It’s been a busy week for music news and One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Mumford & Sons and newcomer Lorde have all made the headlines! Check out our Music roundup below and brush up on the latest stories you should know about!
Fans and news outlets alike went into full speculation mode on Sept. 24 when a track titled “Diana,” rumored to be off One Direction’s upcoming third studio album, leaked online.
Though the track itself is fairly low-quality, a quick listen has most One Direction fans convinced it’s legit despite the fact that neither the band or their label have come out and confirmed it is indeed a track off 1D’s upcoming, Midnight Memories.
After listening to the track ourselves, we can’t help but agree with them– despite the low-quality, the ’80s retro vibe of the melody along with the familiar sounding vocals are convincing enough for us!
Listen to the leaked track below:
Fans of Mumford & Sons received some shocking news this past Monday when the band shockingly announced they would be taking a long break from music following the wrap of their latest tour this past Friday, Sept. 21.
News of the hiatus came via the band’s keyboard player, Ben Lovett, who told Rolling Stone, “There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday’s show.”
Lovett also stressed that the band has no idea how long their break will last but that they plan on taking “a considerable amount of time off” in order to “go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure.”
“We’re just going to rest up,” Lovett told Rolling Stone, “I don’t think we’ve had, actually, much time in the process to be with other people and living a life outside of the band. I think that’s what’s in place at the moment: to do very little, especially when it comes to Mumford & Sons.”
The official music video for Mike Will Made-It’s latest track, “23,” features Cyrus wreaking havoc as the quintessential bad girl in high school.
The track marks Cyrus’ first attempt at taking a stab at the hip-hop/rap genre; Notable rappers Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Zack Morris are also heavily featured in the risque music video which pays heavy tribute to legendary basketball player, Michael Jordan while also making references to Naughty By Nature and MC Hammer.
Watch the official music video for “23” below:
Newly crowned queen of the indie scene, Lorde has teamed up with VH1 to offer an exclusive first listen of her much anticipated full-length album, Pure Heroine.
The album is just as addictive as the title suggests though, that probably comes to no surprise considering how infectious the 16-year-old native New Zealander’s sleeper summer hit, “Royals,” is!
Lorde’s Pure Heroine officially drops on Sept. 30.
Listen to all 10 tracks of Pure Heroine, including Lorde’s previous hits “Royals,” “Tennis Court,” and “Team” below.