are no distracting lyrics.
The artist Anderson .Paak has released a new song. Featuring Smokey Robinson, it is titled “Make it better”. This track is part of his forthcoming album “Ventura”. Its music video, which is directed by Andy Hines, has also been launched. The record will be out on the 12th of April. It is made up of 11 songs and features collaborations with several artists. Some of them are André 3000, Brandy, the late Nate Dogg, Jazmine Sullivan. Let us know what you think of “Make it better” in the comments section.
Garmin has been introducing affordable watches that allow individuals to do more than just checking the time. For instance, some of them track running metrics. According to rumours, the company is equipping its latest offering with a music system.
The device is a Forerunner 245 music. It is supposed to be a follow up to the Garmin Forerunner 235 which is one of the firm’s most affordable gadget. Speculations advance that there will be two models of this device. One of them will have music integration and the other will not. It is very probable that the latter will be cheaper because it will lack this feature.
The exact specs for the new product have not been revealed yet. However, it is expected to be quite similar to the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, that is, it will be able to store at least 500 songs and it will support popular music streaming website. Some pictures of the Garmin gadget suggest that its dimensions will be 42.5 x 42.5 x 13.5 mm. If its battery life is the same as previous items, it may last for approximately 1 week with daily usage and up to 5 hours if GPS is utilised. Moreover, the Firstbeat metrics that can be tracked with the Forerunner 245 Music is expected to be wider.
Being an original member of the Breeders, Josephine Wiggs has contributed to the band’s iconic album “Last Splash” as well as their 2018 record “All Nerve”. She has revealed the release date of her debut solo album. It will be launched on the 17th of May via The Sound of Sinners. Titled “We fall”, it features collaborations with Jon Mattock. She has also released a new song called “Time Does Not Bring Relief” from the record. Follow this blog to find more news on the music industry.
2019 is a very good year for Ariana Grande. It was recently announced that the pop star is now the most followed woman on Instagram. This record was previously held by Selena Gomez. At the time of writing, the former boasts 146,336,000 followers, surpassing Selena by 108 000 fans. Some advance that the singer gained an extra 13 million followers in the last 4 months alone and that she would soon overtake Christiano Ronaldo, the most followed man on Instagram. Added to this, her latest record ‘Thank U, Next’ is a huge success.