Music reviews: Ed Sheeran, Emma Russack, Wagner, Makeunder and more

Ed Sheeran unexpectedly pivots toward risk-taking collaborations.Credit:Mark Surridge. POP  Ed Sheeran NO. 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT (Atlantic) ★★★★ Ed Sheeran's anticipated fourth studio album may come as a shock to fans of his original work, as he here toes the line between pop star and producer. The track-list, which boasts a collaborative line-up of star power comparable to records from Mark […]

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Only Beyoncé Could Pull Off This Music Video Location

Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage Beyoncé continues to set the bar for music video locations.  The star, who unforgettably shot her and Jay-Z‘s “Apes–t” video at the Louvre in Paris, was spotted on Wednesday at the picturesque Havasu Falls in the Havasupai Reservation in Arizona, the National Park Service confirmed, which neighbor the Grand Canyon National Park. The location is seemingly an exclusive […]

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Stella McCartney Unveils New Beatles-Inspired Collection

Stella McCartney has taken inspiration from her dad for her latest clothing collection. Dubbed “All Together Now,” the line came about after the fashion designer re-watched The Beatle’s film Yellow Submarine. The collection, on sale now, initially debuted at Glastonbury Festival, where Billie Eilish donned a custom two-piece look featuring the iconic Blue Meanies. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzlA2LdHo7K/ “I recently went to a […]

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Blood Orange Preps New Mixtape ‘Angel’s Pulse’

Devonté Hynes will release a new Blood Orange mixtape, Angel’s Pulse, on July 12th via Domino. In a statement, the singer-songwriter described the set — which he performed, produced and mixed in full — as “somewhat of an epilogue” to his fourth and most recent LP, 2018’s Negro Swan. Hynes also detailed his approach of following a full-fledged album with […]

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Stevie Wonder kidney transplant revealed as singer takes break from music

Stevie Wonder’s concert in London on Saturday night was eventful, just not in the way fans might’ve expected. At the tail end of a British Summer Time performance in Hyde Park, the 69-year-old finished singing his hit 1972 song “Superstition” and announced to the crowd that he will be taking a break from performing to undergo kidney transplant surgery. “So what’s […]

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Jennifer Holliday review: A voice on speaking-terms with greatness

MUSIC JENNIFER HOLLIDAY ★★★★½ Sydney Town Hall, July 6 Reviewed by JOHN SHAND I could hear that last, diaphanous note still hanging as we left her debut Australian concert; as we walked to the car. The song was The Way We Were, a spontaneous encore sung without the band, just against musical director Brian Nash's piano and Michael Tyack's synthesised […]

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