AILBHE MALONEsalutes Beyoncé’s trendy baby sister
* TRACK OF THE WEEK:
Losing You by Solange
Yes, yes, we know there’s a new Rihanna track, and a new Little Mix track, and a new A*M*E track, but none of that matters. Solange (below) is back. Quick history lesson: Solange, aka Solange Knowles, aka Beyoncé’s baby sister, is the trendier of the pair. After 2008’s Sandcastle Disco, she’s back with a new record. She’s been working with Pharrel and Dev Hynes and we like what we hear so far. Imagine if Prince had a protege who wore Prada. Amazing.
* Taylor Swift’s been on the defensive of late. It’s not on her if she writes about ex-boyfriends, she told People magazine. “Music is absolutely everything that I am and everything that I stand for. Its not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it.” She then went on to tell Glamour magazine that she never seeks out feedback from ex-partners about their opinions on the music. “I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can’t handle. It’s not that I’m this egomaniac and I don’t want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check. But I’ve never developed that thick a skin. So I just kind of live a life, and I let all the gossip live somewhere else. If you go too far down the rabbit hole of what people think about you, it can change everything about who you are.” T-Swift, we love you, but don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.
* In news that will surprise nobody, Adele’s confirmed that she’s written the theme tune to the new James Bond movie. Tweeting a picture of the score (along with her excellent manicure), she later added that it was “a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done, which made it exciting”.
More importantly, she continued, “I’ll be backcombing my hair when Im 60, telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day, I’m sure!”