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Taylor Swift New Song “ME” has been out: Taylor Swift has announced her new song “ME!.” It will arrive at midnight tonight. The new single—which features Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco—will also receive an accompanying music video. Stay tuned for the video below, and watch her discuss the track in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts during the 2019 NFL Draft.

The track is Swift’s first new music since 2017’s Reputation. Last year, Swift broke her long-held political silence in support of the Democratic Party, made a surprise appearance at Jack Antonoff’s Ally Coalition Benefit, and released a Reputation concert film on Netflix. Earlier this month, Tay launched a mysterious countdown leading to April 26th. She’s also been sharing colorful images of everything from cats, to bedazzled hearts, to chickens wearing sunglasses.

Earlier today, Tay made a public appearance in Nashville, standing in front of a colorful butterfly mural that she secretly commissioned. Painted in black between the butterfly’s wings was one word: “ME!,” confirming speculation that new music was on its way.

Read “On Loving Taylor Swift While Being Brown” over on the Pitch.

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Paul McCartney says he wants “justice for George Floyd’s family” and “all who have died and suffered”

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Paul McCartney has spoken out about the death of George Floyd, calling for justice for his family and “all those who have died and suffered” because of police brutality.

Floyd died on May 25 while being arrested by police in Minneapolis. Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine-minutes, which, according to an independent autopsy, cut blood and airflow off from his brain, causing mechanical asphyxia.

Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, while the three other officers involved in Floyd’s arrest have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

In a post on Facebook today (June 5), McCartney encouraged his fans to educate themselves about racism and support organisations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. “As we continue to see the protests and demonstrations across the world, I know many of us want to know just what we can be doing to help,” the Beatle wrote.

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“None of us have all the answers and there is no quick fix but we need change. We all need to work together to overcome racism in any form. We need to learn more, listen more, talk more educate ourselves and, above all, take action.”

He continued to recount a time when, in 1964, The Beatles had been scheduled to play in Jacksonville, Louisiana, but found out the audience would be segregated. “It felt wrong,” he said. “We said, ‘We’re not doing that!’ And the concert we did do was to [be] their first non-segregated audience. We then made sure this was in our contract. To us it send like common sense.”

McCartney said he felt “sick and angry” that racism was still an issue almost 60 years later, calling Floyd’s murder “senseless” and a result of “police racism”. “All of us here support and stand alongside all those who are protesting and raising their voices at this time,” he concluded. “I want justice for George Floyd’s family, I want justice for all those who have died and suffered. Saying nothing is not an option.”

The Beatle follows a number of other musicians who have spoken out during the recent Black Lives Matter protests, which have taken place across the US and around the world. Among them, Adele told her fans to “be righteously angered but be focused”, while Killer Mike gave an impassioned speech telling Atlanta residents to “plot, plan, strategise, organise, and mobilise”.

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System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian questions if fans really listen to their lyrics

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System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian has questioned whether or not fans listen to their lyrics.

Speaking on the Side Jams With Bryan Reesman podcast, Tankian said after looking at some fan’s comments on social media, he wasn’t sure if fans listened to the true message of the band’s lyrics.

He said: “When I get people on my socials that are, ‘I love your music, but I don’t wanna hear your political ideas,’ that’s fair enough — if they’re nice enough, it’s fair enough, but sometimes they’re really mean.

“But what I don’t understand, and a lot of other people that follow the music say the same thing. They’re, like, ‘Have you not listened to the fucking words in 20 years? He’s been saying all this stuff through his music all this time. What are you, just dancing to it because it’s groovy? You’re not really getting the message?’”

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System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan last week hailed US President Donald Trump as the “greatest friend to minorities”, following the US president’s controversial response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

On Monday (June 1), Trump declared himself a “law and order president” in a press conference, and said that he would mobilise the US military to be deployed against protesters seeking justice over George Floyd’s death.

He also labelled those taking to the streets as “thugs”, adding: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” This tweet was subsequently censored by Twitter, who deemed its message to be in violation of the site’s rules surrounding “glorifying violence”. 

Dolmayan’s comments were at odds with those of frontman Tankian, who had previously claimed that the president’s “time has come”. “Coordinate online and block every street everywhere and force the regime to resign,” he urged the protestors.

“Run Donny run into your bunker,” Tankian wrote. “You may be the first US President to do so out of fear of your own citizens… These protests are not just over race but over institutional injustices beginning with the slave era electoral college that put you in power, K Street lobbying firms, superdelegates of a two party duopolistic Neo-liberal corporatocracy whose day has come.”

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See Soccer Mommy’s rescheduled UK tour dates for 2021

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Soccer Mommy has announced new dates for her rescheduled UK tour in support of second album ‘Color Theory’.

The Nashville musician was due to bring the record to the music venues of the UK later this month, but was forced to postpone the shows due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, the indie star (whose real name is Sophie Allison) will return in 2021, kicking off a run of dates at London’s Electric Ballroom on February 18. She will then visit six more cities across England and Scotland, concluding at Leeds’ Belgrave Hall & Canteen. Tickets for the original dates remain valid for the new shows.

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February 2021

18 – London, Electric Ballroom
19 – Birmingham, Castle And Falcon
20 – Brighton, Concorde 2
21 – Bristol, Trinity Centre
22 – Manchester, Gorilla
24 – Glasgow, Oran More
25 – Leeds, Belgrave Hall & Canteen

In a four-star review of ‘Color Theory’, NME said: “Allison is a master at painting vivid pictures with lyrics, coupling earworm melodies and warm instrumentation with shattering words that pack an emotional punch. The rich imagery that shone on ‘Clean’ remains a highlight of Soccer Mommy’s music; only this time it feels like Allison is delving into far more private subject matter.”

Meanwhile, the musician launched a new singles series last month, with proceeds going to Oxfam’s coronavirus relief fund. The Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series will see Allison team up with the likes of Beabadoobee, MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden and Beach Bunny, while she has already shared the project’s first collaboration with Jay Som.

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