Pop Corner: Rihanna returns with some Wild Thoughts

Katy Perry is in a metamorphosis and Tegan and Sara speak up for their fans

Wild Thoughts: Rihanna don’t know if you could take it

Wild Thoughts: Rihanna don’t know if you could take it

 


TRACK OF THE WEEK
Rihanna, DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts

Who knew that the song of the summer would sample Santana’s Maria Maria? But what we did know is that Rihanna didn’t come here to mess around. Her first line? “I don’t know if you could take it/ Know you wanna see me naked”. It’s a sultry, sweaty, Spanish heatwave of a track – the perfect soundtrack to late-night texting an ex, or scoping out the local talent on a summer holiday.


Hero of the week is Tegan from Tegan and Sara, who told NME: “I think we need to continue to invest in resources for young people to support them through their toughest years. We need to continue as public people to talk about how we struggle too to help remove some of the stigma. We need to build images of strength to represent the act of asking for help. It takes someone quite brave and strong to say ‘I need help’. It’s not just teenagers that feel overwhelmed or exhausted mentally. I think it’s starting younger so we need to start building mental health and self care into young kids lives.”

Meanwhile, Katy Perry told the New York Times that she’s in a metamorphosis. “It’s a departure, and it’s a necessary evolution that I have to take. And I know that sometimes it feels publicly like I’m dragging cement blocks, but like, the pyramids were made out of cement blocks – or not cement. But do you know what I’m trying to say? I’m gonna get there.”

Zero of the week is online haters, Lorde told NME. She explained: “I remember being made aware of my looks and my body in a way that I had never been. I remember all these kids online... they were like, ‘F**k her, she’s got really far-apart eyes.’ I remember being like, ‘Whoa! How did I get all this way without knowing I had far-apart eyes?’ Just weird sh*t like that. But I was able to return to my family and shelter against that and get to where I am now. I feel so comfortable in myself.”

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